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 →

Sedelmaier Animates USA’s Psych

Cable outlet USA Network is making its first foray into short-form entertainment with The Big Adventures of Little Shawn and Gus, a series of animated vignettes based on the hit live-action ... Continue Reading →

Imira Inks Pre-NATPE Toon Deals

Barcelona-based production and distribution company Imira Ent. (formerly Icon Animation) has announced a raft of pre-NATPE sales that extend the reach of its animated shows across Spanish-language ... Continue Reading →

DECODE Debuts Animal-Mechanicals

Canadian kids and family entertainment specialist DECODE Ent. has unveiled a new animated preschool series titled Animal-Mechanicals. Produced by Halifax Film, DECODE’s sister ... Continue Reading →

Dinosaur King Stomps to European Nets

4Kids Ent.’s new animated series Dinosaur King will be leaving a bigger footprint with pickups by several leading broadcasters in and Europe. Licensing agreements for the show ... Continue Reading →