Search form

Geographical Region: Australia

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 4Kids Names New Licensing Agents For Rollbots

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE), the diversified children’s entertainment and media organization, has appointed Exim Licensing Group and Tycoon Enterprises as Licensing Agents in Latin America and Mexico respectively for Amberwood Entertainment’s ROLLBOTS.

Headline News Animal Logic Expands LA Studio, Wraps HBO, Toyota & Kaiser Spots

Award-winning digital production company Animal Logic bolsters its LA commercials and short form studio with a larger team, new location and an impressive slate of recently completed projects.

Headline News DECODE Enterprises Comes Up Trumps Down Under

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 11:30am

Leading kids and family entertainment specialist DECODE Enterprises, the distribution subsidiary of DHX Media Ltd., has scored a hat trick of deals with Australian broadcasters across its slate of standout preschool entertainment.

Headline News Activision Blizzard’s Surprising Second Quarter

Press Release by Activision

Santa Monica, California (Aug 05, 2009) -- Activision Blizzard, Inc. today announced better-than-expected financial results for the second quarter 2009.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2009, Activision Blizzard’s GAAP net revenues were $1,038 million, and its non-GAAP net revenues were $801 million. The company’s prior GAAP net revenue outlook for the quarter was $1 billion. On a non-GAAP basis, the company’s net revenue outlook was $775 million.

Headline News Ottawa Announces Its Lineup

Press Release from Ottawa Animation Festival

From October 14-18, 2009, hundreds of international animators will descend on Canada’s capital with one goal in mind: capturing one of the prizes up for grabs at this year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF).

Headline News Resident Evil Producers Buy Up a Warded Man

Paul W.S. Anderson and producing partner Jeremy Bolt (RESIDENT EVIL franchise) have purchased the film rights to fantasy novel THE WARDED MAN from Peter V. Brett, per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

Anderson is attached to direct and produce along with Bolt. Stephanie Johnson will exec produce, after bringing the novel to the duo's attention. Anderson and Bolt got the rights via their respective production companies: Tannhauser Gate and Bolt Pictures.

Headline News China's Post-Production Training Center Equipped with Autodesk Solutions

Press Release from Autodesk

Shanghai, CHINA, July 28, 2009 -- The Animation Public Technical Service Platform of Shanghai (APTSP) has created China's first post-production training center, to grow high-end animation and post-production public services, train local talent and showcase innovative technology. APTSP offers complete, data-centric workflows that include Autodesk, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: ADSK) Autodesk Flame and Autodesk Inferno visual effects systems, Autodesk Smoke editorial finishing system, and Autodesk Lustre digital color-grading system.

Headline News Decode Enterprises Hits TG4 For Six

Press Release from DECODE Enterprises

Leading kids and family entertainment specialist DECODE Enterprises, the distribution subsidiary of DHX Media Ltd., has scored a major package deal with TG4, selling six of its animated series to the Irish channel.

Headline News Int'l Deals Signed for Pinky & Perky

Press Release from PPC Enterprises

PPC Enterprises has announced major international sub-agency representation deals for two of its hottest brands: MONTY PYTHON and PINKY AND PERKY.

The new deals will see both brands taken into new territories by two hugely respected agencies: Alicom will be representing them in Scandinavia, whilst Grahame Grassby will be taking the reins in Australia and New Zealand.

Headline News Half-Blood Prince Earns $104M in 24 Hours

HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE earned $104 million in its first day of release worldwide, making it the best first 24 hours for franchise to date. The sixth POTTER film made $58.2 million in the U.S. alone.

Nearly 40% of HALF-BLOOD's first day receipt came via its record breaking $22.2 million earned during midnight showings.

This weekend the film will expand to 4,275 theaters in the U.S., making its worldwide theater count near 15,000 in 64 markets.

Headline News Loesch to Head Hasbro, Discovery Multimedia Venture

Hasbro, Inc. and Discovery Communications announced that children’s entertainment veteran Margaret Loesch has been named President and CEO of the companies’ multi-platform joint venture. The yet-to-be-named network is expected to premiere in Fall 2010 reaching approximately 60 million U.S. households on what is currently Discovery Kids channel. Loesch will assume her new position on August 17th and will be based in Los Angeles.

Headline News Mexico's Canal Once Orders Three Delivery

Press Release from Animation Collective

New York, NY -- July 15, 2009 -- Animation Collective, a leading U.S. provider of content to the children's entertainment market, announces today a new broadcast sale of the modern-day superhero tale, "Three Delivery". The 26 x 22 minute animated action-comedy series has been acquired by Canal Once in Mexico and is slated to begin airing in September of 2009.

Headline News DECODE Enterprises Scores Asia & Australia Sales for Super Why

Press Release from DECODE Enterprises

Toronto, 14 July 2009. Leading kids and family entertainment specialist DECODE Enterprises, the distribution subsidiary of DHX Media Ltd., is bringing the award-winning, literacy-based series Super WHY! to new preschool audiences across Asia and Australia, signing deals Tooniverse in Korea, TV 12 Singapore, Astro TVIQ for Malaysia and Indonesia, Thailand's True Visions and Nickelodeon Australia.

Headline News G.I. Joe, The Wiggles on DVD, Plus Haunting in Connecticut on DVD/Blu-ray

Home video releases for July 14 include season 1.1 of G.I. JOE A REAL AMERICAN HERO on DVD, BOB THE BUILDER, THE WIGGLES and THOMAS & FRIENDS DVD releases, plus the Blu-ray debut of a CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON / CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER / HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS trilogy set plus the DVD/Blu-ray bow of THE HAUNTING IN CONNECTICUT.

BOB THE BUILDER: BUILT FOR FUN on DVD

Headline News Fantastic Planet Film Festival 2009

Fantastic Planet Film Festival 2009Sydney, AustraliaDeadline: July 31, 2009Withoutabox Deadline: August 14, 2009

Fantastic Planet: Sydney's Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival reminds filmmakers and screenwriters to submit their film or script soon.

Headline News 4Kids Has New Int'l Broadcast Deals for Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's

Press Release from 4Kids Entertainment, Inc.

NEW YORK (July 7, 2009) -- 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE), the diversified children's entertainment and media organization, has reached agreements to license the television broadcast rights to the popular animated series "Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's" in a number of key territories, it was announced today by Brian Lacey, Executive Vice President, International, 4Kids Entertainment.

Headline News Breakthrough's Jimmy Two-Shoes Heads to Japan

Press Release from Breakthrough Entertainment

TORONTO (July 7, 2009) -- Breakthrough Entertainment has licensed television broadcast rights for JIMMY TWO-SHOES to Walt Disney Television International Japan. Twenty-six half-hour episodes are scheduled to premiere Fall 2009.

"The international response to JIMMY TWO-SHOES has been very gratifying," said Nat Abraham, Head of Distribution. "The fun and humor in the series continue to spread across all regions. We are delighted to have Disney Channel in Japan as part of the Jimmy family."

Headline News Cartoon Network Partners with HP to Launch Toon Creators Awards

Press Release from Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network, the number one kids' channel in Asia Pacific, has partnered with HP to launch the inaugural Toon Creator Awards, an online animation contest for children, in July 2009. Open to kids aged 6-14, the contest provides a regional platform for young talent from Australia, India, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore to showcase their creativity through technology.

Headline News DECODE signs U.K. Licensing, DVD Partners for Grandpa in My Pocket

Press Release from DECODE Enterprises

Toronto, London 6 July 2009. DECODE Enterprises, the distribution subsidiary of DHX Media Ltd., today announces agreements with two major distribution and licensing partners that are expected to build on the UK success of Adastra Creative's GRANDPA IN MY POCKET. Warner Home Video UK has been appointed as DVD partner for the show's first season, and Brandzoo will now act as the live-action comedy brand's licensing agent.

Pages

randomness