Muppets, Tarantino Do Oz?

It may not fit the standard definition of animation, but the late Jim Henson and crew could breathe life into inanimate felt and foam objects perhaps as well as any animator and the ... Continue Reading →

Harmony Gold Preps New Shows for MIPCOM

Harmony Gold will be in Cannes for MIPCOM and MIPCOM Jr. in October to showcase two new animated series, Tangoo and Ullashong and The Legend of Blue. The company secured worldwide rights ... Continue Reading →

Cartoon Network Ends Samurai Jack in Sept. Send-off to include Clone Wars marathon

The final four new episodes of Genndy Tartakovsky’s Emmy Award-winning animated series, Samurai Jack, will air Saturday, Sept. 25, during Cartoon Network’s Toonami block. ... Continue Reading →

MTV2 Gets Groove, Game On with Video Mods

Cable channel MTV2 is jumping on the video-game craze with a new show that combines the latest music with characters from the hottest interactive titles. Scheduled to debut Sept. 18 ... Continue Reading →

PorchLight Ent. Acquired

Los Angeles-based family entertainment company PorchLight Ent has been acquired by its senior management and Beringea, an international private equity and investment banking firm. The ... Continue Reading →

Dargaud Finds Homes for Childhood Stories

Dargaud Distribution, the sales arm of French producer Dargaud Marina and home to one of Europe’s largest animation catalogues, has signed TV deals for a series of eight animated ... Continue Reading →

Foster’s Home Nabs Big Ratings

The new animated series, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, debuted on Friday, Aug. 13, enjoying Cartoon Network’s best original series premiere with key kids demographics. A ... Continue Reading →

Platinum, First Family Take Comics to TV

Platinum Studios is teaming with First Family, headed by former Disney and UPN president Dean Valentine, to produce half-hour TV series and direct-to-DVD movies based on the Platinum ... Continue Reading →

Fred Basset Coming to TV

Alex Graham’s internationally syndicated comic strip, Fred Basset, is making the leap to television more than 40 years after it first appeared in print. The animated series will ... Continue Reading →

Elastic Rights Acquires MegaMan, Mirmo! For Iberia

Madrid-based integrated brand management company Elastic Rights has signed a deal with global licensor ShoPro Ent. to represent ShoPro’s new animation properties MegaMan NT Warrior ... Continue Reading →