China Extends Ban on SpongeBob

Just when it seemed that the Chinese regulators were going to warm up a little to Western shows, the country’s State Administration of Radio, Film and TV (SARFT) is cracking down ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network Kicks Off Chop Socky Chooks

Why did Aardman/Decode’s CG-animated chickens cross the road? To get on Cartoon Network, silly! That’s right, the three Kung Fu-fighting chickens of Chop Socky Chooks will ... Continue Reading →

DUCK Swims with Hoop

LA.-based indie studio DUCK recently wrapped the innovative partially animated music video for rising star Jesca Hoop’s second single ‘Money.’ Directed by Richard ... Continue Reading →

Big Bad Boo Ready for Business in Vancouver

A new Vancouver-based toon house founded by husband-and-wife team of Aly Jetha and Shabnam Rezaei, officially opened its doors in January. Located in the city’s historic Yaletown ... Continue Reading →

Dora Explores Live Action

First Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 went live-action with a special movie event, and now Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer is heading down the same trail. Nickelodeon announced ... Continue Reading →

KI.KA, EFP Join MYP in Chloe’s Closet

German public television channel KI.KA and European Film Partners (EFP) of The Netherlands have signed on to become the latest co-production partners on Chloe’s Closet, a new ... Continue Reading →

Kappa Mikey Movie Debuts

Kappa Mikey’s Kappa Karaoke, Nicktoons Network’s first TV movie, premieres this weekend, treating fans to a musical extravaganza featuring ten original songs performed by ... Continue Reading →

Qubo Gets Sammy’s Story Shop

On-air and online children’s programming service qubo has licensed the animated Scholastic property Sammy’s Story Shop, an anthology series produced by Scholastic’s ... Continue Reading →

Dinosaur King Making Bigger Footprint

4Kids Ent. has expanded the global broadcast lineup for its new animated series, Dinosaur King, with several outlets in key territories picking up the show at last week’s NATPE ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Nets World of Quest

Cartoon Network has acquired U.K. broadcast rights to a new animated comedy-adventure series titled World of Quest from Cookie Jar Ent. Set to air in 2009, the the 26-episode, half-hour ... Continue Reading →