Warner Bros. Offers Downloadable Content in Germany

by Zeddon January 31, 2006
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has formed a joint venture with Arvato Mobile that will offer feature film and television content for download in Germany, Austria, and German-speaking Switzerland using a peer-to-peer network. Business Wire has details.

Fox Acquires Distribution Rights to HIT’s Library

by Zeddon January 31, 2006
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and HIT Entertainment have entered into a multimillion dollar, multi-year agreement for the exclusive marketing, sales and distribution rights to HIT’s portfolio of children’s programming in the U.S. and Canada. Fox will begin distributing HIT’s full slate of home entertainment releases in fall 2006, performing all of the business functions […]

Reader’s Digest and Marvel Entertainment Team Up for New Line of Interactive Books

by Zeddon January 31, 2006
Reader’s Digest Children’s Publishing has announced an agreement to publish and distribute interactive books based on the Marvel Heroes program to children ages four through eleven in the United States, Canada and the U.K., beginning in the fall of 2006. The books will feature such characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, Fantastic Four, […]

WBITD and Tele Muenchen Group Extend Free Television Deal

by Zeddon January 31, 2006
Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITD) and Tele Muenchen Group (TMG) have agreed on an extension of their free television deal signed in 2004. Through the deal with WBITD, TMG will continue to have access to Warner Bros.’ film studio, including the German-speaking free TV rights to Warner’s 2006 theatrical slate. [Source: Time Warner]

Josh Blaylock of Devil’s Due Talks "Family Guy" Comics

by Ed Liuon January 31, 2006
Josh Blaylock, head of Devil’s Due Publishing, has spoken to about the new Family Guy comics coming this spring. Blaylock delves into why they selected Family Guy as their next licensed comics project and their approach to the material.

Final ‘Justice League Unlimted’ Loglines Released

by on January 31, 2006
The World’s Finest has gotten a hold of the final five titles and loglines for the third and final season of Justice League Unlimited. In addition, the February 11th premiere date (10:30pm ET) has been confirmed. Click here to view the loglines. Update: The time has been changed from 10:30pm ET to 8:30pm ET. Update […]

"Corpse Bride": Dead and Married

by on January 31, 2006
Whilst the animation community has been loudly decrying the seeming demise of traditional 2D animation at the hands of flashy 3D CGI, an even older art form has been slowly gathering new steam. Stop motion, in which physical character models are painstakingly repositioned frame by frame, provided 2005’s two most critically acclaimed animated films, Wallace […]

"Corpse Bride": Lifestyles of the Rich and Rotting

by on January 31, 2006
Corpse Bride certainly isn’t your normal love tale. When Victor (the groom) gets cold feet about marrying Victoria, things spiral out of control. He runs from the Church in humiliation after setting his soon-to-be mother-in-law’s dress on fire. He beats himself up over not being able to remember his wedding vows and loses himself in […]

Golden Globes Add Feature Animation Award

by on January 31, 2006
Following in the footsteps of the Oscars, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced yesterday that they will give a Golden Globe Award for best animated film starting next year. The winner will be chosen from three nominees. If fewer than eight films are eligible in a given year, the award will not be given. To […]

"Wallace & Gromit" Traps Oscar Nomination with "Corpse Bride," "Howl’s Moving Castle"

by on January 31, 2006
Nick Park and Steve Box’s claymation romp Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit will face off against Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride and Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle for Best Animated Feature in the 78th Annual Academy Awards. Park is a three-time winner of the Best Animated Short Film Oscar, twice for shorts starring […]