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Doug Herzog Adds Spike TV to Portfolio

Viacom has tapped Doug Herzog of its Comedy Central channel to take over Spike TV after last week’s resignation of Albie Hecht. Herzog will continue to oversee Comedy Central and continue to be based in Los Angeles. He will report to Herb Scannell, president of MTV Networks Group, on Spike TV and to Judy McGrath, […]

"G.I. Joe" Gets New Writers

IGN Filmforce has learned that screenwriters David Elliot and Paul Lovett have now been given the task of writing the big screen version of G.I. Joe for Paramount Pictures.

Kids WB Asks Viewers to "Be Like the Flea"

As of Saturday, January 29, Kids WB is inviting viewers to take part in the first-ever “Kids’ WB! Like The Flea” interactive event. Kids who think they can “be like” the star of ¡Mucha Lucha! Gigante can log onto www.kidswb.com and apply. Each participant has a chance to receive a phone call from Kids WB […]

Kids WB To Give Away Pokemon Packs

Beginning Monday, February 14, Kids WB will host a “101 Prizes-A-Day Pokémon” Giveaway. Each day during its weekday lineup and concluding on Saturday, February 19, Kids WB will offer viewers the chance to win one of 101 prizes. Viewers who identify the Pokémon character revealed during special sing-a-longs will be eligible to receive a Deoxys […]

Robert Iger Campaigning Without Campaigning for Disney Top Spot

The Los Angeles Times notes the fine line walked by Robert Iger, presumptive front-runner to replace Michael Eisner as CEO of the Walt Disney Company (free registration required). Iger’s public actions must balance between his clear desire to take over the top spot while assuaging shareholder fears that he will not be appointed CEO through […]

"Spiral" Vols. 1 and 2: Otaku-Tested. Mother-Approved.

Ayumu Narumi is a loner who’s always lived in the shadow of his older brother, Kiyotaka. His bro was a better detective, a better pianist and a more confident person in general. One day Kiyotaka disappears, leaving only this cryptic message for Ayumu, “I’m going to pursue the mystery of the Blade Children.” For two […]

Fox Profits Up in Second Quarter

Fox Entertainment saw its second quarter operating income climb to $752 million, up 35% from the same period last year, the company said today. Revenue rose 17% to $3.9 billion. For the six months ended December 31, operating income rose to $1.4 billion from $1.2 billion. Six-month revenues rose to $6.8 billion from $6.1 billion. […]

Danny Elfman To Score "Web," "Wilbur Robinson"

Danny Elfman will score the upcoming animated films Charlotte’s Web and A Day with Wilbur Robinson, AnimationHQ reports.

Cuppa Coffee To Increase Its Flash Programming Slate

Canada’s Cuppa Coffee animation studio plans to dramatically increase its slate of Flash-based programming, World Screen News reports. The company currently specializes in stop-motion work and says it has no plans to abandon its commitment to that animated form.

Activision To Publish "Shrek 3" Games

Activision will develop and publish video games based on Shrek 3, the company said today. Activision also has the rights to develop games based on DreamWorks films Shark Tale and Madagascar. [Source: PR Newswire]

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