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‘Le Chevalier D’Eon’ Episode 1 Online

by Nobuyuki samaon January 23, 2007
As they have with other recent series such as Air Gear and Coyote Ragtime Show, ADV Films is offering as a preview the first episode, in English, of their upcoming release of Le Chevalier D’Eon, the 24-episode TV series directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi and animated by Production I.G. Like the previous offerings, the streaming feed […]

Nicktoons Picks Up ‘Planet Sketch’ For Spring Broadcast

by Nobuyuki samaon January 23, 2007
Nicktoons Network, Nickelodeon’s 24-hour animation network, has ordered all 26 11-minute episodes of DECODE Entertainment’s animated series Planet Sketch for launch this spring. The series is commissioned by Canada’s Teletoon and the U.K.’s CiTV and co-produced with Aardman Animations. It is a series of shorts that features the Street Rappers, a collection of young rappers […]

Cartoon Network’s Marc Buhaj Jumps Pond to Jetix Europe

by Nobuyuki samaon January 16, 2007
Jetix Europe has tapped Cartoon Network and Boomerang U.S. executive Marc Buhaj as its new senior VP of programming, succeeding Michael Lekes, who left the channel last year. Buhaj has been VP of programming and scheduling at Cartoon Network and Boomerang in the U.S. since September 2004, where he directed all aspects of programming for […]

Press Release: Marc Buhaj Appointed By JETIX Europe As SR. VP Of Programming

by Nobuyuki samaon January 16, 2007
(15/01/07 12:34 CET) Amsterdam, The Netherlands and London, UK – Jetix Europe N.V. (AMEX: JETIX; Reuters JETIX.AS; Bloomberg: JETIX.NA), has appointed Marc Buhaj as Senior Vice President of Programming for Jetix Europe. Mr. Buhaj will join Jetix Europe on April 2, 2007. Mr. Buhaj has been Vice President of Programming and Scheduling at Cartoon Network […]

G4 Ready To Unleash ‘Monkeys’ This Spring

by Nobuyuki samaon January 11, 2007
Daily Variety reports that G4 TV has approved production and will announce today an order for 14 episodes of Adam de la Pena’s animated comedy “Code Monkeys”, set for a spring premiere. The show, which revolves around an oddball group of 1980s game designers, will “literally look like a videogame,” according to de la Pena, […]

Hanna-Barbera veteran Iwao Takamoto, 1925-2007

by Nobuyuki samaon January 9, 2007
Iwao Takamoto, the animator who designed the cartoon canine Scooby-Doo as well as characters on such shows as “The Flintstones” and “The Jetsons,” died on Monday after suffering a massive coronary, a spokesman said. He was 81. Takamoto died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for respiratory problems, said […]

Genius Products Enters Co-Pro, Distribution Deals With ER and Classic Media

by Nobuyuki samaon January 9, 2007
Genius Products, LLC, The Weinstein Company (TWC) and Entertainment Rights PLC (“ER”) of London, England, and Classic Media Holdings, Inc. of New York City announced Monday that they have entered into long-term agreements for the distribution, co-production and co-financing of multiple home video and videogame productions for the family, children and teen markets. Genius Products […]

qubo To Launch As 24/7 Broadcast Network January 8th

by Nobuyuki samaon January 5, 2007
In a World Screen profile of ‘qubo,’ the children’s programming venture between NBC Universal, Corus Entertainment, Scholastic and Classic Media (soon to be Entertainment Rights), information regarding qubo’s January 8, 2007 launch as a full-time digital terrestrial network carried by ION Media TV stations across the US was released. In addition to programming already available […]

Sixth Season of ‘Family Guy’ Production Finally A ‘Go’

by Nobuyuki samaon January 5, 2007
Daily Variety is reporting that production has finally begun on the sixth season of Fox’s animated smash “Family Guy,” 2½ months after the show’s writers were told not to report to work. On Tuesday, “Family Guy” writers were informed that the doors had been unlocked, and they returned to the writers’ room for the first […]

‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ Movie Gets March Theatrical Debut

by Nobuyuki samaon January 3, 2007
Daily Variety reports the “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” movie has been set for a March release by First Look Pictures. The 86-minute feature marks First Look’s initial theatrical foray into animation as well as Adult Swim’s first feature under the Williams Street banner. The film centers on the origins of “Hunger Force” characters Meatwad, Frylock […]