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Headline News It's Time To Get Involved With AWN's NATPE Special Newsletter

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 12:00am

Continuing our special event specific Flash Newsletters, we will be publishing special editions for both NATPE and MIP-TV. The NATPE market is fast approaching and our editorial and advertising staff are gearing up for the NATPE-specific Flash Newsletter series. Here are the dates for the publications. Please send your news two week prior to the publication date.

NATPE Flash NewslettersJanuary 10January 17

MIP-TV Flash NewslettersMarch 14March 21March 28

Headline News EA & Digital Illusions Ship Battlefield 2: Special Forces Expansion Pack

Electronic Arts and Digital Illusions announced that the expansion pack for the award-winning BATTLEFIELD 2 PC game are now shipping to retail outlets and available via download at www.downloader.ea.com. Powered by the BATTLEFIELD 2 game engine, BATTLEFIELD 2: SPECIAL FORCES brings players into the realm of covert ops with the latest, most technologically advanced vehicles and weapons systems.

Headline News Fully Loaded Titanic DVDs Now Available

The ultimate TITANIC DVDs were released today (Oct. 25, 2005) in a special edition, a special collectors edition and a deluxe collectors edition, courtesy of Paramount Home Ent. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent. International. The three-disc special collectors edition ($29.99) is available in the U.S., Japan and Korea, while the two-disc special edition is available in Europe, Australia and Latin America. The four-disc deluxe collectors edition is also available in Europe, Australia and Latin America.

Headline News Ferngully Special Edition Blooms on DVD

On Oct. 18, 2005, Fox Home Ent. uncovers FERNGULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST SPECIAL EDITION on DVD. Annie-Award winner for Best Animated Feature (1992), the film won the Environmental Media Associate for Best Picture (1992) and is Kids First! approved. The two-disc release includes eight all-new set-top games that feature old friends and introduce new ones.

Headline News Milch & The District! Win Ottawa

The 2005 Ottawa International Animation Festival announced the winners of the official competition during its closing ceremonies held this evening at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Following the award presentations, attendees enjoyed the Best of the Festival film screening that showcased the award winning films.

MERCURY FILMWORKS GRAND PRIZE FOR ANIMATED FEATURE THE DISTRICT! (NYOCKER!)/ Aron Gauder/ Hungary"for its visual innovation, energetic style, and fearless satire of contemporary culture and politics."

Headline News Don’t Miss Out On AWN’S MIPCOM Special Newsletters!

Continuing our special event specific Flash Newsletters, we will be publishing special editions for MIPCOM. This event is fast approaching and our editorial and advertising staff is gearing up for the Flash Newsletter series. Here are the dates for the publications.

MIPCOM Flash NewslettersSept. 27, 2005Oct. 4, 2005Oct. 11, 2005

Check out our previous special Flash newsletters.

Headline News Special Edition Titanic DVDs Set Sail Oct. 25

The ultimate TITANIC DVDs will be released on Oct. 25 in a special edition, a special collectors edition and a deluxe collectors edition, it was announced by Paramount Home Ent., Twentieth Century Fox Home Ent. International and James Camerons Lightstorm Ent. The three-disc special collectors edition ($29.99) will be available in the U.S., Japan and Korea, while the two-disc special edition will be available in Europe, Australia and Latin America.

Headline News TV Academy Stirs Up Its Own VFX Bake-Off

Taking its cue from the Motion Picture Academy, which holds a special visual effects nominees screening event shortly before Oscar ballots are due, The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Title Design & Special Visual Effects Peer Group will host a Bake-Off" showcase of Emmy Award nominees and its Nominee Reception together, on Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at 6:30 pm at the Television Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theater in North Hollywood, California.

Headline News AWN & RES Magazine Sponsor Special SIGGRAPH Screening

Join AWN and RES Magazine on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at the historic Egyptian Theater in Hollywood to celebrate the best in animated short films and music videos. The screening will focus on the years best animation and coincides with the 32nd annual SIGGRAPH computer graphics and interactive festival. See great new films, hear from special guests in attendance. Check out www.res.com for the programming lineup and where to buy tickets. As well, join us for a reception after the show. Buy your tickets today!

Headline News AWN & VFXWorld Sponsor eDIT/VES’ eDwards Filmmaking Contest

Animation World Network and VFXWorld are proud to announce that we are a special media sponsor for the Visual Effects Societys eDIT 8. Filmmakers Festival in Frankfurt, Germany, Oct. 9-11, 2005. We will be sponsoring eDward VI, a young filmmakers contest and awards which celebrates the work of talented artists under the age of 30. Filmmakers from all over the world participate each year, creating 30-second films based on the given theme.

Headline News OddParents Musical Special Tunes Up June 10 on Nick

The FAIRLY ODDPARENTS special to air June 10, 2005 at 8:00 pm on Nickelodeon will be music to the ears of big musical and series fans as the animated gang breaks into song after song for an hour in "Schools Out! The Musical." There is a ton of music in this ambitious special, 11 musical numbers, ranging from pop to rap to classic show tunes. The show takes place on the last day of school in Dimsdale, as Timmy Turner and his friends want to start summer vacation. The show repeats June 11 at 7:00 pm and June 12 at 4:00 pm.

Headline News Davey & Goliath Arrive on DVD

Starlight Home Ent. has released the childrens classic DAVEY AND GOLIATH VOLUME 1 on DVD. The nostalgic stop-motion animated series will be released in a special edition collectors set loaded with tons of extras. DAVEY AND GOLIATH originally aired on network TV from 1960-1975, with special seasonal TV airings seen throughout the years. VOLUME 1 will hit shelves on June 7, 2005, and sell for $19.99.

Headline News Don’t Miss Out On AWN’s MIP-TV Special Newsletters!

Continuing our special event specific Flash Newsletters, we will be publishing a special edition for MIP-TV. The event is fast approaching and our editorial and advertising staff is gearing up for the Flash Newsletter series. Here are the dates for the publications. Please send releases to editor@awn.com.

MIP-TV Flash NewslettersMarch 23March 30April 6

Check out our previous special Flash newsletters.

Headline News Don’t Miss Out On AWN’s MIP-TV & GDC Special Newsletters!

Continuing our special event specific Flash Newsletters, we will be publishing special editions for both GDC and MIP-TV. Both events are fast approaching and our editorial and advertising staff is gearing up for the Flash Newsletter series. Here are the dates for the publications. To insure your news gets into the GDC Flash, please send releases to editor@awn.com by Feb. 23, 2005.

GDC Flash NewslettersMarch 1

MIP-TV Flash NewslettersMarch 23March 30April 6

Headline News New Ed, Edd n Eddy Valentine’s Day Special on Cartoon Network

Ed, Edd and Eddy take a big whiff of Valentine love in HANKY PANKY HULLABALOO, a new 30-minute special makes its debut Feb. 11, 2005, airing at 7:00 pm, 9:00 pm and 11:30 pm with a replay on Valentines Day, Feb. 14, at 7:30 pm.

On Valentines Day at Peach Creek High, lanky Ed is bracing himself for the inevitable assault of kisses from May Kanker. Eddy wants to turn the days romantic yearnings into cold, hard cash. Double-D sees the day as a chance to let that special someone know you care.

Headline News Scooby Gang Loves Valentine Mystery In Primetime Special

The Scooby Gang returns to The WB for some heartly laughs and adventures in the half-hour special A SCOOBY-DOO VALENTINE, Feb. 11, 2005, at 8:30 pm. The primetime special also will have an encore presentation during The WBs EASY VIEW on Feb. 13 at 5:00 pm. This brand new program, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, features JC Chasez, from mega-group NSYNC, making a special animated appearance as himself and the star-studded love interest of Shaggys ex-girlfriend.

Headline News It’s Time To Get Involved With AWN’s NATPE Special Newsletters!

Continuing our special event specific Flash Newsletters, we will be publishing special editions for both NATPE and MIP-TV. The NATPE market is fast approaching and our editorial and advertising staff are gearing up for the NATPE-specific Flash Newsletter series. Here are the dates for the publications.

NATPE Flash NewslettersJanuary 12January 19

MIP-TV Flash NewslettersMarch 23March 30April 6

Headline News Fourth Annual DVD Exclusive Awards Nominees Announced

THE ULTIMATE MATRIX COLLECTION (Warner Home Video), THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING SPECIAL EXTENDED EDITION (NEW LINE HOME ENT.), THE STAR WARS TRILOGY (Fox Home Ent.) and MARY POPPINS 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION (Buena Vista Home Ent.) have scored major nominations for the Fourth Annual DVD Exclusive Awards.

The 2004 DVD Exclusive Awards, sponsored by DVD EXCLUSIVE magazine, a sister publication to VARIETY, will be presented on Feb. 8, 2005, at the Annenberg Building at the California Science Center near the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Headline News MTV Int’l & MTV 2 Airs Happy Tree Friends Holiday Special

MTV International and is making the holidays merrier by airing a HAPPY TREE FRIENDS half-hour holiday special produced by Mondo Media Productions. HAPPY TREE FRIENDS WINTER BREAK is running exclusively on 15 participating MTV Intl channels from Dec. 10-30, 2004. MTV 2 (U.S.) just came on board to air the holiday special six times, commencing Dec. 24.

Headline News Double Treat of Frosty the Snowman on CBS

The holiday season's perennially popular original dancing snowman skates on the edge of danger in the 2D animated musical special FROSTY RETURNS, to be rebroadcast Dec. 3, 2004 at 8:30 pm on the CBS. This half-hour special is the follow-up to FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, the holiday classic special narrated by Jimmy Durante, to be rebroadcast as a lead-in at 8:00 pm.

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