MIPCOM 2005 Q&A

What’s the biggest challenge facing TV animation producers? This week, TV executives, animation producers and buyers are attending the MIPCOM-Jr and MIPCOM markets in Cannes, ... Continue Reading →

Five, Nick Jr. Squeal for More Peppa Pig

U.K. Broadcast outlets FIVE and Nick Jr. have ordered 52 new episodes of Contender Entertainment Group’s animated children’s series, Peppa Pig. Production is scheduled to ... Continue Reading →

New JibJab Short on Leno

Having made a name for themselves on the Internet with short, animated musicals lampooning politicians like George Bush and John Kerry, brothers Gregg and Evan Spiridellis of JibJab.com ... Continue Reading →

Entertainment Resource to Distribute DIC’s Movie Toons

DIC Ent. has entered into an exclusive home entertainment licensing agreement with Entertainment Resource Inc. (ERI), which will distribute DIC’s classic "Movie Toons" ... Continue Reading →

Disney, Apple Make iPod Pact

In addition to downloading the latest tracks from the Black-eyed Peas and The White Stripes, iPod owners will soon be ripping color video files of their favorite shows from Disney outlets ... Continue Reading →

Comedy Central Toons Up Development Slate

Comedy Central has added a pair of animated projects to its list of series in development. If all goes as planned, the home of South Park and Drawn Together will also house an anime ... Continue Reading →

Toonami Goes Ape for Kong

Turner Broadcasting’s boys’ action animation channel, Toonami, has picked up BKN New Media’s Kong–The Animated Series for broadcast in the U.K. The property ... Continue Reading →

MoonScoop Buys 51% Stake in MYP

In its continuing efforts to extend its reach in the U.S. market, European animation company MoonScoop has acquired 51% of U.K.- and U.S.-based independent animation studio Mike Young ... Continue Reading →

The Paranoid Debuts on G4

Toon studio ANIMAX informs us that its new Flash-animated short, The Paranoid in "hell-evator," premieres tonight, Oct. 12, as part of the Happy Tree Friends & Friends ... Continue Reading →

Aardman to Comfort U.S. Auds

Having successfully imported Wallace and Gromit to movie theaters in the U.S., British toon house Aardman Animations now has plans of reworking its clay-animated Creature Comforts TV ... Continue Reading →