MIPTV: Jim Henson Co. Partners with HIT

HIT Ent. and The Jim Henson Co. have entered into a five-year global rights and production venture. The deal was announced today in Cannes by HIT chairman Peter Orton and Jim Henson ... Continue Reading →

MIPTV: Shaftesbury Films, Cookie Jar Have Hand in Dark Oracle

Cookie Jar, the freshly minted product of the Cinar takeover, has joined forces with Toronto-based producer Shaftesbury Films to launch the live-action/animated adventure series Dark ... Continue Reading →

DECODE Ent. Enrolls in Bromwell High

DECODE Ent. hopes to move to the head of the class in Cannes with the new series Bromwell High (working title). Co-produced by U.K. independent Hat Trick Prods., the 2D comedy was commissioned ... Continue Reading →

Simpsons Players Strike

Daily Variety reports that the voices behind Fox’s iconic animated hit, The Simpsons, are refusing to go back into the recording booth as their contracts are being renegotiated. ... Continue Reading →

New Action Block Coming to Cartoon Net

Cartoon Network plans to launch Miguzi, a new weekday afternoon block of action/adventure programming. Aimed at the six-11 crowd, Miguzi will air weekdays from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. (ET, PT), ... Continue Reading →

Dora Grabs a Peabody

Nickelodeon’s bilingual preschool toon Dora the Explorer is among the TV shows honored with a prestigious Peabody Award this year. The Awards, which recognize excellence in electronic ... Continue Reading →

MIPTV: 4Kids to Open Fox Box to Girls

September will see the Fox Box launch of an hour dedicated to girls animation, according to C21media. The move is intended to diversify the audience for 4Kids Ent.’s Saturday ... Continue Reading →

Toopy and Binoo on Tap for Spectra Animation

Spectra Animation, the film and television division of L’Équipe Spectra, is set to begin work on the new animated preschool series Toopy and Binoo. The show was developed ... Continue Reading →

Boomerang Battle of the Planets Marathon

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the U.S. television debut of the anime series Battle of the Planets, Cartoon Network’s Boomerang will kick off an all-day marathon on Sunday, ... Continue Reading →

New Emmy Race for King of the Hill

Daily Variety reports that when Emmy time rolls around the Hill family will compete with, among others, a Seattle radio therapist, a quartet of sexy city gals and a guy everybody loves. ... Continue Reading →