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Devil's Due Publishing Announces "G.I. Joe" Contests

Devil’s Due Publishing has announced three contests tied to the upcoming re-launch of their G.I. Joe titles. One is aimed at fans, while the other two are aimed at retailers and are meant to assist in the promotion of the new G.I. Joe: America’s Elite comic series. Issue #0 is a special 25-cent launch issue […]

Creating Grand Central Station in CGI

The New York Times has published a feature article describing the re-creation of Grand Central Station for the CGI animated feature Madagascar (free registration required).

Teletoon to Rerun Initial 26 Episodes of "The Batman"

Teletoon plans to rerun the first two Canadian seasons of The Batman, beginning this weekend on the animation network. The network recently aired up to episode #26 of the animated series, “Night and the City.” The Canadian network will air season one episodes, episodes #1 – 13, on Monday and Friday during the 3:30pm slot […]

Disney "Timeless Tales" Coming in August

Disney will release Walt Disney’s Timeless Tales Volumes One and Two to DVD on August 16, each with a $19.99 price tag, Animated Bliss reports. Volume One contents will include “The Prince And The Pauper,” “Three Little Pigs,” and “The Tortoise And The Hare,” while Volume Two will include “Ugly Duckling,” “The Country Cousin,” and […]

"Steamboy" Gets July DVD Date

A director’s cut DVD of Steamboy and giftset will be released on July 26, Animated Bliss reports. The DVD will retail for $26.96 and the giftset (which includes postcards, booklet and mini-comicbook) will retail for $49.99.

Gumby Marks Fifty Years with Exhibits

Gumby will mark his fiftieth anniversary this year with a series of exhibitions, the Associated Press reports. A month-long exhibit has just opened in Antioch, California, and the Museum of Moving Image in New York City will host a six-month exhibit starting in mid-June.

Bardel Preps "Dragons" Sequel for Fall Premiere

Mega Bloks and Bardel Entertainment will produce Dragons: Metal Ages, a sequel to last year’s Dragons: Fire & Ice, World Screen reports. YTV will broadcast the film this fall.

Celluloid Dreams Signs Multiple Distribution Deals

Distributor Celluloid Dreams will handle sales for Grass Roots: The Movie and The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers under a series of deals announced by the company, AWN reports, citing Variety. The company will also represent various Aardman titles, including three Wallace and Gromit shorts.

Revenues, Profits Soar at BKN

Kid programmer BKN International earned 1.02 million euros in its latest six month fiscal period, a 250% increase over the same period last year, World Screen reports. Revenues doubled to 5.54 million euros.

"Jakers" Goes to Scandinavia

Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks has been picked up by Denmark’s DR and Finland’s YLE for broadcast later this year, c21 Media reports.

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