"Birthday Boy" Wins at BAFTA

“Birthday Boy” was named the winner in the Short Animation category at the British Academy Film Awards, E! Online reports.

"Shark Tale" Makes Big Splash in Home Video

Shark Tale grossed more than $80 million during its first week on home video, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The CGI feature sold more than six million DVD and VHS units in North America.

'Teen Titans: Switched (Season 1, Vol. 2)' Announced on DVD (Update: Cover Art)

Warner Home Video will release Teen Titans: Switched (Season 1, Vol. 2), a seven-episode disc that finishes off the first season, to DVD on April 12, the company officially announced today. The disc is the follow-up to Teen Titans: Divide and Conquer (Season 1, Vol. 1). It will retail for $19.97. Details on the release: […]

New Poll Seeks to Identify the "Greatest Political Cartoon of All Time"

An attempt to find the “greatest political cartoon of all time” begins this week with the publication of a shortlist, the London Telegraph reports.

Online Animation School Launches

AnimationMentor.com Newsletter, a new online animation school, opens its doors for registration on Thursday, February 17, 2005. Classes begin on March 21. More information is available in the AnimationMentor.com Newsletter. (via Animation Insider)

"Aladdin" Cast and Crew Reunite on April 22

A reunion with the cast and crew of Aladdin will be held at 7:00pm on April 22, 2005, at the Glendale Central Library in Glendale, California. Confirmed guests include Andreas Deja, Eric Goldberg, John Musker, Ron Clements, Will Finn, and Tom Sito. [Source: ASIFA-Hollywood] (via Animated News)

Lumina Films Hires International Casts for "Midsummer Dream"

Lumina Films has hired regional stars to voice characters for each territory version of its CG feature Midsummer Dream, AWN reports. The film is set to debut in Spain in June.

Discovery Kids U.K. Picks Up "Bjorn Bear"

Cologne/Vienna-based Ohm:tv has licensed its latest animation series, Bjorn Bear, to U.K.-based Discovery Kids, AWN reports. Based on the children’s books, Pettson & Findus, by creator Sven Nordqvist, Bjorn Bear is a small, curious bear who lives alongside a winding road next to the woods. As people drop all different kinds of things along the […]

Nelvana Re-Cultivates "Care Bears" to Broadcast And Home Video

Nelvana Ltd. has completed a series of broadcast and home entertainment deals for its Care Bears series in Scandinavia, Greece, Israel, Poland, Bulgaria, and Romania, AWN reports.

Tokyopop and "Bumper King" Collide

ICv2 reports Tokyopop has acquired the 26 episode Korean series Bumper King and that they have a wide range of plans for the property. The CGI-animated show is described as an action-adventure/comedy in the world of remote control bumper cars.

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