Gumby Marks Fifty Years with Exhibits

by Maxie Zeuson May 16, 2005
Gumby will mark his fiftieth anniversary this year with a series of exhibitions, the Associated Press reports. A month-long exhibit has just opened in Antioch, California, and the Museum of Moving Image in New York City will host a six-month exhibit starting in mid-June.

Bardel Preps "Dragons" Sequel for Fall Premiere

by Maxie Zeuson May 16, 2005
Mega Bloks and Bardel Entertainment will produce Dragons: Metal Ages, a sequel to last year’s Dragons: Fire & Ice, World Screen reports. YTV will broadcast the film this fall.

Celluloid Dreams Signs Multiple Distribution Deals

by Maxie Zeuson May 16, 2005
Distributor Celluloid Dreams will handle sales for Grass Roots: The Movie and The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers under a series of deals announced by the company, AWN reports, citing Variety. The company will also represent various Aardman titles, including three Wallace and Gromit shorts.

Revenues, Profits Soar at BKN

by Maxie Zeuson May 16, 2005
Kid programmer BKN International earned 1.02 million euros in its latest six month fiscal period, a 250% increase over the same period last year, World Screen reports. Revenues doubled to 5.54 million euros.

"Jakers" Goes to Scandinavia

by Maxie Zeuson May 16, 2005
Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks has been picked up by Denmark’s DR and Finland’s YLE for broadcast later this year, c21 Media reports.

Pileggi Brings Gordon to Life in "The Batman"

by James Harveyon May 15, 2005
Mitch Pileggi will provide the voice of Commissioner James Gordon in the second season of The Batman. The character, introduced in episode #26 “Night and The City,” will provide tension among the ranks of the Gotham City Police Department for his support of The Batman. Not only does this episode introduce Gordon to the supporting […]

Official "The Batman" DVD Site Online

by James Harveyon May 14, 2005
The official website for The Batman – Volume One, Season One: Training for Power is now online. This rather plain website includes information on the DVD, including episodes and specs. Discuss This News on The DC Animation Forum

'Batman Begins' Soundtrack Cover Art and Release Date

by Bird Boyon May 13, 2005
On April 20, Warner announced the soundtrack to the upcoming Batman Begins. Today the front and back cover art was added to the roster of information. The score, by award winning composers James Newton Howard (The Village, The Fugitive) and Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, The Lion King), is set for release on June 14, one day […]

Toon Boom Comes to Algonquin College

by Zeddon May 13, 2005
Canada’s Algonquin College has chosen Toon Boom Harmony as part of its three-year Animation program, providing students with training in both traditional and digital animation, AWN reports. The program is designed to teach students the skills necessary to work effectively as animators in a variety of settings.

Namco Acquires "Curious George" Gaming License

by Zeddon May 13, 2005
Namco has acquired gaming rights to Curious George from Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, AWN reports, citing the Hollywood Reporter. The game titles will be associated with Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment’s animated feature film, scheduled to hit theaters on February 10, 2006.