In a shocking announcement, Dick Cook has stepped down as chairman at the Walt Disney Co. This follows his recent unveiling of Disney upcoming projects at the D23 Conference.
Statement from Dick Cook
The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announces its 'Call for Entries' for this year's 37th Annual Annie Awards.
Fans can immerse themselves inside the world of DC Super Heroes and villains in the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie by participating in the Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Virtual Collector Card Sweepstakes.
MTV Networks International's Emerging Markets group is launching a Nickelodeon branded program block on leading commercial broadcaster TV2 in Hungary.
With the DC Comics sale firmly in place, WB has created a new company known as DC Entertainment, notes the Hollywood Reporter.
In celebration of Disney’s newest animated musical THE PRICESS AND THE FROG, Walt Disney Studios is opening its Burbank gates to the public for a once-in-a-lifetime advance special engagement, welcoming Disney fans to experience its newest animated musical comedy Nov. 25- Dec. 13, 2009.
Variety announced Cartoon Network has already picked-up 5 juried awards in the Primetime Emmy race.
The TV Academy announced winners in two categories -- costumes for a variety/music program or special and individual achievement in animation -- both of which will be handed out during the Creative Arts Awards Ceremony Sept. 12.
In both juried categories, there are no nominations; anyone Emmy-worthy is recognized.
Press Release by Cartoon Network
Lucasfilm’s Breakthrough Animated Series STAR WARS: The Clone Wars – Rise of the Bounty Hunters premieres Friday, October 2, at 8pm ET/PT.
HANNAH MONTANA: The Movie (DVD/Blu-ray)Disney/Buena Vista/2009/102 min/Rated G/SRP: $44.99Director: Peter ChelsomCast: Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Emily OsmentVfx: CIS Hollywood
Video codec MPEG-4 AVCVideo resolution 1080pAspect ratio 1.85:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1French: Dolby Digital 5.1Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:English SDH, French, Spanish
Discs:BD/DVD ComboThree-disc setDigital copy
Press Release by Post Logic
New York, NY (August 17, 2009) -- Leading post-production facility Post Logic Studios, a division of Prime Focus Group, announced today two new hires, Kevin Wilson as audio engineer and Mick O'Connor as manager, new business. Both will be based out of Post Logic Studios' New York facility.
Press Release from Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network announced greenlights for two new original comedy animated series, REGULAR SHOW and HORRORBOTS, in addition to a picking up more episodes of THE MARVELOUS MISADVENTURES OF FLAPJACK and additional writing for ADVENTURE TIME.
Producer Alex Garcia plans to bring the Hanna-Barbara TV cartoon, TOP CAT, to new life reports Variety.
Garcia will pair with Anima Studios for the animated feature as WB preps for a summer 2011 or 2012 release across Latin America. The former finance exec. has also partnered with Santa Barbara-based Nala Films, the Rovzar Bros.' Lemon Films in Mexico and Argentina's Costa Films.
Garcia’s grandfather, Arturo de Cordova, was a screen icon from Mexico’s Golden Age.
Press Release from Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind SESAME STREET and co-producer of PINKY DINKY DOO has been awarded the 2009 Summit Creative Award in the category "youth website," level "gold." The website -- www.pinkydinkydoo.com -- launched on November 24, 2008, and has acquired an exceptional fan base, receiving 600,000 page views per month. This is the site's first award.
Press Release from Boris FX
Marlborough MA -- July 27, 2009 -- Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, announced that a new Boris Continuum Unit, Cartoon Look, is now available. The Boris Continuum Cartoon Look Unit includes the Cartoon Look, Pencil Sketch, Charcoal Sketch, and Watercolor filters from Boris Continuum Complete 6:
Press Release from DECODE Enterprises
Leading kids and family entertainment specialist DECODE Enterprises, the distribution subsidiary of DHX Media Ltd., has scored a major package deal with TG4, selling six of its animated series to the Irish channel.
Press Release from Cartoon Network
Cartoon Network Asia Pacific announced today that it has secured the cable and satellite rights to broadcast MIXMASTER2, the hugely popular action adventure series, to over 91 million viewers across 25 Asia Pacific countries.
Cartoon Network's agreement with Sunwoo Entertainment, the producer and distributor of MIXMASTER2, marks a significant milestone for the Korean animation industry as it the first time that a local animation company has teamed up with an international broadcast network.
If you take the J train over the Williamsburg Bridge, get off at Kosciusko Street and walk a few blocks west, you’ll come to a storefront that looks like it’s home to a going out of business sale. Inside is a bar and club called “Goodbye Blue Monday”: the place is decorated not unlike Pee-wee’s playhouse or the home of some mad collector of antique TV sets, mountains of action figures and bizarro furniture. I’m there because way in the back Tom Stathes is holding his first Cartoon Carnival.
Press Release from Comedy Central
NEW YORK, July 22, 2009 -- From the warped minds of creators, writers and executive producers Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser, comes the most reprehensible and most guilty-pleasure movie of all time: "The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie!," it was announced today by Lauren Corrao, president, original programming and development, COMEDY CENTRAL. Currently in production, the first animated film based on the "Drawn Together" series will be released by COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment in March 2010.
Fox 2000 has tapped Zachary Gordon to play the title role in DIARY OF A WIMPY KID, per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Chloe Moretz is in negotiations for the female lead in the adaptation of Jeff Kinney's illustrated novels.
Thor Freudenthal is set to direct. Nina Jacobson is producing under her Color Force banner with Brad Simpson. The story follows a smart-aleck middle-school kid during the course of an academic year. Moretz would play an intense student with a wry sense of humor. Rachel Harris will play Gordon's mother.
Press Release from Cartoon Network
This weekend, DC Comics most heroic characters will help you lose the summertime blues with a full-day marathon of the Cartoon Network original series JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED. Presented on the commercial-free Boomerang network, this marathon features all 39 episodes of the series, aired in order, with an encore presentation of selected episodes. The action begins Saturday, July 25 at 6 a.m.
Press Release from TV-Loonland
TV-Loonland has inked various deals with high profile TV broadcasters in Asia. LEON (52 x 3 Minutes), multi-formatted property PAT & STAN (39 x 7 Minutes, A 30-minute Special and 350 Shorts) and RAYMOND (78 x 7 Minutes) have all found new TV homes and are set for launch across the Asian continent this coming Autumn.
In the Land of the Rising Sun, Disney Japan has secured TV rights for the much sought after and truly unique LEON and Cartoon Network Japan has added quirky comedy series RAYMOND to its programming line-up.