New PBS Kids’ Platform A Go For October ’06

Wishbone and company are getting a new digital home now that the PBS KIDS GO! Channel has announced plans to launch in October. The new 24-Hour digital broadcast channel will be devoted ... Continue Reading →

Cookie Jar’s Spider Riders in TELETOON Web

TELETOON in Canada has picked up broadcast rights to Cookie Jar Ent.’s Spider Riders, a co-production with Japanese advertising agency Yomiko. The 52×30 series, which is ... Continue Reading →

Foothill Unveils MIP Pilots

Forget March Madness. How about MIP Madness? It continues apace today as, among other things, Santa Barbara-based Foothill Entertainment, Inc. unveils the two completed pilots it’s ... Continue Reading →

Icon’s Vitaminix Gobbled By MIP B’Casters

Barcelona-based Icon Animation has announced the signing of a raft of programming deals at MIPTV 2006 for its Vitaminix series. Panama free TV channel TV7 (Corp. Medcom), UEA cabsat ... Continue Reading →

Laika Snaps Up Snow’s Monsters

Portland-based Laika Entertainment is developing an animated feature based on author/illustrator Alan Snow’s best-selling children’s book series, Here be Monsters. The book, ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network U.K. Game for Skatoony

Live-action and animation come together for some silly game show fun in Skatoony, a new series coming to Cartoon Network U.K. Scheduled to premiere this October, the 13×30 show ... Continue Reading →

Carrere Picks Up Cotoons

Independent European production and distribution company Carrere Group has picked up international distribution rights to Cotoons, a new 26-episode, 3D-animated preschool series produced ... Continue Reading →

CBS, DIC Unveil New Block Lineup

CBS and DIC today announced the lineup for their new children’s programming block, Saturday Morning Secret Slumber Party, which debuts Saturday, Sept. 16, on the CBS Television ... Continue Reading →

Fifi to Flower Again on Five, Nick Jr.

Five’s Milkshake! and Nick Jr. in the U.K. have commissioned a second season of Chapman Ent.’s stop-motion-animated preschool series Fifi and the Flowertots. U.K. animation ... Continue Reading →

SAG Acts on Toon Pact

Narrowly averting a strike, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) has signed a tentative deal regarding its basic cable animation contract with broadcast entities including Walt Disney Pictures ... Continue Reading →