On-line Preview of Frank Espinosa’s "Rocketo" #1

by Ed Liuon June 10, 2005 has posted a preview of Frank Espinosa’s Rocketo #1, coming in August from Speakeasy Comics. Espinosa is an animator with a long history with the Looney Tunes stable of characters, providing the artwork for the Looney Tunes US Post Office stamps.

Joe Casey Talks "G.I. Joe: America’s Elite"

by Ed Liuon June 10, 2005
Writer Joe Casey has talked to about G.I. Joe: America’s Elite, the reboot of the Devil’s Due comic book series. Six pages of preview artwork from the promotional 25-cent #0 issue are included with the article.

John Williams Announces Animated Feature "Phreex"

by Zeddon June 10, 2005
John H. Williams is set to produce Phreex, an animated feature following a group of rejected lab animals, according to AWN. Williams will begin shopping the project to partners soon.

DreamWorks and Majesco Sign GameBoy Deal

by Zeddon June 10, 2005
Under a deal with Majesco, DreamWorks Animation will now release films for Nintendo’s Game Boy, AWN reports, citing Variety. The first titles to be published as games will include Shrek, Shrek 2 and Shark Tale.

MIFA 2005 Details

by Zeddon June 10, 2005
AWN reports on some new faces and changes taking place at MIFA 2005.

IDT and 20th Century Fox Sign Animation Deal

by Zeddon June 10, 2005
IDT Entertainment has signed a two-year, multi-picture distribution deal with Twentieth Century Fox — allowing Fox to distribute CG animated theatrical releases produced by IDT — AWN reports.

WDIG Acquires Minds Eye Productions

by Zeddon June 10, 2005
The Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) has acquired Minds Eye Productions, a leading interactive TV game developer in Europe, AWN reports.

"Story Store" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon June 10, 2005
Inspired Corp. will release Story Store, a new 13-episode children’s animation series, to DVD, according to AWN. There will be a total of five DVDs sold, each containing three episodes and a free children’s book. Also included is a holiday special with one bonus episode.

FUNimation Acquires "Basilisk"

by Zeddon June 10, 2005
FUNimation has acquired North American rights to Basilisk, a 24-episode anime series produced by Gonzo Digimation, AWN reports, citing Set in the early 17th Century, the series mixes aspects of the ninja and horror genre with a Romeo & Juliet-like romance between the leaders of two mutant ninja clans.

Jetix Europe Announces Financial Results Ended March 31

by Zeddon June 10, 2005
Jetix Europe today announced financial results for the six months ended March 31, 2005, with net profit up 45 percent to $13.9 million, on revenues of $91.3 million, an eight percent gain on the year-ago period, World Screen reports. Jetix Europe also increased its subscriber base by 2.4 million to 40.7 million homes in 58 […]