Numberjacks Heads to CBeebies

BBC kids’ outlet CBeebies will beef up its fall schedule with the October debut of Numberjacks, a new 45×15 CG-animated series from BAFTA Award-winning children’s producer ... Continue Reading →

Elastic Rights Nabs Lunar Jim for Iberia

Brand management company Elastic Rights has acquired rights to the stop-motion kids’ show Lunar Jim across all platforms in Spain and Portugal. Co-produced by The Halifax Film ... Continue Reading →

Toon Smoking Banned in U.K.

You’ll never catch SpongeBob lighting up, but there was a time when cartoon characters smoked like just about everyone else on TV. It’s those classic cartoons that have ... Continue Reading →

Drawn Together Returns in October

The third season of Comedy Central’s adult cartoon series, Drawn Together, will kick of on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 10:30 p.m. Seven all-new episodes will continue the animated shenanigans ... Continue Reading →

Emmy Shines on Simpsons, Dinosaurs

FOX’s The Simpsons picked up its ninth Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program (less than one hour) on Saturday during the 2005-2006 Creative Arts Primetime Emmy awards presentation ... Continue Reading →

MTV2 Airs Gods of Gaming Special

Cable outlet MTV2 gets its game on this weekend with the broadcast of MTV News Presents: Gods of Gaming, a group interview with four top game innovators that will air on Saturday, Aug. ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network U.K. Blocks Out Cartoonito

Young animation viewers in the U.K. will have a new daily destination when Cartoon Network Too launches its new preschool block, Cartoonito. Anchored by such established favorites as ... Continue Reading →

BET, Film Roman Ink Toon Pact

Film Roman, the animation studio behind FOX’s long-running primetime favorites The Simpsons and King of the Hill will produce animated films and multi-platform series with cable ... Continue Reading →

‘Cartoon City’ Established in China

With foreign-made animation banned during prime cartoon-viewing time on Chinese television, domestic producers are joining forces to step up their own toon output. More than 40 well-known ... Continue Reading →

Nicktoons Doles Out Awards

This year’s Nicktoons Network Animation Festival kicked off over the weekend with a two-day live event in Burbank, Calif. During the festivities, producers of recognized filmmakers ... Continue Reading →