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Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants serves as the inspiration for 16 of the world’s most prestigious fashion designers to create Designer SquarePants. Giorgio Armani, Jeffrey Banks, Kenneth Cole, Oscar de la Renta, Mossimo Giannulli, Carolina Herrera, Sean John, Betsey Johnson, Donna Karan, Catherine Malandrino, Nicole Miller, Percy Miller, Rocawear, Vivienne Tam, John [...]
Phil Roman recently collaborated with renowned artist Gaudi to produce the animated Howdi Gaudi series of TV specials. Now Phil’s old company, Film Roman, is recruiting from the gallery scene as well. The animation house behind The Simpsons and King of the Hill has tapped well-known pop artist Romero Britto [...]
Independent children’s entertainment producer and distributor DIC Ent. launched its DIC Kid’s Network on September 1, helping broadcast stations meet their FCC “core” programming requirements. When ratings came in, the three-hour programming block, which premiered on local FOX, WB and UPN affiliates, finished neck-and-neck with CBS, FOX and ABC for [...]
The Koala Brothers will soon be chewing up the scenery in France, Poland, New Zealand and Quebec. U.K.-based rights holder Spellbound Ent. has sold the stop-motion animated preschool property to broadcasters in those territories, adding to a string of recent international pick-ups. In addition to TV12 in Singapore, HOP! in [...]
Whamo Ent. principals Joseph Szew, Fernando Szew and Mar Gaya have teamed up with Michael Jacobs, former Sr VP of worldwide sales for PorchLight Ent., and George Port, founder and former CEO of Anchor Bay Ent. to form MarVista Ent. Joseph Szew serves as president and CEO of the new [...]
Having recently acquired a controlling interest in Film Roman and a minority stake in Vanguard Animation, IDT Media’s animation unit, Digital Production Solutions (DPS), has set its sights on Mainframe Ent. DPS signed a binding Letter of Intent to acquire a controlling interest in the computer animation house. The deal [...]
Daily Variety reports that NBC will try out a supernatural drama series inspired by Universal’s upcoming, effects-laden horror fest, Van Helsing. The film, directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, The Mummy Returns) is scheduled to hit theaters May 7, 2004. If picked up, the series, titled Transylvania, will bow shortly [...]
Fox’s primetime animated institution The Simpsons scored its nineteenth Emmy win Saturday as the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented the creative arts portion of the 55th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. This is the eighth time the show has won in the category Animated Program Less Than One Hour. [...]
Daily Variety reports that Fox has ordered a pilot from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. The new half-hour animated show, American Dad, may see its debut by fall 2004 should the Fox suits decide to move forward. MacFarlane, who provided several voices for Family Guy, will reportedly do the same [...]
The new CG series Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks debuted on Saturday, Sept. 7 on PBS, bringing the charm of Irish storytelling to American youngsters. PBS originally ordered 26 half-hour episodes but has recently bumped the order up to 40 installments. The show, produced by Mike Young Prods. for [...]