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Headline News Cartoon Competition from Fantoche and Swiss Youth Hostel

Cartoon Competition from Fantoche and Swiss Youth HostelDeadline: August 16, 2009

To celebrate the 85th anniversary of Swiss Youth Hostels, Fantoche is joining forces with them to launch a unique competition. Everyone, whether young or old, professional or amateur, is invited to send us an animated film. We're looking for your animated film stories that play out in and around Swiss youth hostels. The animation film competition is being advertised worldwide.

Headline News Ben 10 LEGO Construction Toys Coming from Cartoon Network Enterprises

Press Release from Cartoon Network Enterprises and The LEGO Group

Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) and The LEGO Group today announced a global agreement that adds the BEN 10 franchise to the world's leading construction toy manufacturer's portfolio of only the best licenses in construction toy form. The deal marks the first time the two companies have partnered on product development, and will bring Cartoon Network's global sensation boy brand to life in a full line of construction toys based on the popular BEN 10 ALIEN FORCE adventures.

Headline News Wanted Producers Buy Dear Dracula

Kickstart Entertainment has purchased the rights to comic DEAR DRACULA from Image/Shadowline Comics, according to ICV2.com.

Kickstart was behind last summer's hit WANTED and has also acquired the rights to comics PREACHER, THE RED STAR, THE BOYS, MONSTER ATTACK NETWORK and THE COURIERS.

DEAR DRACULA, published last October, is about a boy who loves horror movies and decides to write Dracula on Halloween the way most kids his age write to Santa before Christmas.

Headline News Jetsons, Bruce Almighty & Final Fantasy VII Come to DVD/Blu-ray

In home video releases for June 2, AIR FORCE ONE, BRUCE ALMIGHTY and ANACONDA make their way to Blu-ray, THE JETSONS '80s revival comes to DVD and FINAL FANTASY VII: ADVENT CHILDREN COMPLETE comes to Blu-ray along with the DVD debut of THE ZULA PATROL: ANIMAL ADVENTURES IN SPACE.

AIR FORCE ONE on Blu-ray

Headline News Boris Continuum Complete 6 FxPlug Now Available

Press Release from Boris FX

Marlborough MA -- May 26, 2009 -- Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, announced that Boris Continuum Complete 6 FxPlug (BCC 6 FxPlug) for Apple Pro Video Applications is now available.

Headline News Chorion Secures New Mr. Men and Little Miss Deals

Press Release from Chorion

London, 27 May 2009: Leading family entertainment producer and distributor Chorion has secured a raft of new TV and licensing deals for its MR. MEN AND LITTLE MISS brand on the eve of Licensing Expo 2009.

Headline News Animation Writer Tony Peters Passes Away

Animation writer Antony Peters passed away last Sunday in New York, reports CARTOON BREW.

A veteran of Rankin-Bass classics like RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, WILLIE MCBEAN & HIS MAGIC MACHINE and TALES OF THE WIZARD OF OZ, Peters also wrote episodes of ROCKET ROBIN HOOD and Grantray-Lawrence's MARVEL SUPER HEROES in the 1960s. He was also a longtime ASIFA-East member and worked for many years on industrial and commercial films out of his New York-based studio Instant Miracles.

Headline News FitzRoy Beefs Up Licensing Team With Four Key Appointments

Press Release from Fitz Roy Media

NEW YORK -- (May 27, 2009) -- Fitz Roy Media announced today the appointment of Jonathan Breiter and Jennifer Zivic, two of the industry's most respected licensing and merchandising executives, as the designated U.S. licensing agents for the company's slate of children's properties. Breiter and Zivic will launch their representation of Fitz Roy's newest kid franchises including FUNNY FACE, HEATHCLIFF and SECRET WINGS at the 2009 Licensing International Expo in June.

Headline News Moonscoop Signs Home Entertainment Deal with WB

Press Release from Moonscoop

Moonscoop, and Warner Home Video Spain announce a home entertainment deal which will see DVD and video rights for all seasons of animated titles CODE LYOKO and SAMSAM distributed by Warner Home Video in Spain.

Headline News Voice of Mickey, Wayne Allwine, Passes Away

Wayne Allwine, a veteran Disney voiceover talent and Emmy Award-winning sound effects editor, who provided the voice of Mickey Mouse for the past 32 years, passed away on Monday (May 18) at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, from complications due to diabetes. He was 62-years-old. Allwine's wife of 20 years, Russi Taylor, who provides the voice of Minnie Mouse, was by his side at the time of his passing.

Headline News Thumb Wrestling Federation Launches Two New Seasons on iTunes

Press Release from Animation Collective

New York -- May 20, 2009 -- The rough-and-tumble comedy series Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF looks to continue dominating downloads by launching Seasons 1 and 2 on iTunes today. The release of this new content builds on the rousing success of TWF's initial launch on iTunes last month, in addition to the show's ever-increasing popularity on Cartoon Network's Saturday Morning "Crush Zone" block.

Headline News Knott's Berry Farm Kicks-Off Cartoon Network Get Animated Tour

Press Release from Knott’s Berry Farm

BUENA PARK, Calif. -- Knott's Berry Farm and Cartoon Network are partnering to bring the network's national "Get Animated" tour to the theme park, Sunday, May 24. The 40-city tour, now in its fifth year is designed to motivate, energize and educate kids ages 6-14 about healthy living choices by using the power of Cartoon Network's shows and characters.

Headline News Heather Kenyon to Help Animate Sales at Starz Animation Toronto & Film Roman

Press Release from Starz Media

Burbank, Calif. and Toronto, Ont. -- May 20, 2009 -- Heather Kenyon has been appointed to the new position of vice president, project development and sales for Starz Animation, a division of Starz Media. She brings a wealth of experience across the animation business to her position, working with both Starz Animation Toronto and Film Roman to expand its slate of high-end work-for-hire and proprietary animated product.

Headline News Teen Titans Star in Boomerang's Memorial Day Marathon

Press Release from Boomerang

Fighting for truth, justice and the last slice of pizza, the D.C. Comics TEEN TITANS are five super heroes who are living proof that you're never too young to save the planet. Twenty-nine hand-selected episodes of the hit animated series will air uninterrupted over 12 hours on the commercial-free Boomerang network, Monday, May 25, starting at 12 noon and culminating at 12 a.m. (ET).

Headline News Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, Chaotic: M'arrillian Invasion To Air on Cartoon Network

Press Release from 4Kids Entertainment, Inc.

NEW YORK (May 19, 2009) -- 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE), a global provider of children's entertainment, has reached agreement with Cartoon Network by which the popular cable network will air the YU-GI-OH! 5D'S animated series and the 4Kids-produced CHAOTIC: M'ARRILLIAN INVASION starting next month (June 2009). Cartoon Network will also air the third season of CHAOTIC scheduled to be delivered in the fall of 2009.

Headline News Cartoon Network Acquires League of Super Evil

Press Release from Cartoon Network

HONG KONG (May 18, 2009) -- Taking another step forward in its quest for global domination, the LEAGUE OF SUPER EVIL, a.k.a. L.O.S.E., will now air across Asia, thanks to a far-reaching deal with Cartoon Network.

Headline News Aardman to Distribute Studio Baestarts' Log Jam

Press Release from Aardman Rights

Bristol, 18 May 2009. Leading independent Aardman Rights is expanding its portfolio of third-party properties, securing the distribution rights to Studio Baestarts' series of brand new short films LOG JAM.

Studio Baestarts has already concluded deals for the shorts with Nickelodeon for multiple territories and with Canal+ for France. Aardman will manage the remaining rights to LOG JAM for the rest of the world, covering TV, home entertainment, online, digital, mobile, in-flight and licensing.

Headline News Moonscoop Scores Sales in Latin America, Caribbean

Press Release from Moonscoop

Paris, 18 May 2009 -- Moonscoop, the worldwide brand management and entertainment company representing properties from some of the leading animation producers across the globe has scored a raft of TV sales for its hit series in Latin America and the Caribbean, in advance of the LA Screenings.

Headline News French Entrepreneur Starts Zagtoon Animation Production Company

Paris, 15th May 2009. Inspired by the worldwide success of animation giant Haim Saban (creator and producer of the mega-successful series POWER RANGERS amongst many others), passionate French entrepreneur Jeremy Zag announced today the creation of his media production company Univergroup and its subsidiary ZAGTOON. The holding company will oversee film and TV production and ZAGTOON will be dedicated to the production of animation programs for the international market.

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