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Alliance Atlantis Names "Lunar Jim" Licensing Partners

Alliance Atlantis Communications has named BBC Worldwide, m4e, and ABC (Australia) as licensing agents for its new children’s stop-motion animated property, Lunar Jim, the company said today. The companies will oversee licensing in the United Kingdom, German, and Australian territories, respectively. The preschool series, which is set on the moon, follows the adventures of Lunar […]

HIT Execs Get New Posts

Patricia Wyatt has been named temporary president of HIT Entertainment’s North American operations, World Screen reports. Separately, c21 Media reports that former HIT Entertainment executive Peter Urie has been named chief corporate development officer at TV Loonland.

"The Incredibles" Stars on Starz

The Incredibles will be available on Starz On Demand and Starz Ticket on Real Movies beginning September 15, 2005, and will air as the Starz Saturday Premiere on September 24 at 9:00pm (ET/PT). Pixar’s Brad Bird, writer and director of The Incredibles, will introduce the movie. Additionally, Starz will also run a contest in conjunction […]

"Cinderella" Comes to El Capitan Theatre

Walt Disney’s animated masterpiece Cinderella will be digitally projected during a special 11-day engagement at Hollywood’s legendary El Capitan Theatre from September 15 – 25. PR Newswire has details.

Nick or Treat Comes to Great America

Paramount’s Great America will celebrate the “family-friendly” spirit of Halloween with Nick or Treat October 1 – 30. Over 20 Nickelodeon characters will be in attendance, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Danny Phantom, and Dora the Explorer. Details are available at PR Newswire.

Rosenblum Named Head of Warner Bros. TV Group

Warner Bros. has named Bruce Rosenblum president of its newly formed Warner Bros. Television Group, TV Week reports. The new division gathers Warner Bros. Television, Telepictures, Warner Bros. Animation, and The WB into one division. Rosenblum himself will continue to report to Warner Bros. chairman Barry Meyer. (h/t: Jeff Harris)

Website for Fred Patten Launches

A website dedicated to sci-fi and anime maven Fred Patten has been launched to keep his friends and fans up to date on his health. Patten has written about anime and manga for more than 25 years, but suffered a stroke in March 2005. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)

Spectra Takes Three Series to MIP Junior

Spectra International Distribution will take its new animated series Toopy and Binoo, Blasé Blair and Amos Daragon to MIP Junior, the company says. Toopy and Binoo is a preschool series based on the children’s books by Dominique Jolin. Blasé Blair is a comedy series looking at the world through the eyes of a bright but […]

New "Backyardigans" Debut in September

Nick Jr. will premiere four new episodes of The Backyardigans the week of September 19, the network says. New episodes “Castaways,” “Eureka!” “Polka Palace Party” and “Cave Party” will debut on Monday through Thursday at 10:00am (ET/PT). They will get encore presentations during a Friday morning mini-marathon from 9:00am to 11:00am (ET/PT). [Source: PR Newswire]

Gary Marsh Promoted at Disney Channel Worldwide

Gary Marsh has been promoted to the newly created global position of President, Entertainment, Disney Channel Worldwide. In his new position, Marsh will be responsible for overseeing development and production of Disney Channel Worldwide’s entire slate of original programming — both live action and animated — leading the effort to create world-class Disney and Jetix-branded […]

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