BCI Eclipse Skewers Happy Tree Friends for DVD

Having built a cult following on the web and the festival circuit, Mondo Media’s Happy Tree Friends recently got a series order by G4 videogame tv and will be released in series ... Continue Reading →

Comedy Central Goes Broadband

Comedy Central is set to launch its first broadband-optimized video channel on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Dubbed “Comedy Central MotherLoad,” the new outlet will feature five distinct ... Continue Reading →

Look Out, Bratz, Here Come Fashion Angels

Following the lead of Mattel’s Barbie and MGA’s Bratz, The Bead Shop’s tween girls’ lifestyle brand, Fashion Angels, is headed to the screen. The Bead Shop has ... Continue Reading →

Magdalena Comic Destined for Screen

Platinum Studios and Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Motion Pictures have teamed up to produce a feature film based on the Top Cow comic-book property Magdalena. Uber producer Hurd ... Continue Reading →

Tripping The Rift on Disc

Now in its second season on SCI FI Channel, the racy, CG-animated series Tripping The Rift tops this week’s list of toon home video releases. All 13 episodes from the show’s ... Continue Reading →

New Execs Sprout Up at PBS KIDS

Sandy Wax has been named president of programming and Andrew Beecham senior VP of programming for PBS KIDS Sprout, the new broadcast and online outlet for preschool content. Effective ... Continue Reading →

Kong Tops Spike TV Game Nods

Like the 8th Wonder of the World himself scaling the Empire State Building, Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie from Ubisoft climbed to the top of this year’s ... Continue Reading →

JAKKS Pacific Taps DreamWorks Toons for TV Games

Through a licensing agreement with DreamWorks Animation, JAKKS Pacific Inc. will produce multiple plug-and-play video games based on the hit animated feature films Shrek, Shark Tale, ... Continue Reading →

A Few Thoughts on Brand Licensing

Compiled by Sarah Gurman If you happen to be in London this week, you’ll meet all kinds of animation consumer and licensing professionals at the Brand Licensing Show (Oct 25, ... Continue Reading →

Firefly, Ballad Venture into Production

Project Firefly LLC, one of several animation studios to emerge from the demise of Disney’s traditional toon operations, has banded with The Ballad Group LLC to launch a new joint ... Continue Reading →