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Disney Channel February Animated Programming Highlights

Throughout the month of February, Disney Channel will feature special short form programming on Black History Month and Black pioneers, with facts and anecdotes presented by Wade of Kim Possible (voiced by actor Tahj Mowry). Every Friday throughout the month of February Disney Channel presents a new episode of its newest animated series American Dragon: […]

Disney Execs To Speak to Investors

Michael Eisner, Bob Iger, George Mitchell, and other senior executives at Walt Disney Co. will present at Disney’s 2005 Investor Conference, the company says. The conference will run from 1:00pm (ET) until 4:30pm, with a resumption at 7:15pm, on Monday, January 31, and continue at 9:00am (ET) on Tuesday, February 1. All presentations will be […]

Updated: Dobson Releases "SpongeBob" Statement

Following an article in The New York Times describing CADRE Comments James Dobson made at a black-tie dinner, Dobson’s Focus on the Family has released a online clarifying his position on SpongeBob SquarePants and the distribution of a pro-tolerance video to public schools. The statement in full: From the outset, let’s be clear that this […]

Gumby Coming to Game Platforms

Prema Toy Co. has granted Namco Hometek exclusive interactive entertainment publishing rights to Gumby, the companies announced today. The deal gives Namco the right to create games featuring Gumby and all related characters for all game systems. It also give Namco the right to insert Gumby “cameos” in other Namco games. [Source: Business Wire]

Viacom Declares Dividend

Entertainment giant Viacom has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.07 per share on its Class A and Class B common stock, payable on April 1 to stockholders of record at the close of business on February 28, the company said yesterday. [Source: Viacom Inc.]

Cookie Jar Gets New Financing

The Cookie Jar Group has secured two credit lines collectively worth more than $60 million to finance its entertainment and education businesses, the company said today. [Source: Canada Newswire]

Judge Refuses New Pooh Trial

The Los Angeles judge who threw out a lawsuit by Stephen Slesinger Inc., to recover Winnie-the-Pooh royalties from Walt Disney Co. has denied Slesinger’s request for a new trial, Reuters reports. Superior Court Judge Charles McCoy says the case has been irretrievably tainted by the tactics used by Slesinger to uncover evidence for use at […]

FUNimation Steps Up "Lupin" Releases

FUNimation plans to release one Lupin movie every two months in 2005, the company said today, with Dead or Alive scheduled for release on February 22. FUNimation has also recently updated its LupinThe3rd website. Separately, Animated Bliss reports that FUNimation will release Dragon Ball Z: Great Saiyaman Starter Set to DVD on March 15 with […]

Disney Rolls Out Thai Channels

P. Southern Network Company Co. will roll out Disney Channel and Playhouse Disney channel on cable platforms in Thailand, World Screen Daily reports, with full schedules expected to be in place by early 2006.

Cartoon Network Scores in Latin America

Cartoon Network’s Latin America channels ended 2004 with a bang, winning in key demographics in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela, World Screen News reports.

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