Televisa Prepping Animated "El Chavo Del Ocho"

by Zeddon January 5, 2006
Mexico’s media conglomerate Televisa is preparing an animated version of its 1970s children’s comedy El Chavo Del Ocho, AWN reports, citing Variety. Anima will produce the series, which will be ready to air in late 2006. Televisa is in talks with Warner Bros. as well as other U.S. studios to venture into the U.S. market […]

HIT European Consumer Product Business Gets Overhaul

by Zeddon January 5, 2006
HIT Entertainment has reorganized the HIT European consumer product business. AWN has details.

Disney Adds to iTunes Music Store

by Zeddon January 5, 2006
The Disney ABC Television Group has announced plans to add new programming to the iTunes Music Store. The new offerings will come from ESPN and ABC Sports, ABC Entertainment and Touchstone Television, ABC Family, ABC News, Buena Vista Television, Disney Channel, SOAPnet, and Walt Disney Feature Animation. The content will be a mix of free […]

Herb Scannell Leaving MTVN and Nickelodeon; Restructuring Announced

by Zeddon January 5, 2006
Herb Scannell, Vice Chairman, MTVN; and President, Nickelodeon Networks, is leaving the company to pursue other business opportunities. Mr. Scannell began his career at Nickelodeon in 1988 as Director of Programming and rose through various positions before being named President of the network in 1996. During Mr. Scannell’s tenure, Nickelodeon opened a new animation studio […]

Warner Bros. Pictures and WHV Take First Place in Market Share

by Zeddon January 5, 2006
Warner Bros. Pictures’ domestic and international grosses each earned them first place in market share for 2005. Domestic box office for 2005 totaled $1,384,000,000, making it the studio’s best year ever. Grosses were up 15% over the previous year in the face of industry totals, which fell 5%. Internationally, the studio’s totals were even higher, […]

"All Dogs Go To Heaven" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon January 5, 2006
The All Dogs Go To Heaven television series is coming to DVD in a best-of format. On March 14, two 88-minute DVDs will be released — All Dogs Go To Heaven – Friends To The Rescue and All Dogs Go To Heaven – Dogs Undercover — retailing for $9.95 each. TVShowsOnDVD has additional info and […]

Viacom Completes Separation Into CBS Corporation and "New" Viacom

by Zeddon January 5, 2006
Viacom Inc. has completed the transaction to separate the company into two publicly traded entities: CBS Corporation and “New” Viacom Inc. Shares of the two new companies commenced trading on the New York Stock Exchange on January 3, 2006, under the symbols: “CBS.A” (CBS Corporation Class A Common Stock) and ”CBS” (CBS Corporation Class B […]

"The Ping Pong Club": Make Way for Japan’s Jackasses

by on January 4, 2006
At one school in Japan, clubs reign king. Volleyball, swimming… they’re the notable ones. One of the lesser known cliques is the Ping Pong Club. Filled with foul miscreants (including one foul-smelling American), this team must fight for the right to keep their room, get the girls, buy porn, and the other things clubs tend […]

Disney Channel January 2006 Movies & Specials

by Zeddon January 4, 2006
The following is a list of the animated movies and specials scheduled to air on Disney Channel during the month of January: The Care Bears: Big Wish Movie (2005) Sunday, January 8 (6:00 p.m., ET/PT) The Country Bears (2002) Monday, January 2 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) Disney’s Kim Possible Movie: A Sitch In Time Sunday, January […]

"W.I.T.C.H." Comes to Disney Channel

by Zeddon January 4, 2006
W.I.T.C.H., the animated series based on the stories told in the global comic magazine and U.S. chapter books from Hyperion Books for Children, will make its Disney Channel premiere on Saturday, January 28, at 3:30pm. It will air regularly Saturdays 3:30pm (ET/PT) and Sundays at 11:00am (ET/PT). [Source: Disney Channel]