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Frederator Studios Launches Cartoon Podcast Channel

Frederator Studios founder Fred Seibert has launched Channel Frederator, the world’s first cartoon video podcast created expressly for distribution of world-class content on portable video devices. Episodes released weekly will contain several shorts from original and vintage cartoons submitted by producers from around the world, packaged into 10- to 15-minute episodes by the Channel Frederator […]

Corgi Signs License Agreement For "Wallace & Gromit" Replicas

Corgi, the leading name in die-cast scale models, has signed a license agreement to produce exclusive die-cast replicas featuring Wallace & Gromit, the legendary British clay characters and stars of the new film The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. The three-year deal is for the U.S., U.K., and Ireland. [Source: Corgi]

Viz Media Names Mattel as Master Toy Licensee for "Zatch Bell!"

VIZ Media, LLC has named Mattel as master toy licensee for Zatch Bell! by Makoto Raiku. Today’s announcement is the most recent development for Zatch Bell! since VIZ Media was granted the North and South American broadcast and licensing rights in June 2004. Additionally, the company has entered into partnerships with Cartoon Network (where Zatch […]

Using CG Animation in Books

AWN reports on an attempt to illustrate a Christmas book using computer graphics (CG) animation.

WHV Goes UMD

Warner Home Video (WHV) will begin releasing DVDs in the new Universal Media Disc (UMD) format on December 6, 2005. Among the first DVDs to be released in that format will be Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volume 4, Batman Begins, and Enter the Dragon. The UMD is a newly developed compact, high capacity, optical format […]

Asian Ministers Meet to Discuss Animation

Leaders from Asian countries gathered for a high-level seminar on October 28, 2005, in Tokyo to enhance Asia-wide cooperation to produce animated movies, games and other cultural products, recognizing the importance of having movies and animation produced and circulated throughout the region. A main topic of discussion is to establish an organization to serve as […]

HIT Licenses Shows to Al Jazeera Children's Channel

HIT Entertainment has sold a package of programming to the recently launched Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC), C21Media reports. The package includes Fireman Sam, Oswald, Magic Key, and Shakespeare’s Animated Tales.

Macy's Announces Thanksgiving Day Float Lineup, Featuring Many Animated Characters

On the heels of Monday’s separate announcements that floats featuring both Dora the Explorer and Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi would be featured in Macy’s 79th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, Macy’s has now announced a full list of floats. In addition to the two announced yesterday, floats featuring Jo Jo of Jo Jo’s Circus (announced earlier […]

"Madagascar" Penguins Star in Christmas Special

Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico, the scene-stealing Penguins from Madagascar, will now star in their very own film entitled The Madagascar Penguins In A Christmas Caper. The story follows young Private as he ventures out of the zoo on a solo mission but runs into trouble when he’s mistaken for a Christmas toy. With Skipper, […]

THQ Announces New "Incredibles" Game

THQ Inc. on Tuesday announced that The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer has shipped to retailers and is now available on the PlayStation 2, the Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, and Windows PC/Mac. The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer is the follow-up to the video game The Incredibles, inspired by the Walt […]

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