Pet Alien Abducts Big Ratings for CN U.K.

The new toon comedy series, Pet Alien, mounted a successful invasion of the British airwaves. Distributed by Taffy Ent. and produced by parent studio Mike Young Productions (MYP), the ... Continue Reading →

McFarlane Spawns Fox Series

Todd McFarlane, creator of the Spawn comic-book, feature film, video game and animated TV franchise, is teaming with AngryFilms to develop a Twilight Zone-type series for the Fox network, ... Continue Reading →

Darguad Restructures with Dupuis Takeover

Change is in the air at French publishing, distribution licensing and sales company Dargaud as its acquisition of animation and comic-book company Dupuis is made official this week. ... Continue Reading →

Gay Moms Stall PBS’s Buster

Just days after a fringe conservative group accused SpongeBob of being a pawn in some gay agenda, The Boston Globe reports that public TV station WGBH-TV (Channel 2) is postponing a ... Continue Reading →

NATPE NEWS: Kappa Mikey Plucked by MTV Networks

Viacom’s MTV Networks has made its first-ever global program acquisition, nabbing worldwide broadcast rights to Animation Collective’s Kappa Mikey for Nicktoons in the U.S. ... Continue Reading →

NATPE NEWS DIC Ent., SmartVideo to Launch Mobile Toon Channel

Animated series such as Inspector Gadget, Strawberry Shortcake and Trollz will soon be popping up on cell phones all over the world. Indie animation house DIC Ent. and SmartVideo Technologies ... Continue Reading →

Disney Channel Goes to Thailand

According to C21 Media, The Disney Channel will debut in Thailand through a distribution deal with P. Southern Network Co. (PSN). Disney Channel and Playhouse Disney will be pitched ... Continue Reading →

Stan Lee Makes Superhero of Ringo Starr

Fresh from his legal victory over Marvel Ent., comic-book king Stan Lee has teamed up with former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr to create a new animated property. Financed, produced and ... Continue Reading →

ShoPro to Merge with VIZ

ShoPro Ent. Inc. and VIZ LLC, both prominent North American producers and distributors of Japanese anime, will merge to create a new entity. Set to debut this spring, the yet unnamed ... Continue Reading →

FUNimation Gets Noddy for U.S.

Brand management company FUNimation Prods. Ltd. announced today that it has acquired the rights to the popular British animated preschool series Make Way for Noddy. The CG show, produced ... Continue Reading →