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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.

Blogs Ergo Proxy: Complete Box Set

Okay, all that verbiage should indicate one thing: this series is smart, or at least tries to be. Overall, I like it. I like it a lot. The darkness of Ergo Proxy’s canvass, the moodiness of its city, and the detached citizens invokes Blade Runner-esque trappings that are a true anime/sci-fi delight.

Headline News Seth Rogen Co-Writes, Voices in Simpsons Episode

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 9:39am

Seth Rogen has fulfilled a dream by becoming only the second visiting celebrity to write and act in THE SIMPSONS since Ricky Gervais appeared in 2006, Variety reports.

Headline News Spurs' Tony Parker Joins French Cartoon Project

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 9:31am

Tony Parker, a professional basketball player with the San Antonio Spurs, has signed on to a new French cartoon production called BASKETBALL ADVENTURES, Variety reports.

Headline News 4Kids Entertainment and Chaotic USA Ink License Deal for Chaotic Trading Card Game

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 8:15am

Press Release from 4Kids Entertainment

4Kids Entertainment Inc. and Chaotic USA Entertainment Group Inc. have reached an agreement with Penguin Young Readers Group, one of the world’s leading consumer publishers, to serve as global licensing partner in the publishing category for the Chaotic trading card game (TCG) and TV series-based property.

Headline News Turner Commissions First Series From Its European Development Studio

Turner Broadcasting is delighted to announce that it has greenlit its first UK-produced full length animation series out of its dedicated original production hub, the Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe.

Headline News ThinkTank Emporium To Represent Ace Lacewing

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 12:39pm

Entertainment branding/consulting company ThinkTank Emporium has teamed with Charlesbridge Publishing and author David Biedrzycki to identify and develop licensing and media opportunities based on the ACE LACEWING, BUG DETECTIVE series.

Headline News Donna Ebbs Named SVP of New Hasbro-Discovery Network

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 12:21pm

Hasbro-Discovery Communications Joint Venture President and CEO Margaret Loesch today announced the appointment of children's and family entertainment programming veteran Donna Ebbs as senior vice president, programming, for the joint venture television network expected to launch in late 2010.

Headline News Battle for Terra, Superbeasto, Scooby-Doo, Hot Fuzz, Sarah Connor, Wallace & Gromit on DVD/Blu-ray

This week (9/22/09) offers the DVD/Blu-ray release of BATTLE FOR TERRA (Lionsgate, $12.99 and $19.99); THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO (Anchor Bay, $12.99 and $19.99); HOT FUZZ (Universal Home Ent., $18.99); SCOOBY-DOO! THE MYSTERY BEGINS (Warner Home Video, $19.99, $24.99); TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES -- THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (Warner Home Video,$36.49, $44.99); and WALLACE & GROMIT: A MATTER OF LOAF AND DEATH (Lionsgate, $9.99) and WALLACE & GROMIT: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION (Lionsgate/HIT, $21.99, 19.99).

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