Cartoon Net, Worldwide Biggies Open NASTYbook

Cartoon Network has partnered with Worldwide Biggies Inc. to produce a live-action/CG telepic based on Barry Yourgrau’s children’s horror book series NASTYbook. The partnership ... Continue Reading →

New Futurama on Comedy Central

Comedy Central airs the world television premiere of Futurama: Beast with a Billion Backs this Sunday, Oct. 19. The latest feature-length movie based on Matt Groening’s and David ... Continue Reading →

C-3PO, Amidala Debut on Clone Wars

Star Wars saga characters C-3PO and Padm’ Amidala will make their Star Wars: The Clone Wars debuts in Friday night’s episode, ‘Destroy Malevolence.’ Padm’ ... Continue Reading →

Funny Face, Huntik Win MIPCOM Licensing Challenge

The 5th Annual MIPCOM Junior Licensing Challenge was won by Funny Face, a new animated children’s series from Glendale, Calif.-based Renegade Animation, and Huntik: Secrets & ... Continue Reading →

Disney Channel’s Got a Rocket for U.K., Scandinavia

Taffy Ent. has sold its Emmy Award-winning animated kids’ series I Got A Rocket! to Disney Channel in the U.K., Scandinavia and emerging markets. Produced by Australia’s ... Continue Reading →

SpongeBob Special Soaks Up Ratings

Nickelodeon says its SpongeBob SquarePants television special, WhoBob WhatPants?, attracted nearly 8 million total viewers during Monday night’s primetime premiere. The 8 p.m. ... Continue Reading →

Manga Licenses FUNimation Anime for U.K., Ireland

Manga Ent. U.K. has acquired exclusive rights to market, sell and distribute a number of new anime titles from FUNimation Ent. in the U.K. and Ireland. The deal covers such titles as ... Continue Reading →

Hot Wheels Toon Racing to TV

Mattel Inc. and Corus Ent.’s Nelvana are developing a new animated series based on Mattel’s Hot Wheels toy brand. Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5 will feature CG animation by ... Continue Reading →

CBBC Picks Up TV-Loonland’s Leon

British children’s channel CBBC has acquired TV-Loonland’s new CG-animated comedy series, Leon. The network has pre-purchased 52 three-minute episodes and holds exclusive ... Continue Reading →

RAI, M6 Fall for Geronimo Stilton

Italy’s RAI and France’s M6 have become the first major European broadcasters to acquire the new animated kids’ series Geronimo Stilton. The 26×22 show is produced ... Continue Reading →