Cartoon Net, NBA Stars Team for B-Ball Slam

Shaq may be hobbled from real play right now, but that doesn’t mean he can’t have any fun. He and other NBA stars such as Steve Francis, Jason Kidd and wunderkind LeBron ... Continue Reading →

WGA: Homer’s Still Got It

It began as a tentative 13-episode pick-up in the late 1980s when the Fox network was a borderline joke and the notion of a primetime animated series was scoffed at by execs at the ... Continue Reading →

Manga Sees Starz in New Deal

Japanese animation distributor Manga Entertainment has just entered into an agreement with Starz for thirteen of Manga’s anime films. The films will be featured on Starz’s ... Continue Reading →

Market Chat:Top TV Execs Discuss Ani Climate

The NATPE TV market is back in Las Vegas this week (January 18-20). The mart will be taking place at Sin City’s Sands Expo Center and the Venetian Hotel (www.natpeonline.com/2004). ... Continue Reading →

The Beeb Melts for Jack Frost

Theresa Plummer-Andrews, departing head of acquisitions for Children’s BBC, has bought Corsham Ent.’s Christmas special, The Tale of Jack Frost, for a holiday 2004 broadcast ... Continue Reading →

DPS Film Roman Gets Cracked

Look out, Mad TV. Animation company DPS Film Roman is teaming up with Mad Magazine rival Cracked Magazine to produce TV and DVD projects featuring bits and characters from the publication’s ... Continue Reading →

Anime Network Extends Reach

The Anime Network, the first channel in the nation dedicated to Japanese anime, is expanding its U.S.-market coverage with the help of Comcast ON DEMAND, the cabler’s video-on-demand ... Continue Reading →

Lucy Liu, Jackie Chan Team for Toon

Spicing up its toon hit Jackie Chan Adventures, both Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels) and Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville) will be making guest voice appearances on the series’ ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network to Deploy Transformers: Energon

The Autobots and the Decepticons face off in an all-new series of adventures as Tranformers: Energon joins Cartoon Network’s Saturday evening action/adventure lineup starting ... Continue Reading →

ABC, Fox Kids Launch Action Blocks

ABC Cable Networks, Fox Kids Europe and Fox Kids Latin America have teamed up to launch Jetix, a worldwide programming entity that will feature original, acquired and library action/adventure ... Continue Reading →