PorchLight Licenses "Four Eyes" Throughout Asia-Pacific

PorchLight Entertainment, through its distribution partners, has secured several distribution deals for its animated series Four Eyes. The series has been licensed to Nickelodeon Australia, Nickelodeon Asia, Disney Channel Italy, and TG4. [Source: World Screen]

Mainframe Acquires Rights to "Arthur" Film

Mainframe has picked up international distribution rights to Arthur’s Missing Pal, the CGI direct-to-video film based on the children’s property Arthur, World Screen reports.

"Polar Express" Hits DVD November 22

The Polar Express will be available on DVD from Warner Home Entertainment beginning November 22, 2005, AWN reports.

"Robots" to DVD September 20

Robots will be available on DVD from Fox Home Entertainment beginning September 20, 2005, AWN reports.

TV Schedules Update

Several schedule updates are now available on the Toon Zone Schedules Page.

Disney Animation Recruits, Reveals Footage and Tools

A team of Disney executives on Tuesday made an impassioned plea for the Los Angeles Professional Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH — the area’s premiere computer graphics artists — to join the Walt Disney Feature Animation studio during a session at the ArcLight cinema complex in Hollywood. This is the studio’s first public recruiting pitch to […]

"The Best Animation in the World, Part 2" Now Screening in Canada

The Canadian Film Institute and the Ottawa International Animation Festival will present a screening of “The Best Animation in the World, Part 2″ on Saturday, June 25. OttawaStart has details.

DreamWorks/Dodge Form Marketing Promotion

DreamWorks and Dodge Caravan have joined forces to develop a marketing and advertising promotion to support the release of the animated film Madagascar and the Dodge Caravan National Sales Event. The promotion will consist of television, newspaper, direct mail, and point-of-sale materials. Canada Newswire Group has more on the promotion, running through June.

Nick International Acquires "Trollz"

Nick International has acquired the rights to the adventure series Trollz, under an agreement with DIC Entertainment, Indiantelevision.com reports.

"Vikram Betal" Hits CN in India

The tale of the courageous and judicious King Vikramaditya and the clever ghost Betal will make its world television debut on Cartoon Network India at 12:00pm on June 19, agencyfaqs! reports. The 2-D animation movie chronicles King Vikramaditya’s repeated attempts to capture Betal, a clever and elusive ghost who loves to tell stories and pose […]

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