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 →

Harmony Gold Serves up Robot Hunter

Harmony Gold will be offering the animated feature Casshan: Robot Hunter based on the original Japanese TV series this year at NATPE. This new project comes on the heels of the highly ... Continue Reading →

Agogo Hong Kong Makes NATPE Debut

Steven Ching, CEO of Agogo Hong Kong, announced that the company will be exhibiting its new animated properties for distribution and pre-sale in booth #1640 at NATPE for the first ... Continue Reading →

Three New Properties for Breakthrough

Canada-based Breakthrough Animation–the toon production arm of Breakthrough Films & Television–will be making a splash at NATPE, as it unveils the three newbies, Captain ... Continue Reading →

NATPE: Fine-Tooning the Art of the Deal

Many animation industry players are optimistic about this year’s TV confab in Las Vegas.  Staff Report As television executives, producers, buyers and creative teams descend ... Continue Reading →