Nelvana has finalized an agreement with Paramount Home Entertainment International for the video release of The Backyardigans in the U.K., Latin America, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, and Scandinavia. Paramount Home Entertainment distributes the title on behalf of Nickelodeon in the United States and for Nelvana in Canada based on a previous agreement. Nickelodeon and Viacom […]
4Kids Entertainment, Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer Joseph P. Garrity will be leaving the company at the end of the year. As of December 1, 2005, Bruce R. Foster, Senior Vice President of Finance, will be the new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of 4Kids Entertainment. [Source: Business Wire]
4Kids Entertainment, Inc. has partnered with the Subway restaurant chain to launch a national promotion featuring the Yu-Gi-Oh! entertainment franchise. The seven-week Yu-Gi-Oh! Kids’ Pak promotion starts November 14, 2005, at more than 20,000 Subway restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. The promotion features an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! action toy premium with each purchase of a […]
Omni Broadcasting Network — a rising national broadcast network and wholly owned subsidiary of OBN Holdings, Inc. — will begin airing Omni Kids TV, programming for kids. The programming will be aimed specifically at children ages 8-13. The network will air several animated series — including the story of a young bird on the fly […]
Frosty the Snowman comes to DVD in his first full length DVD feature, The Legend of Frosty the Snowman. The all-new animated comedy adventure is based on the original 1969 television classic. Burt Reynolds narrates the movie and sings the title song. In addition, Tom Kenny (the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants) also stars. The DVD […]
Two-time Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman, international superstar Jackie Chan, and award-winning actor Ian McShane are joining Jack Black in the cast of the DreamWorks’ computer-animated comedy Kung Fu Panda. In addition, award-winning actress Lucy Liu is currently in talks with the studio to voice another main role. PR Newswire has details.
The following comic book previews are available around the Internet: – Newsarama.com has Aron Lusen’s Dead Samurai, available on comic book stands now. The issue is by Jim Kuhoric, Nick Bradshaw, and Scott Kester. – Fou pages of The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist #8 accompany an article about Brian K. Vaughan (Runaways, Ultimate X-Men), […]