Dexter’s Laboratory Joins Boomerang

Cartoon Network’s first original series, Dexter’s Laboratory, will debut on the network’s classic toon channel, Boomerang, on Monday, Jan. 16. The Emmy-nominated ... Continue Reading →

G4, Hasbro Team for Toons

Video game lifestyle cable network G4 and toymaker Hasbro Inc. have joined forces to create Action Blast, a one-hour live-action and animation programming block that airs on G4. The ... Continue Reading →

EM. Ent. Acquires Rest of Yoram Gross-EM.TV

EM. Entertainment GmbH has acquired the remaining 50% of Yoram Gross-EM.TV PTY Ltd. from founders Yoram and Sandra Gross. The mid seven-figure deal gives EM. Ent. 100% control of the ... Continue Reading →

Nick Jr. Rolls on Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

Preschool cable outlet Nick Jr. has begun production on Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, an original, 26-episode animated preschool series produced by Bolder Media for Boys and Girls in association ... Continue Reading →

KIDDINX, ZDF Team for More Bibi Blocksberg

KIDDINX of Berlin announced that it has inked a co-production deal with ZDF Enterprises for further episodes of the popular animated series Bibi Blocksberg. The companies plan to complete ... Continue Reading →

A Future for Futurama?

What’s good for the Family Guy is good for Fry. DVD sales of FOX’s canned primetime toon, Futurama, reportedly have network execs considering a revival of the Emmy-winning ... Continue Reading →

Anima Produces Toon for Televisa

According to Daily Variety, Mexican broadcaster Televisa has ordered a new animated series based on its successful 1970s children’s sitcom, El Chavo de ocho. The 26-episode, half-hour ... Continue Reading →

Comcast to Deliver Family Package

Comcast Corp. announced plans to launch a package of family-friendly channels in early 2006. The new ‘Family Tier’ will include 16 G-rated programming networks including ... Continue Reading →

Japan’s Icot Founds Toon Fund

Daily Variety reports that Osaka, Japan-based content-management company Icot has launched two movie funds, one specifically for animation. A 24-episode animated series titled Rabugetsu ... Continue Reading →

Fuse Builds Animated Empire

Music-centric cable TV network fuse has commissioned seven episodes of Empire Square, a new animated show based on a series of edgy shorts by Blur drummer Dave Rowntree. Critically ... Continue Reading →