Disney Channel acquires Guru Studio’s hit preschool show for its channels in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, extending the show’s reach throughout every continent.
The character first introduced in a 1991 Sega video game will be CG animated in a new series kicking off on Cartoon Network and French TV fall 2014.
Zodiak Kids has been appointed the French Licensing Agent for the action property B-Daman Crossfire.
Women In Animation hosts “Women Write Royal,’ a panel with all four woman writers on the Disney Junior series, Sofia the First, on Thursday, October 24, at the Animation Guild in Burbank.
London-based commercial editorial house Alex Hagon re-launches as Circus, opening a new office in New York’s Chelsea district led by Jono Griffith; Susanne Kelly handles east coast sales and Cristina Matracia continues to serve as producer.
Cartoon Connection Canada returns this year October 28-31 at the Loews Hôtel Le Concorde in Quebec City, with producers and buyers from 15 different countries taking part in the Speed Meetings aimed at connecting international collaborations and productions.
French WIZZdesign animation collective CRCR returns with a pulp sci-fi video for C2C’s “Delta” animated in the style of Genndy Tartakovsky.
The 2013 edition of Italy’s VIEW Conference and VIEWFest highlights storytelling in all its forms, with presentations from filmmakers, animators, visual effects artists, and game and transmedia developers.
9 Story Entertainment announces the sale of SLR Production’s Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare to Nickelodeon France.
The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival announces the lineup for the 2013 edition taking place October 18 – 20.
Psyop partners with Clemenger BBDO Wellington to help New Zealand drivers connect in Emoticons, a short film for New Zealand’s Transportation Authority.
9 Story Entertainment announces the sale of Slap Happy Cartoon’s Nerds and Monsters to ABC TV Australia.
Essential Media and Entertainment announces their MIP Slate which includes Bubble Bath Bay, My 24, and Alien TV.
Sony Pictures Releasing, INDAC and FMX 2014 announce a special screening of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 followed by a talk, via Skype, with directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn.
Animation Magazine announces more 2013 award recipients, including voice-acting legend June Foray, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement-Hall of Fame Award; DreamWorks Animation’s Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco, who will receive this year’s Original Vision Award; and DQ Entertainment Chairman and CEO Tapaas Chakravarti, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement-Hall of Fame Award for his contributions to the growth of the animation industry in India.
BRB Internacional launches licensing program for hit animated series The Hive in Spain and Portugal.
The Vancouver International Film Festival announces the highlights of its slate of animated films for the 2013 edition of the festival, including the Canadian premiere of Ari Folman’s The Congress, as well as screenings of Max Andersson and Helena Ahonen’s Tito on Ice and Hosoda Mamoru’s Wolf Children.
CAKE signs a VOD deal with DLA bringing eight properties, including Poppy Cat and Skunk-Fu!, to Latin America
The Jim Henson Companycontinues its broadcast and consumer products licensing expansion for Dinosaur Train throughout Europe, North America and Australia.
9 Story Entertainment announces global sales of Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood as production begins on a second season.
DreamWorks Animation technical director Nathan Loofbourrow is elected as President of the Los Angeles animation union, The Animation Guild, Local 839 IATSE; board member and DreamWorks Television writer Jack Thomas is elected as the Guild’s new Vice President.