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"Yvon of the Yukon" Sails to Asia

Yvon of the Yukon will join Nickelodeon Asia’s 24-hour channels under a deal between the network and producer Studio B, c21 Media reports.

"Shuriken School" Gets Videogame Spinoff

Zinkia Entertainment will produce a videogame based on its animated series Shuriken School, c21 Media reports.

BKN Looks To Raise Money for New Toons

BKN International is exploring a deal that would finance two new animated series, Shanghai Tiger and Triple Threat from Outer Space, by selling 1.5 million shares in the company, World Screen reports. The proposed deal would raise eight million euros through the private placement of the new stock.

"Yu-Gi-Oh! GX" Comes to Cartoon Network This Fall (Updated 5/19)

4Kids Entertainment will launch a new Yu-Gi-Oh! series, entitled Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, this September on both Cartoon Network’s Miguzi block and on Kids WB. The show is scheduled to air daily on both networks. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX will launch with a large licensing program that includes new CCG releases, video games, and toys from Mattel. [Source: Cynthia […]

New Media, Images of "The Batman"'s Commissioner Gordon

The World’s Finest has high-quality images of Commissioner James Gordon from The Batman now online. The character, introduced in episode #26 “Night and The City,” will provide tension among the ranks of the Gotham City Police Department for his support of The Batman. Mitch Pileggi will provide the voice of Commissioner James Gordon in the […]

"Harvey Birdman" Returning in July

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law will return to Adult Swim on Sunday, July 10, at 12:15am (ET/PT), the network said today. “Booty Noir” will find Reducto falling in love with Norlissa, Black Vulcan’s girlfriend. Meanwhile, Wally Gator has been arrested for being a redneck. In “Harvey’s Civvy” (July 17) Potamus must defend Harvey when he’s […]

SIGGRAPH Announces Festival Program

ACM SIGGRAPH has chosen sixty-eight selections for its Computer Animation Festival (July 31-August 4) in Los Angeles, the organization said today. Among the films chosen for inclusion: “9″; “Fallen Art”; “La Migration Bigouden”; and the “Madagascar Technical Reel.” [Source: Business Wire]

Japanese Machinery Maker Builds Gundams to Order

The Japan Times reports that environment machinery maker Masaaki Nagumo has built a functioning Gundam-style robot. Dubbed the Land Walker, the robot stands 3.4 meters (approx. 11 feet) high and weighs 1 ton. The robot can seat one passenger/driver and fire sponge bullets (honest) from air guns in the cockpit. The Land Walker is made […]

NYC Museum of Modern Art Ghibli Film Festival

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City will be screening several Studio Ghibli films for a “Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata: Masters of Animation” feature. Howl’s Moving Castle will be shown on June 6, several days before its scheduled American release date. (via Nausicaa.net)

R.I.P. Frank Gorshin

Frank Gorshin, the actor who was known as the impressionist of 100 faces including the role of The Riddler in the Batman series starring Adam West, has passed away at the age of 72. He also had an ocassional career in voice acting, incuding Yosemite Sam in some modern Looney Tunes shorts. [Source: Yahoo! News]

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