Fueled by original series and key acquisition series hitting their stride in the prime time Monday-Thursday strip, Cartoon Network earned powerful across-the-board delivery and ratings growth vs. the same time period last year among its target kid and tween demos, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. Kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14 delivery and […]
David Sproxton, co-founder of Aardman Animation, will give a lecture on Aardman’s work at the Science Museum in London on June 2, 2006. Reservations can be made by calling 0870 870 4868 or by visiting www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/pixar/specialevents.asp.
In a sudden reversal of company policy, Warner Brothers’ video unit announced plans to release television shows and movies officially through the BitTorrent file-sharing service. In the past, Warner Brothers and most other studios considered such services to be liabilities, resulting in lost revenue due to piracy. The new service is scheduled to start this […]
The series Galaxy High School is going to be made as a DVD, TVShowsOnDVD reports. The series was created by Chris Columbus (Director of Adventures in Babysitting, Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, and the first two Harry Potter films) and featured the voices of Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons), David L. Lander (Squiggy from Laverne & Shirley), […]
Newsarama.com has posted an interview with Christian Smith, who founded Superherostation and Prima Showcase to construct elaborate superhero costumes to model at comic book conventions nationwide. Smith discusses the challenges and rewards of his hobby/job, recommendations for other cosplayers, and the hardest costume he has made so far. Several photos of his handiwork are included […]
Devil’s Due Publishing has released a preview of Family Guy Vol. 1: 100 Ways to Kill Lois by Stewie Griffin, their new comic book based on the Fox animated TV series. The 48 page comic will be released later this month. In a related story, Devil’s Due has announced a “Rip Off” promotion, which lets […]
The Walt Disney Company has reported a 3 million profit for the second quarter of 2006, largely due to increased ratings on ABC and cable networks and increased attendance at their theme parks. The profit represents a 19% increase from the same period a year ago. Despite the growth on television and theme parks, the […]
David Gerstein from Gemstone Comics is compiling a Disney anthology of comics, featuring the works of Carl Barks, Don Rosa, Floyd Gottfredson, Al Taliaferro, Gil Turner, Romano Scarpa, and many others. The 160-page book will be entitled Disney Comics: 75 Years of Innovation and will be filled with information, never-before-printed drawings, and classic duck and […]
Canada’s YTV is set to broadcast new fantasy/adventure cartoon Pandalian across a range of formats, C21Media reports. Focusing on Toby, a legendary ‘Chosen One,’ the show will premiere on the station on July 5th and will be backed by online and on-demand content.
An article from the University of Southern California about Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus covers the contribution of veteran animator Tom Sito to the film. Sito’s resume includes classic films ranging from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? to The Little Mermaid to Shrek; Sito is currently an adjunct faculty instructor at USC. Sito and […]