Disney Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2005 Earnings

by Zeddon November 18, 2005
The Walt Disney Company on Thursday reported earnings for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 1, 2005. For the fourth quarter, the company earned $379 million or $0.19 per share — down 26 percent from a year ago — compared to $516 million or $0.25 per share in the same period a year […]

Activision, DreamWorks Sign Licensing Agreement

by Zeddon November 18, 2005
Activision, Inc. and DreamWorks Animation SKG have signed a multiyear agreement which grants Activision the exclusive video game rights to upcoming feature films from DreamWorks Animation. Under the terms of the deal, Activision will develop and publish video game products based on DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming movies as well as films currently in development. [Source: PR […]

Nick Announces Spy Cartoon

by Zeddon November 18, 2005
Nickelodeon is premiering a new cartoon about a family of world-class super-spies who live incognito in suburbia. The series will premiere with three episodes on November 25 at 8:00pm, 8:30pm, and 9:00pm. PR Newswire has details.

"Kodocha" Vol. 3: Kisses, Ulcers and Rap

by on November 18, 2005
The first volume brought forth wackiness, the second volume exuded drama, and now the third volume of Kodocha brings us right back to wackiness, whips back to drama, and then back once more to wackiness. When last we saw Sana, Akito Hayama, her close-friend-yet-vile-enemy, had planted a much-unexpected kiss on her. If that wasn’t enough, […]

Toon Zone Podcast Episode 2

by on November 18, 2005
Your guides on this week’s magical mystery tour: Ben Applegate, chief editor Karl Olson, staff reviewer and podcast producer Matthew Williams, graphics editor Ian Lueck, a.k.a. Speedy Boris, staff reviewer This week on the pod to the cast: Miyazaki’s son directs Ghibli film: Nepotism… or nepotawesome? How many cartoon n-words is too many? Animated Oscar […]

"Meet the Robinsons" to Get Digital 3-D Presentation

by Ed Liuon November 17, 2005
Walt Disney Pictures has announced that Meet the Robinsons will have a digital 3-D version when it is released to theatres in December 2006. The studio’s 3-D version of Chicken Little has done better than expected in its release, garnering $26,000 per screen vs. $10,961 per screen for the regular version.

CPM Announces "Record of Lodoss War" Podcast and Repricing

by Zeddon November 17, 2005
Central Park Media has made the first episode of Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight available for promotional download for Macs, PCs, and iPods at and has lowered the price of the 4-disc box set to $39.95 SRP. Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight is a 27-episode series […]

"Perfect Hair Forever": It Exists.

by on November 17, 2005
Out of all the American companies that could successfully parody anime, there are only three that could do it right. ADV already has a bunch of popular parody dubs under their belt while FUNimation has all the right people in place to take some fun jabs at the series they love. And the third company […]

Central Park Media Appoints Director Of Book Sales

by Zeddon November 16, 2005
Central Park Media has announced the appointment of Ali T. Kokmen as Director of Book Sales. In his new position, Mr. Kokmen will be responsible for the North American sales of 40 to 60 new Japanese manga and Korean manhwa titles a year as well as a backlist of more than 200 books. Mr. Kokmen […]

Barry Blumberg Resigns As President, Walt Disney Television Animation

by Zeddon November 16, 2005
After 11 years overseeing Walt Disney Television Animation (WDTVA), ultimately as president, Barry Blumberg has announced his resignation from the group. He will remain with the company through the end of January to aid in the integration of the WDTVA Group into Disney Channel Worldwide. An announcement concerning the restructuring of Walt Disney Television Animation […]