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CBBC to Air Nelvana’s ‘Sidekick’ This Summer

Nelvana Enterprises has signed a broadcast deal with the BBC for its animated series Sidekick to air on its kids channel CBBC beginning in summer 2014. The license includes seasons ... Continue Reading →
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Film Roman Inks First Look Deal with Transition

Starz Animation’s Film Roman studio has inked a first-look deal with producer-director-writer William Butler’s Transition Entertainment. Butler and his team, which includes ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak, Ciwen Make China Deal

Zodiak Kids and China’s Ciwen Media Group have entered into a major content acquisition representation agreement for China, both companies announced today. Zodiak has granted ... Continue Reading →
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Aadarsh Announces ‘Purple Turtle’ Series

The India-based IP-development company Aadarsh is heading to MIPTV with the first episode of its anchor property, Purple Turtle, a new preschool animated property based on the popular ... Continue Reading →
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‘Calimero’ Lands Italy Air Date, Toy License

Gaumont Animation, together with its co-production partners Studio Campedelli, TV Tokyo, Kodansha and Calidra, has confirmed the record-breaking launch on France’s TFOU of the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yup Yups’ Make New Friends

Just ahead of MIPTV, Canada’s Picture Box Distribution has gained two new broadcasting partners for its animated preschool series Yup Yups (50 x 2). The show has been picked up ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boondocks’ Returns to Adult Swim

Peabody Award-winning animated series The Boondocks is set to return to Adult Swim for a fourth — and final — season, premiering April 21 at 10:30 p.m. Produced by Sony ... Continue Reading →
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Sprout Grows with ‘Earth to Luna’

24-hour preschool network Sprout has acquired its newest animated series Earth to Luna! from Brazilian toon house TV PinGuim. The science-based series will air exclusively in the U.S. ... Continue Reading →
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Kids’ Channel POP Joins Freeview in U.K.

POP channel aimed at 4- to 9-year olds has launched on the U.K.’s Freeview — the first channel to be added to Freeview’s children’s portfolio in eight years. ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Multiplies ‘Peg + Cat’ Sales

Toronto-based 9 Story Entertainment has inked a raft of new sales for its educational preschool cartoon Peg + Cat, which follows an inquisitive girl and her pet sidekick on imaginative ... Continue Reading →