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ORE/Rights Acquires Rights to "Franny’s Feet"

by Zeddon February 16, 2006
Japan’s ORE/Rights Entertainment has picked up broadcast, home entertainment, and publishing rights to a second series of Franny’s Feet, C21Media reports. The series currently airs on Cartoon Network Japan.

The Weinstein Co. Acquires "Escape From Planet Earth"

by Zeddon February 16, 2006
The Weinstein Company has acquired the rights to Escape From Planet Earth, a CG-animated comedy feature pitch to be written by Tony Leech and Cory Edwards — the duo behind the company’s recent animated release Hoodwinked. C21Media reports.

Renegade Announces Animated Santa Film

by Zeddon February 16, 2006
Renegade Animation, in partnership with writer/director Robert Zappia, will produce an animated, holiday-themed feature film entitled Who Stole Santa’s Sack? for release late this year. AWN has details.

Dora Wins T.O.T.Y. Award

by Zeddon February 16, 2006
Dora the Explorer won her second Toy of the Year (T.O.T.Y.) Award as “Most Popular Property” of the Year by the Toy Industry Association. As the star of Nickelodeon’s preschool series Dora the Explorer, Dora also received the prestigious “Best Girl Toy” award at the TIA gala which every year celebrates the most innovative toys. […]

JAKKS Pacific To Offer TeleStory Products Based on Disney Characters

by Zeddon February 16, 2006
JAKKS Pacific, Inc., in conjunction with Disney Publishing Worldwide, will offer TeleStory products with content based on certain Disney characters. The TeleStory products will feature Disney characters such as Winnie the Pooh, as well as characters from various Disney and Disney/Pixar animated feature films and animated direct-to-video films such as Toy Story, The Lion King, […]

MTV Networks International Launches Mobile TV Channels for Kids, Youth, and Adults

by Zeddon February 16, 2006
MTV Networks International (MTVNI) today announced a major development in its digital media offering, with the launch of a diverse portfolio of brands available on mobile TV in Europe for kids, youth, and adults. In addition to the MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Comedy and Game One brands offered to mobile operators and consumers, MTVNI also announced […]

"Kizuna: Kazuma Kodaka Signature Edition" DVD Streets March 7

by Zeddon February 16, 2006
The Kizuna: Kazuma Kodaka Signature Edition DVD will be available from Central Park Media on March 7. Bonus features include an audio commentary by creator Kazuma Kodaka; a video interview with Kazuma Kodaka; video footage of Kazuma Kodaka’s attendance of the Japan Society Screening of Kizuna and Kazuma Kodaka’s autograph session at Kinokuniya NY; English […]

Teletoon Running "6TEEN" Contest

by Zeddon February 16, 2006
This March, Teletoon and Nelvana are offering fans of 6TEEN the chance to guest star in a one-hour special. One lucky fan will have his/her voice recorded and his/her likeness animated for a guest role on the new 6TEEN special airing on Teletoon in the fall of 2006. The recording session will be videotaped for […]

Craig Kyle Talks "Ultimate Avengers" DVD

by Ed Liuon February 15, 2006
Steve Fritz has spoken to Craig Kyle, Marvel Enterprises VP of Creative Development for Animation, about the upcoming Ultimate Avengers DVD. The interview contains spoilers for both The Ultimates comic book source and the direct-to-video movie.

"Bambi II" Sells 2.6 Million Units in 1 Week

by Ed Liuon February 15, 2006
Disney has issued a press release trumpeting 2.6 million unit sales for the Bambi II DVD in its first week of release. The sequel, made to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the original movie, will be placed on sales moratorium after 70 days.