Comedy Central has ordered a third season of the animated reality show Drawn Together, AWN reports. The season will premiere during the fourth quarter of 2006 with another fourteen episodes to be produced by Rough Draft Studios in Glendale, California. (via Adam Tyner)
Omni Broadcasting Network — a rising national broadcast network and wholly owned subsidiary of OBN Holdings, Inc. — will begin airing Omni Kids TV, programming for kids. The programming will be aimed specifically at children ages 8-13. The network will air several animated series — including the story of a young bird on the fly […]
The Berenstain Bears and Scooby Doo will be featured in Oakland’s sixth annual Oakland Tribune Holiday Parade. The parade begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 3. More information is available at http://www.oaklandholidayparade.com. [Source: Business Wire]
Frosty the Snowman comes to DVD in his first full length DVD feature, The Legend of Frosty the Snowman. The all-new animated comedy adventure is based on the original 1969 television classic. Burt Reynolds narrates the movie and sings the title song. In addition, Tom Kenny (the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants) also stars. The DVD […]
SpongeBob SquarePants has been picked up for 20 additional episodes to premiere on Nickelodeon in 2006. This will bring the total number of episodes to 100. [Source: PR Newswire]
Two-time Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman, international superstar Jackie Chan, and award-winning actor Ian McShane are joining Jack Black in the cast of the DreamWorks’ computer-animated comedy Kung Fu Panda. In addition, award-winning actress Lucy Liu is currently in talks with the studio to voice another main role. PR Newswire has details.
The following comic book previews are available around the Internet: – Newsarama.com has Aron Lusen’s Dead Samurai, available on comic book stands now. The issue is by Jim Kuhoric, Nick Bradshaw, and Scott Kester. – Fou pages of The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist #8 accompany an article about Brian K. Vaughan (Runaways, Ultimate X-Men), […]
An article in The Hollywood Reporter covers this year’s leading contenders for the Best Animated Feature Academy Award, speculating that Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Corpse Bride are the leading favorites for the Oscar. Other films mentioned as serious contention for the award include Madagascar, Chicken Little, and Howl’s Moving Castle. […]
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. reported a loss of 6,000 for the third quarter of 2005. The loss was largely attributed to a one-time writedown due to the disappointing domestic box office results of Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
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