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Sakakibara To Helm "Gon"

Moto Sakakibara will direct Sprite Animation Studio’s CG-animated feature Gon, AWN reports. The film, about a foot-tall dinosaur living in a modern-day savanna, is based on the Masashi Tanaka manga. It is set for a 2007 release.

SIGGRAPH To Host Full-Dome Video Projection

The SIGGRAPH 2005 Computer Animation Festival will feature full-dome video projection at the 32nd International Conference on Computer Graphics & Interactive Techniques, DCC Cafe reports. The festival is being held from July 31 through August 4 in Los Angeles, and the Full-Dome Animation Theater will open to attendees on July 30 in Hall G of […]

Radio Disney Lands on iTunes

The iTunes Music Store will begin carrying songs from the Radio Disney playlist, the companies announced today. [Source: Business Wire]

Celador Unleashes "(not so) Scary Monsters"

Celador International is producing (not so) Scary Monsters, an animated series based on a collection of mini children’s books, World Screen reports.

FUNimation Elevates Thomas, Fleck

FUNimation has appointed Ward Thomas senior vice president of sales and operations, the company said today. Joyce Fleck will take over Thomas’s previous responsibilities as vice president of sales and marketing. [Source: PR Newswire]

Viacom Signs Carriage Deal with DirecTV

Nickelodeon-parent Viacom Inc. has signed a long-term carriage agreement with DirecTV, the companies said today. [Source: PR Newswire]

Anime Network Signs Five Carriage Deals

Anime Network has signed deals with BendBroadband, Click! Network, Massillon Cable TV, PrairieWave Communications and Sunflower Broadband to carry its subscription video-on-demand service, the company says. Cablevision and Cox already carry the service. [Source: Anime Network]

Spacetoon TV Picks Up Mondo Series

Mondo TV Group has sold a batch of animated series, including Sandokan, L’Ultimo dei Mohicani, Farhat and Spartacus to Mid East channel Spacetoon TV, World Screen reports. The deal is valued at $1.3 million.

Turkey Getting "Tutenstein" Magazine

SGM Publishing of Turkey will launch a new magazine, aimed at six- to twelve-year-olds, based on the PorchLight animated series Tutenstein, World Screen reports. The Turkish-language magazine will debut in September.

New DTV "Superman" Given An Early Title

Superman Homepage is reporting that the upcoming “Superman” DTV is being tentatively called “Superman vs. Brainiac.”

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