SpongeBob Special Soaks Up Ratings

Nickelodeon says its SpongeBob SquarePants television special, WhoBob WhatPants?, attracted nearly 8 million total viewers during Monday night’s primetime premiere. The 8 p.m. ... Continue Reading →

Manga Licenses FUNimation Anime for U.K., Ireland

Manga Ent. U.K. has acquired exclusive rights to market, sell and distribute a number of new anime titles from FUNimation Ent. in the U.K. and Ireland. The deal covers such titles as ... Continue Reading →

CBBC Picks Up TV-Loonland’s Leon

British children’s channel CBBC has acquired TV-Loonland’s new CG-animated comedy series, Leon. The network has pre-purchased 52 three-minute episodes and holds exclusive ... Continue Reading →

RAI, M6 Fall for Geronimo Stilton

Italy’s RAI and France’s M6 have become the first major European broadcasters to acquire the new animated kids’ series Geronimo Stilton. The 26×22 show is produced ... Continue Reading →

France 3 Backs Little Prince Series

India-based animation, gaming and entertainment company DQE has teamed with French entities LPPTV and Method Animations SA to co-produce an animated television series based on the classic ... Continue Reading →

Hot Wheels Toon Racing to TV

Mattel Inc. and Corus Ent.’s Nelvana are developing a new animated series based on Mattel’s Hot Wheels toy brand. Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5 will feature CG animation by ... Continue Reading →

Aardman Makes Pre-sales for Wallace, Timmy

Aardman Rights, the newly created sales division of Aardman Animations, has concluded a number of pre-sales for its new animated half-hour special Wallace & Gromit In A Matter ... Continue Reading →

Jimmy Two Shoes Tops MIPCOM Jr. List

Breakthrough Entertainment’s animated series Jimmy Two Shoes landed the top spot on the most-screened list at the MIPCOM Junior market this past weekend (Oct. 11, 12). Co-produced ... Continue Reading →

Marvel Heroes Soar to TELETOON

TELETOON has inked a deal to become the home of Marvel Animation in Canada. The multi-year partnership will kick off in the spring of 2009, offering a minimum of 182 first-run episodes ... Continue Reading →

Fremantle Rides with Limo Guy

The Fremantle Corp. has acquired Limo Guy, a quirky new CG-animated series from Comet Ent. Inc. and Kaleidoscope Prods. Described as a modern twist on the sitcom Taxi with a South Park ... Continue Reading →