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MTV, Midway Games Enter Gaming Relationship

MTV has formed a relationship with Midway Games Inc. to market and jointly sell in-game advertising and collaborate on soundtrack development for three upcoming games. Under the terms of the deal, MTV is able to participate in a royalty sharing structure. The first title shipping under the deal is expected to debut this holiday season, […]

"Fantastic 4" Video Game Hits Stores

Activision, Inc.’s Fantastic 4 video game is now available in retail stores nationwide for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance systems, as well as for the PC. PR Newswire has details on the game.

Nick UK Selects Front Porch Digital for Digital Video Archival

Nickelodeon UK has selected Front Porch Digital’s Broadcast & Media division to implement a new DIVArchive. DIVArchive (Distributed Intelligent Versatile Archive) is a software middleware that enables interoperability between large digital media storage devices, video servers, editing systems and digital media workflow applications in the broadcast, media and entertainment industries. The software is designed to […]

"Mort The Dead Teenager" footage shot

Animation HQ reports that Avi Arad revealed in an MTV interview that eight minutes of test footage with Jessica Simpson included has already been shot for Mort the Dead Teenager. Apparently the director is a first-time director that nailed his idea and understanding of what Mort should be.

Howard Chaykin to Pen Western Comic for Disney Italia

Howard Chaykin has been tapped by Disney Italia to write and draw Century, an original graphic novel centering on aging gunfighters living in Texas between the turn of the century and World War I. The book is scheduled to be released in Italy first, but Chaykin states his publisher is working on an American distribution […]

Ghibli French Release Schedule Announced

Nausicaa.net has posted theatrical and DVD release dates for a series of Studio Ghibli movies for France.

"Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam" Available Today for Playstation 2

Bandai Games today released Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam for the Sony Playstation 2. The game retails for $39.99 (MSRP). From the official website: “Seven years after the end of the devastating One Year War…. The victorious Earth Federation has become corrupt and oppressive, and the elite Titans police force has taken on […]

Toon Zone Talks to Greg Weisman, Part Three: "Roughnecks"

Toon Zone would like to welcome readers to the third installment of our four-part Greg Weisman interview. The previous two focused on Gargoyles and The Batman. The fourth and final installment will be posted in August. As if working alongside the Roughnecks soldiers themselves, Weisman says he became very close with the crew behind the […]

"Roughnecks: Starship Troopers": Join the Campaign!

In a rather surprising DVD release, the entire forty-episode Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles series has now been collected into a handy four-disc DVD box set. Based upon the novel by Robert A. Heinlein, the CGI animated series follows Earth’s war against the “Bugs,” a ruthless alien menace. The series follows the book faithfully, but adds […]

Ottawa Fest Announces TAC Lineup

The Ottawa International Animation Festival will host its Television Animation Conference (TAC) on September 21 and 22, festival organizers said yesterday. Keynote speakers will be Scott Dyer of Nelvana and Linda Simensky of PBS. The conference will include sessions on the Canadian market, distribution alternatives, and boutique studios. TAC will also present a case study […]

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