Toon Gals Get Ad Makeover

Dove Styling will debut a new series of magazine ads in which cartoon characters Marge Simpson, Wilma Flintstone, Jane Jetson and Velma Dinkley get hair makeovers, the Associated Press reports. Velma, Jane and Wilma are already featured in a TV commercial that began airing this month.

"Beyblade" Gets Multiple Spots on International Networks

Nelvana has signed multiple deals to distribute Beyblade internationally, the studio said today. Brazil’s TV Globo has acquired Beyblade VFORCE (episodes 52-102). Cartoon Network Asia will broadcast Beyblade GRevolution (episodes 103-154) in Australia and New Zealand. Other deals with Portugal’s Iberian Program Services, Denmark’s TV4/Nelonen, and Finland’s DR1 were also announced. Mexico’s Tycoon has also […]

"Jacob Two-Two" Lands on Spanish Schedules

Television Nacional de Chile and Telemundo have acquired Nelvana’s Jacob Two-Two for broadcast, the studio announced today. Television Nacional has picked up 26 half-hour episodes of the series; Telemundo has picked up 13 episodes. [Source: Corus Entertainment]

New "Tom and Jerry" Mobile Game Announced

Macrospace and Cartoon Network will launch Tom and Jerry Food Fight, a new game for mobile phones, according to GamesIndustry.biz.

Teletoon Debuts "Foster's Home" in March

Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends will premiere on Teletoon on Friday, March 11, at 8:00am (ET/PT). [Source: Teletoon]

"The Animation Show" Announces 2005 Program

The Animation Show has released its 2005 program and tour schedule. (via Cartoon Brew)

"Hello Kitty" DVD Gets February 1 Release

ADV Films will release Hello Kitty’s Animation Theater: Once Upon A Time to DVD and VHS on February 1, Active Anime reports. The releases will be priced at $14.98 (DVD) and $9.98 (VHS).

"Garfield, Volume 3" Set for April DVD Debut

Fox Home Entertainment will release a third volume of Garfield and Friends to DVD on April 19, DVD Toons reports.

Corus Reports Profit Rise in Latest Quarter

Corus Entertainment, parent of YTV and Nelvana, earned $29.1 million in the latest quarter, up from $5.7 million in the same period last year. Revenues fell to $180.6 million from $185.0 million. Advertising growth lifted revenues and profits at the company’s Television and Radio divisions. But numbers at the Content division fell sharply. Revenues fell […]

New Disney Channel Animated Series and Movies in Development

Disney Channel’s Gary Marsh, Executive Vice President/Original Programming and Production, introduced the following new original animated series at the Television Critics Association’s meeting on January 12: *The Buzz on Maggie: a comedy about everyday from the point-of-view of a fly named Maggie. The Buzz on Maggie is executive produced by Dave Polsky (Scary Movie 2) […]

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