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Headline News Cartoon Network Launches Star Wars: The Clone Wars Game Creator Online

By Matt Kapko | Monday, October 12, 2009 at 10:58am

Cartoon Network Digital announced today the redesign of its official site and the launch of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars Game Creator, which gives fans the power to build their own part of the Clone Wars universe and share it with other gamers all over the world on CartoonNetwork.com.

Blogs Another Day with Girls, Guns, Beasts, and Introverts: 4 Box Sets from Funimation

Although I have reviewed these anime titles in the past, the release of their box sets compels me to toss around a few words. Surely, as the heading suggests – and, again, the title of my new book –, whose day isn’t inundated with girls, guns, beasts, and even a few lacking the social skills?

Headline News Cartoon Network Asia Announces Partnership with Animasia

By Matt Kapko | Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 2:28pm

Cartoon Network Asia announced a strategic content partnership with Animasia, one of Malaysia’s leading creative studios, to produce a cricket based property about a group of local Indian kids who aspire to play in the biggest inter-school cricket championships.

Headline News BabyTV Launches DVD Library in Latin America

By Matt Kapko | Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 12:54pm

BabyTV - the world’s leading 24 hour, commercial-free channel for infants, toddlers and their parents has introduced ‘My First Years Library’, a robust collectible DVD encyclopaedia to the Latin America market, together with 20th Century FOX Home Entertainment.

Headline News FlickerLab Heads to MIPCOM to Introduce The Wild Life

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 10:03am

FlickerLab, LLC, the international content and technology company, will introduce the entertainment content market at MIPCOM to their newest animated series, a marquee property called The Wild Life.

Headline News Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of Glenn Martin, DDS

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 10:01am

Nickelodeon has ordered a second season of 20 episodes of stop-motion animated series Glenn Martin, DDS, the first television series from Michael Eisner’s Tornante Animation, it was announced today by Marjorie Cohn, Executive Vice President, Development and Original Programming of Nickelodeon.

Headline News The Jim Henson Company Signs Deal With Discovery Kids Latin America

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 9:39am

On the eve of MIPCOM, The Jim Henson Company has finalized a new broadcast agreement with Discovery Kids Latin America to air the all-new CGI-animated series, Dinosaur Train, across the region.

Headline News HIT Entertainment Reveals Exciting Progress of New Development Slate

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 9:18am

HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading independent children’s entertainment producers and rights owners, reveals new property ‘Hippo’s House’ and strong progress of its development slate.

Blogs Nabari: The Complete Series Part 1

The ninja is by no means new to the anime scene. All powerful, world saving high school students, for that matter, are also pervasive; though such plot-consuming, pubescent power is now so ubiquitous that it’s about as sexy as a white dress at a wedding. Be that as it may, the combination of the two in Nabari strikes a surprisingly good tune.

Headline News Wallace & Gromit Present A World Of Invention Heads to Australia

By Matt Kapko | Monday, October 5, 2009 at 10:01am

Aardman Animations is further consolidating its ongoing relationship with ABC Australia, securing a pre-sale for its new live action series Wallace & Gromit present A World of Invention.

Headline News The Simpsons Get Yellow Carpet at MIPCOM

MIPCOM in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of “The Simpsons,” the longest-running primetime TV series in history, at this year’s October market.

Headline News Target Entertainment Group Nabs International TV Distribution of Rah Rah: The Noisy Lion

Target Entertainment Group has struck a deal with Chapman Entertainment to sell the international TV rights to the 52x10' pre-school comedy animation, Rah Rah! The Noisy Lion, excluding North America and the UK.

Headline News Special Agent Productions Opens Boutique Animation Studio in San Francisco

SPECIAL AGENT PRODUCTIONS has opened a new boutique animation studio in San Francisco offering a host of streamlined services to meet the production demands of the new economy and the digital age.

Headline News Cross-Disciplinary Community to Focus on the Development of Previsualization

The Previsualization Society, a non-profit, interdisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of previsualization (“previs”), was officially announced today.

Headline News CCI Entertainment, Motionworks GmbH, and Nickelodeon Germany Team Up on Artzooka!

Press Release from CCI Entertainment

Toronto (October 4, 2009) CCI Entertainment, MotionWorks and Nickelodeon Germany have partnered up to produce the first local version of the live action / cgi blended series Artzooka! The local language episodes will feature Nils Bomhoff as the German host, who embodies all that is Artzooka! The property will also launch with a localized website and an extensive grassroots marketing campaign that will be executed across Germany.

Headline News Bandai Scores Licensing Deal For Tinga Tinga Tales

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 9:43am

Press Release from Bandai

Classic Media, which owns and manages a portfolio of some of the world’s leading family and pop-culture entertainment brands, today announces that Bandai has been appointed the master toy partner for its new produced-in-Africa preschool animated series Tinga Tinga Tales.  Bandai will create a broad range of toy product based upon the brand and is expected to launch its range in the UK in late 2010.

Headline News Aardman Secures Wallace & Gromit Deal

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 9:24am

Press Release from Aardman Rights

Aardman Rights has secured a deal with leading publisher and distributor of practical books, manuals and DVDs Haynes, to produce a brand new Wallace & Gromit manual.

The series of books will finally reveal the exact inner workings of Wallace’s vast array of vehicles, inventions and contraptions which feature in the duo’s award-winning TV series and films. The first format will be released autumn 2009.

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