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The heirs of animator Max Fleischer have lost a legal appeal to recover the copyright to the popular cartoon character Betty Boop, according to news reports. In a 2-1 ruling the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower-court decision in ruling that Fleischer Studios Inc. could not prove there [...]
We’ve already told you about Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, the new Peanuts animated special. Now the special is getting Peanuts back into comics form with a graphic novel adaptation from kaboom!, a new kids comics line from Boom! Studios. The graphic novel will be an 80-page, hardcover [...]
Atlantyca Entertainment, the Italian co-producer of hit kids animated series Geronimo Stilton, has expanded its publishing and intellectual property operations with the acquisition of prominent Milan-based children’s book packager Dreamfarm. The acquisition creates a new company called Atlantyca Dreamfarm and is designed to expand Atlantyca’s ability to create and exploit [...]
Nickelodeon Consumer Products is making a splash at Toy Fair by unveiling new lines of toys for hit animated series SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer. The network will unveil at the trade show SpongeBob toys from Hasbro, Cardinal and THQ, as well as LEGO Group, with which the network [...]
Toy Fair opened its doors Sunday in New York City, giving fans of animated and VFX movies and TV shows a sneak peek at some of the cool stuff that will be vying for our cash in a few short months, as well as a platform for companies to make [...]
Wales-based media company Calon has licensed from HarperCollins the rights to develop an animated series based on Mandy Stanley’s series of best-selling children’s books. The TV series will focus on a rabbit named Lettice, star of the million-selling book series. The deal was facilitated by Merchantwise, an Australian branding and [...]
The popular Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender is coming back to comics via Dark Horse. The Oregon-based publisher announced a multi-part publishing program that will kick off with an Avatar entry in the annual Free Comic Book Day, set this year for May 7. The free comic will [...]
Toei Animation has announced new home entertainment and merchandising deals for its animated series in Latin America. In home entertainment, the deals are: Brazil’s Playarte will create a DVD box set for Saint Seiya: Myth of the Resurrected Gold Saints. Mexico’s Towers Entertainment will release DVD collections for the Sailor [...]
The popular animated series Pocoyo has a new master toy distributor in Italy. Co-producer Zinkia and master toy licensee Bandia have gone with Giochi Preziosi as its master toy distributor. Giochi Preziosi is the most significant player in the Italian toy market and the fourth-largest toy operater in the world. [...]
Care Bears are coming to Latin America, courtesy of a broadcast and home video distribution deal the characters’ owner, American Greetings, has cut with distributor Televix. Televix will offer a full slate of Care Bears programming, including 52 episodes of Care Bears: Adventures in Care-a-Lot, the classic Care Bears animated [...]