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As animation producers, buyers and distributors gather in Cannes for MIPCOM this week, Christopher Panzner, exec. producer, animation for Teva, sheds some light on the unique French system for producing animation. There is virtually no animated film or television program made in France that doesn’t benefit from government subsidies in [...]
The MIPCOM buzz reaches mythological proportions as Studio B Prods. announces that it has struck a development deal with Canadian broadcaster TELETOON of an animated show titled Class of the Titans. An original Studio B property, the 26×22 action/comedy series will be produced in 2D and is aimed kids 8—12. With a [...]
Filmmaker Steven Spielberg and the SCI FI Channel will follow the success of their Emmy Award-winning, 20-hour, EFX-laden TV epic Taken with a new set of made-for-TV films. Titled Nine Lives, the project is being pumped as "television’s first-ever trilogy." Taken director Les Bohem and DreamWorks Television are also back [...]
Mike Young Prods. (MYP) has signed on as producer/distributor of the upcoming series ToddWorld, created by award-winning kids’ author-illustrator Todd Parr and writer Gerry Renert, a principal of L&G Licensing+. The half-hour series is scheduled to air five days a week on "Ready Set Learn!," TLC’s commercial-free and sponsor-free programming [...]
Film Roman Inc. yesterday filed the required documents to deregister its common stock with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The animation house behind The Simpsons thus suspends its reporting obligations under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. "Our Board of Directors has unanimously decided to take this action," says [...]
RC2 Corp. has been awarded a license to produce a broad new line of Bob the Builder preschool toys under its Learning Curve brand. The product line, based on HIT Ent.’s recently announced animated TV series The New Adventures of Bob the Builder, will begin shipping in 2005. The new [...]
A little industry pillow talk has led to an exclusive development agreement between TLC Ent. (Taweel-Loos and Company Ent.) and Paddy Pillow creator Aimee Markelz. The independent family entertainment producer will make Markelz’s hot new character the star of a variety of filmed entertainment products. Designed for kids 2 and [...]
Look out PowerPuff Girls, there’s a new kid on the block and her imagination knows no bounds. Cybergraphix is in Cannes this week introducing its new property, Infinite Darcy. Co-produced by Mumbai-based UTV Toons, Infinite Darcy (52×11) follows the adventures of a nine-year-old Chinese-American girl who can travel to alternate [...]
Antefilms Production has acquired France Animation, previously a Wanadoo subsidiary, bringing together two libraries and 1,600 half-hours of programming. The two companies will retain their respective editorial policies and productions, while creating a new consolidated unit for independent animation. France Animation, founded in 1984, developed and produces the hit animated [...]
Under a recently struck arrangement, Icon Animation will distribute Millimages properties in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, while Millimages handles Icon Animation’s output for French-speaking countries in Europe. Millimage’s catalog consists of such titles as Corneil & Bernie, Hilltop Hospital and 64 Zoo Lane. Icon’s library includes Mimi & Mr. [...]