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Animated Selections for Variety's "Top 100" Icons: Mickey, H&B

In conjunction with their 100th anniversary, Variety magazine has released their list of the top 100 entertainment icons of the past century. Mickey Mouse joins figures like Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, the Beatles, and Elvis Presley in the top 10. The full list of animation icons includes Bugs Bunny, Betty Boop, the Flintstones, Snoopy, and […]

NY Times Talks to "South Park" Creators on Season 9

On the eve of the second half of their ninth season, the New York Times has spoken to South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone about the current and future plans for the show (registration required). The duo talk about their six-day production schedule, how they develop their shows, and the vague plans they […]

"The Legend of Zelda": 80s Camp Resurrected on DVD

Premiering and ending in the fall of 1989, The Legend of Zelda consisted of only thirteen episodes and aired during The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!. The complete The Legend of Zelda series hits DVD October 18th, with a few special features to back up the collection. Well excuuuse me, PrincessIf you’ve been around Zelda […]

"Zixx Level Two": Nerds of a Feather Watch "Zixx" Together!

If you’re just joining us, Zixx is a Canadian show mixing live-action and CG by Mainframe. Zixx Phunkee Zee and partner Flanngo, alien operatives, have been defending a computer world known as The Keep from other aliens alongside Meghan and Riley, two kids from suburbia. This episode finally satisfies my hunger for some major happening: […]

Jewell Engstrom Promoted at Disney ABC Cable Networks Group

Jewell Engstrom has been promoted to the position of chief financial officer and executive vice president for Disney ABC Cable Networks Group. In her new role, Ms. Engstrom adds international finance and accounting responsibilities, overseeing all finance-related issues for Disney ABC Cable Networks Group’s international networks, including 23 Disney Channels, eight Toon Disney channels, eight […]

"Little Einsteins Halloween" Premieres Saturday, October 29 on Disney Channel

A Halloween episode of the new preschool series Little Einsteins will premiere Saturday, October 29 (8:00 a.m., ET/PT) during Disney Channel’s Playhouse Disney. In the episode entitled “Little Einsteins Halloween,” the series’ four music-loving young characters — Leo, the conductor; Annie, the singer; Quincy, the instrumental virtuoso; and June, the dancer — are planning a […]

SpongeBob Set to Air in China

SpongeBob SquarePants will begin airing in 120 million Chinese households by year’s end via the dedicated children’s channel of state-run broadcaster China Central Television, AWN reports, citing The Hollywood Reporter.

Cartoon Network Orders More "Code Lyoko"

French toon producer/distributor MoonScoop has announced production of 45 additional episodes of Code Lyoko for Cartoon Network, giving the series a total of 97 episodes, C21Media reports. Due in September 2006, season three will be accompanied by a major merchandising campaign to cover a broad range of licensed products including toys, clothes, stationary, school bags, […]

"Galactik Football" Comes to International Jetix Channels

Walt Disney-owned Jetix’s European and Latin American operations have picked up the pay-TV rights to the animated action series Galactik Football from French toon house Alphanim, C21Media reports. The series is due to air on Jetix’s European channels beginning in Spring 2006, to coincide with Jetix Europe’s international kids football tournament, the Jetix Kids Cup, […]

"George of the Jungle" Swings to TVs Around the World

Classic Media and Studio B Productions’ animated co-production George of the Jungle has been presold to Cartoon Network US, Cartoon Network Europe, and Nickelodeon UK for a January 2007 launch, C21Media according to C21Media. The series was developed in association with Teletoon Canada, and production is underway at Studio B.

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