Nat Geo’s Mamma Mirabelle Joins TVO Family

National Geographic Television & Film’s Kids’ (NGT&F) Programming and Production ‘s live-action/animated preschool series Mamma Mirabelle’s Home Movies ... Continue Reading →

Jetix O-ban Star-Racers Shifts into MIPCOM Gear

Jetix Europe launched its new animated sci-fi series O-ban Star-Racers in collaboration with French studio Sav! The World Productions on Saturday Oct. 15, at MIPCOM Jr. Super RTL, France ... Continue Reading →

Spike TV Surprise Winner in Star Wars Bidding Wars

And the winner is…Spike TV? Yup. Daily Variety is reporting that niche cabler Spike TV has successfully bid between $65 and $70 million in a six-year deal for the cable rights ... Continue Reading →

SpongeBob Juggernaut Rolls On.

Few people, a lot of Nickelodeon execs among them, ever thought a cartoon about an angry, sea-bottom dwelling sponge would become the mega-hit it has become–on TV, in film and ... Continue Reading →

Sony Goes Neanderthal with Favreau

Actor-cum-director Jon Favreau has been building a busy slate of helming gigs since his Will Ferrell holiday comedy, Elf, proved a big hit for New Line Cinema. As he works to complete ... Continue Reading →

SpongeBob Goes to China

The hugely successful Nickelodeon animated series SpongeBob SquarePants is scheduled to launch in China by late December, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The silly comedy about ... Continue Reading →

MIPCOM 2005 Q&A

Have you felt the impact of the CG revolution in your arena? This week, TV executives, animation producers and buyers are attending the MIPCOM-Jr and MIPCOM markets in Cannes, France ... Continue Reading →

Tarzan, Emperor in New Groove on Disc

Disney today released special editions of its animated features Tarzan (1999) and The Emperor’s New Groove. The two-disc sets are joined on shelves by a reissue of the 1992 20th ... Continue Reading →

Holy Home Video, Batman!

Following a successful return to the big screen, the Dark Knight is blitzing home video today with a slate of releases sure to make any fan’s DVD collection darn near complete. ... Continue Reading →

Gromit Tops Overseas, U.S. in Fog

As expected, DreamWorks Animation’s and Aardman Animations’ Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit opened at No.1 in the U.K. over the weekend and dominated ... Continue Reading →