Oscar-Winning "Ryan" Gets Special Airing

by Maxie Zeuson June 29, 2005
Teletoon’s The Detour will mark Canada Day with a special broadcast of the Oscar-winning short “Ryan,” an animated tribute to Canadian animator Ryan Larkin, the network says. The short will be broadcast on Friday, July 1, at 11:45pm. [Source: Teletoon]

Int'l Roundup: Powerpuffs in India; "Dougie" Goes Wide

by Maxie Zeuson June 29, 2005
* France’s TPS Jeunesse has licensed Just a Minute for broadcast on Eureka. The series will premiere in November. (World Screen) * Dougie in Disguise will join the schedules of networks in Canada, France, Italy, Israel, and other countries under deals announced by producer Neptuno Films. (World Screen) * India’s Cartoon Network will hold a […]

Discovery Kids Launches New Schedule

by Maxie Zeuson June 29, 2005
Discovery Kids will unveil a new schedule on July 4, AWN reports. The network will air six back-to-back episodes of a different series Mondays through Fridays. The schedule will include Hi-5 (Mondays); Peep (Tuesdays); Save-ums! (Wednesdays); Magic School Bus (Thursdays); Toddworld (Fridays).

TV Guide Offers Signed Copies of "Ultimate Fantastic Four #21"

by Zeddon June 29, 2005
The Fantastic Four creative team of Mark Millar (writer) and Greg Land (artist) will sign copies of Ultimate Fantastic Four #21 for a special sweepstakes in the July 3 issue of TV Guide magazine. Additionally, TV Guide has put the stars of the Fantastic Four movie on the cover of its July 3 issue, offering […]

UTV Plans Two New Kids Channels

by Zeddon June 29, 2005
UTV Software Communications, operator of the Indian kids’ network Hungama TV, has applied to the country’s Information & Broadcasting Ministry to launch two new kids’ channels, World Screen reports. With the two new channels, along with the currently operating Hungama TV channel, UTV aims to offer a three-channel bouquet with networks focused on preschoolers, kids […]

Robie Lester, R.I.P.

by Zeddon June 29, 2005
Disney recording artist Robie Lester has died at the age of 75, AWN reports. Lester was the singing voice behind Eva Gabor in The Aristocats and The Rescuers. He died of cancer at St. Joseph Hospital in Burbank, California on June 14, 2005.

MTV, Midway Games Enter Gaming Relationship

by Zeddon June 29, 2005
MTV has formed a relationship with Midway Games Inc. to market and jointly sell in-game advertising and collaborate on soundtrack development for three upcoming games. Under the terms of the deal, MTV is able to participate in a royalty sharing structure. The first title shipping under the deal is expected to debut this holiday season, […]

"Fantastic 4" Video Game Hits Stores

by Zeddon June 29, 2005
Activision, Inc.’s Fantastic 4 video game is now available in retail stores nationwide for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance systems, as well as for the PC. PR Newswire has details on the game.

Nick UK Selects Front Porch Digital for Digital Video Archival

by Zeddon June 29, 2005
Nickelodeon UK has selected Front Porch Digital’s Broadcast & Media division to implement a new DIVArchive. DIVArchive (Distributed Intelligent Versatile Archive) is a software middleware that enables interoperability between large digital media storage devices, video servers, editing systems and digital media workflow applications in the broadcast, media and entertainment industries. The software is designed to […]

"Mort The Dead Teenager" footage shot

by La Parkaon June 29, 2005
Animation HQ reports that Avi Arad revealed in an MTV interview that eight minutes of test footage with Jessica Simpson included has already been shot for Mort the Dead Teenager. Apparently the director is a first-time director that nailed his idea and understanding of what Mort should be.