"Ben 10" Comes to CN Next May

Cartoon Network will add Ben 10, a new thirty-minute science-fiction action-adventure series, to its schedule in May of 2006, the network says. The series focuses on Ben Tennyson, who can transform into ten different superpowered alien beings. The powers are granted by the Omnitrix, a watch-like device that straps itself to Ben’s wrist and gives […]

Roy Disney Makes Peace With Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney Co. has named Roy E. Disney a director emeritus and consultant to the company, The New York Times reports. Disney and his associate Stanley Gold have in return agreed to back the leadership of Robert Iger, who is slated to succeed Michael Eisner as Disney CEO in September. The pair have also promised […]

ADV Announces Five DVDs for August

ADV Films will release Gantz: Fatal Attractions; Gilgamesh: Cage Without a Key; Get Backers: Memories, Mementos & Monkeys; Saiyuki Double Barrel Collection; and Pretear: Complete Collection to DVD on August 9, the company said today. Gantz: Fatal Attractions will include episodes 14 through 17 of the series in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with […]

SAG, Industry Sign Toon Agreement

Actors and producers have reached a new three-year contract covering television animation, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The tentative pact calls for a 3% increase in minimum pay and a 1% increase to the union’s health and pension plans.

Terry Moore DVD Wins Telly Award

Hero Video’s Terry Moore: Paradise Found has been awarded a Telly Award for artistic excellence. The DVD is an interview with the Eisner-winning creator of Strangers in Paradise. A review can be found here. [Source: Hero Video]

Comcast On-Demand Adds Nelvana Toons

Corus Entertainment and Comcast Corporation are launching Vortex on Demand, a new video-on-demand service featuring Nelvana programming, World Screen reports. The service will be available to Comcast Digital Cable customers.

"Y Tu Mama" Scripter Opens Toon Studio

Carlos Cuaron and Rene Castillo will team up to form an as-yet unnamed animation company, AWN reports, citing Variety. Cuaron is the scriptwriter of Y Tu Mama Tambien, while Castillo is an animator.

Sony Sends "Spider-Man" to UMD

Sony will release Spider-Man: The New Animated Series – High Voltage Villians on UMD on September 13, TV Shows on DVD reports. It will retail for $19.95.

"Boohbah" Goes to China

Boohbah will come to China’s CCTV and South Africa’s SABC2 on July 11, World Screen reports.

"Dragon Booster" in Latin Deals

Dragon Booster will come to Latin America via a deal with Jetix, c21 Media reports. The series will launch in the fall of 2005.

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