Finalists Announced For British Animation Awards

by Zeddon February 15, 2006
Nominations have been announced for the British Animation Awards which will be presented March 9. Contenders for best animated feature film include Corpse Bride, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, and Sylvain Chomet’s Belleville Rendez Vous. World Screen has a list of nominations.

"Charlie and Lola" Licensed Abroad

by Zeddon February 15, 2006
BBC Worldwide has licensed Tiger Aspect’s animated series Charlie and Lola to RTM (Malaysia), TV12 (Singapore), TVB (Hong Kong), and EBS (Korea). [Source: C21Media]

4Kids’ Summit Names Lee Ravdin President

by Zeddon February 15, 2006
The Summit Media Group, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of 4Kids Entertainment, Inc., has named Lee Ravdin as President. Ravdin has over 30 years of experience as a media buyer and planner of kids’ media. He plans to meet with Summit’s clients both at Toy Fair this week and in the coming weeks. [Source: Business […]

Activision Making "Transformers" Games

by on February 15, 2006
Superhero Hype! reports that Hasbro has tapped Activision to make games for the console, handheld, and PC markets based on the 80’s franchise The Transformers. The first game will be tied to the upcoming movie being released on July 4, 2007.

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Volume 4 Streets April 4

by SB20xxon February 15, 2006
April 4th is the date scheduled for the fourth volume of the 1987 series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The release is priced at $14.98 SRP and will include 12 more episodes from Season 3. The episodes included are: “The Ninja Sword of Nowhere” “20,000 Leaks Under The City” “Take Me To Your Leader” “The Four […]

Kids’ WB! to Air 1-Hour "Pokémon" Special in April

by on February 15, 2006
At the International Toy Fair, it was revealed that Kids’ WB! will air the one-hour Pokémon special “The Mastermind of Mirage Island” in April of this year. Nothing is known at this moment about what the special contains, although it seems to have been made specifically for U.S. audiences. Also announced was news regarding a […]

Toon Zone Members Choose the Best of Animation in 2005

by Javeon February 15, 2006
2005 may have not been one of the best years in animation, but there were some works that members of the Toon Zone forums felt were deserving of praise. Forum members voted for the year’s best in what turned out to be a very close battle in numerous categories. Cartoon Network’s Foster’s Home for Imaginary […]

Future "Gargoyles" DVD Releases in Danger

by on February 14, 2006
At Ask Greg, Gargoyles Creator and Supervising Producer Greg Weisman has the following news about the potential for future Gargoyles releases on DVD: “I’ve been informed that the Season Two Volume One Gargoyles DVD has not sold as many units as the Season One Gargoyles DVD did. That’s not particularly surprising, since it has a […]

‘Fantastic Four’ Animated Toy Line Pictures Online

by on February 13, 2006
The recent Toy Fair convention has showcased the first two waves of the upcoming Fantastic Four toyline, based on the animated series airing on Cartoon Network in the fall. The first two waves are set to include Mr. Fantastic, The Invisible Woman, The Human Torch, Dr. Doom, The Incredible Hulk, Skrulls, Doombots, and The Mole […]

"Hyper Force" Is a Barrel of Bananas!

by on February 13, 2006
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go! (yes, that’s quite the mouthful!) is the brainchild of Teen Titans director Ciro Neili. The show airs on the action/adventure Jetix block on Toon Disney. Monday, February 13th and 20th will show the airings of the two-part “Wormhole” and “Belly of the Beast.” Fans already know what to […]