MTV Music Zone, a subscription-based music service, will launch on May 1, 2005, as part of China Mobile’s Monternet service’s new music platform MO Music Channel, MTV Networks announced yesterday. China Mobile’s more than 200 million subscribers will be able to access MTV-produced music charts and entertainment news, as well as download music ringtones and […]
Michael J. Dolan has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Viacom Inc., the company announced yesterday. He will assume his duties as CFO on May 11, 2005, reporting to Viacom Chairman and CEO Sumner M. Redstone. Mr. Dolan succeeds Richard J. Bressler, who served as CFO since March 2001. [Source: Viacom]
Newsarama reports that the upcoming Fantastic Four animated series will be showcased in an unspecified manner on the DVD release of the upcoming Fantastic Four theatrical film. The Fantastic Four DVD is expected to be released in the fall, and initial TV airings of the new animated show are slated to appear in Fall 2006.
Dr. Strange will be featured in one of the Marvel/Lions Gates upcoming animated Direct-to-DVD movies, according to Newsarama. This will be the first time ‘The Master Of Mystic Arts’ has carried his own animated feature. The movie, the fourth in nine planned features, will be released in 2006. Other animated properties include two Ultimate Avengers […]
Mile High Comics has released several previews of comics from Marvel and DC scheduled for release on May 4, 2005. Highlights include Batman: Dark Detective #1, which reunites famed 70’s Batman team Steve Englehart, Marshall Rogers, and Terry Austin, and G.L.A. #2 by Dan Slott and Paul Pelletier (She-Hulk).
An upcoming study from License Magazine notes that Marvel Entertainment and Nickelodeon were two of the top licensors in 2004, based on the strength of such properties as Spider-Man, Dora the Explorer, and SpongeBob SquarePants. Marvel’s licensing brought in $4 billion in retail sales, while Nickelodeon licenses brought in $4.75 billion.
Twelve-year-old Kyler Spears of Sacramento has won the “Miguzi Make a Monsterpiece” competition, with his design for “Yoke” being chosen out of more than 1,000 entries in the contest to design a new cast member for Cartoon Network’s Miguzi animation bloc, the network said today. website. Yoke will make his Miguzi debut on Monday, May […]
Paramount Pictures will distribute up a slate of films to be produced by Marvel Enterprises under a deal announced by the companies today. The first titles to be released under the new pact will be adaptations of Captain America and Nick Fury, which are expected to be ready for release in 2007 or 2008. Under […]
Marvel Enterprises and Stan Lee have settled all pending litigation connected to a lawsuit in which Lee laid claim to part of Marvel’s Spider-Man profits, Marvel said today. Terms were not disclosed, but the company separately reported taking a $10 million charge against first quarter profits in order to settle the litigation. [Source: Business Wire]