India's Animation Industry Hampered by Labor Shortages

The growth plans of India’s animation industry are being stymied by a lack of people in the workforce, India News reports.

"Incredibles" Gets Production Design Nomination

The Incredibles production designer, Lou Romano, has had his work nominated for Best Production Design by the Art Directors Guild. Winners will be announced on Saturday, February 12. [Source: Business Wire]

20 Seconds from the "Fantastic Four" Trailer

Superhero Hype reports that TheMovieBox.net has posted 20 seconds of the Fantastic Four teaser trailer that were shown during MTV’s TRL on Thursday.

Disney Int'l President Resigns

David Hulbert has resigned as president of Walt Disney Television International, Reuters reports. No reason was given for the departure. Walt Disney also announced a management realignment at the division.

Toon Gals Get Ad Makeover

Dove Styling will debut a new series of magazine ads in which cartoon characters Marge Simpson, Wilma Flintstone, Jane Jetson and Velma Dinkley get hair makeovers, the Associated Press reports. Velma, Jane and Wilma are already featured in a TV commercial that began airing this month.

"Beyblade" Gets Multiple Spots on International Networks

Nelvana has signed multiple deals to distribute Beyblade internationally, the studio said today. Brazil’s TV Globo has acquired Beyblade VFORCE (episodes 52-102). Cartoon Network Asia will broadcast Beyblade GRevolution (episodes 103-154) in Australia and New Zealand. Other deals with Portugal’s Iberian Program Services, Denmark’s TV4/Nelonen, and Finland’s DR1 were also announced. Mexico’s Tycoon has also […]

"Jacob Two-Two" Lands on Spanish Schedules

Television Nacional de Chile and Telemundo have acquired Nelvana’s Jacob Two-Two for broadcast, the studio announced today. Television Nacional has picked up 26 half-hour episodes of the series; Telemundo has picked up 13 episodes. [Source: Corus Entertainment]

New "Tom and Jerry" Mobile Game Announced

Macrospace and Cartoon Network will launch Tom and Jerry Food Fight, a new game for mobile phones, according to GamesIndustry.biz.

Teletoon Debuts "Foster's Home" in March

Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends will premiere on Teletoon on Friday, March 11, at 8:00am (ET/PT). [Source: Teletoon]

"The Animation Show" Announces 2005 Program

The Animation Show has released its 2005 program and tour schedule. (via Cartoon Brew)

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