NATPE NEWS: Kappa Mikey Plucked by MTV Networks

Viacom’s MTV Networks has made its first-ever global program acquisition, nabbing worldwide broadcast rights to Animation Collective’s Kappa Mikey for Nicktoons in the U.S. ... Continue Reading →

NATPE NEWS DIC Ent., SmartVideo to Launch Mobile Toon Channel

Animated series such as Inspector Gadget, Strawberry Shortcake and Trollz will soon be popping up on cell phones all over the world. Indie animation house DIC Ent. and SmartVideo Technologies ... Continue Reading →

Harmony Gold Serves up Robot Hunter

Harmony Gold will be offering the animated feature Casshan: Robot Hunter based on the original Japanese TV series this year at NATPE. This new project comes on the heels of the highly ... Continue Reading →

Agogo Hong Kong Makes NATPE Debut

Steven Ching, CEO of Agogo Hong Kong, announced that the company will be exhibiting its new animated properties for distribution and pre-sale in booth #1640 at NATPE for the first ... Continue Reading →

Three New Properties for Breakthrough

Canada-based Breakthrough Animation–the toon production arm of Breakthrough Films & Television–will be making a splash at NATPE, as it unveils the three newbies, Captain ... Continue Reading →

NATPE: Fine-Tooning the Art of the Deal

Many animation industry players are optimistic about this year’s TV confab in Las Vegas.  Staff Report As television executives, producers, buyers and creative teams descend ... Continue Reading →

ShoPro to Merge with VIZ

ShoPro Ent. Inc. and VIZ LLC, both prominent North American producers and distributors of Japanese anime, will merge to create a new entity. Set to debut this spring, the yet unnamed ... Continue Reading →

FUNimation Gets Noddy for U.S.

Brand management company FUNimation Prods. Ltd. announced today that it has acquired the rights to the popular British animated preschool series Make Way for Noddy. The CG show, produced ... Continue Reading →

4Kids Entertainment Has Something for Everybody

At NATPE 2005, 4Kids Entertainment will introduce two new Japanese anime properties: Mew Mew Power (52×30’), a tongue-in-cheek action-drama series targeting girls, and F-Zero ... Continue Reading →

Nelvana, TELETOON Launch DVD/Video Venture

Toronto-based family entertainment house Nelvana will be joining forces with Canuck cabler TELETOON in a new home entertainment venture. The new banner label–called TELETOON Presents– ... Continue Reading →