TV-Loonland’s Penelope Set for CBeebies

British broadcaster BBC has acquired full TV rights to TV-Loonland’s is animated show, Penelope. The series of 54 five-minute cartoons will begin airing on digital preschool channel ... Continue Reading →

Pretty Cure Prescribed for YTV

YTV in Canada has inked a broadcast licensing agreement with Toei Animation Inc. for the first season of the popular anime series Pretty Cure. The show about young girls who strike ... Continue Reading →

Director Talks Little Spirit Special

A pet project that started off as an independent short film is now an animated primetime network holiday special airing Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. on NBC. We chatted with writer/director/producer/animator ... Continue Reading →

Holiday Toons Score Solid Ratings

The major broadcast networks can always count on perennial animated favorites to draw audiences during the holiday season. Millions of viewers tuned in for such classics as Dr. Seuss’ ... Continue Reading →

Disney Acquiring Jetix Europe

The Walt Disney Co. announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire outstanding shares of pan-European kids entertainment company Jetix Europe N.V. The move will give the mouse ... Continue Reading →

ABC Bringing DC Fables to TV

Iconic fairytale characters are exiled to New York City in Fables, a popular DC Comics series being brought to the small screen by Warner Bros. TV for the ABC Network. According to ... Continue Reading →

R.I.P. M.D. to Debut at NATPE

Independent toon shop Lincoln Butterfield Animation will unveil its newest animated series concept, R.I.P. M.D., at next month’s NATPE market and conference. From the mind of ... Continue Reading →

Toei Studio Gets $55 Million Digital Revamp

Japanese television producer/distributor Toei is making a major investment in going digital at its Tokyo studio. According to Daily Variety, the company is spending $55 million, some ... Continue Reading →

Channel 4 Gets Lost for Christmas

Channel 4 in the U.K. will charm viewers over the Christmas holiday with Lost and Found, an animated adaptation of Oliver Jeffers’ book of the same name. The half-hour special ... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Wolverine Clip

The good folks at Nicktoons Network have provided us an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming animated series Wolverine and the X-Men. The 26-episode superhero adventure ... Continue Reading →