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Teletoon Launching Three New Series

Teletoon is launching three new series in March that celebrate the power of the imagination: * Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends – Premieres Friday, March 11, at 5:00pm * The Zimmer Twins – Premieres Monday, March 14 (Time TBA) * Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs – Premieres Monday, March 28, at 9:30am [Source: […]

Anima 2005 Winners Announced

Anima 2005, the 24th Animation Festival, drew to a close on February 13, 2005 in Brussels with an awards ceremony for Anima 2005′s national and international competition. AWN has a list of the awards and winners.

Miyazaki & Company Set to Purchase Studio Ghibli

As was previously reported by Toon Zone, Studio Ghibli is separating from its parent company. Variety now reports that Spirited Away director Hayao Miyazaki and a group of investors are set to buy Studio Ghibli from Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co., according to AWN. Top Ghibli employers are seeking between $96 million and $144 million to […]

Cartoon Movie 7th Edition Coming in March

The seventh edition of Cartoon Movie will be held March 10 – 12, 2005, at Babelsberg studios in Potsdam, Germany. The conference is intended for filmmakers and professionals involved in the financing, production, distribution, or exploitation of European animated feature films. [Source: AWN]

Bob Picunko Promoted at Buena Vista

Bob Picunko has been promoted to Director, Business Development and Production for Buena Vista Games, Inc., where he will be responsible for strengthening relationships with videogame developers and content creators as well as assessing new game concepts for the company. Picunko will report to Michael Ryder, Vice President of Worldwide Production at Buena Vista Games. […]

College Film Gets Oscar Nomination

Ryan, an animated short created by director Chris Landreth and Seneca College animation art students, has received Oscar nominations this year. MetroNews has more on the making of the film.

India's Animation Business Expected to Boom

India’s animation business, currently worth an estimated $300 million, is expected to grow to about $300 billion in the next five years, according to the India Times.

Lending Voice for Animation Becoming Very Popular in India

Business-Standard talks about the growing number of people in India who lend their voices for works of animation as a part time job.

Miramax Films Int'l President to Step Down

Miramax Films’ Michael Williams-Jones, president of its Miramax International division, will step down as of March 1, 2005. [Source: PR Newswire]

MLB Scandal Gets Animated

The BALCO steroid scandal involving Major League Baseball players Barry Bonds, Jason Giambi, and Gary Sheffield has been lampooned by a two-minute animation, available for free viewing at www.TheHomerunGuys.com. [Source: PR Newswire]

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