NY Times Profiles Two Animation/Kid Festivals

The New York Times today carries an article on the New York International Children’s Film Festival and the BAMkids Film Festival.

"Speed Racer" Crosses DVD Finish Line on May 24

Lions Gate will release the third volume of Speed Racer: Collector’s Edition to DVD on May 24, TVShowsOnDVD reports. It will retail for $22.95.

Reuters Goes Behind the Scenes at AKOM

Reuters goes behind the scenes at AKOM, the South Korean animation studio that does animation duties on The Simpsons.

Swenson Teams with Lynch for Animated Comedy

Rugrats producer-animator Chuck Swenson is teaming with scribe Brian Lynch for an animated family comedy set up at Fox Broadcasting, Variety reports. (via Craig Crumpton)

Animated Criticism: An Orphaned Deer and a Pig in a Plane

Welcome to Animated Criticism, a column that will examine and summarize critical reactions to recent animated releases across the press and Internet world. The big American release of the week (coming out today): the Bambi Platinum Edition. The Washington Post loves the release, calling the remastered visuals “as lovely as a sunny, spring day.” If […]

Cartoon Network Launches Second Annual 'Project Goldmaster'

Cartoon Network will offer one up-and-coming game developer the opportunity to create a downloadable game featuring Cartoon Network characters from series such as Codename: Kids Next Door, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends in its second annual ‘Project Goldmaster’ competition. As part of the Independent Games Festival, ten […]

Wolpert and Silverman Named Vice Presidents, Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products

Nancy Wolpert and Lisa Silverman Meyers have been named Vice President, Home Video/DVD, and Vice President, Strategic Planning and Marketing Services, respectively, of Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products, the company announced today. Wolpert will continue to manage the development of all titles, including consumer advertising, promotions and packaging, and will serve as the day-to-day contact […]

Hank Close Appointed Executive VP, Ad Sales for MTV Networks Music and Comedy Group

Hank Close has been appointed Executive Vice President, Ad Sales, for MTV Networks’ Music and Comedy Group. In his new role, Close will be responsible for managing the channels’ On-Air and On-Line sales teams. Close will work closely with Larry Divney, President, MTV Networks Ad Sales, whom he shall also report to, to ensure that […]

4Kids Promotes Nuskey

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. has promoted Colleen Nuskey to Vice President of Marketing and Licensing, the company announced on Monday. In her new role, Nuskey will be responsible for the implementation of integrated marketing initiatives for some of 4Kids Entertainment’s leading properties, including Cabbage Patch Kids and Winx Club. She will help create and execute marketing […]

Kids WB Announces "MegaMan" & "Yu-Gi-Oh" Sweepstakes

In celebration of the addition of MegaMan NT Warrior: Axess to Kids WB’s AfterToons block, the network is joining forces with Capcom, Mattel, Viz, and Decipher for the “Kids’ WB! AfterToons All Axess Sweepstakes.” Each day this week, from Monday, February 28 through Friday, March 4, kids will need to tune in to MegaMan NT […]

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