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Robert Iger Campaigning Without Campaigning for Disney Top Spot

The Los Angeles Times notes the fine line walked by Robert Iger, presumptive front-runner to replace Michael Eisner as CEO of the Walt Disney Company (free registration required). Iger’s public actions must balance between his clear desire to take over the top spot while assuaging shareholder fears that he will not be appointed CEO through […]

"Spiral" Vols. 1 and 2: Otaku-Tested. Mother-Approved.

Ayumu Narumi is a loner who’s always lived in the shadow of his older brother, Kiyotaka. His bro was a better detective, a better pianist and a more confident person in general. One day Kiyotaka disappears, leaving only this cryptic message for Ayumu, “I’m going to pursue the mystery of the Blade Children.” For two […]

Fox Profits Up in Second Quarter

Fox Entertainment saw its second quarter operating income climb to $752 million, up 35% from the same period last year, the company said today. Revenue rose 17% to $3.9 billion. For the six months ended December 31, operating income rose to $1.4 billion from $1.2 billion. Six-month revenues rose to $6.8 billion from $6.1 billion. […]

Danny Elfman To Score "Web," "Wilbur Robinson"

Danny Elfman will score the upcoming animated films Charlotte’s Web and A Day with Wilbur Robinson, AnimationHQ reports.

Cuppa Coffee To Increase Its Flash Programming Slate

Canada’s Cuppa Coffee animation studio plans to dramatically increase its slate of Flash-based programming, World Screen News reports. The company currently specializes in stop-motion work and says it has no plans to abandon its commitment to that animated form.

Activision To Publish "Shrek 3" Games

Activision will develop and publish video games based on Shrek 3, the company said today. Activision also has the rights to develop games based on DreamWorks films Shark Tale and Madagascar. [Source: PR Newswire]

"Dastardly & Muttley" Come to DVD

Warner Home Video will release Dastardly & Muttley in their Flying Machines: The Complete Series to DVD on May 10, the company announced today. The three-disc set will include a featurette (“The Vulture Squadron’s Greatest Misses”) and audio commentary on the episodes “Stop Which Pigeon?” “Ceiling Zero Zero,” “Fast Freight,” “Home Run,” “Start Your Engines,” […]

"Penelope Pitstop" Races to DVD

Warner Home Video will release The Perils of Penelope Pitstop: The Complete Series to DVD on May 10, the company announced today. The three-disc set will include a featurette (“The Players in ‘Perils’”) and audio commentary on the episodes “Jungle Jeopardy” and “The Treacherous Movie Lot Plot” by Janet Waldo, Iwao Takamoto, Gary Owens, Scott […]

"Toy Story 3" To Get Theatrical Release

Walt Disney will give Toy Story 3 a theatrical release rather than send it straight to video, Disney Studios chairman Dick Cook told Reuters yesterday. The sequel, which is being made without the participation of Pixar, will be produced at a new Glendale facility and should be ready by 2008. It will not be Disney’s […]

Cartoon Network January 2005 Ratings Report

Climbing ahead in ratings and delivery for the fourth month in a row, Cartoon Network set new January ratings and delivery records across every kids demo it targets, according to Nielsen Media Research. Credit for Cartoon Network’s double-digit growth across the board can be attributed to its programming blocks: Fridays (7 pm-12 am), Toonami (Saturday, […]

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