Jim Cummings Interviewed

Minneapolis’ Star Tribune interviews prolific voice actor Jim Cummings, voice of Tazmanian Devil, as well as Winnie The Pooh and Tigger too in Pooh’s Heffalump Movie which debuts in theaters today.

"Power Rangers: S.P.D." Premiere Delivers Ratings Gains for Jetix

The premiere of Power Rangers: Space Patrol Delta, the 13th incarnation of the Power Rangers series, on ABC Family (Saturday, February 5, 8:30-9:30 am) and Toon Disney (Monday, February 7, 7:30-8:30 pm) posted solid ratings and delivery gains on both channels. The hour-long Power Rangers: S.P.D. premiere on ABC Family generated double-digit ratings gains versus […]

Pixar Profits Drop in Latest Quarter

Pixar Animation Studios earned $55.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2004, down from $83.9 million in the same period in 2003, Reuters reports. Revenues fell to $108.9 million from $164.8 million. The company said results were hurt by comparisons to a quarter which saw the DVD release of Finding Nemo. The company still managed […]

"Divergence Eve" to DVD on March 1

ADV Films will release the first volume of the sci-fi/action space thriller Divergence Eve: Welcome to Watcher’s Nest to home video on March 1, the company said today. The DVD-only release will feature five complete episodes in anamorphic widescreen and English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include clean opening and closing animation; […]

4Kids Signs Licensing Agreement For Fortune Girls

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. has signed an agreement with Puppyfish LLC to serve as the exclusive worldwide merchandise licensing agent for Fortune Girls. Under the agreement, 4Kids Entertainment will represent the merchandising rights to all product categories, including room décor, apparel, stationery, gift wrap and publishing. The Fortune Girls property will include messages in each product […]

Coke Adopts Anime for Ad

In an article about February advertising, The New York Times notes that the Coca-Cola Company will air a 60-second Japanese anime styled advertisement during the Daytona 500 broadcast on Fox. The print edition of the paper includes a still photo from the ad which is not available in the on-line version.

"Batman: The Man Who Laughs" According to Brubaker

Writer Ed Brubaker has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about Batman: The Man Who Laughs, a prestige-format comic drawn by Doug Mahnke that details the first encounter between Batman and the Joker. Batman: The Man Who Laughs was released to comic shops last Wednesday with a cover price of $6.95.

Matt Long and Sam Elliott Join "Ghost Rider"

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Matt Long, star of WB’s Jack and Bobby, will portray the young Johnny Blaze in Ghost Rider. Sam Elliott has also signed on to the picture.

NYTimes Spills "Disney War" Details

James Stewart’s new book Disney War describes a culture of “corporate back-stabbings” at the Walt Disney Co. under Michael Eisner, today’s edition of The New York Times (free registration required) reports. The newspaper has a review of the book, whose publication date has been advanced, and an article describing some of the juicier anecdotes.

New "AcceleRacers" Coming to Cartoon Network

A new four-part AcceleRacers animated special will run quarterly on Cartoon Network as part of a deal with Mattel, the companies announced today. The first part aired in January, and the remaining parts are scheduled to air in March, June and October. In addition, sixteen micro-episodes can be viewed at Business Wire. [Source:Business Wire]

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