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Catch VES Awards on Tech TV

On March 11, 2004 at 6:00 pm, Tech TV will first air the second annual VES Awards. The broadcast will allow fans and industry folk alike to see all the top winners presented with their trophies. In addition, a highlight of the show will be the awarding of the VES' first lifetime achievement award to George Lucas.

Below is a complete list of scheduled repeat airings of the show (all times pacific):

March 12 at 11:00 amMarch 13 at 3:00 pmMarch 14 at 8:00 pm

Series Headline News

MIP-TV News: 4Kids Ent. Brings 7 New Properties to MIP-TV

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. has announced that it will be bring seven properties to MIP-TV 2004 for the first time. These programs include TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, YU-GI-OH!, POKÉMON, KIRBY: RIGHT BACK AT YA!, ULTIMATE MUSCLE, THE WINX CLUB and SHAMAN KING.

Kids Headline News

MIP-TV News: DIC Ent. Looks To Acquire Shows for DIC Kids’ Network

DIC Ent.s evp of creative affairs Robby London will be attending MIP-TV as a buyer to acquire, for the first time, educationally qualified programming to air in the U.S. on DIC Kids Network. The programming will make up a three-hour programming block for kids designed to meet core FCC requirements.

Series Headline News

MIP-TV News: TV-Loonland Hypes Heidi Movie For MIP-TV

At this year's MIP-TV, TV-Loonland will show new developments such as WEREKIDS and JOHNNY MUTTON and will also bring a host other shows such as HEIDI, a 75-minute feature version of the classic children's tale.

Game Headline News

Game Over Begins 3D Debut On UPN March 10

UPN's new comedy, GAME OVER, network primetime's first-ever CGI-animated series, will debut tonight March 10, 2004 at 8:00 pm, which follows the far-from-ordinary suburban Smashenburn family living in an alternate videogame universe comprised of off-beat characters, action heroes, monsters and cartoon characters inspired by popular videogames.

Duel Headline News

Entertainment Rights Secures Pan-European Deal For Duel Masters

Entertainment Rights has sold its hot property for boys, DUEL MASTERS, to Turner Broadcasting System Europe, which will see the cartoon airing on screens in the U.K., Ireland, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe, reaching 30+ million households via Cartoon Network and Toonami in the U.K.

DUEL MASTERS started life as a Manga comic, which gained a huge following in Japan. The television series is a combination of 2D animation with CGI effects done by Shogakukan's famous production arm, Shopro, who also produced the hit shows POKÉMON and HAMTARO.

Series Headline News

Moonscoop Sells French Animated Series to Cartoon Network U.S.

Paris-based Moonscoop, the newly combined distributor for Antefilms Prods. and France Animation, has sold its first series, CODE LYOKO, to a U.S. broadcaster. Cartoon Network has acquired 26 episodes of the animated series that blends traditional 2D and 3D animation, which will be a part of the network's new Miguzi weekday afternoon franchise that launches on April 19, 2004.

Series Headline News

Last Exile Finds Refuge on TechTV

LAST EXILE, the acclaimed Japanese anime series from Gonzo Ent., premieres in primetime beginning March 8, 2004 at 10:00 pm on TechTV, during Anime Unleashed, a late-night block of anime on the network's regular program schedule. TechTV will preempt ROBOT WARS for this special prime time premiere of Last Exile.

Universal Headline News

Tripping the Rift Goes Primetime on Sci Fi Channel

Sci Fi Channel premieres its first animated series, TRIPPING THE RIFT, March 4, 2004 at 10:30 pm. The scandalously sexy, 3D animated, comedy for adults from DPS Film Roman and CinéGroupe, joins the channels new Thursday night lineup that includes the reality show MAD MAD HOUSE (9:00 pm) and practical joke show SCARE TACTICS (10:00 pm).

Entertainment Headline News

Jay Jay The Jet Plane Hopes to Soar to China Via Playhut Ent.

PorchLight Entertainment has appointed Playhut Entertainment its licensing agency and broadcast distribution representative for Mainland China on behalf of PorchLight's preschool franchise JAY JAY THE JET PLANE.

JAY JAY already has more than 50 merchandise licensees throughout the world. The show airs daily on PBS in the U.S. and has already been licensed to leading networks covering 50+ countries, including FIVE's Milkshake block in the U.K., Canal+ children's network in France and Discovery Kids throughout Latin America.

Season Headline News

South Park 8th Season Features Passion of the Easter Bunny Special

With all the media and public attention on indecency in pop culture and TV broadcasts, will Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman change their ways? Find out when an all-new season of SOUTH PARK premieres March 17, 2004 at 10:00 pm on Comedy Central. Season eight of SOUTH PARK presents a very special Easter episode, "The Passion of the Easter Bunny."

Show Headline News

Stone Soup To Produce Independent Animator's Forum for TV

Houston, Texas-based Stone Soup has announced plans to produce WILL ANIMATE FOR FOOD, a 30-minute TV program for WTP-TV, Cable 17, a public access channel. The show will feature a series consisting of a collection of independently produced animations and animator interviews presented in a variety format.

Headline News

Cartoon Network Saddles Up Party Wagon TV Feature

PARTY WAGON, an all-new animated feature set in the old west, debuts Feb. 27, 2004. at 8:00 pm on Cartoon Network. The 90-minute made-for-television movie, from HEY ARNOLD! creator Craig Bartlett, follows the adventures of one covered wagon on its way west on the Oregon Trail the mid-1800s.

Kids Headline News

Kids! WB! Adds Four Series to Lineup

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 12:00am

Kids' WB! will add two new animated series and two live-action projects to its top-rated Saturday morning and weekday slates. The network continues to build on its all-new all-year-round strategy and success with its diverse and innovative programming schedule, beginning this spring and leading into the 2004-2005 television season according to John Hardman, svp, Kids' WB!, speaking to advertisers and media at the third annual joint Kids' WB! and Cartoon Network upfront sales presentation in New York.

Series Headline News

Cartoon Network Offers Five New Series

Cartoon Network claims it will broadcast more new episodes than ever before in its 11-year history more than 500 new half-hours, including five new animated series, new episodes of returning original series and new acquisitions. The new schedule was unveiled Feb. 25, 2004 at Cartoon Network's Upfront presentation to advertising executives and the media in New York City, during its pitch for on-air advertising buys.

Digital Headline News

Jakers Goes Hi-Def on New PBS HD Channel

On March 1, 2004, PBS will launch the PBS HD Channel, making PBS the first broadcaster to provide a fully packaged 24/7 channel consisting entirely of High Definition and Widescreen content. It will be available from local PBS stations that have transitioned to digital broadcasting, as well as through digital cable systems that have agreed to retransmit the digital signal of their local public television station.

Headline News

Cosgrove Hall Working On The Wumblers

Manchester, U.K.-based animation house Cosgrove Hall has started production on THE WUMBLERS, a 26x11 2D preschool series for Peak Ent. and The Silly Goose Co.

THE WUMBLERS is a heart-warming collection of tales featuring Bertrum, a young Wumbler, and his best friend, Raimundo, a Spanish-speaking snail. Laura Wellington, recipient soon of the New Jersey Business Woman of the Year award, created the series.

Headline News

Stripperella Takes on Radioactive Beaver In New Episodes

Spike TV premieres brand new episodes of STRIPPERELLA, starting on March 4, 2004 at 11:00 pm on the newly named cable network for men. The show, produced by, took a broadcast hiatus and is back with more episodes throughout March along with uncut, digitally re-mastered episodes of REN & STIMPY CLASSICS from Spumco at midnight.

Headline News

Krislin Nurtures Room To Grow CGI Special

Agoura Hills, California-based Krislin Co. has completed production on ROOM TO GROW, an all CGI half-hour special ready for broadcast and DVD release. ROOM TO GROW has been chosen as an official selection in both the Durango Film Festival and the East Lansing Childrens Film Festivals.

Wars Headline News

Star Wars: Episode III Villian To Debut On Clone Wars

Star Wars fans can catch a small screen glimpse of the next big villain to see big screen action in STAR WARS: EPISODE III, when General Grievous threatens The Force in the next 10 installments of Cartoon Networks STAR WARS: CLONE WARS, beginning with chapter 11 on March 26, 2004 at 9:30 pm. Subsequent chapters of the animated micro-series will air weeknights at 8:00 from March 29 through April 8.

Headline News

Johnny Bravo Special Lures Hollywood Cast

When do the likes of Alec Baldwin, Jessica Biehl and Don Knotts find they play second fiddle to another star in Hollywood? When one is a cartoon, with the self-appointed magnitude and ego of Johnny Bravo, in JOHNNY BRAVO GOES TO HOLLYWOOD, a 30-minute special premieres on Cartoon Network on Friday, Feb. 20, 2004 at 8:00 pm.