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Peter Byrne to Head DHX Media’s Licensing Company

DHX Media has appointed Peter Byrne as the new CEO of its wholly owned licensing company, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group. CPLG has a renowned reputation in the licensing business, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sofia the First’ Gets Second Season

Disney Junior has picked up the top-rated animated series Sofia the First for a second season. The pickup for the series about Disney’s first little-girl princess is no surprise ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Ninja Turtles’ Series Conquers Russia, New Zealand

Russia’s TNT and New Zealand’s Channel Four are the most-recent terrestrial broadcasters to pick up Nickelodeon’s new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. TNT started airing ... Continue Reading →
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OptiTrack’s Motive Aims to Simplify Mo-Cap Workflow

Motion-capture provider OptiTrack today announced the launch of Motive, a unified software platform designed to simplify motion-capture workflows. Motive is designed to deliver cleaner ... Continue Reading →
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Neptuno Films to Distribute Character Farm’s ‘Katakune’

Neptuno Films has signed a deal with Singapore’s Character Farm to distribute the 3D animated preschooler series Katakune in all territories except China. Katakune is an award-winning, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ralph’ Ready to Rock for Home Video Release

Wreck-It Ralph is ready to fix up your home video collection. The hit Disney animated feature leads this week’s homevid releases, arriving in multiple formats for fans to choose ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tilly’ Makes New Friends With Nine TV, DVD Deals

Aardman Animation has secured nine new TV and DVD deals for Walker Productions and JAM Media’s preschool series Tilly and Friends. Having been appointed distribution partners for ... Continue Reading →
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‘Daniel Tiger’ to Pounce on France Televisions

Toronto-based 9 Story Entertainment has sold its award-winning animated preschool series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (40 x 22 mins. HD) to France Télévisions for Zouzous, the preschool ... Continue Reading →
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Previz House Proof Adds Katie Wells as Exec Producer

Leading pre-visualization house Proof Inc. has hired Katie Wells as executive producer. Wells will manage the company’s ongoing expansion and work closely with visual effects ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Goggles Launches Apps for B&N’s Nook Tablets

Online children’s channel Toon Goggles has launched a new app for Barnes & Noble’s Nook HD and Nook HD+ tablet computers, providing viewers with instant access to Toon ... Continue Reading →