Atari and FUNimation have signed a new five-year agreement extending Atari’s license for the Dragon Ball franchise, the companies said today. The agreement gives Atari the rights to develop interactive video games based on the Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT animated series and characters for all current and future gaming consoles […]
Nickelodeon today announced a major realignment of its international consumer products division, elevating two executives and reassigning others. Jim Davey has been upped to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Global Consumer Products Marketing and Planning. Formerly, Davey was Vice President Toys and Marketing, Nickelodeon, Consumer Products. Tanya Haider has been named to […]
Newsarama.com has posted an article on the return of Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona’s Runaways, a comic starring a cast of Los Angeles teens who discover that their parents are supervillains. Vaughan addresses the series’ initial cancellation and subsequent revival, as well as the new directions promised for the second run of the title. […]
Cartoon Network is creating an integrated PSA program urging kids to support relief efforts for victims of the December tsunami, the network said today. The PSA will feature Cartoon Network characters in a musical salute set against “Give a Little Bit,” an anthem by Roger Hodgson, formerly of Supertramp. John Ondrasik, Clay Aiken and India.Arie […]
Thunderbird Films and Mainframe Entertainment will co-distribute seasons one and two of YTV’s Zixx, the companies announced today. The series is a live-action/game-animation hybrid sci-fi series about a team of heroes saving the universe from evil. Thunderbird wiill produce the series while Mainframe will design and create the CGI animation content. [Source: Canada Newswire]
Nickelodeon Europe will add the online world of the Bin Weevils to its websites in Sweden, Italy and Spain, AWN reports. The animated environment, which is jointly designed and owned by Prism Entertainment and Nickelodeon UK, allows browsers to design and interact with others through Weevil characters.
Sports anime. Perhaps the only anime genre more neglected than shoujo in the U.S. I’ve always wondered why that was, and I think Fighting Spirit may have answered the question: though it may be beautifully done sometimes, it’s fairly targetted material. You’ve got to be into the sport in question for it to really hit […]