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Mediatoon's Garfield Lazy No More

Last purchased by Rede Record in Brazil, Mediatoon's THE GARFIELD SHOW is due for broadcast in 2009 in the U.K., Scandinavia, Spain, Germany, Italy, Australia/Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

Produced by Dargaud Media, THE GARFIELD SHOW is 52 episodes of 11 minutes shot in HD, about Garfield's day-to-day life, blending the modern look of CGI animation and familiar humor of the orange tabby cat.

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Pinky and Perky Hit the Stage

After proving a massive hit on the small screen, pesky porkers Pinky and Perky are set to transfer their unique brand of anarchic fun to the theatre in a brand new live action extravaganza.

PPC Enterprises, which holds M&L rights in the brand, has revealed that Pinky and Perky will be brought to the stage in 2010/2011 courtesy of leading West End theatre production company Fiery Light.

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Autodesk's NAB 2009 Call for Submissions

Deadlines: February 16 and March 4, 2009

The Autodesk 2009 Best of the Best Show Reel is seeking submissions. Enter your latest film, commercial, broadcast, music video, and episodic projects created using Autodesk software, including Softimage|XSI and Softimage|Face Robot.

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VES Show Offered at NATPE

Homerun Ent., for the first time, is offering The Visual Effects Society's one-hour televised awards special at NATPE, reports C21MEDIA. The awards show, held to highlight the best in visual effects in film, TV, animation, commercials and videogames, is being offered for international broadcast after February 26, 2009.

The show will be held in Hollywood on February 21.

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Autodesk Games Show Reel Call for Submissions

Looking to show off your company's talent? Be part of the Autodesk Games Show Reel 2009!

Submit your recent video-game cinematics, trailers, in-game sequences, or animations created with any or a combination of the following Autodesk animation products: 3ds Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, Kynapse, HumanIK, and Softimage|XSI software.

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ASIFA-SF's Annual Open Screening for Animators And Studios

This will be an evening of new work by local artists and friends from around the globe. Anyone is welcome to bring animated/special effects work unannounced the night of the show (DVD and 16 mm) and it will be shown. Wednesday, January 14, 7:15 p.m. at the Exploratorium's McBean Theatre in San Francisco, free, public invited. The open screening for student films will be in May.

Films include:

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Pinky and Perky Christmas Special Due on BBC

CGI spectacular THE PINKY AND PERKY SHOW is due to screen across the BBC this Christmas with a special festive helping of everyone's favorite pigs.

PPC Enterprises, which holds M&L rights in the brand, has revealed that the show will screen four times on CBBC over the Christmas period, as well as showing at 10 a.m. on BBC One on Christmas Day.

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Pingu Show Coming to APTN

HIT Ent. and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), the first national aboriginal television network in the world, have partnered to launch THE PINGU SHOW this fall during the APTN Kids programming block. This is the first time that HIT has partnered with the network that reaches approximately 10 million households across Canada.

APTN will air 74 episodes of THE PINGU SHOW in English and French.

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Animated Minyanville Wins Biz Reporting Emmy

Financial information and entertainment company Minyanville Media has won a Business and Financial Reporting Emmy for its animated news show MINYANVILLE'S WORLD IN REVIEW WITH HOOFY AND BOO.

The show was honored by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, in the New Approaches to Business & Financial Reporting category for its groundbreaking weekly show starring the animated icons of finance, Hoofy the Bull and Boo the Bear.

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Big, Big World Expands to Finland, Denmark, Poland and Middle East

Contender Entertainment Group has sold children's puppet-and-animation-based show IT'S A BIG BIG WORLD to television channels in four major territories.

Contender, the company behind preschool properties PEPPA PIG and TRACTOR TOM, holds the international rights for the hit PBS Kids show, which has now secured slots on DR Denmark, YLE Finland, Canal+ Cyfrowy Poland and Al Jazeera Kids in the Middle East.

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Shaun the Sheep Wins International Emmy

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the winners of the 36th International Emmy Awards Monday night at a gala event held in the New York Hilton, hosted by award-winning stage and screen actor Roger Bart, currently leading in Mel Brooks' new Broadway musical, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN.

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Fox Orders Full Season of Cleveland Show, Moves Debut To Fall 2009

FOX has ordered an additional nine episodes of THE CLEVELAND SHOW, the FAMILY GUY spin-off, bringing the series to a full season order. Additionally, Arianna Huffington has been tapped for a recurring role and joins previously announced series regulars Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long, Kevin Michael Richardson, Mike Henry and Seth MacFarlane.

"FOX picking up nine more episodes of our show is proof that an African-American can make it in this country," said Cleveland Brown. "This is a milestone for the United States of America."

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CW Drops Graysons Idea

The CW and Warner Bros. TV have dropped the idea to do THE GRAYSONS, an origins story on Batman sidekick Robin, per VARIETY.

News came out in early October that the DC Comics character was to be given a SMALLVILLE-like treatment, but Warner Bros. Pictures Group President Jeff Robinov changed his mind and pulled the plug on the project.

THE GRAYSONS was to have followed a teenage Dick "DJ" Grayson before he took up the Robin crime fighting identity. "Warner Bros. TV never had 100 percent clearance," said one exec familiar with the situation to VARIETY.

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Royale Brands Comedy Central's Indecision '08

Royale, the year-old creative design/production studio led by Creative Directors Jayson Whitmore and Brien Holman, and Exec Producer Jennifer Lucero, got in on the joke with Comedy Central -- creating the entire branding for the network's "Indecision 2008" political coverage, as well as a hilarious segment of THE DAILY SHOW in which host Jon Stewart introduces the Royale created look. ''This year you won't have settle for their over-promising graphics and underperforming anchors,'' Stewart says before counting down the launch, ''This year you can settle for ours."

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Fox Cancels King Of the Hill, Inks New Deal With American Dad Creators

FOX's veteran animated comedy KING OF THE HILL will not continue beyond this, its 13th season, per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

The 20th Century Fox TV-produced show is wrapping production on 13 episodes that Fox picked up in April. Creators Greg Daniels and Mike Judge have long since moved on to other projects: Daniels developed and is the show runner on NBC comedy THE OFFICE and Judge's new animated series THE GOODE FAMILY, will premiere on ABC this winter.

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Novel's Horrid Henry Secures New Sales

U.K.-based independent producer Novel Ent. and distribution partner Little Bird Rights have secured more international sales deals for animated property HORRID HENRY in the run up to MIPCOM 2008.

Little Bird has worldwide television rights to the show outside the U.K. and Germany and has recently secured broadcast deals for the first season of 52x11 with MNet in South Africa, RTP Portugal, Digiturk in Turkey and SVT Sweden. A deal has also been secured with Polish production company Op Art.

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CITV And ITV1 UK Pick Up TV-Loonland's animated show Pat&Stan

TV-Loonland has licensed its multi-formatted animated property PAT&STAN to British children's channel CITV.

Selected shorts have also been licensed to ITV1. CITV, owned by U.K. commercial broadcaster ITV, has acquired UK broadcast and online rights for the whole available set of formats; 350 shorts, a half-hour "Treasure Hunt" special as well the brand new 39x7 season set for delivery in spring 2009. The short formats will be premiering on CITV's website very soon as a lead up to the TV launch scheduled for this Christmas.

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Robin Gets Smallville Treatment With The Graysons

The CW network has greenlit a pilot based on Batman sidekick Robin's early days, called THE GREYSONS, per VARIETY. Clark Kent's pre-Superman days have been explored for the past eight years on SMALLVILLE, and the Robin-centered project could replace it eventually.

SMALLVILLE exec producers Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson and SUPERNATURAL exec producer McG, under his Wonderland Sound and Vision label are behind THE GRAYSONS. It is also the latest DC Comics franchise turned into a TV show by sibling Warner Bros. TV.