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 →

MIPTV: Padmalaya Telefilms, Mondo TV Ink $14 million Deal

India’s Padmalaya Telefilms Ltd., a subsidiary of Zee Telefilms Ltd, has entered into a $14 million co-production and licensing deal with animation house Mondo TV Group. The pact ... 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 →

MIPTV: Austria’s ORF Acquires Seven from EM.TV

EM.TV & Merchandising AG has signed an extensive volume deal with Austrian public broadcaster ORF for seven series from its program library. The deal covers a total of 169 half-hour ... Continue Reading →

Cinar Becomes Cookie Jar

Now that the acquisition by an investment group including former Nelvana toppers Michael Hirsh and Toper Taylor is official, Toronto-based animation production company Cinar will be ... Continue Reading →