PR: HIT ToyCo Launches First-Ever "Thomas & Friends" Line for Preschoolers

New York, NY – February 18, 2008 – All Aboard! Thomas &Friends™ is pulling out into the station! Just in time for the American International Toy Fair, HIT ToyCo will unveil the first-ever line of Thomas & Friends™ consumer products, designated for the preschool-aged Thomas & Friends fans, available at retail this fall. Complete with […]

PR: 2nd Year, Twice as Big, the Elan Awards Delivers the Winners

Family Guy Big Winner in More Ways Than One VANCOUVER February 16th, 2008 – Last night the Video Game, Animation Industry and Digital Art Students turned out in full force to celebrate Canadian supremacy in the fastest growing entertainment industry in the world. Canadian video game developers and publishers, animators and studio heads and the […]

PR: Toei Animation Selects FUNimation Entertainment as Agent for "One Piece"

Toei Animation and FUNimation Bring Popular Pirate Adventure Property to Toy Fair 2008 FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS (February 18, 2008) – Tokyo-based Toei Animation Co., Ltd. has appointed FUNimation Entertainment, as Agent, to act on its behalf in North American licensing and merchandising activities for one if its signature series: One Piece. In addition to managing […]

PR: FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Claymore from NTV

Techno-Fantasy Anime Series to come to the United States Flower Mound, TX – February 18, 2008 – Following an online video reveal on the new www.funimation.com on Friday, FUNimation® Entertainment today officially announces that it has acquired rights to the 26-episode anime series Claymore from Japan’s Nippon Television which aired the series in 2007. FUNimation […]

PR: Jeremy Sisto "Batman" Justice League: The New Frontier

A year ago, Jeremy Sisto was starring as a private investigator with deep psychological scars in “Kidnapped.” This season, Sisto joined the “Law & Order” legacy of actors as a detective with a haunted past. It’s seem only natural that his next starring role would be as Batman. Sisto fills the vocal role of the […]

PR: Toy Vault Inks Deal with FUNimation Entertainment for "Shin Chan"

LONDON , Ky. ,- Toy Vault, Inc. announced today that it signed a licensing agreement with FUNimation Entertainment to create high quality plush, and plush accessories based on “Shin chan,” a Japanese anime series based on the manga written by Yoshito Usui. Toy Vault plans to launch products that showcase the intriguing personalities of the […]

PR: Nickelodeon Announces the First 35 Cities and Dates for "Backyardigans Live" Tour

Schedule for The Backyardigans Live! Tale of the Mighty Knights. touring production: Date City Venue Mar 28-29 York, PA Pullo PAC April 2 Battle Creek, MI Kellogg Arena April 4-5 Paducah, KY Four Rivers Center April 6 West Lafayette, IN Elliot Hall April 8-9 Flint, MI TBD April 12-13 Appleton, WI, Fox Cities PAC April […]

PR: MyToons Celebrates Simpsons' Creator's Birthday & Spiderwick Chronicles

MyToons.com is teaming up with IMAX and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to offer two special contests for artists and fans in February. MyToons, the premier online animation community, and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are serving up sweet treats this month by giving away 100 dozen delicious Krispy Kreme Doughnuts to honor Simpsons’ creator Matt Groening on his […]

PR: Timothy Harris Writing Imagi Studios' 'Astro Boy'

Los Angeles (February 14, 2008) – Timothy Harris is writing the screenplay for Imagi Studios’ upcoming CG-animated feature film Astro Boy, it was jointly announced by Cecil Kramer, Executive VP of Production, and Maryann Garger, producer of Astro Boy. Writer of such box office hits as Space Jam, Kindergarten Cop, Twins and Trading Places, Timothy […]

PR: HIT Entertainment Elevates Strategic Partnership with the LEGO Group

Agreement Marks Elevated Sponsorship Program Across Broadcast, Live Events and Online for Thomas & Friends™ and Extends Global License For Thomas & Friends and Bob the Builder™ New York, NY – February 13, 2008 – HIT Entertainment, a leading provider of quality preschool entertainment, announces a comprehensive strategic partnership with the LEGO Group, encompassing the […]

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