UPDATED: Disney Ends Cross-Promotional Deal with McDonald’s

by Ed Liuon May 10, 2006
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Disney and McDonald’s are not renewing their cross-promotional pact (free registration required). The upcoming Cars and Pirates of the Caribbean 2 will be the last two Disney films to be promoted by the fast food chain. Sources in Disney have stated that concerns over McDonald’s culpability in the […]

"IGPX" Renewed for Second Season

by Zeddon May 10, 2006
Cartoon Network has renewed IGPX for a second season. New episodes of the series starring the voices of Michelle Rodriguez, Haley Joel Osment, Lance Hennriksen, and Mark Hamill will return on Saturday, May 20, at 10:30pm (ET/PT) during Toonami. [Source: Cartoon Network]

"DANGERDOOM: The Mouse and the Mask" Comes to

by Zeddon May 10, 2006
All new music from Danger Mouse and DOOM as DANGERDOOM is coming to The nine-track EP will feature special guest Madlib and character voices and skits from Adult Swim’s original shows such as Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Squidbillies, and Minoriteam. The first track, titled “Corn Dogs,” will be available for download at beginning […]

Cartoon Network Ratings for Week 1 of May

by Zeddon May 10, 2006
Fueled by original series and key acquisition series hitting their stride in the prime time Monday-Thursday strip, Cartoon Network earned powerful across-the-board delivery and ratings growth vs. the same time period last year among its target kid and tween demos, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. Kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14 delivery and […]

Aardman Animation Co-Founder to Give Lecture in London

by Zeddon May 10, 2006
David Sproxton, co-founder of Aardman Animation, will give a lecture on Aardman’s work at the Science Museum in London on June 2, 2006. Reservations can be made by calling 0870 870 4868 or by visiting

Warner Brothers to Sell Movies & TV on BitTorrent

by Ed Liuon May 10, 2006
In a sudden reversal of company policy, Warner Brothers’ video unit announced plans to release television shows and movies officially through the BitTorrent file-sharing service. In the past, Warner Brothers and most other studios considered such services to be liabilities, resulting in lost revenue due to piracy. The new service is scheduled to start this […]

"Galaxy High School" Coming to DVD (Updated 5/10)

by Dan Collinson May 10, 2006
The series Galaxy High School is going to be made as a DVD, TVShowsOnDVD reports. The series was created by Chris Columbus (Director of Adventures in Babysitting, Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, and the first two Harry Potter films) and featured the voices of Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons), David L. Lander (Squiggy from Laverne & Shirley), […]

How to Be a (Cos)Player

by Ed Liuon May 10, 2006 has posted an interview with Christian Smith, who founded Superherostation and Prima Showcase to construct elaborate superhero costumes to model at comic book conventions nationwide. Smith discusses the challenges and rewards of his hobby/job, recommendations for other cosplayers, and the hardest costume he has made so far. Several photos of his handiwork are included […]

"Family Guy" Comics Preview Available

by Ed Liuon May 10, 2006
Devil’s Due Publishing has released a preview of Family Guy Vol. 1: 100 Ways to Kill Lois by Stewie Griffin, their new comic book based on the Fox animated TV series. The 48 page comic will be released later this month. In a related story, Devil’s Due has announced a “Rip Off” promotion, which lets […]

Disney Reports $733M Profit in 2Q 2006

by Ed Liuon May 10, 2006
The Walt Disney Company has reported a 3 million profit for the second quarter of 2006, largely due to increased ratings on ABC and cable networks and increased attendance at their theme parks. The profit represents a 19% increase from the same period a year ago. Despite the growth on television and theme parks, the […]