Japanese Mega Manga Merger Delivers VIZ Media

North-American based companies VIZ and ShoPro Entertainment announced the completion of their merger today to form VIZ Media. Based in San Francisco, the new entity will specialize ... Continue Reading →

Simpsons Cancelled!

After 16 years on the air, Homer, Marge, Bar, Lisa and Maggie are converging on the family couch for the last time at the end of the current season. Originally contracted to continue ... Continue Reading →

Spike TV Greenlights Jackson Trial Toon

Thanks to the popularity of E! Entertainment’s much-watched re-enactment of the Michael Jackson trial, Spike TV has ordered up a new animated series based on the King of Pop’s ... Continue Reading →

LazyTown Ready for Action in Latin America

Kids in Latin America will have a new reason to get off the couch. Magnus Scheving’s health-themed children’s series LazyTown is set to premiere in Latin America via Discovery ... Continue Reading →

Cuppa Coffee Goes Bananas for Bruno

Cuppa Coffee is set to begin production on Bruno and the Banana Bunch, a new television series based on its Bruno interstitials, which air in more than 70 countries. The expanded format ... Continue Reading →

4Kids Tumbles for Peak’s Wumblers

New York City-based children’s entertainment and merchandise licenser 4Kids Ent. has acquired North American television broadcast, home video and merchandising rights to Peak ... Continue Reading →

Boomerang Turns 5, Adds New Block

Cartoon network this week is celebrating the fifth anniversary of Boomerang, its 24-hour, commercial-free outlet dedicated to classic toons from the likes of Hanna-Barbera and Warner ... Continue Reading →

Nicktoons Film Festival Calls for Entries

Hot on the heels of a successful first season, The Nicktoons Film Festival is coming back to introduce viewers to a whole new batch of rarely seen animated shorts from independent filmmakers ... Continue Reading →

AOL’s Princess Natasha Cartoon Network Bound

America Online’s original web series, Princess Natasha, is extending its kingdom through a licensing deal with Cartoon Network. Developed for the KOL kids service by independent ... Continue Reading →

MYP to Take Bratz to TV

Mike Young Prods. (MYP), producer of the hit animated PBS preschool series Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks, will animate MGA Ent.’s popular Bratz line of fashion dolls ... Continue Reading →