Category: Cartoons

Headline News Victoria Beckham To Guest on SpongeBob Special

Nickelodeon, the number-one kids’ brand and largest producer of television animation in the world, wraps up Independence Day weekend with the premiere of a new SpongeBob SquarePants special, “The Clash of Triton,” on Monday, July 5, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Headline News FOX Picks Up Third Season of The Cleveland Show

THE CLEVELAND SHOW, the highest-rated new scripted half-hour this season among Adults 18-34 and Teens, has been picked up for a third season, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President, Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company.

Headline News New Licensing Deals Inked for Pocoyo

Zinkia and ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment have inked a raft of new licensing agreements for the multi award-winning animation series Pocoyo, bringing the total number of licensees to over 100 and the total number of references in the market to over 1,500.

Headline News Cube Creative's Kaeloo Coming to Canal+

Cube Creative Productions announces that its first animated series, Kaeloo, directed by Rémi Chapotot, will be aired both on Cartoon+, a Canal+ Family program, from 6 June 2010, and unencrypted on Canal+ in the slot left vacant by Canal Football Club during the summer.

Headline News Pocoyo Airs 7 Days A Week On Nick Jr.

The multi-award winning animated series Pocoyo (104 x 7 minutes), co-produced by Zinkia and ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment, is now airing seven days a week on Nick Jr., Nickelodeon’s 24-hour commercial-free, educational preschool network in the US.

Headline News Yu-Gi-Oh! Set To Hit The Web with a New Site

4Kids Entertainment, licensing agent for the animated series Yu-Gi-Oh!, along with the property’s licensors TV TOKYO and NAS have teamed up with website specialists MadeByPi to develop a dedicated global site, www.yugioh.com, which is set to launch in November to coincide with the franchise’s 10th anniversary.

Headline News Japan and China Working on Joint Animation Fest

Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao have discussed launching a joint animation festival, reports VARIETY. Hatoyama met with Wen when the prime minister visited Japan. One of the top topics was cultural exchanges. The event would bring Chinese animation to Japan and visa versa in stand alone events.

Headline News Moonscoop Sign With Mattel As Toy Partner For Dyrdek’s Wild Grinders

Moonscoop and Wild Grinders announced today that they have completed a licensing deal with Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) for the new action-oriented, “Wild Grinders” animated TV series entertainment brand created by entrepreneur, reality TV star (MTV’s “Rob & Big” and “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory”) and skateboarding icon, Rob Dyrdek.

Headline News Waking Sleeping Beauty To Hold Its First European Screening At Annecy

On the heels of a successful run in select U.S. theaters, as well as an illustrious showing at American film festivals, Waking Sleeping Beauty will screen for the first time in Europe at the Annecy International Animation Festival, as part of the festival's Official Selection, at 2:00pm on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 in the Bonlieu Petite Salle.

Headline News HIT & Albavision Partner on Latin America Preschool Block

HIT Entertainment, a world-renowned provider of quality children's entertainment, and Albavision, a leading free TV network of television and radio stations across Central and South America, have partnered for the first time to bring a new, HIT-branded preschool television block to free TV in 10 countries across Latin America.

Headline News Girls And Corpses Mag To Premiere Animated Music Video at Rock 'N Comic-Con

Girls and Corpses Magazine, in conjunction with the animation company Pretend For Real Studios, will premiere a wild three minute animated music video at their ROCK 'N' COMIC-CON booth on MAY 28th - May 30th, 2010 at the Pasadena Convention Center http://www.rockncomiccon.com/.

Headline News Bender Actor Talks Voicing Joker in Batman: Under the Red Hood

Known to adults as “Bender” in Futurama and tweens as “Dr. Drakken” in Kim Possible, John DiMaggio takes an iconic step forward as the voice of The Joker, the pivotal villain in the all-new DC Universe animated original movie, Batman: Under the Red Hood.

Headline News 4Kids Signs Distribution Deals For Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: Road To Destiny

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE), the diversified children’s entertainment and media organization, has signed three key distribution agreements for the latest version of its popular animated series “Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s”, it was announced today by Brian Lacey, Executive Vice President, International, 4Kids Entertainment.

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