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Hasbro Wins Nick License for Games, Toys

Hasbro has picked up US licensing rights to all Nickelodeon TV and movie properties under a deal between the toymaker and the network, the companies announced yesterday. Toys announced under the agreement include two games based on SpongeBob SquarePants (Ants in the Square Pants and The Game of Life in Bikini Bottom); versions of Candy […]

4Kids Names Lyons to Home Video Position

4Kids Entertainment has tapped Joe Lyons as its Director of Home Entertainment, the company announced yesterday. [Source: 4Kids Entertainment]

"Cartoon Cartoon Show" Set to Return; Two New Shorts Currently in Production

Michael Ouweleen, creative director of Cartoon Network, said today that Cartoon Network Studios is in production of two new short cartoons designed to restart their original cartoon anthology series, which has been known alternately in the past as The What a Cartoon Show and The Cartoon Cartoon Show. One of the two greenlit shorts, Welcome […]

New CN Series From "Rocko" Creator Coming in July -- UPDATED

Joe Murray, creator of Rocko’s Modern Life, is working on a new series for Cartoon Network called Camp Lazlo, the network announced today. The show will follow the quest of a monkey named Lazlo to earn merit badges at Camp Kidney, a camp for Bean Scouts. Lazlo’s cabin-mates are Raj, a “reluctant, compulsive Indian elephant” […]

"Spider-Man/Human Torch" #2 Preview On-line

A 4-page preview of Marvel’s Spider-Man/Human Torch #2 is available at PopCultureShock.com. The comic is written by Dan Slott with art by Ty Templeton, creative team behind Batman Adventures, and will reach comic book shops on Wednesday, February 23. Other Marvel previews on the site include Astonishing X-Men #8, by Joss Whedon and John Cassaday, […]

"USA Today" Notes Return of DC Comics Properties to Big Screen

An article in USA Today notes the return of DC Comics properties to moviehouses this year, beginning with Constantine, starring Keanu Reeves in the title role. (via Newsarama.com)

Simon & Schuster Release "DisneyWar" Early

The Orlando Sun-Sentinel reports that Simon & Schuster has shipped James B. Stewart’s DisneyWar to bookstores well ahead of its March 7 publication date in an effort to capitalize on recent news coverage. Copies were shipped last week, and should be available in bookstores now. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

Walt Disney International President Andy Bird to Speak at Smith Barney Conference

A presentation and general discussion with Andy Bird, President of Walt Disney International, will be hosted by Smith Barney Citigroup at its Leisure Day Conference on Thursday, February 17, 2005, at 11:05am (ET). A live webcast of the session will be available at www.disney.com/investors. [Source: Business Wire]

"Gravion Zwei" Coming in March

ADV will release Gravion Zwei: Eye of the Storm to home video on March 8, the company said today. The DVD-only release will include four complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include Earthgertz character profiles and art gallery; EFA character profiles and art gallery; episode art […]

Dynatech Wins Pokemon License

Dynatech Action will feature Pokemon characters on new interactive water games due out this fall, Playthings reports.

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