FUNimation Channel Launches

Brand management and independent home video company FUNimation Ent., a wholly owned subsidiary of Navarre Corp., is launching a 24-hour digital network devoted to anime. Distributed ... Continue Reading →

Sedelmaier Back in SNL’s Funhouse

White Plains, New York-based animation house J. J. Sedelmaier Prods. has tamed again with writer/producer Robert Smigel (Latenite with Conan O’Brien) to produce a new cartoon ... Continue Reading →

New PBS Kids Net Sprouts Up

PBS KIDS Sprout, a new 24/7 preschool television network and web destination, debuts today on digital cable and satellite. The outlet is going out to more than 16 million subscribers ... Continue Reading →

Nicktoons Rebrands, Adds New Shows

Nicktoons, Nickelodeon’s 24-hour animation network, which recently became ad-supported, will now be known as Nicktoons Network. As part of its re-branding, the popular animation ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network Puts on Short Pants

Sunday Pants, a new half-hour showcase of original and acquired animated shorts, will debut on Cartoon Network on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 9:30 p.m. (ET, PT). The series, which will air every ... Continue Reading →

Mike Young Plunges into "Dive! Olly! Dive!"

Mike Young Prods. (MYP) has boarded the international co-production, Dive! Olly! Dive!, a CG-animated series for kids 4-7. The slate of 52 eleven-minute episodes is a group effort for ... Continue Reading →

Kids Crazy for Loonatics

Despite some fan opposition over the updated look of Warner Bros.’ classic Looney Tunes characters, the new Loonatics Unleashed was the top-rated Saturday morning show among U.S. ... Continue Reading →

UTV To Animate Kong for BKN

In a deal worth $10 million, New York-based BKN New Media Inc. has outsourced animation to India’s UTV Toonz, the animation division of UTV Software Communications Ltd. Initial ... Continue Reading →

Get Ed on Toon Disney

Get Ed, a new CG-animated action series from Walt Disney Television Animation, debuts on Toon Disney Monday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The series of 26 half-hour episodes will ... Continue Reading →

Dragon Booster Flies to France, Spain

Alliance Atlantis Communications has secured broadcast deals with TF1 in France and Telecinco in Spain for its CG-animated children’s property, Dragon Booster. The series will ... Continue Reading →