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Academy Announces Best Animated Feature Competitors

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 10 animated films submitted for nomination as the Best Animated Feature of 2005. The films are: Chicken Little (Disney) Howl’s Moving Castle (Disney) Valiant (Disney) Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (DreamWorks) Madagascar (DreamWorks) Robots (Fox) Steamboy (Triumph Films) Gulliver’s Travels (Pentamedia/Weinstein […]

4Kids Entertainment Appoints New Board Member

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. announced on Wednesday that it has appointed Randy O. Rissman to its Board of Directors on November 9, 2005. The addition of Mr. Rissman, 58, brings the number of Board members to seven. Rissman was also appointed to the 4Kids Audit Committee. Rissman is currently Managing Director of Leo Capital Holdings, a […]

"Postman Pat" Continues His Journey

Following recent deals in the U.S. and Japan, Postman Pat has now been secured for broadcast on Nickelodeon France, C21Media reports. Entertainment Rights has sold fifty-two 15-minute episodes and four half-hour specials of the series to Nickelodeon The series has also been acquired by Minimini in Poland and will also be appearing on video and […]

BRB Picks Up CN Licensing

Cartoon Network Enterprises has restructured its licensing business in Spain and Portugal following the global separation of its licensing responsibility from Warner Bros., C21Media reports. Spanish toon producer/distributor BRB International has picked up the responsibilities this month. The company will manage Cartoon Network productions including The Powerpuff Girls, Codename: Kids Next Door and Dexter’s Laboratory, […]

Lucky Elliot Launches Toon Studio

London commercials and film company Lucky Elliot is launching an animation division to house toon directors for TV series, features and commercials, C21Media reports. The studio, Lapin Blanc, will be run by toon industry veterans Sean O’Kelly and Matt Clark, both formerly of Atomic Entertainment. There are also plans to launch Lapin Blanc USA in […]

Disney Channel Worldwide Integrates Walt Disney Television Animation

Rich Ross, president, Disney Channel Worldwide, has announced the integration of Walt Disney Television Animation (DTVA) into Disney Channel Worldwide and a corresponding new departmental structure for the division. The new structure consists of four departments formed along functional roles: Production; Creative Affairs; Finance, Planning, Technology and Operations; and Business and Legal Affairs. The senior […]

Disney Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2005 Earnings

The Walt Disney Company on Thursday reported earnings for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 1, 2005. For the fourth quarter, the company earned $379 million or $0.19 per share — down 26 percent from a year ago — compared to $516 million or $0.25 per share in the same period a year […]

Activision, DreamWorks Sign Licensing Agreement

Activision, Inc. and DreamWorks Animation SKG have signed a multiyear agreement which grants Activision the exclusive video game rights to upcoming feature films from DreamWorks Animation. Under the terms of the deal, Activision will develop and publish video game products based on DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming movies as well as films currently in development. [Source: PR […]

Nick Announces Spy Cartoon

Nickelodeon is premiering a new cartoon about a family of world-class super-spies who live incognito in suburbia. The series will premiere with three episodes on November 25 at 8:00pm, 8:30pm, and 9:00pm. PR Newswire has details.

"Kodocha" Vol. 3: Kisses, Ulcers and Rap

The first volume brought forth wackiness, the second volume exuded drama, and now the third volume of Kodocha brings us right back to wackiness, whips back to drama, and then back once more to wackiness. When last we saw Sana, Akito Hayama, her close-friend-yet-vile-enemy, had planted a much-unexpected kiss on her. If that wasn’t enough, […]

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