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"Ghostbusters" DVD Artwork Revealed

TVShowsOnDVD has artwork for the previously announced DVD release of The Real Ghostbusters.

"Jongno 7" Gets Italian Licensing Agent

Korean digital content company Character Korea has secured an Italian licensing agent for its new animated kids property Jongno 7, C21Media reports. Character Korea is currently producing a 3D animated Jongno 7 series, as well as 100 one-minute, 3D, made-for-mobile shorts. Both are due for completion in May 2006.

EM Signs Domestic Home Entertainment Deals

German media company EM.Entertainment has further expanded its home entertainment activities with long-term contracts with Munich-based Universum Film and Hamburg-based Warner Bros. Entertainment, C21Media reports. The Universum DVD and video deal encompasses a range of children and youth titles from the EM.Entertainment library, including one animated Pippi Longstocking feature and four animated Heidi feature films, […]

Aardman Holding Animation Classes

South West Screen, Skillset, and Bristol-based Aardman Features are hosting a unique masterclass for animation professionals, AWN reports. Experts from Aardman and DreamWorks will show 2D and stop-frame animators how their skills can be transferred to CGI. The class is being offered at a choice of three centers: Watershed, Bristol, on Thursday, January 12, 2006; […]

British Music Channel Debuts First Animated Series

British music channel Fuse is set to debut its first animated TV series, Empire Square, which follows three foul-mouthed characters — Rabbit; Hooks; and Tourette’s-afflicted wannabe rocker, Richie — according to AWN. The series is intended for young adults, embracing the spirit of such series as South Park and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. The series […]

Tern Television Enters Animation Arena

Tern Television, one of Scotland’s most diverse and creative Indies, has entered the animation arena with several high-profile projects involving such leading talents as Oscar-nominated animator Sylvain Chome and Hollywood writer Brian Ward. Tern’s first projects include a commission for Channel 4 (The KNTV Show), a pilot for the BBC (The Clan), and a £20m […]

BBC One Saturday Morning Kids' Block Moves to BBC Two

BBC One and BBC Two are switching their Saturday morning lineups in January: the children’s programming block on BBC One will move to BBC Two, and BBC Two’s schedule of Breakfast, Weekend 24 and Saturday Kitchen will air on BBC One. The move comes in part by the fact that BBC One’s Saturday morning children’s […]

Animated Band Receives Jim Henson Award

“The Gorillaz” has won The Jim Henson Creativity Honor, as part of the newly established Jim Henson Honors — an annual program that acknowledges organizations, individuals, or products that reflect the core values and philosophy of Jim Henson and the company he founded in 1955. “The Gorillaz,” an animated rock group established by Damon Albarn […]

Comcast Announces Family Tier

Comcast Corporation today announced that it will launch a Family programming package with an average of 35 – 40 channels beginning in early 2006. The new Family Tier will include, among other channels, sixteen family friendly programming networks of primarily G-rated content. Disney Channel, Toon Disney, and Nickelodeon are among the networks that will be […]

Toby Nelson Named Senior Vice President And Treasurer For Post-Separation Viacom

Viacom Inc. today announced that George (Toby) Nelson has been appointed Senior Vice President and Treasurer for new Viacom. In his new position, Nelson will be responsible for domestic and international capital market activities, banking services, foreign exchange, and employee benefit plan asset management for the company. He will report to Michael J. Dolan, Executive […]

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