Dispatches from TAC in Ottawa

Attendance is high and the discussions vigorous at this year’s Television Animation Conference, a two-day industry event that kicked off Sep 16 and is held in conjunction with Ottawa ... Continue Reading →

Season 3 of ‘1001 Nights’ Heads Into Production

Big Bad Boo Studios will shortly begin production on season three of its award-winning animated series 1001 Nights. Creators Aly Jetha and Shabnam Rezaei, along with showrunner and ... Continue Reading →

Irish Studio Celebrates Rebrand, CBeebies Deal

Irish production company Paper Owl Films, recently rebranded from Indee Productions, has been awarded a contract with BBC’s CBeebies to produce Pablo — the first kids’ series ... Continue Reading →

Paramount Picks Up ‘Anomalisa’

Paramount Pictures has snapped up worldwide rights to Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s stop-motion feature Anomalisa, following warmly received showings at the Telluride, Toronto ... Continue Reading →

Glen Keane Creates ‘Nephtali’ for Paris Opera’s Digital Stage

Glen Keane Productions announced the launch of animation luminary Keane’s newest film, Nephtali, which was created for the Paris Opera for the launch of its new digital stage called ... Continue Reading →

9 Story Licenses ‘Peg,’ ‘Kratts’ to Discover Kids Latin America

9 Story Media Group has licensed more than 183 half hours of premium children’s programming to Discovery Kids Latin America. New seasons of Peg + Cat and Wild Kratts will air on the ... Continue Reading →

DHX Provides 2,500 Half Hours for VOD in China

DHX Media has agreed to provide more than 2,500 half hours of content to Alibaba Group’s video on demand service, which is currently available on its Tmall Box, OTT devices and various ... Continue Reading →

APC Kids to Co-Produce ‘Memories of Nanette’

APC Kids, the children’s entertainment sales arm operated by APC and Lionel Marty of The Distribution Factory, has signed a coproduction deal with German broadcaster NDR for Memories ... Continue Reading →

Valderrama Cast as Prince in Animated ‘Charming’

Actor Wilmer Valderrama has been cast in the lead male role in Charming, an animated musical comedy feature film from 3QU Media. He joins Demi Lovato, who will also executive produce ... Continue Reading →

Technicolor Acquires London-based The Mill VFX

Technicolor acquired London-based The Mill, the world’s largest visual effects and content creation studio for the advertising industry, for 259 million euros on a debt-free basis. Founded ... Continue Reading →