"American Dad" DVD Timeframe Announced

by Zeddon December 2, 2005
An insert included in the Family Guy – Volume 3 DVD release shows that the American Dad DVDs will be released sometime during the spring of 2006. TVShowsOnDVD has a scan of the insert.

Toon Disney (India) Ups Competition with CN and Pogo (India)

by Zeddon December 2, 2005 looks at the efforts of Walt Disney International Television (India) to make Toon Disney (India) into a bigger competitor with India’s Cartoon Network and Pogo channels.

Cartoon Network Begins Production on "Squirrel Boy"

by Zeddon December 2, 2005
Cartoon Network today announced that production has begun on its latest animated series, Squirrel Boy. Created and executive-produced by Everett Peck, 13 half-hour episodes are being produced at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, California. The series is scheduled to debut in Summer 2006. [Source: Business Wire]

Kids WB Announces New Schedule

by Zeddon December 2, 2005
Kids WB has announced a new Saturday schedule which will go into effect on Saturday, December 10: 8:00am – Viewtiful Joe 8:30am – The Batman 9:00am – Xiaolin Showdown 9:30am – Loonatics Unleashed 10:00am – Pokémon Advanced Battle 10:30am – Coconut Fred’s Fruit Salad Island 11:00am – Johnny Test 11:30am – Yu-Gi-Oh! Dawn of the […]

Nick Announces More ‘Let’s Just Play’ Winners

by Zeddon December 2, 2005
Nickelodeon has announced the third round of winners of the “Let’s Just Play Giveaway,” an effort by the network to distribute more than $1 million in funds to help kids improve their schools’ or communities’ play facilities. PR Newswire reports.

Jetix Comes to Vietnam, Brunei

by Zeddon December 2, 2005
Buena Vista International Television-Asia Pacific has reached a deal with Vietnam Television for a Jetix branded block and has licensed a package of shows from the Jetix catalogue. The Jetix block launches on VTV-3 on January 15, 2006, airing weekdays from 5:00pm to 5:30pm. Separately, RTB in Brunei has licensed more than 200 hours of […]

GEICO Announces Winner for Gecko Contest

by Zeddon December 2, 2005
GEICO has unveiled the winners of its Golden Gecko Competition. The competition opened in September as a national contest for budding filmmakers to create 15-second movie trailers starring the GEICO Gecko, recently voted America’s Favorite Icon. Film categories included action, animation, comedy, drama, and “other.” AWN has more.

"Angelina Ballerina" Heads to Portugal

by Zeddon December 2, 2005
Hit Entertainment has sold Angelina Ballerina to Portuguese public broadcaster RTP, according to C21Media. RTP has acquired all 39 episodes of the series — which centers on a very stubborn yet optimistic mouse — as well as three 50-minute specials.

ER Picks Up Iberian Rights to "Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs"

by Zeddon December 2, 2005
Elastic Rights (ER) has picked up Iberian rights to preschool toon Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs, C21Media reports. ER will distribute the series across all platforms in Spain and Portugal, with the exclusion of free-TV.

"Benjamin Bear" Heads to Slovenia

by Zeddon December 2, 2005
Canadian animation outfit Amberwood Entertainment has sold preschool series The Secret World of Benjamin Bear into Slovenia. RTS has licensed exclusive broadcast rights to the animated series in the region, as well as rights to several animated specials, covering a total of ten titles. [Source: C21Media]