'Winnie the Pooh' Rumbles onto Videgame Systems

Ubisoft and Disney Interactive today announced the launch of Disney’s Winnie the Pooh’s Rumbly Tumbly Adventure. The game features Winnie the Pooh and a birthday adventure in the Hundred Acre Wood. Rated “E” for everyone, the game is being released on the PlayStation2, Nintendo GameCube, and Game Boy Advance systems. [Source: WarCry Network]

Tech Toys Becoming Hot Trend

PR Newswire talks about the trend toward tech toys and how Bandai is playing a huge role in it.

4Kids Names Kenneth Freda Vice President of Retail Development

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. has named Kenneth Freda as Vice President of Retail Development. In his new role, Freda will work with licensees and retailers in helping effectively position 4Kids’ brands as products that will maximize revenue for all partners. Freda will report to Antoinette Reed, 4Kids’ Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing. [Source: 4Kids Entertainment]

Brian Offutt Named Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products

Brian Offutt has been named Senior Vice President, Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products, where he will oversee Paramount’s licensing and merchandising activities. He will report to Leigh Anne Brodsky, President of Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products. [Source: PR Newswire]

ShoPro Skewers Naruto License

Anime News Network reports ShoPro has announced the long awaited acquisition of anime series Naruto. Key licensing partners and television broadcast partners are to be determined shortly. The series features a group of young ninjas learning the importance of such vaules as friendship, teamwork and loyalty. This news comes on the heels of ShoPro’s recently […]

"Tomb Raider" #50 Preview On-line

A six-page preview of Tomb Raider #50 is available at Newsarama.com. This is the final issue of Top Cow’s Tomb Raider comic before the Lara Croft property receives a much-needed makeover in the video game sphere at the hands of her new owner Crystal Dynamics. This final issue is written by Dan Slott (Batman Adventures, […]

Voice Actors and Producer from "Pet Alien" Discuss Their Work

In a recent interview with Animation Insider, voice actor Charlie Schlatter, voice actress Candi Milo, and animation producer Bill Schultz discussed their work on Cartoon Network’s newest show, Pet Alien. The article can be found here.

Thoroughly Modern Mulan

As the Disney sequel machine rolls ever onward, many fans have turned on the Mouse for what they consider its crass commercial exploitation of classic films. This argument has considerable plausibility in the case of projects like The Hunchback of Notre Dame II. I mean, how does that work? The wisecracking gargoyles already have Victor […]

Midway To Produce CN/Adult Swim Games

Midway Games will produce games based on eight Cartoon Network/Adult Swim animated series under a multi-territory deal announced today. The agreement gives Midway the right to publish games for the console, handheld and PC platforms based on Aqua Teen Hunger Force; Space Ghost Coast to Coast; Sealab 2021; Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law; The Brak […]

"DNAngel" to DVD in March

ADV Films will release DNAngel: Facets of Darkness to DVD on March 1, the company said yesterday. The DVD-only release will feature four complete episodes with both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include clean opening and closing animation; voice actor commentary with Kelly Manison (Eiko) and Andy McAvin (Kosuke); […]

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