El Chavo Bows Big

El Chavo: La Serie Animada, the first prime-time animated series for Spanish-language network Univision, debuted to impressive ratings on Sunday. According to Nielsen Fast Affiliate ... Continue Reading →

Black Maria Animates Yenny

Spanish animation company Black Maria has taken on Yenny: The Animated Series, a new comedy-adventure show for teens that began life seven years ago as a series of comic strips distributed ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Net Plays With Artificial Life

Artificial Life, Inc., a provider of mobile 3G technology and applications, has signed an agreement with Cartoon Network to develop game applications for wireless platforms. The main ... Continue Reading →

Studio 100 Media Nabs Baloontoons

Newly formed Studio100 Media NV & Co. KG, a subsidiary of Studio100 in Belgium, has acquired extensive distribution rights to the animated series Balloontoons (Russian title Smeshariki) ... Continue Reading →

Starz Extends Disney, Sony Deals

Starz Ent. will continue to offer cable subscribers access to first-run films from The Walt Disney Studios and Sony Pictures well into the next decade. The contract extensions with ... Continue Reading →

Saban Eyeing ER Buyout?

Daily Variety reports speculation that Haim Saban and private equity firm 3i, parent company of British rights manager Chorion, are among a number of entities looking to purchase leading ... Continue Reading →

Curious Pictures Changes Direction

Curious Pictures, animation producer for such series as Sheep in the Big City, Codename: Kids Next Door and Little Einsteins, has made some changes to its commercial directorial roster. ... Continue Reading →

Terminator Kills in Ratings

With the writers’ strike leaving few new scripted episodes to be seen, viewers flocked to FOX’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, a new series based on the blockbuster ... Continue Reading →

American Gladiators Gets Animated

With the re-launch of the extreme game show American Gladiators on NBC, MGM announced that it is working on an animated series based on the prime-time hit. Developed with Johnny Ferraro, ... Continue Reading →

Backyardigans Movie Debuts

Tony-nominated Broadway star Adam Pascal (Rent, Aida) guest stars in Tale of the Mighty Knights, an hour-long Backyardigans TV movie Nickelodeon premiering tonight at 7 p.m. (ET) on ... Continue Reading →