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 →

TELETOON Airs Banned Family Guy

Canadian broadcaster TELETOON is throwing caution to the wind by airing the Family Guy episode that FOX network censors originally rejected. The controversial installment, “When ... 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 →