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Judge Rules for Disney Board in Shareholder Lawsuit

Chancellor William Chandler III handed down a decision in favor of the Disney board of directors in the shareholder lawsuit over the hiring and firing of Michael Ovitz as president in 1995. Disney shareholders sued the board for breaching their fiscal responsibilities in paying Ovitz a hefty severance package after supposedly poor corporate governance.

Future Animated DC DVD Box Sets Planned

Nancy Spears, director of marketing for Warner Home Video, recently answered fan questions on the message board for Warner’s Classic Cartoons DVD website. The questions were mostly concerning future Animated DC Box sets. Spears states that not only are more Batman: The Animated Series/The New Batman Adventures and Superman: The Animated Series box sets coming, […]

"Yugo the Negotiator": The Man with the Golden Tongue

Although there are a number of anime with very original execution, most can comfortably be pigeonholed in one of the popular genres like sci-fi, comedy, romance, or horror. Which is to say, genres that are easily digestible for the core teen audience. So it is both a treat and a shock to encounter an anime […]

New "Valiant" Images Online

Disney has released twelve new images from Valiant, the CG-animated feature that it will release on August 19. Click on each thumbnail for a larger image. It has also posted a six-minute special sneak peak of the film (Quicktime) (Windows Media). EDIT: Real Player link added. [Source: New Media Strategies]

"Jay Jay" Flies to DVD in 2006

Paramount Home Entertainment and PBS Home Video will release Jay Jay the Jet Plane to DVD in the spring of 2006, the companies said yesterday. [Source: Business Wire]

Second "Thundercats" DVD Due in December

The second volume of Thundercats will be released to DVD on December 6, TV Shows on DVD reports.

BBC Named "Peter Rabbit" Distributor

Frederick Warne/Ventura has named BBC Worldwide as international distributor for The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends and The Adventures of Spot, World Screen reports.

Indigo Making US Debut at Otakon

The Indigo will make their U.S. debut on Friday, August 19, at Otakon in the Camden Lobby area, Geneon Entertainment says. The duo will also appear Saturday evening at the OtaCafé and do additional performances at the Geneon Entertainment booth during all three days of the convention. In addition, Geneon will mark the August 16 […]

Wolfe Named VP of Publicity at Disney Toon Studios

Elizabeth Wolfe has been named vice president of publicity for Disney Toon Studios, AWN reports. She will oversee all areas of publicity for DisneyToon Studios and liaison with the publicity teams for Buena Vista Pictures Marketing Group and Buena Vista Home Entertainment.

"The Land Before Time" To Rule Cartoon Network

Universal Studios Home Entertainment Family Productions, Universal’s newly formed family entertainment label, announced that production has begun on 26 episodes of a The Land Before Time animated television series based on the movie series. The series is scheduled to debut on Cartoon Network in 2007 and to eventually be distributed on DVD by Universal. Coming […]

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