JoJo Stars on Disney Channel in Primetime Thanksgiving Episode and Six-Hour Marathon

JoJo, her pet lion Goliath, and all their friends in Circus Town learn that it’s fun to do good deeds for others in a primetime Thanksgiving special of JoJo’s Circus premiering Sunday, November 20 (7:30pm – 8:00pm, ET/PT) on Disney Channel. In the episode, Circus Town is excited about the Thanksgiving Hip Hooray parade that […]

Nelvana, Paramount Reach Agreement on "The Backyardigans"

Nelvana has finalized an agreement with Paramount Home Entertainment International for the video release of The Backyardigans in the U.K., Latin America, Spain, Germany, Italy, France, and Scandinavia. Paramount Home Entertainment distributes the title on behalf of Nickelodeon in the United States and for Nelvana in Canada based on a previous agreement. Nickelodeon and Viacom […]

4Kids Entertainment CFO to Leave the Company at Year's End, New Executive Named

4Kids Entertainment, Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer Joseph P. Garrity will be leaving the company at the end of the year. As of December 1, 2005, Bruce R. Foster, Senior Vice President of Finance, will be the new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of 4Kids Entertainment. [Source: Business Wire]

4Kids, Subway Team Up for "Yu-Gi-Oh!"

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. has partnered with the Subway restaurant chain to launch a national promotion featuring the Yu-Gi-Oh! entertainment franchise. The seven-week Yu-Gi-Oh! Kids’ Pak promotion starts November 14, 2005, at more than 20,000 Subway restaurants in the U.S. and Canada. The promotion features an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! action toy premium with each purchase of a […]

"Drawn Together" Gets Third Season

Comedy Central has ordered a third season of the animated reality show Drawn Together, AWN reports. The season will premiere during the fourth quarter of 2006 with another fourteen episodes to be produced by Rough Draft Studios in Glendale, California. (via Adam Tyner)

Omni Broadcasting Network to Air Kids Programming

Omni Broadcasting Network — a rising national broadcast network and wholly owned subsidiary of OBN Holdings, Inc. — will begin airing Omni Kids TV, programming for kids. The programming will be aimed specifically at children ages 8-13. The network will air several animated series — including the story of a young bird on the fly […]

Berenstain Bears, Scooby Doo to Lead Oakland Parade

The Berenstain Bears and Scooby Doo will be featured in Oakland’s sixth annual Oakland Tribune Holiday Parade. The parade begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 3. More information is available at http://www.oaklandholidayparade.com. [Source: Business Wire]

Frosty Comes to DVD in Full Length Feature

Frosty the Snowman comes to DVD in his first full length DVD feature, The Legend of Frosty the Snowman. The all-new animated comedy adventure is based on the original 1969 television classic. Burt Reynolds narrates the movie and sings the title song. In addition, Tom Kenny (the voice of SpongeBob SquarePants) also stars. The DVD […]

"SpongeBob" Gets 20 Additional Episodes

SpongeBob SquarePants has been picked up for 20 additional episodes to premiere on Nickelodeon in 2006. This will bring the total number of episodes to 100. [Source: PR Newswire]

DreamWorks Animation Announces "Kung Fu Panda" Cast

Two-time Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman, international superstar Jackie Chan, and award-winning actor Ian McShane are joining Jack Black in the cast of the DreamWorks’ computer-animated comedy Kung Fu Panda. In addition, award-winning actress Lucy Liu is currently in talks with the studio to voice another main role. PR Newswire has details.

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