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Headline News Coolabi, Walker Prods. To Develop Scream Street

Leading children’s and family entertainment producer and rights management company Coolabi, and Walker Productions, the production arm of leading independent book publisher Walker Books, have entered into a major new co-development deal for Walker Books’ quirky comedy book series Scream Street.

Headline News StorySmyth Launches Oxford Titles on iTunes

StorySmyth Ventures Ltd, the producers of the StorySmyth Tales range of digital mobile children’s stories, has today launched a range of titles featuring children’s books from Oxford University Press (OUP).

Blogs How to Prosper in Toon Town — An Excerpt from "How to Write for Animation"

Before you run off half-cocked with that shiny new animated six-shooter of yours, here are a few pieces of advice that will help you live long and prosper in this business. It would be foolish to think you could become a good animation writer without first understanding a little bit about creativity, especially considering cartoon writing is one of the most creative forms of writing there is. Fortunately, creativity is not as ethereal as some might lead you to believe.

Headline News 50% Off All 3DATS Books and 100% of Sales Donated to an Amazing Charity

Today, Sept 13th, 3DATS (with the help of CGarchitect) has just launched a charitable promotion whereby for 30 days we are selling all our 3D graphics books currently in print for 50% off and donating 100% of sales to an amazing charity called "Soldiers to the Summit".

Headline News Thomas & Friends Bucks the Trend with Book Sales Up

Preschool property, THOMAS & FRIENDS continues its phenomenal publishing success with U.K. book sales up 10 percent in 2008.

First published in 1945 in a series of classic story books entitled THE RAILWAY SERIES, written by The Reverend W. Awdry, THOMAS & FRIENDS has sold more than 200 million books globally to date. Egmont UK has been working alongside rights owner and producer, HIT Ent., to spearhead this growth with an expanded range of titles and formats including classic story books, novelty books, magazines and television tie-ins.

Headline News Atlantyca Appoints Acclaimed Author Baccalario

Milan, Italy-based animation production company, Atlantyca Ent. has appointed one of Italy's most prominent authors, Pierdomenico Baccalario, as editor-in-chief to head the company's content-publishing division, which is dedicated to creating and developing new content for book products based on popular entertainment properties and characters.

Headline News Where's Waldo Going To Celebrate His Birthday?

This fall, WHERE'S WALDO?, everyone's favorite globetrotter, celebrates his 21st birthday. In honor of this milestone, Entertainment Rights is launching a multimedia marketing campaign and consumer products program aimed at 20-somethings -- the generation that grew up with this pop culture icon.

Headline News Olivia Coming To Nickelodeon In 2009

With more than six million copies of Ian Falconer's beloved OLIVIA series books sold to date, and with just as many fans, Nickelodeon has partnered with media content company, Chorion, to bring the bestselling Simon & Schuster books to life in a new animated television series. The debut of this anticipated preschool series is planned for 2009.

Headline News Chatterbox Penelope Headed To France

TV-Loonland has secured a deal with France 5, for the preschool series, PENELOPE (54 x 5), in addition to key broadcaster signings, including DR TV Denmark and Hop! Channel Israel.

PENELOPE is a well-established brand in Japan on NHK with a full licensing and merchandising program comprising of more than 24 licensing deals concluded by the TV series' producer Nippon Animation.

Headline News It's Around The World For Horrid Henry

Independent producer Novel Entertainment closed an international sales and distribution deal with Little Bird Rights to distribute the popular HORRID HENRY TV animation series around the world (excluding the United Kingdom), the companies announced today.

Commissioned by CITV in the U.K., the 52 x 11 minute 2D series will be available to buyers at MIPTV 2008.

Headline News Coolabi Brings Poppy Cat to Nick Jr.

Leading children's television producer Coolabi Productions Ltd. today announced the commission of new animated series POPPY CAT, based on the popular books by Lara Jones, for Nickelodeon U.K.'s preschool channel Nick Jr.

The 52x11 animated series is Coolabi's first original commission for Nickelodeon, although two series of Coolabi's hit animation KING ARTHUR'S DISASTERS were picked up last year by Nick Jr., where they found a strong fan-base. Due to air in late 2009, the animated series will use a multi-plane technique to mirror the pop-up feel of the books.

Headline News Patterson, Curious Sign Animation Deal

New York's Curious Pictures and James Patterson Entertainment (JPE) will co-produce long-form animation based on Patterson's books, graphic novels and original ideas, C21 MEDIA reports. While several of Patterson's books have already been adapted for TV, the new deal will allow him not only to develop new concepts, but also to exploit media other than film and TV and to exercise more control over his creations.

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