Karl M. von der Heyden has been elected to serve on DreamWorks Animation’s Board of Directors, the company announced yesterday. Mr. von der Heyden previously served executive positions at PepsiCo, Inc; RJR Nabisco; Metallgesellschaft Corp.; and H.J. Heinz Company. He currently serves on the boards of Aramark, Inc.; Federated Department Stores, Inc.; PanAmSat Corp.; and […]
The Game Factory has signed a major international publishing agreement with Cartoon Network Enterprises to develop, launch, and market a new arcade racing videogame for Nintendo DS and Sony PlayStation 2 based on the Cartoon Network original animated series The Powerpuff Girls, Cow & Chicken, Courage, the Cowardly Dog, I Am Weasel, Johnny Bravo, and […]
The misfit band of characters from Walt Disney Pictures’ animated comedy Chicken Little will be featured at McDonald’s from October 28, 2005 through November 22, 2005. McDonald’s guests will receive one of eight characters inspired by the film with the purchase of a Happy Meal or Mighty Kids Meal at participating restaurants nationwide, while supplies […]
Warner Bros. Consumer Products today announced that they have C21Media the LEGO Group the construction toy license for DC Comics’ Batman. The agreement includes the rights to develop and market construction toys based on the Batman brand, inspired by DC Comics’ comic books; Warner Bros. Animation’s television series, The Batman; Warner Bros. Pictures’ feature film, […]
Turner Broadcasting System will launch a German version of Boomerang in 2006. Following the success of the Cartoon Network block on kabel eins which launched in September 2005, Turner is now creating Boomerang for Germany as a channel that is specifically developed for the German market with dubbed cartoons. It will launch on Kabel Deutschland […]
mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, earlier this week unveiled MTV Networks’ first channel distributed in its entirety over broadband, “mtvU Über.” Driven by student demand, “mtvU Über” is available everywhere, through both non-stop streaming and a unique on-demand capability, enabling viewers to customize their experience. In addition to making mtvU’s on-air programming, “mtvU Über” will […]
A Mark Evanier’s weblog from the Archive of American Television has been published by Google Video. Interviews with animation industry insiders Phil Roman and Joseph Barbera are included in the archives. (via Mark Evanier’s weblog)
Mr. Comics has issued a press release with more information about the upcoming Planet of the Apes comic book to be written by Ty Templeton (Batman Adventures) and Joe O’Brien (Robocop: Prime Directives). Links to more preview artwork and other on-line interviews with the creative team are included in the release.
Martha Sigall has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News. Sigall has been working in animation since the 1930’s, and has worked with such legends as Bob Clampett, Tex Avery, Chuck Jones, and Friz Freleng. She has just published a memoir titled Living Life Inside the Lines.
ADV originally released Sakura Diaries back in 2000. At the time, ADV didn’t realize they had dubbed an edited version. So they re-released it with the unedited version (with nudity), but only included the Japanese audio and English subtitles. Now, five years later, ADV has decided to re-re-release it with a new English track. Sakura […]