Aardman Scores Ratings, Deals for Timmy Time

Aardman Animation’s first preschool TV series, Timmy Time, has debuted to strong ratings in the United Kingdom and has secured new broadcast and licensing deals. The series, which ... Continue Reading →

Nick Revamps Grizzly for U.K.

A new series of 26 x 11 min. episodes of the award-winning animated series Grizzly Tales will be produced for the U.K. market and air on Nickelodeon UK. The new series, based on a recent ... Continue Reading →

Unique Plans McCartney Tale as Toon

Unique Pictures, the new production company formed by former New Line chiefs Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne, is developing an animated feature based on a children’s book by ex-Beatle ... Continue Reading →

$9.99 Begins Limited Run

Tatia Rosenthal’s thought-provoking stop-motion feature $9.99 begins its limited run in Los Angeles and New York this Friday. The Israeli-Australian co-production is based on ... Continue Reading →

Lunar Jim, Dragon Booster Sold to Avalon Arabia

Avalon Arabia has finalized a deal to distribute in the Middle East the majority of titles from the catalog of Canadian producer-distributor Alliance Atlantis International. The deal ... Continue Reading →

Miyamoto Tops Gamemakers’ Hero Poll

Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of such classic games as Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Star Fox, Pikmin and F-Zero, has topped a survey of game developers’ industry hero. The ... Continue Reading →

Moscow Court Flushes South Park Claim

A court in Russia has dismissed a legal case a religious group brought against broadcaster 2X2 for showing an episode of South Park. The Russian Union of Christians of Evangelical Faith ... Continue Reading →

Target Restructures, MD Jones Moves On

Ian Jones, managing director of production and rights management firm Target Entertainment, is leaving his job in a restructuring of the company. Jones will continue to work the next ... Continue Reading →

Disney Brings Jonas to U.K. in September

U.K. fans of the Jonas Brothers will want to tune in to Disney Channel in September for the British premiere of the musical siblings new series, Jonas. The channel announced the debut ... Continue Reading →

Up Rises in Pixar B.O. Rankings

Up is rising quickly through the ranks of Pixar releases with strong box office results that could turn it into the studio’s second-highest grossing film to date. So far, the ... Continue Reading →