Simon & Schuster Release "DisneyWar" Early

The Orlando Sun-Sentinel reports that Simon & Schuster has shipped James B. Stewart’s DisneyWar to bookstores well ahead of its March 7 publication date in an effort to capitalize on recent news coverage. Copies were shipped last week, and should be available in bookstores now. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

Walt Disney International President Andy Bird to Speak at Smith Barney Conference

A presentation and general discussion with Andy Bird, President of Walt Disney International, will be hosted by Smith Barney Citigroup at its Leisure Day Conference on Thursday, February 17, 2005, at 11:05am (ET). A live webcast of the session will be available at www.disney.com/investors. [Source: Business Wire]

"Gravion Zwei" Coming in March

ADV will release Gravion Zwei: Eye of the Storm to home video on March 8, the company said today. The DVD-only release will include four complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include Earthgertz character profiles and art gallery; EFA character profiles and art gallery; episode art […]

Dynatech Wins Pokemon License

Dynatech Action will feature Pokemon characters on new interactive water games due out this fall, Playthings reports.

Batgirl Joins "The Batman" This Fall

Batgirl will join the cast of The Batman when it returns for a second season on Kids WB this fall, the network said today. The new season will feature twenty-six new episodes. Returning with the Caped Crusader to the kid netlet’s roster will be Yu-Gi-Oh!, Xiaolin Showdown and Pokemon. [Source: Kids WB]

Cartoon Network Greenlights New Seasons for Six Series

New season orders will lift the episode totals for six returning Cartoon Network series, the network announced today. The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy, Codename: Kids Next Door, Ed, Edd n Eddy, Teen Titans, Justice League Unlimited and Duck Dodgers have all received orders for an additional season. The new episode order will bring […]

Cartoon Network Urges Kids to "Get Animated"

Cartoon Network will launch “Get Animated,” a national healthy lifestyles initiative targeted to kids 6-14, on February 21, the network said today. The branded program will use the network’s roster of original cartoon characters and 3D on-air environment to communicate positive lifestyle messages through multiple PSAs. [Source: Cartoon Network]

Andre 3000 To Produce Untitled Project for Cartoon Network

Andre 3000 of Outkast fame is set to produce and host an original series for Cartoon Network, creative director Michael Ouweleen announced today. The show follows Benji, a superstar who, after a world tour, returns to his Atlanta alma mater to replace his mentor as music teacher. His motivation for this odd career move is […]

CN Announces "My Gym Partner is a Monkey," Airdate For "Juniper Lee"

Cartoon Network today officially announced development of My Gym Partner is a Monkey from husband and wife team Tim Cahill and Julie McNally Cahill for a 2006 premiere. The network also revealed that The Life and Times of Juniper Lee, currently in production from DC whiz and Real World cast member Judd Winick, will premiere […]

CN Launches "Krypto the Superdog" as Lead-In to New Pre-School Block

Cartoon Network today officially announced Krypto the Superdog, a series of paired 11-minute animated episodes based on DC canine Krypto and his young human sidekick, Kevin Whitney. The show will lead into a major new initiative for CN, a block aimed at preschoolers called Tickle U (as in University). Krypto will also feature Batman’s dog, […]

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