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Willy Fog Continues Around-The-World Adventure To Prepare For 25th Anniversary

As Spain's BRB International prepares to pull out all the stops for the celebration of the 25th anniversary of AROUND THE WORLD WITH WILLY FOG, a new TV channel has joined the long list of international broadcasters who still believe in this famous Spanish series. De Agostini, the recently licensed children's channel that will begin broadcasting this fall in Italy, has just acquired the two seasons of this cartoon classic based on three renowned novels by Jules Verne.

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Cash And Prizes Up For Grabs At NVISION 08

NVIDIA ups the ante at NVISION 08 by throwing down hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and hardware and giving you a chance to win part of the largest prize package in North America this year.

All you need to do for your chance to win is participate in one of NVISION's marquee consumer events: GeForce LAN and NVScene. And you can watch the best video game players in the world battle it out for their share of the prize money at the Electronic Sports World Cup. All this happens this August in San Jose, California.

Festival Headline News

Call For Entries: Honolulu International Film Festival

The Honolulu International Film Festival is a crossroads of the world, bridging the gap between East and West on the pristine island of Oahu, Hawaii. Surrounded by the sparkling Pacific and spectacular scenery, the Honolulu International Film Festival recognizes outstanding achievement in filmmaking from around the world. It is our mission to showcase the finest independent cinema the world has to offer while helping to advance the careers of promising filmmakers by providing a platform through which their talents can be recognized.

World Headline News

nWave Takes 50 Years to Go Around World in 3D

Brussels-based animation house nWave Pictures has begun work on its follow-up to FLY ME TO THE MOON, titled AROUND THE WORLD IN 50 YEARS -- 3D. FLY director Ben Stassen and writer Dominic Paris will reprise their same roles on the new film. nWave's Caroline Van Iseghem will produce alongside Illuminata Pictures' heads Paris, Gina Gallo and Mimi Maynard.

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Garfield Coming Soon To Hunt For Lasagna

Conspiracy Ent. has entered into a development agreement with Blast! Ent.. to launch a 3D adventure game based on the much-loved cartoon cat -- Garfield. GARFIELD: LASAGNA WORLD TOUR is expected to launch in the second quarter of 2008.

Marco Husges, Executive Vice President of Conspiracy Entertainment, said, "Garfield found his way onto the Sunday comic strips 30 years ago, and his likeability has risen into a classic cartoon for all ages. Children, parents, and nostalgia fans alike will soon enjoy the crazy cat at his finest in GARFIELD: LASAGNA WORLD TOUR."

Show Headline News

Animated Web Show Inspires Kids To Take Action On Environmental Challenges

SustainLane recently released the pilot episode of GORILLA IN THE GREENHOUSE, an action-packed, web-based, animated show that inspires kids to take real-world steps towards a healthier planet.

The show is set in a magical greenhouse in San Francisco and features a visionary green gorilla and four kids who use their imagination, their network and their music to tackle the environmental challenges facing their generation.

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Diego Shrinks To Bug Size On A High-Stakes Rescue Mission

Preschoolers will get a bug's eye view of the world when their favorite bilingual animal rescuer shrinks to insect proportions in the new half-hour GO, DIEGO, GO! special, "It's A Bug's World," premiering Monday, May 12, at 9:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nick Jr.

The episode, which takes Diego on a pint-sized, high-stakes adventure filled with beetles, frogs, anteaters and giant raindrops, premieres during a special bug-themed week of hit Nick Jr. series, from Monday, May 12 to Friday, May 16.

Disney Headline News

Disney Channel Worldwide Acquires Timmy From Aardman Animations

Disney Channel programmers from North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific have joined forces to acquire global rights for the stop-motion animated series TIMMY from the acclaimed U.K. production company Aardman Animations (WALLACE & GROMIT).

It is scheduled to premiere in 2009 on Playhouse Disney channels and programming blocks around the world. The announcement was made today by Gary Marsh, President, Disney Channels Worldwide.

Series Headline News

BRB Presents The Latest Of The Imp At MIPTV

THE IMP, the most useless evil creature on TV, comes loaded with innovations for the MIPTV this week.

THE IMP series continues to be a stand out for sales: MTV Poland recently followed MTV Portugal's acquisition of the series, along with 2x2 TV Channel in Russia and Xeip Canal Once in Mexico.

The property celebrates its excellent audience ratings and great reception in the licensing world with the premiere of its official interactive website ( ), that allows users to download free game and electronic postcards to mobile phones, PSPs or iPods.

World Headline News

New Nickelodeon Worlds in Development: Monkey World and SpongeBob SquarePants

Nickelodeon announced they are ramping up their online presence with the development and production of additional virtual worlds, building on the success of its existing Neopets and Nicktropolis sites.

An entire virtual world based on hit SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS will have games, avatars and a strong social network component is expected next year, as well as an original site called Monkey World, a social networking and massive multiplayer game.

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SpongeBob, Monkeys Head Online For Nickelodeon, VooZoo Expands

Nickelodeon is expected to announce today they are ramping up their online presence, per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

An entire virtual world based on hit SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS will have games, avatars and a strong social network component is expected next year, as well as an original site called Monkey World, a social networking and massive multiplayer game.

Series Headline News

DVD Releases For This Week

The Mist On DVD

THE MIST, with vfx by CafeFX, is now out on DVD, either in a two-disc Collector's Edition or on regular DVD.

THE MIST was originally part of King's short story collection SKELETON CREW. Set in a small town, a murderous fog sends frightened townsfolk to hide out in a supermarket, where vicious creatures prey upon them. Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden and Andre Braugher starred in the Frank Darabont-helmed film.

The Kite Runner On DVD

World Headline News

Big Big World Headed Out To the Big Big World

The Contender Entertainment Group has acquired the worldwide distribution rights (excluding US and Canada) for the environmentally focused pre-school show IT'S A BIG BIG WORLD.

Contender Entertainment Group will manage international TV sales, home entertainment and merchandising.

Emmy nominated IT'S A BIG BIG WORLD, created by Mitchell Kriegman (BEAR IN THE BIG BLUE HOUSE, BOOK OF POOH, CLARISSA EXPLAINS IT ALL) is produced in a unique patented process at Wainscott Studios Kriegman's digital production studio complex in the Hamptons, New York.

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New Online World For Tweens

HarperCollins Children's Books is set to launch Lola's Land next month, an interactive online world for tween girls, based on the character Lola Love created by Lisa Clark.

There are four new LOLA titles this year, starting with IT'S A GIRL THING and VIVA LA DIVA!,, published April 1 ahead of the site going live on April 14.

Lola's Land was created by Mykindaplace, with Sky Digital Media handling advertising sales.

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Guitar Hero Player Jams Way Into Guinness Records

To mark the launch of the inaugural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS: GAMER'S EDITION 2008, some of the nation's best players of GUITAR HERO III: LEGENDS OF ROCK convened in New York City for a mesmerizing record-breaking jam session.

When the dust settled, one of the best GUITAR HERO players in the world, Chris Chike, age 16 from Rochester, Minnesota, walked away with a new Guinness World Record for the "Highest Score for a Single Song on GUITAR HERO III: LEGENDS OF ROCK"

World Headline News

World Of Quest Coming Soon To Kids' WB

Cookie Jar Entertainment's newest series, WORLD OF QUEST, makes its debut on Kids' WB! on The CW on March 15, airing from10:30-11:00 a.m.

The network is scheduled to broadcast the first 13 half-hour episodes.

WORLD OF QUEST is a comedic action series following the spoiled young Prince Nestor and his pumped up reluctant protector, Quest, and a rag-tag team of cohorts on a mission to save Nestor's parents and their kingdom.

Along Prince Nestor and Quest's travels, they meet an array of weird and wonderful characters who liven up their journey.

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World Heritage Tour Supported By Realviz

REALVIZ, a leader in image processing software development, is delighted to lend their support for the re-launch of, a stunning 360-degree virtual tour of World Heritage sites from across the globe. is an independent non-profit organization documenting the UNESCO World Heritage List with a series of remarkable panographies.

The site is the work of Belgian photographer, Tito Dupret.

World Headline News

Kirby, Psychosis Added To Wii Shop Channel

This week's additions to the Wii Shop Channel take players on a psychedelic trip down memory lane with KIRBY 64: THE CRYSTAL SHARDS and PSYCHOSIS.

Kirby is back and armed with a bunch of new talents, including the option to combine abilities.

Nintendo adds new games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday.

Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points to download the games.

Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets.

Animation Headline News

Download the Newest Animation World Magazine Acrobat Today!

The newest Acrobat edition of Animation World Magazine is now online. This edition tackles the topic of sound. Mary Ann Skweres looks back over the Golden Years of animation to discuss the rich history of music for classic cartoons. Joe Strike talks with industry insiders about how the demand for celebrity voiceover is transforming the industry. Karen Raugust talks with voice and casting directors who say that, despite fierce competition, there are opportunities for talented, fresh-voiced novices to break in.