4Kids Entertainment, Inc. has signed an agreement with Puppyfish LLC to serve as the exclusive worldwide merchandise licensing agent for Fortune Girls. Under the agreement, 4Kids Entertainment will represent the merchandising rights to all product categories, including room décor, apparel, stationery, gift wrap and publishing. The Fortune Girls property will include messages in each product […]
In an article about February advertising, The New York Times notes that the Coca-Cola Company will air a 60-second Japanese anime styled advertisement during the Daytona 500 broadcast on Fox. The print edition of the paper includes a still photo from the ad which is not available in the on-line version.
Writer Ed Brubaker has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about Batman: The Man Who Laughs, a prestige-format comic drawn by Doug Mahnke that details the first encounter between Batman and the Joker. Batman: The Man Who Laughs was released to comic shops last Wednesday with a cover price of $6.95.
James Stewart’s new book Disney War describes a culture of “corporate back-stabbings” at the Walt Disney Co. under Michael Eisner, today’s edition of The New York Times (free registration required) reports. The newspaper has a review of the book, whose publication date has been advanced, and an article describing some of the juicier anecdotes.
A new four-part AcceleRacers animated special will run quarterly on Cartoon Network as part of a deal with Mattel, the companies announced today. The first part aired in January, and the remaining parts are scheduled to air in March, June and October. In addition, sixteen micro-episodes can be viewed at Business Wire. [Source:Business Wire]
Winners of The 5th Annual DVD Exclusive Awards were presented Tuesday, February 8, in Los Angeles. Disney ruled overall, collecting twelve awards–five of them earned by The Lion King 1½ which won categories for “Best Director,” “Best Screenplay,” and “Best Animated DVD Premiere Movie.” Mark Hamill’s directorial debut, Comic Book: The Movie, received two awards: […]
Toyfare Magazine has interviewed Seth Green, co-creator of Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken. Green describes the show as “a stop-motion variety show. It’s like Saturday Night Live with stop motion. Only it’s funnier.” What viewers can expect to see in the show: A “shot-by-shot re-creation” of the Kill Bill movie trailer. Spoofs of American Idol (guest-starring […]