Spike Names Programming VP, Revs Up New Toon

Daily Variety reports that men’s cable network Spike TV has recruited Paramount TV exec Robert Friedman as senior VP of programming. He will head up acquisitions and media initiatives ... Continue Reading →

Nick to Air New SpongeBob Episodes

After spending some downtime on the continental shelf, the Emmy-nominated animated series, SpongeBob SquarePants, is set to return with 20 all-new episodes to air on Nickelodeon in ... Continue Reading →

Hellouin To Form New Studio

Guillaume Hellouin, co-Founder of Paris-based Sparx*, has announced his departure from the large CG house. After majority shareholder Humanoids Group, represented by Fabrice Giger, ... Continue Reading →

Kids’ WB! Dials Up More MegaMan

Kids’ WB! has picked up a third season of ShoPro Ent.’s animated action series, MegaMan NT Warrior. The broadcaster will begin airing 30 all-new episodes of the show in ... Continue Reading →

Atomic Betty Explodes on Cartoon Network

Atomic Betty, a new animated action-comedy series about continuing adventures of a little girl with a big secret, premieres tonight, Friday, Sept. 17, at 9:30 p.m. on Cartoon Network. ... Continue Reading →

Taffy, Sunwoo Team for New Toons

Los Angeles-based Taffy Ent., the newly minted business unit of independent animation producer Mike Young Prods. (MYP), has entered into a co-production deal with Korean animation studio ... Continue Reading →

Nick Asia Gets Toonz’s Tenali Raman

Independent distributor and co-producer INDIGO has signed a deal with Nickelodeon Asia for the Indian animated series, The Adventures of Tenali Raman. Produced by Toonz Animation, the ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network Commits to Boondocks

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cartoon Network has ordered 15 episodes of a half-hour animated series based on the syndicated comic strip, The Boondocks, created by Aaron McGruder ... Continue Reading →

Cosgrove Hall Unveils Diverse MIP Lineup

Manchester, England-based animation house Cosgrove Hall announced its offerings for this year’s MIPCOM. The company will head to Cannes next month with Chapman Ent.’s new ... Continue Reading →

2 Friends Ent. Forms, Nabs Harriet the Spy

Children’s entertainment veterans Wendy Moss-Klein and Nancy Steingard have formed 2 Friends Ent., a Westwood, Calif.-based multi-media company dedicated to producing children’s ... Continue Reading →