National Geographic Develops Animated Comedy

Best known for its stunningly photographed monthly magazine and award-winning wildlife documentaries, National Geographic is getting into the animation biz. Kids’ Programming ... Continue Reading →

Cosgrove Hall Hatching Shelltown

U.K. animation house Cosgrove Hall is working with Irish company Shelltown Prods. on a new kids’ show titled Shelltown. The series follows the tales of three mischievous young ... Continue Reading →

DECODE Makes the Grade with Undergrads U.K. Sale

Toronto-based DECODE Ent. signed a deal to bring the irreverent 2D animated series Undergrads to top U.K. teen broadcaster Trouble. The sale follows on the heels of DECODE’s pact ... Continue Reading →

European Broadcasters Shell Out for More Ninja Turtles

Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Donatello have successfully kicked their way back to the tube and now they’re ready to bring new adventures to viewers of TF1 in France, Media ... Continue Reading →

Buyer’s Corner-Donna Friedman Meir, Buyer and SellerFor National Geographic–and the World and All That’s in It

If you want to sell kids’ animation to the National Geographic Channel, you may be barking up the wrong tree. The channel, as Donna Friedman Meir explains, focuses on the 18-49 ... Continue Reading →

Fox Kids Europe Gets First Look at Marathon

Fox Kids Europe (FKE) has signed an exclusive first look deal with Marathon, the French animation studio behind such hit series as Totally Spies! and Martin Mystery, for its future ... Continue Reading →

NBC No Longer Biting for Van Helsing Spin-off

Transylvania, Universal Network Television’s Van Helsing-inspired period TV series is no longer slated for air on NBC, according to Daily Variety. Despite the feature film’s ... Continue Reading →

Upfronts Reveal Slim Toon Pickings

We’ve been keeping an eye on the TV upfronts (where networks convince advertisers to cough up money for their new season) in New York City to see if any new animated shows will ... Continue Reading →

Soup2Nuts’ O’Grady Simmers on The N

O’Grady, a new primetime toon about four self-involved teens who must cope with bizarre events, is slated to premiere in July on The N, Nickelodeon’s nighttime network for ... Continue Reading →

Buyer’s Corner-Thomas Vitale, Buyer for SCI FI Channel:Not Looking for Your Dad’s Space Fiction

Thomas P. Vitale, senior VP, acquistions, scheduling and program planning for the SCI FI Channel is not only a consummate science fiction fan (he’s known to his cohorts as a walking ... Continue Reading →