Lending Voice for Animation Becoming Very Popular in India

Business-Standard talks about the growing number of people in India who lend their voices for works of animation as a part time job.

Miramax Films Int'l President to Step Down

Miramax Films’ Michael Williams-Jones, president of its Miramax International division, will step down as of March 1, 2005. [Source: PR Newswire]

MLB Scandal Gets Animated

The BALCO steroid scandal involving Major League Baseball players Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi, and Gary Sheffield has been lampooned by a two-minute animation, available for free viewing at www.TheHomerunGuys.com. [Source: PR Newswire]

Bandai to Co-Produce "Eureka Seven"

Bandai Entertainment Inc. has joined forces with several companies in Japan to produce an all-new original television animation series entitled Eureka Seven, set to debut on April 17 and air Sundays at 7:00am on Japan’s MBS/TBS national network. A total of eleven partners are involved in the project. The story of Eureka Seven centers on […]

"Spider-Man - The Venom Saga" Release Date Confirmed

Spider-Man – The Venom Saga will be available on DVD on June 7, 2005, for $19.99 SRP, Discuss this news on The Marvel Animation Forum reports. Discuss this news on The Marvel Animation Forum

Disney's "Tarzan II" Comes to DVD

Disney’s Tarzan II is coming to Disney DVD on June 14, 2005, and will be available for $29.99 SRP. [Source: Magical Mountain]

'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]

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