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PR: 4Kids Signs Five-Year Deal with CW Network to Program its Saturday Morning Block

NEW YORK – 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE), a global provider of children’s entertainment and merchandise licensing, announced today that it has partnered with The CW Network to program its Saturday morning kids block for five years beginning with the 2008-2009 broadcast season. 4Kids will be supplying five hours of children’s programming per week to […]

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" Book 3, Vol. 2 Announced

Nickelodeon and Paramount announced Avatar: The Last Airbender‘s second volume of Book 3: Fire today: It is scheduled for 1/22/08 with a MSRP of $16.99. It will contain five episodes: “The Avatar and the Firelord”, “The Runaway”, “The Puppetmaster”, “Nightmares and Daydreams”, and “Day of the Black Sun”. In related news, the first volume of […]

Warner Brothers and The Weinstein Company Team Up With Imagi Animation

Imagi Entertianment has entered into a distribution deal with Warner Brothers Pictures and The Weistein Company to distribute their next two CGI movies based on the Gatchaman and Astro Boy properties. Both movies are set to debut in theaters in 2009. Each film has a production budget of aproximately 40 million US dollars. Imagi is […]

NY Times on "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" Mash-up YouTube Videos

The New York Times covers the growing phenomenon of mash-up videos (free registration required), where individuals take clips from animated TV shows and movies and turn them into music videos. The Times notes a growing number of mash-ups of “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” by the rap artist Soulja Boy, including one that uses Disney’s Winnie […]

Viz Announces New January & February Titles Including "Naruto Set 6"

Naruto gets its sixth box set on 2/12/08, which comes in both regular ($49.98) and special editions ($69.98). It runs 325 min. Pokemon Season 1 Set 3 will be released the same day for $39.98. Prince of Tennis is also getting another box set: Set 4 will be released on 1/15/08 for $39.98 and runs […]

Nickelodeon Pins Big Hopes on "Avatar"

According to an article on USA Today, Nickelodeon is beginning to ramp up its promotional efforts around its hit show Avatar the Last Airbender, hoping to tap into the growing appetite for fantasy action entertainment. The second season’s ratings were up 21% from the first, with an average of 2.9 million watching the show, and […]

PR: Nicktoons Network Brand New Series "Edgar & Ellen" Premiering October 7, 2007

Nicktoons Network’s Mischievous Twins Are Tricking And Treating In Their Brand New Series Edgar & Ellen Premiering With Two Back-To-Back Episodes On Sunday, October 7 Edgar & Ellen Halloween Special To Air With An All-New Episode on Sunday, October 28 NEW YORK, September 20, 2007 – In spirit of the trickiest holiday of all, Edgar […]

Paul Dini Hired as Screenwriter for Upcoming "Gatchaman" Animated Movie

Paul Dini (Batman: The Animated Series) has been added as a screenwriter for Imagi Animation Studios’ CG-animated version of anime series Gatchaman. He joins director Kevin Munroe (TMNT) in this new take on the popular anime series that has been previously been shown in the US as the series Battle of the Planets and G-Force. […]

PR: Paul Dini on Board Imagi Animation Studios' "Gatchaman"

Hong Kong (September 21, 2007)- Paul Dini has been signed to collaborate on the screenplay for Imagi Animation Studios’ upcoming CG-animated motion picture, Gatchaman. Announcement was made by Francis Kao, Co-CEO & Chief Creative Officer. “We are excited to have Paul on our talented Gatchaman team,” said Kao. “His extensive background in animation and superhero […]

"Avatar the Last Airbender: The Awakening" Gets Season 3 Off to a Rough Start

If a serialized television show attempts to build a larger continuous narrative, sooner or later it will pass a point when the writers stop writing for new audience members and start writing for the existing fanbase. This is not necessarily an obstacle to acquiring new viewers, since a quality television series will be good enough […]

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