"Pet Alien" Lands on Cartoon Network on January 23

Cartoon Network will premiere Pet Alien, a new CGI comedy about aliens experiencing life on Earth, on Sunday, January 23, at 10:00am (ET/PT), the network said today. The series, which is based on a property created by Jeff Muncy of John Doze Studios, features Tommy, a video-game playing, taffy-eating 12-year-old, who gets help with his […]

Sprint Launches New Toon Channels

Sprint will launch new independent mobile-TV content providers, the company said today. CellToons will feature one- to three-minute animated shorts from Vancouver Film School, Blur Studios and animators Bruno Bozzetto and Mike Wellins. Fun Little Movies will feature made-for-mobile comedy films and animation. [Source: ArriveNet]

Group Denounces "We Are Family" Video

The American Family Association is denouncing plans to distribute a new video to public schools, WorldNetDaily reports. The group charges that We Are Family (previous story), a video featuring cartoon characters promoting tolerance, is surreptitiously advancing a pro-homosexual agenda by linking to a document pledging tolerance for sexual orientation.

Star Entertainment Picks Up Rights to Color Chips Toons

Star Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights to Caper Town Cops and Ultimate Book of Spells and Scruff under a deal inked with Color Chips India Ltd, IndianTelevision.com reports. The deal will give Star the rights for two and a half years.

"Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster" Comes to Teletoon

Teletoon will premiere Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster on Saturday, January 15, at 5:00pm (ET/PT). The network airs What’s New Scooby-Doo? on weekdays at 5:00pm and weekends at 8:00am and 7:30pm. [Source: Teletoon]

Lois Lane and Lex Luthor found for "Superman"

here has confirmed that Kate Bosworth is in talks to play Lois Lane, and Kevin Spacey is set to play the superhero’s nemesis Lex Luthor in Bryan Singer’s Superman for Warner Bros. Pictures. Discuss the news The Entertainment Forum on Toon Zone’s The Entertainment Forum.

Walt Disney Company 2004 Annual Report Available Online

The Walt Disney Company has posted its 2004 Annual Report, and it is available here. [Source: Laughingplace.com]

Disney Permanently Separates CEO, Chairman Jobs

The Walt Disney Company board of directors today said it has made it permanent policy to separate the roles of Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. This in response to criticism and requests from Disney shareholders. The board amended corporate governance guidelines to read as follows: The chairman of the board shall be an independent director […]

Thailand Seeks Foreign Animation Investment

The Bangkok Post is reporting that the Thai animation industry is seeking foreign investors during the Thailand Animation and Multimedia 2005 fair, competing with similar initiatives in China, India, and South Korea. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

Producers Guild of America Nominates "The Incredibles" for Top Film of 2004

The Producers Guild of America has named The Incredibles as one of five nominees for the Best Film of 2004, surprising most entertainment industry analysts. The PGA awards are often used as a bellweather for Oscar nominations and winners. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

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