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"Gargoyles" Season 2, Vol. 1: A Truly Epic TV Tale

Nearly twelve months after releasing the first season of the popular Gargoyles series, Disney has blessed fans once again with Gargoyles: Season 2, Volume 1: We Live Again, a three-disc set collecting the first half of the second season. With a video and audio transfer that matches the quality of the previous release and well-done […]

TV-Loonland Announces Several Broadcasting Deals

Following a major overhaul of its sales team during the past few months, German producer/distributor TV-Loonland has signed several deals with international broadcasters. C21Media reports.

2005 BAF Awards Winners Announced

The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television has announced the winners of this year’s BAF Awards as part of the 12th Bradford Animation Festival, which took place on November 19, 2005, in Bradford, U.K. AWN has details.

Nelvana "Patches" U.K. Home Video Deal

Nelvana has signed a home entertainment distribution agreement with London-based 2 Entertain for the first twenty-six episodes of Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends. The series, recently green-lit for a second season on FIVE TV in the U.K., is produced by Nelvana and Absolute Pictures in association with Callaway Arts & Entertainment. [Source: Corus Entertainment]

MTV Acquires GameTrailers Assets

MTV Networks has acquired substantially all the assets of GameTrailers LLC, including the Internet site GameTrailers.com. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. GameTrailers is a leading producer and aggregator of broadband video content covering the latest in the world of video games. [Source: PR Newswire]

Viacom Inc. Names Independent Directors To The Boards Of Post-Separation Companies

Viacom Inc. today announced the election of seven independent directors to the Boards of the two new publicly traded companies that will be created following the separation of Viacom. Four directors (Charles K. Gifford, Bruce S. Gordon, Ann N. Reese and Judith A. Sprieser) have been elected to the Board of CBS Corporation, joining previously […]

Warner Bros., M-Net Sign Agreement

M-Net, Africa’s biggest pay-television operator, has signed a first-run, pay-television deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITD). The multi-year deal gives M-Net subscribers access to the TV premieres of Warner Bros.’ leading movie titles such as Batman Begins. [Source: Time Warner]

Bill Plympton Animates Music Video for Kayne West

An animated music video by Bill Plympton for Kayne West’s “Heard ‘Em Say” debuted on MTV on Monday, November 21. Plympton’s 12 Tiny Christmas Tales is also one of several programs on a “viewer’s choice” poll at CartoonNetwork.com. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)

"My Beautiful Girl Mari": Innocence, Never Really Lost

The first thing My Beautiful Girl Mari (titled simply Mari’s Tale in the original Korean) brings to mind is My Neighbor Totoro. Both have huge flying furry creatures, both have children escaping from the troubles of their families into worlds of fantasy and both are artistically stunning. The Korean feature shares many aspects with the […]

Derek Lamb, Animated Short Film Maker 1936 - 2005

Derek Lamb, a producer of animated short films, passed away on November 5 due to cancer at the age of 69 (registration required). Lamb won two Academy Awards for the short films Every Child and Special Delivery. He also co-produced the animated lead-in for PBS’s Mystery!, which featured art by Edward Gorey.

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