Fall 2005 Programming Information for Jetix

Jetix, the high-energy programming block built on action, adventure, daring and humor, kicks off its sophomore year on Toon Disney and ABC Family with the greenlight of a new original animated series Get Ed from Walt Disney Television Animation, and additional season pick-ups for three key original series — Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!, […]

WB Greenlights "LiquidGeneration" Pilot

The WB has ordered a pilot for an animated sketch-comedy show based on LiquidGeneration.com, according to AWN, citing Variety.

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 […]

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