VIZ Media, LLC has named Mattel as master toy licensee for Zatch Bell! by Makoto Raiku. Today’s announcement is the most recent development for Zatch Bell! since VIZ Media was granted the North and South American broadcast and licensing rights in June 2004. Additionally, the company has entered into partnerships with Cartoon Network (where Zatch […]
AWN reports on an attempt to illustrate a Christmas book using computer graphics (CG) animation.
Warner Home Video (WHV) will begin releasing DVDs in the new Universal Media Disc (UMD) format on December 6, 2005. Among the first DVDs to be released in that format will be Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volume 4, Batman Begins, and Enter the Dragon. The UMD is a newly developed compact, high capacity, optical format […]
Leaders from Asian countries gathered for a high-level seminar on October 28, 2005, in Tokyo to enhance Asia-wide cooperation to produce animated movies, games and other cultural products, recognizing the importance of having movies and animation produced and circulated throughout the region. A main topic of discussion is to establish an organization to serve as […]
HIT Entertainment has sold a package of programming to the recently launched Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC), C21Media reports. The package includes Fireman Sam, Oswald, Magic Key, and Shakespeare’s Animated Tales.
On the heels of Monday’s separate announcements that floats featuring both Dora the Explorer and Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi would be featured in Macy’s 79th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, Macy’s has now announced a full list of floats. In addition to the two announced yesterday, floats featuring Jo Jo of Jo Jo’s Circus (announced earlier […]
Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico, the scene-stealing Penguins from Madagascar, will now star in their very own film entitled The Madagascar Penguins In A Christmas Caper. The story follows young Private as he ventures out of the zoo on a solo mission but runs into trouble when he’s mistaken for a Christmas toy. With Skipper, […]
THQ Inc. on Tuesday announced that The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer has shipped to retailers and is now available on the PlayStation 2, the Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, and Windows PC/Mac. The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer is the follow-up to the video game The Incredibles, inspired by the Walt […]
In “Where’s Gary,” a half-hour SpongeBob SquarePants special premiering on Nickelodeon on Friday, November 11, at 8:00pm (ET/PT), SpongeBob’s pet snail Gary runs away from home after feeling neglected by SpongeBob. The snail is “adopted” by a new owner. After realizing the error of his ways, SpongeBob sets out with his best friend Patrick to […]
D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA), a publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, has announced the release of Cabbage Patch Kids: Where’s My Pony? for personal computers. The game is available on CD-ROM with an MSRP of $19.99. More Cabbage Patch Kids games are scheduled for release in 2006. 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. is the exclusive […]