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Animania HD, a new HDTV satellite channel for kids, has picked up the 26×30 animated British series Dan Dare: Pilot of the Future, as well as two animated series from European production company Neptuno Films. The show will debut this month on Animania, which is available exclusively on VOOM. The [...]
The popular animated version of British comic Rowan Atkinson Mr Bean is ready to be stripped on Nickelodeon UK. The Tiger Aspect series (in association with Richard Purdum Productions and Varga Holdings) has been picked up by the British cabler for the next three years and will be stripped throughout [...]
Shaq may be hobbled from real play right now, but that doesn’t mean he can’t have any fun. He and other NBA stars such as Steve Francis, Jason Kidd and wunderkind LeBron James will be teaming with the best-animated shorts about sports during Cartoon Network’s Cartoon Network NBA All-Star Slam, [...]
It began as a tentative 13-episode pick-up in the late 1980s when the Fox network was a borderline joke and the notion of a primetime animated series was scoffed at by execs at the big three as a nutty notion that only an Aussie megalomaniac could back. Look who’s laughing [...]
Japanese animation distributor Manga Entertainment has just entered into an agreement with Starz for thirteen of Manga’s anime films. The films will be featured on Starz’s Action Channel. Among the titles in the pact are a number of Manga’s most highly-acclaimed titles including two seminal works by veteran animation director [...]
The NATPE TV market is back in Las Vegas this week (January 18-20). The mart will be taking place at Sin City’s Sands Expo Center and the Venetian Hotel (www.natpeonline.com/2004). We surveyed some of the top movers and shakers in the TV toon business to get their takes on this [...]
Theresa Plummer-Andrews, departing head of acquisitions for Children’s BBC, has bought Corsham Ent.’s Christmas special, The Tale of Jack Frost, for a holiday 2004 broadcast on the British network. The half-hour animated special will be produced by Jack Frost Prods., a company formed especially for the purpose, with Gary Kurtz [...]
Look out, Mad TV. Animation company DPS Film Roman is teaming up with Mad Magazine rival Cracked Magazine to produce TV and DVD projects featuring bits and characters from the publication’s 45-year history. DPS Film Roman is also licensing the property for T-shirts, novelties and possibly a game. Cracked was [...]
The Anime Network, the first channel in the nation dedicated to Japanese anime, is expanding its U.S.-market coverage with the help of Comcast ON DEMAND, the cabler’s video-on-demand service. The Anime net will rollout in Detroit, Indianapolis, Mobile, Savannah, Charleston, Huntsville, Atlanta, and Albuquerque during the rest of January. "Our [...]
Spicing up its toon hit Jackie Chan Adventures, both Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels) and Michael Rosenbaum (Smallville) will be making guest voice appearances on the series’ Jan. 31 broadcast. In the episode titled “J2,” Jackie’s feisty niece, Jade, gets the surprise of her life when she comes face-to-face with the [...]