Just in time for the Memorial weekend, fanboy favorite Bryan Singer announced...
Monthly Archive "August2009"
Sesame Workshop’s high-energy series The Electric Company will be offered daily on PBS KIDS GO! beginning September 7. Aimed at six- to nine-year-olds, the show reinforces strong literacy skills and teaches kids that reading is cool. ‘Reading and writing are critical developmental areas for children and children who are struggling [...]
Sony has pushed back the release date for Michel Gondry’s adaptation of The Green Hornet to December 17, 2010, according to Variety. The superhero pic, starring Seth Rogen, was originally set to arrive in theaters on July 9, 2010. However since the director just begins shooting the picture this week, [...]
Disney is getting ready to buy Marvel Entertainment in a stock and cash transaction for the amount of $4 billion. Under the terms of the deal, Marvel shareholders would receive $30 per share in cash plus approximately 0.745 Disney shares for each Marvel share they own. Based on the closing [...]
If you have no big plans for the upcoming, three-day weekend, why not plan a nice staycation with some of the new animated DVD/Blu-ray titles coming out today? Among the cool titles we spotted on Amazon.com’s hot list today are Shaun the Sheep: Little Sheep of Horrors (Lionsgate, HIT, $14.98) [...]
Italian animation house Rainbow SpA has put industry veteran Lisa Hryniewicz in charge of business development in the U.K. The new focus on the U.K. market will maximize the potential of globally established brands such as Winx Club, Huntik, Monster Allergy and Tommy and Oscar, as well as new properties [...]
English band One eskimO and Warner Premiere debuted their innovative new animated Visual Album on iTunes and other digital channels on Monday (Aug. 30). Animated by award-winning studio Passion Pictures, which also delivered the Gorillaz’ award-winning shorts, the 10-episode Video Series will also be available in the U.K. on September [...]
Rocky and Bullwinkle, Mr. Magoo and Underdog have found a new partner in sportswear company Wildcat Apparel Group. The New York-based outfit has announced that it will feature these popular Classic Media brands to its ‘Original Retro Brand’ label. The popular toon characters will debut on vintage t-shirts and specialty [...]
Strike.TV has picked up The Goob, a popular online animated web series created by indie Swedish studio Assorted Nuts. During the toon’s initial release in Europe by Sony Ericsson, it registered 5 million mobile downloads. In the first episode of this online series, the main character, Dwayne ‘the Goob’ Gundersen [...]
The Jim Henson Company will bring popular titles from its Family Classics and Fantasy library to the MIPCOM market. Since the company’s HIT and Warner Bros. deals have expired, it will now take over their sales directly at the market. ‘With broadcasters continuing to seek out top quality , evergreen [...]
PorchLight Entertainment will distribute a new animated preschool show titled Art with Mati and Dada at MIPJunior in late September. The 13 x 7 series, which is produced by Achtoons and RAI Fiction uses a mixture of 2D and CG animation to teach young viewers about art and the lives [...]