Nick Wants More Penguins of Madagascar

Nickelodeon has ordered an additional 26 episodes of the upcoming CG-animated comedy series The Penguins of Madagascar, a co-production of DreamWorks Animation SKG. The pick-up brings ... Continue Reading →

Henson’s Dinosaur Stomps to PBS KIDS

The Jim Henson Co. has finalized an agreement with PBS KIDS to debut the new CG-animated series Dinosaur Train this fall. Created by Craig Bartlett (Hey Arnold!), the show encourages ... Continue Reading →

Disney XD Launches in February

Disney announced that it will debut Disney XD, the boy-focused re-branding of Toon Disney, on Friday, Feb. 13 at 12 midnight (ET/PT). The girl-inclusive entertainment brand for kids ... Continue Reading →

Nick Introduces Olivia

Author/illustrator Ian Falconer’s award-winning books come to the screen as Nickelodeon adds Olivia to its preschool line-up. The new series will premiere on Monday, Jan. 26 at ... Continue Reading →

Gromit Special Scores Big for BBC

Aardman Animation’s new television special Wallace and Gromit: A Matter of Loaf and Death brought The BBC a merry Christmas. According to Daily Variety, the stop-motion adventure ... Continue Reading →

Airdate for Afro Samurai: Resurrection

Spike TV will premiere the new two-hour animated movie Afro Samurai: Resurrection on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). Produced by Japanese studio GONZO in association with GDH K.K. ... Continue Reading →

Laika Lets Go 65, Nixes Jack and Ben

Portland-based animation studio Laika Entertainment has laid off 65 people and axed its troubled project in development Jack and Ben’s Animated Adventure. The CG-animated feature ... Continue Reading →

Disney Revs Up Kid Knievel

Walt Disney Television Animation has begun production on Kid Knievel, a 2D-animated comedy series about a 12-year-old boy who aspires to become the world’s greatest daredevil. ... Continue Reading →

4Kids Has New Plan for CW Saturdays

Children’s entertainment company 4Kids Ent. has announced its new lineup of programs for The CW4Kids, its five-hour program block airing Saturday mornings from 7 a.m. to noon ... Continue Reading →

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 →