Marketing Execs at Disney, Nickelodeon Get New Responsibilities

by Maxie Zeuson February 7, 2007
Frank Tanki and Jennifer Tracy have been named vice presidents of Brand Marketing and Digital Promotions Marketing, respectively, at Nickelodeon, the network announced today. Tanki will direct the management of such Nickelodeon brands as SpongeBob SquarePants and Avatar: The Last Airbender, while Tracy will oversee promotions marketing strategies for,, and Separately, […]

"Pinky And The Brain" Vol. 2: Gee Brain, What Are We Gonna Watch Tonight?

by Chad Boninon February 7, 2007
They’re Pinky and The Brain. One is a genius, the other’s insane. They’re laboratory mice; their genes have been spliced. And by the dawning of the sun, they’ll take over the world. As a kid, the theme song that plot describes was a daily part of watching Kids’ WB. I even had it on my […]

"Hellboy Animated" Interviews with Creator Mike Mignola and Director Tad Stones

by Ed Liuon February 6, 2007’s “Animated Shorts” column has posted an interview with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola about the Hellboy Animated direct-to-video films. Mignola discusses his past work in animation, from Disney’s Atlantis to an aborted New Gods series for Warner Brothers; the difference between working in comics and animation; and why SciFi’s Amazing Screw-on Head makes him uncomfortable. […]

Persian Gulf May Get a Disneyland

by Maxie Zeuson February 6, 2007
The Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain may get its own Disneyland theme park, Reuters reports, citing the al-Waqt newspaper. According to Reuters, Gulf Arab investors are in talks to build an $8 billion park. It is not clear whether the Walt Disney Co. is yet involved in the negotiations.

Pixar Prez Describes Corporate Philosophy

by Maxie Zeuson February 6, 2007
Pixar president Ed Catmull spoke at the Stanford Graduate School of Business on January 31, where he described Pixar’s philosophy of facing and fixing small problems before they become large ones, Exduco reports. Catmull described personnel problems at the animation studio following the success of Toy Story and some of the steps the company took […]

Win Your Own Piece of Rockin’ Mooninite History!

by Nobuyuki samaon February 6, 2007
As a promotional move to showcase their products at the RSA Security Conference being held this week in San Francisco, CyberDefender Corporation will raffle off a Aqua Teen Hunger Force magnetic sign like those which inadvertantly caused the huge bomb scare in Boston last week. Raffle entry is free, and interested entrants are asked to […]

‘Little Princess’ Does Big Business for TV-Loonland

by Nobuyuki samaon February 6, 2007
TV-Loonland has announced a string of broadcast and home entertainment distribution deals for its preschool show Little Princess. Included are home entertainment deals for U.K. and bilingual Canadian distribution of seasons one and two with Anchor Bay Entertainment, as well as Australian releases through Madman Entertainment. On the TV side, MBC in the Middle East […]

PR: CyberDefender Corporation to Raffle the Now Infamous Aqua Teen Hunger Force L.E.D

by Nobuyuki samaon February 6, 2007
CyberDefender Corporation to Raffle the Now Infamous Aqua Teen Hunger Force L.E.D. Sign at RSA Conference SAN FRANCISCO, RSA CONFERENCE BOOTH #650, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ — One of the magnetic neon signs like those which caused the huge bomb scare in Boston this week as part of a guerilla marketing campaign for Aqua Teen Hunger […]

Bridges Joins "Iron Man" Cast

by Maxie Zeuson February 6, 2007
Jeff Bridges is joining the cast of Marvel’s live-action Iron Man movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bridges will play a longtime employee of Stark Industries.

Navarre Corp. Profits Rise in Latest Quarter

by Maxie Zeuson February 6, 2007
Navarre Corp., parent of DVD distributors FUNimation and BCI, had net income of $4.1 million in its latest third-quarter period, the company announced yesterday. That compared to a net loss of $6.1 million in the same period last year. Revenues during the quarter fell 2.1% to $210.2 million. The company says it expects to see […]