Date Set for CN’s Class of 3000

Having taken the music world by storm as one half of the Grammy-winning hip-hop act Outkast, Andre ’3000′ Benjamin is bringing his talents to animation with Class of 3000, ... Continue Reading →

9 Story Adds Distrib. Division

Natalie Osborne, former VP of acquisitions for Universal Pictures Visual Programming, has been tapped as exec VP of business development for a new distribution unit formed by animation ... Continue Reading →

G4 Gets Spaceballs Toon

Cable network G4 will be the exclusive U.S. broadcast home for the first run of Spaceballs: The Animated Series. Based on Mel Brooks’ 1987 spoof of Star Wars, the show is being ... Continue Reading →

Animania HD Serves Up More Erky Perky

VOOM HD Networks’ Animania HD will debut new episodes of the CG-animated series Erky Perky on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 12 p.m. (EST). The new season consists of 26 12-minute episodes ... Continue Reading →

Happy Tree Friends Travels with MTV

Mondo Media’s accident-prone forest pals are headed to MTV in Latin America, Germany and Brazil through broadcast license deals secured by Cinema Management Group (CMG). Consisting ... Continue Reading →

Alicia Keys Joins Backyardigans

Grammy award-winning recording artist Alicia Keys will do a guest spot in an upcoming episode of Nick Jr.’s animated preschool series The Backyardigans. The installment, titled ... Continue Reading →

Mainframe Taps Echo Bridge as Int’l Distrib.

Canadian computer animation production company Mainframe Ent. has signed Echo Bridge Ent. to co-manage the international distribution of Mainframe’s CG animated and live action ... Continue Reading →

Illumitoon Snags B’T X for North America

Newly formed distribution company Illumitoon Ent. has acquired North America rights to the Toei Animation series B’T X and B’T X Neo. Developed by the producers of the popular ... Continue Reading →

Cheeky, Monster Meld

U.K. kids production and distribution company Cheeky and Dublin-based Monster Distributes have formed a development and distribution venture dubbed Cheeky Monster. Under the new shingle, ... Continue Reading →

Nick Gets Daily Dose of Avatar

The very popular, anime-inspired action-adventure series Avatar: The Last Airbender will soon be thrilling its legion of fans more than just once a week. The Hollywood Reporter brings ... Continue Reading →