Spike Drives Stake into Blade

A Spike TV representative told SCI FI Channel’s SCI FI Wire that the network is canceling its television series based on the Blade series of Marvel comics and feature films. Despite ... Continue Reading →

4Kids TV Gets Chaotic

The new animated series Chaotic will preview this weekend on 4Kids Ent.’s four-hour Saturday morning programming block on Fox affiliates nationwide. Created by 4Kids Ent. and ... Continue Reading →

Date Set for CN’s Class of 3000

Having taken the music world by storm as one half of the Grammy-winning hip-hop act Outkast, Andre ’3000′ Benjamin is bringing his talents to animation with Class of 3000, ... Continue Reading →

9 Story Adds Distrib. Division

Natalie Osborne, former VP of acquisitions for Universal Pictures Visual Programming, has been tapped as exec VP of business development for a new distribution unit formed by animation ... Continue Reading →

G4 Gets Spaceballs Toon

Cable network G4 will be the exclusive U.S. broadcast home for the first run of Spaceballs: The Animated Series. Based on Mel Brooks’ 1987 spoof of Star Wars, the show is being ... Continue Reading →

Animania HD Serves Up More Erky Perky

VOOM HD Networks’ Animania HD will debut new episodes of the CG-animated series Erky Perky on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 12 p.m. (EST). The new season consists of 26 12-minute episodes ... Continue Reading →

Happy Tree Friends Travels with MTV

Mondo Media’s accident-prone forest pals are headed to MTV in Latin America, Germany and Brazil through broadcast license deals secured by Cinema Management Group (CMG). Consisting ... Continue Reading →

Alicia Keys Joins Backyardigans

Grammy award-winning recording artist Alicia Keys will do a guest spot in an upcoming episode of Nick Jr.’s animated preschool series The Backyardigans. The installment, titled ... Continue Reading →

Mainframe Taps Echo Bridge as Int’l Distrib.

Canadian computer animation production company Mainframe Ent. has signed Echo Bridge Ent. to co-manage the international distribution of Mainframe’s CG animated and live action ... Continue Reading →

Illumitoon Snags B’T X for North America

Newly formed distribution company Illumitoon Ent. has acquired North America rights to the Toei Animation series B’T X and B’T X Neo. Developed by the producers of the popular ... Continue Reading →