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Disney Online Names Brad Davis Vice President of Advertising Sales

Disney Online has appointed Brad Davis to serve as vice president of its online advertising sales unit. In his new position, Davis will provide strategic direction for the sales team and lead all media sales efforts for Disney Online, which includes Disney.com, FamilyFun.com, and Movies.com. [Source: Business Wire]

"X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse" Comes to Retailers

X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse, the sequel to X-Men Legends, is now available for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and Nintendo GameCube. The game retails for $49.99 SRP. Additionally, the PC/CD-ROM version is available for $39.99 SRP. Later this fall, the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system version will be available for $49.99 SRP. [Source: PR Newswire]

Karen Driscoll and Lauren Elchoness Promoted at Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon has named marketing executive Karen Driscoll as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Planning; and Lauren Elchoness to Vice President, On-Air and Off-Channel Promotions Marketing. As Senior Vice President, Driscoll will direct the brand management of Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. brands and properties such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, its recent spin-off Go […]

Adult Swim Block premieres on CN Latin America on October 7th

Latin America is going to get its own version of the popular Adult Swim block beginning October 7th. Among the confirmed shows that will air in the block are Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Brak Show, Sealab 2021 and Home Movies. Source: [Cartoon Network/Terra.com.mx]

DreamWorks Animation Announces Future Film Projects

DreamWorks Animation Studios has announced several of their forthcoming movie releases through 2009, including Kung Fu Panda with Jack Black in the title role and a sequel to this year’s Madagascar. Other projects listed include Over the Hedge and Flushed Away for 2006 and How to Train Your Dragon, Rex Havoc, It Came From Earth! […]

"Futurama" Writer Elected to Head of Writers Guild of America, West

Patric M. Verrone was elected to head the Writers Guild of America, West, winning a 69% majority of 2,012 ballots cast. Verrone’s credits include writing for Futurama, Muppets Tonight, and Rugrats. In his campaign, Verrone stated a need to better organize animation, cable, and reality TV writers.

Owen Dunne Webcomic Optioned by Fox for TV Series

Owen Dunne’s You Damn Kid! webcomic has been optioned by Fox TV to become an animated television show. Based on the content of the comic, the show is expected to follow in the tradition of irreverent animated family cartoons on Fox from The Simpsons to Family Guy. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)

"Zixx: Level Two" Episode 3: His Name is Earl, and We Miss Him

SUPER HAMMER! Zixx and Flanngo, two alien operatives, are attempting to save the Earth from the other extraterrestrials. But the question we (and protagonist Riley) have to ask ourselves is are these two offworlders really the good guys? Riley might have trouble falling backward into their arms, as seen in Zixx Level Two episode three, […]

"Sakura Taisen: Ecole de Paris" is Cause for Ennui

There are some animated works that take place in a universe that is so intriguing that a viewer finds himself completely engrossed in the story, even if he doesn’t fully understand every point of the plot or recognize all of the characters. Sakura Taisen: Ecole de Paris is not one of these works. Ecole de […]

"Tokyo Underground" Vol. 3: Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind

Unfortunately, the title “Tokyo Underground” is indicative of this show’s fate: underground popularity. It won’t be breaking any sales records or be remembered for its intellectual depth or storytelling innovation. It will probably fade into obscurity. And that’s a shame, actually. Sure, it’s not Fullmetal Alchemist, Mobile Suit Gundam, or Evangelion, but at the end […]

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