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Headline News Voltron Ignites Legal Battle

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 12:34pm

Producers James Young, Ford Oelman and Mark Costa have filed a lawsuit in L.A. against St. Louis-based World Events and Kickstart Prods. alleging that they illegally worked out VOLTRON deals during their exclusive rights window, according to THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Headline News EA Unveils The Sims 3 World Adventures

The Sims are off on an adventure to famous destinations around the world! The EA Play Label of Electronic Arts Inc. today announced that The Sims 3 World Adventures is in development and will ship to retailers worldwide the week of November 16, 2009.

Headline News Bruckheimer Enlists World War Robot

Jerry Bruckheimer has acquired the right to IDW Publishing's graphic novel WORLD WAR ROBOT, reports VARIETY. Written by Ashley Wood, the story is presented in the form of war journals from a war between humans and robots that stretches from Earth to the moon to Mars.

Wood and IDW head Ted Adams are set to exec produce.

Headline News World War Z Gets New Writer

FANGORIA reports that the screen adaptation of Max Brooks' WORLD WAR Z has a new screenwriter. Matthew Michael Carnahan, who penned STATE OF PLAY and THE KINGDOM, is now writing the story of a U.N. Postwar Commission as the interview the survivors of a zombie war that destroyed all nations. Previously, CHANGELING and BABYLON 5 writer J. Michael Straczynski was adapting the novel.

Headline News Activision's Little League World Series Hits

Activision announced today that LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES BASEBALL 2009 is out now for Wii and Nintendo DS. The game was produced by Japanese developer NOW Production. Players will have the chance to become a Little League World Series baseball Champion, or play with up to three other friends in a variety of exhibition and skill modes.

The list of new features in LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES BASEBALL 2009 is extensive, including:* New Power-ups that boost your players with special abilities* More customizable features to edit your players and teams

Headline News Chorion Secures The World of Eric Carle Deals

Press Release from Chorion

London/New York, 1 June 2009: Leading family entertainment producer and distributor Chorion has signed a number of licensing deals for The World of Eric Carle in the US and Europe and has appointed a new agent, CPLG, for the property in Benelux.

Headline News Brandissimo! Announces Cinco de Mayhem Celebration at Urbaniacs.com

Press Release from Brandissimo!

ENCINO, Calif. -- (May 4, 2009) -- Celebrating the fourth anniversary of the launch of Urbaniacs -- a comic book world come to virtual life -- Brandissimo! announces the third annual Cinco de Mayhem celebration at Urbaniacs.com.

Headline News Viz Pictures Teams With Trans World To Promote Death Note: L, change the WorLd

Press Release from VIZ Pictures

San Francisco, CA, APRIL 10, 2009 -- VIZ Pictures, an affiliate of VIZ Media, LLC that focuses on Japanese live-action film distribution, has partnered with Trans World Entertainment (TWE) to sponsor a special retail ticket giveaway campaign at participating F.Y.E. and SUNCOAST stores nationwide in support of the U.S. theatrical premiere of DEATH NOTE: L, change the WorLd. VIZ Pictures and NCM Fathom will present this live-action film, in a two-night, multi-city event taking place on April 29th and 30th.

Headline News Fox to Imagine a World Without Us

Twentieth Century Fox has purchased the film rights to environmental novel THE WORLD WITHOUT US, per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. Alan Weisman's nonfiction book about what Earth would look like if humans were to suddenly disappear has been a critical and financial success.

Fox is looking to take the material, based in science, and create a fiction tale around it. The book explores, through interviews and research, how buildings and houses would disappear, how long man-made objects would last and how waste and pollutants would dissipate.

Headline News Elmo, New Danish Friend to Host Sesame Block on TV 2 in Denmark

Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind SESAME STREET, is stamping its passport and traveling to Denmark with localized SESAME programming this fall on public broadcaster TV 2. The new block will include programs PLAY WITH ME SESAME, ELMO'S WORLD and interstitials with SESAME STREET's fairy-in-training Abby Cadabby. The block is scheduled to premiere September 2009 and will be hosted by Denmark's own Elmo and his new Danish friend.

Headline News Slumdog Millionaire, Marley & Me, Seven Pounds on DVD/Blu-ray, Plus Schoolhouse

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, MARLEY & ME and SEVEN POUNDS debut on DVD/Blu-ray, along with HANDY MANNY and SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK DVDs and THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK and PITCH BLACK on Blu-ray for the first time.

THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK on Blu-ray

Headline News Chorion Celebrates The Very Hungry Caterpillar's 40th

Family entertainment producer and distributor Chorion has signed a raft of licensing deals for The World of Eric Carle on the eve of the 40th anniversary on March 20, 2009 of THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR, the brand's most iconic character.

Headline News The Secret World of Benjamin Bear Grows Larger

Amberwood Ent. has secured several returning licensees for the fourth season of THE SECRET WORLD OF BENJAMIN BEAR.

In addition to the commissioning broadcaster, Playhouse Disney Canada, Amberwood has secured licensees in Spain, Portugal, Italy, Denmark, the Middle East, and French Canada.

THE SECRET WORLD OF BENJAMIN BEAR has been licensed to more than 120 territories worldwide.

Headline News Konami Announces Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Titles for Nintendo Wii and DS

YU-GI-OH! 5D'S WHEELIE BREAKERS for Nintendo Wii and YU-GI-OH! 5D'S STARDUST ACCELERATOR: WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2009 for Nintendo DS are currently in development by Konami and set to launch in May 2009. The latest iterations in the popular franchise are based on the YU-GI-OH! 5D'S series on the 4Kids Network, which takes place in the future and features Yusei Fudo and Jack Atlus, the hottest duelists in Neo Domino City.

Headline News Oscar Tour Blog: My Day at Disney with the Nominees

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 12:00am

written by Bob Degus for the Oscar Travelogue blog

For more than a decade, I’ve been a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Short Film and Feature Animation Branch. Each year I look forward to our fall screenings where we get to see the finest short animated films from around the world and select the five nominees. It’s like attending the best film festival in the world.

Headline News Reel FX Unleashes Webosaurs

Reel FX Ent.'s first virtual world, WEBOSAURS, will launch in spring 2009. The brave new world boasts customizable 3D dinosaur avatars, a game-filled prehistoric environment, and educational "Webosodes" from international wildlife expert Nigel Marven.

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