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 →

ABC Nabs More DECODE Downunder

Australian broadcaster ABC has snatched up second seasons of five animated series from children’s and family entertainment specialist DECODE Ent. The order includes further episodes ... Continue Reading →

FUNimation Smiths Fullmetal Alchemist Deal

Brand management and home video entertainment company FUNimation Prods. Ltd has acquired U.S. rights to the hit Japanese animated action property Fullmetal Alchemist. The announcement ... Continue Reading →

Student Oscar Finalist Gets Unusual Second Go-Round

Filmmaker Nirvan Mullick shouldn’t be among this year’s finalists for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 31st Annual Student Academy Awards competition, ... Continue Reading →