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Welsh-language broadcaster S4C has commissioned two short films from stop-motion studio Blunt Pictures. In preparation is the soup comedy Canned Heat and a Gulf War goof titled The Thwee Lancers. Canned Heat refers to a bigoted can of tomato soup which rails against any soup can that isn’t exactly like [...]
The dispute between The Writers Guild of America West and IATSE (The Animation Guild Local 839) regarding representation on DreamWorks’ upcoming NBC animated series Father of the Pride has been tentatively settled, according to Daily Variety. Under the terms of the deal, the Animation Guild will continue to represent the [...]
Paris-based animation and live-action studio Kayenta Prods. was the winner of the Best Children Show Award for the series Ca Cartoon at the 16th Annual Night of the 7 of Gold (La Nuit de 7 d’Or) in Paris last night. Produced by the French magazine 7 Jours, the awards are [...]
Nelvana founder and former CEO Michael Hirsh and Nelvana’s former president of international distribution, marketing and consumer products, Toper Taylor, have teamed up with TD Capital Canadian Private Equity Partners to acquire all of the outstanding multiple and limited voting shares of CINAR Corp. for US$143.9 million in cash. CINAR’s [...]
Tomorrow sees the debut of Kids’ WB ‘s latest Saturday morning cartoon, Xiaolin Showdown. The mystical adventure series from Warner Bros. Animation revolves around the ancient mythical Xiaolin martial arts inspired by Chinese monks thousands of years ago. In the show, the powers of good and evil are held within [...]
The animated Halloween favorite It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown brought big numbers for ABC on Tuesday. Further proving that animation isn’t just for kids, the classic half-hour special made the network No. 1 with the coveted adults 18-49 demographic for the time slot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. An [...]
Fox Kids U.K. will extend its programming to 24 hours a day starting Monday, Nov. 3. The company says the move is intended to further reach the young early risers and adult fans who enjoy the channel’s classic late night shows. The around-the-clock schedule will kick off with blocks of [...]
Sony Pictures Ent. (SPE) will further expand its international networks portfolio with the January 2004 launch of Animax Asia. Based in Singapore, Animax Asia will be the first 24-hour-a-day network outside of Japan dedicated to popular anime. Launched in Japan in June of 1998 as a partnership between SPE and [...]
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has released its list of nominees for the 2003 Children’s Film and Television Awards. Among the animated entries, The Nickelodeon/Paramount feature The Wild Thornberrys Movie and the Collingwood O’Hare Ent/HIT Ent./CiTV series Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto! received the most nominations with two each. [...]
Among the projects in development for UPN’s 2004-2005 season is an action superhero series that will blend live-action with anime segments a la Kill Bill, according to Daily Variety. The as-yet-untitled hour-long series springs from the imagination of screenwriter J.F Lawton, who penned Pretty Woman and the Under Siege trilogy [...]