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IDT and 20th Century Fox Sign Animation Deal

IDT Entertainment has signed a two-year, multi-picture distribution deal with Twentieth Century Fox — allowing Fox to distribute CG animated theatrical releases produced by IDT — AWN reports.

WDIG Acquires Minds Eye Productions

The Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) has acquired Minds Eye Productions, a leading interactive TV game developer in Europe, AWN reports.

"Story Store" Comes to DVD

Inspired Corp. will release Story Store, a new 13-episode children’s animation series, to DVD, according to AWN. There will be a total of five DVDs sold, each containing three episodes and a free children’s book. Also included is a holiday special with one bonus episode.

FUNimation Acquires "Basilisk"

FUNimation has acquired North American rights to Basilisk, a 24-episode anime series produced by Gonzo Digimation, AWN reports, citing ICv2.com. Set in the early 17th Century, the series mixes aspects of the ninja and horror genre with a Romeo & Juliet-like romance between the leaders of two mutant ninja clans.

Jetix Europe Announces Financial Results Ended March 31

Jetix Europe today announced financial results for the six months ended March 31, 2005, with net profit up 45 percent to $13.9 million, on revenues of $91.3 million, an eight percent gain on the year-ago period, World Screen reports. Jetix Europe also increased its subscriber base by 2.4 million to 40.7 million homes in 58 […]

India Establishing Two Animation Colleges

The Business-Standard reports on two animation colleges being set up in India by Picasso Digital Media Private Limited.

Anime Expo Announces Guests

Anime Expo 2005 has announced their guest list. ANN has details.

D3Publisher and CN Reach Deal on "Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi"

D3Publisher of America, Inc. (D3PA) on Thursday announced a licensing agreement with Cartoon Network Enterprises for the video game rights to Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi. D3PA will produce its first title under the agreement for Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance platform. [Source: PR Newswire]

Dumbo Arrives at Smithsonian Museum

In a ceremony on Thursday at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington D.C., The Walt Disney Company donated several objects to the museum in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland in California. Among the donated items were vehicles from two of the park’s opening year (1955) attractions: “Dumbo the Flying Elephant” […]

Animation Becoming Popular Among Adults in China

Xinhua reports on the growing popularity of animation among adults living in China.

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