Disney Animation Recruits, Reveals Footage and Tools

by Zeddon June 17, 2005
A team of Disney executives on Tuesday made an impassioned plea for the Los Angeles Professional Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH — the area’s premiere computer graphics artists — to join the Walt Disney Feature Animation studio during a session at the ArcLight cinema complex in Hollywood. This is the studio’s first public recruiting pitch to […]

"The Best Animation in the World, Part 2" Now Screening in Canada

by Zeddon June 17, 2005
The Canadian Film Institute and the Ottawa International Animation Festival will present a screening of “The Best Animation in the World, Part 2″ on Saturday, June 25. OttawaStart has details.

DreamWorks/Dodge Form Marketing Promotion

by Zeddon June 17, 2005
DreamWorks and Dodge Caravan have joined forces to develop a marketing and advertising promotion to support the release of the animated film Madagascar and the Dodge Caravan National Sales Event. The promotion will consist of television, newspaper, direct mail, and point-of-sale materials. Canada Newswire Group has more on the promotion, running through June.

Nick International Acquires "Trollz"

by Zeddon June 17, 2005
Nick International has acquired the rights to the adventure series Trollz, under an agreement with DIC Entertainment, reports.

"Vikram Betal" Hits CN in India

by Zeddon June 17, 2005
The tale of the courageous and judicious King Vikramaditya and the clever ghost Betal will make its world television debut on Cartoon Network India at 12:00pm on June 19, agencyfaqs! reports. The 2-D animation movie chronicles King Vikramaditya’s repeated attempts to capture Betal, a clever and elusive ghost who loves to tell stories and pose […]

Anime Invades U.S.

by Zeddon June 17, 2005
New House News Service looks at the growing popularity of anime within the U.S.

JAKKS Pacific Adds "Yu-Gi-Oh!" to Game Line

by Zeddon June 17, 2005
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. has signed a licensing agreement with 4Kids Entertainment Inc. to develop and market Plug It In & Play TV Games products based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! property. Plug It In & Play TV Games units plug into the A/V jacks of any standard television set. Batteries and required for play. [Source: PR Newswire]

IDW to Reprint "The Maze Agency" in November

by Ed Liuon June 17, 2005
IDW Publishing will be releasing a trade paperback in November collecting Mike W. Barr’s comic book series The Maze Agency. The series centered around private eye Jennifer Mays and amateur sleuth Gabriel Webb with each story presenting a “play fair” mystery, where all the clues necessary to solve the case are presented to the reader […]

New "The Batman," "Teen Titans," and "Justice League Unlimited" DVDs

by James Harveyon June 16, 2005
TVShowsOnDVD has revealed new information on the next set of DVD releases for The Batman, The Batman, and Justice League Unlimited. Stay tuned for further updates, artwork, and press information.

"Batman Begins" Opens to $15.1 Million

by James Harveyon June 16, 2005
Box Office Mojo reports that Warner Bros. Pictures’ Batman Begins earned $15.1 million in North America on Wednesday, its first day in theaters. The film opened in 3,718 theaters and averaged $4,073 per location.