Disney Owes "Roger Rabbit" Writer More Money

by Maxie Zeuson June 28, 2005
The Walt Disney Co. underreported $2 million in sales of Roger Rabbit merchandise, a Los Angeles jury has determined. The Los Angeles Times reports that Disney may have to pay Roger Rabbit-author Gary Wolf $400,000 that he would be due under a contract with the studio.

"Naturally Sadie" Goes Latin

by Maxie Zeuson June 28, 2005
Naturally Sadie will head to Latin America courtesy of Disney Channel Latin America, World Screen reports. The series is produced by DECODE Entertainment.

"South Park" Writers Sign On for New Toon

by Maxie Zeuson June 28, 2005
Chris Romano and Eric Falconer have signed on to an as-yet untitled comedy action-adventure series from Nat Geo Kids and Wang Film Productions, c21 Media reports.

"Fantastic Four" Marathon on Boomerang

by Maxie Zeuson June 28, 2005
Cartoon Network’s Boomerang channel will present two primetime marathons of the original 1967 The Fantastic Four animated series on Saturday, July 2, and Sunday, July 3, from 8:00pm to 12:00am (ET/PT), the network said today. The broadcast will showcase all 19 half-hour episodes. [Source: Cartoon Network]

Corner Stone and OBX Form New Animation Company

by Zeddon June 27, 2005
Corner Stone Pictures and OBX Capital Group today announced the formation of a new joint venture, Corner Stone Animation. The new company will operate as a subsidiary of Corner Stone Pictures. [Source: PR Newswire]

MTV Networks Korea Announces Nickelodeon Korea

by Zeddon June 27, 2005
MTV Networks Korea plans to launch a new network dedicated to kids — Nickelodeon Korea — in Q3 2005, the company announced today. The network will showcase a diverse range of programs adapted from the U.S. along with locally produced programming genres including animation, live-action, comedy, game shows, and pre-school programs in the Nick Jr. […]

MTV Launches "MTV Games"

by Zeddon June 27, 2005
MTV: Music Television today announced the launch of its newest division — “MTV Games.” The new division will work in-house through its newly created interactive entertainment studio, along with industry partners, to produce and market original video game titles. It will also work to form strategic marketing partnerships with game publishers in an attempt to […]

"Chicken Little" Hatches Disney, Dolby Digital 3-D Animation

by Zeddon June 27, 2005
Disney Digital 3D is being launched with the release of Chicken Little on November 4. The brand new, state-of-the-art technology will provide the first true three-dimensional digital experience in movie theaters. In collaboration with Disney, Dolby Laboratories plans to install its Dolby Digital Cinema systems in approximately 100 specially selected theaters in 25 top markets […]

MoMA Announces "Anime!!" Exhibit Schedule

by Zeddon June 27, 2005
The Museum of Modern Art has announced the schedule for its upcoming “Anime!!” exhibit. The exhibit premieres July 10, 2005. (hat tip: Aquamann)

"Constantine" DVD Available July 19

by Bird Boyon June 27, 2005
On July 19, Constantine will be available on DVD from Warner Home Video (WHV). This comic book adaptation from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures is from DC Comics’ Hellblazer and stars Keanu Reeves (The Matrix trilogy) and Rachel Weisz (The Mummy films) and features Djimon Hounson, Shia La Beouf and Gavin Rossdale. Single […]