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‘Animanimals’ Season 2 Triggers Another Stampede of Deals

The 2D animated series created by Julia Ocker follows the absurd adventures of animals who learn important life lessons along the way; 2nd season scores multiple presales, with Season 1 relicensed by current broadcast partners while securing new deals as well.

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Nickelodeon Animation and Paramount Pictures Ink ‘The Smurfs’ Multi-Movie Deal

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 7, 2022 at 9:26am

First feature project with LAFIG Belgium and IMPS, an animated musical, is set to release December 2024; 26-episode second season pickup of CG-animated ‘The Smurfs’ series also announced.

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40 Years in the Making: ‘The Smurfs’ Return to TV

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 1:05pm

Head writers Peter Saisselin and Amy Serafin discuss the iconic franchise’s first all-new animated television series in nearly four decades; the ‘Smurf-tacular’ CG animated show premieres Friday, September 10 on Nickelodeon

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Nickelodeon Releases ‘The Smurfs’ Teaser Trailer

The iconic gang of little blue Smurf Village inhabitants – including Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy, and Hefty - return in an all-new 'Smurf-tacular' CG animated series premiering Friday, September 10.

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Nickelodeon Drops All-New ‘The Smurfs’ Trailer and Art

CG animated series featuring Belgian artist Peyo’s iconic comic characters - blue, small, only three apples tall - premieres September 10.

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Jetpack Inks Distribution Deal for ‘Clangers’

ZDF to bring the BAFTA Award-winning stop-motion animated series to Europe and Asia; other distribution deals take the series to Singapore, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Croatia.

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Pink Parrot Media and Sky bring ‘Snowsnaps’ to the UK

The popular preschool animated comedy-adventure series is a spinoff of the animated movie ‘Snowtime;’ the show encourages kids to use their imaginations to create their own games of make-believe in the outdoor world.

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‘Insectibles’ Tops Kids TV Ratings in Germany

Despite serious competition from shows on rival networks Nickelodeon, Super RTL and Disney, the Award-winning, 3D-animated Insectibles, a co-production between One Animation, KiKA, Discovery and ZDF-Enterprises, has topped the ratings charts for kids TV in Germany.

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Australia’s SLR Greenlights Two New ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ Holiday Specials

The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare continue with two new Easter and Christmas-themed specials from co-production partners SLR Productions and KIKA-Der Kinderkanal; 9 Story Media Group to handle international distribution.

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‘Super Wings’ Ready to Take Flight in Germany

m4e is named licensing agent for the German-speaking territories for the international hit TV series from South Korea’s FunnyFlux, EBS and CJ E&M, U.S.-based Little Airplane Productions, China’s Qianqi Animation, and co-production partner KiKA.

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Portfolio Entertainment Racks Up First Round of Sales for ‘Cat in the Hat’

Toronto-based distributor announces international sales for its three new one-hour PBS-commissioned ‘The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!’ movies.

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Portfolio Entertainment’s ‘DOKI’ Continues Global Expedition with New Round of Sales

International distributor announces new sales of animated preschool series ‘DOKI’ to Discovery Family in the Middle East, Africa and Greece, KiKa in Germany, and Hakka TV in Taiwan.

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Kika & Bob Kick Off At MIP-TV

Best known for his live-action/CG animation adaptation of Dutch writer Annie M.G. Schmidts childrens classic MINOES, Flemish director Vincent Bal is turning his hand to animation to make interactive childrens series called THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF KIKA AND BOB.

The show follows the chaotic around-the-world trip of a smart, little girl called Kika and a gentle but clumsy fireman called Bob. One rainy, windy night in the Belgian town of Waterloo, Kikas cat gets stuck on top of the church spire. Kika and Bob try to rescue the cat using a kite.

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KI.KA Wants Its EM.TV

At MIPCOM, EM.TV & Merchandising AG concluded a comprehensive deal with the childrens channel KI.KA that sees the German public broadcaster acquiring at least 300 half-hours of children's and youth programming from EM.TV, for broadcast on the jointly owned ARD-ZDF channel. Under the terms of the deal, KI.KA will receive the first free-TV broadcasting rights for all new shows, which will include POOCHINI, MOMO and WHAT ABOUT MIMI?

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The Hoobs Go To Germany

German distributor EM.TV has sold Jim Henson's live-action puppet series, THE HOOBS (250 x 24-minutes), to the German public broadcaster ZDF and the children's channel KI.KA. The show is scheduled to air on ARD/ZDF-owned KI.KA in October 2002, with broadcast on ZDF in Spring 2003. THE HOOBS currently airs on Channel 4 and Nick Jr. in the UK, and the franchise reaches over 40 territories worldwide with a combination of broadcast license and consumer product deals. EM.TV holds comprehensive European rights to the series.