Icon Becomes Imira, Sells Toons in Asia

Barcelona-based production and distribution company Icon Animation has changed its name to Imira Ent. to reflect an expansion into the areas of live action and new media. Still dedicated ... Continue Reading →

SquarePantis Grabs Big Ratings

Nickelodeon’s special SpongeBob Atlantis SquarePantis debuted on Monday in primetime and nabbed the series’ biggest audience ever, according to the network. A total of 8.8 ... Continue Reading →

Family Guy Proceeds Sans MacFarlane

FOX may have severely damaged its relationship with toon mogul Seth MacFarlane by deciding to continue producing new installments of Family Guy without his participation. Citing unnamed ... Continue Reading →

Bardel Begins Production on Zeke’s Pad

Bardel Ent. in Vancouver, British Columbia announced that it has gone into production on 26 half-hour episodes of a new 3D-animated series titled Zeke’s Pad. The show is produced ... Continue Reading →

Starz Expands Anime Programming

In addition to this week’s launch of the Tuesday night Animidnight block on Starz Edge, the Starz premium cable network is raising its animation profile with a documentary on ... Continue Reading →

Guild Strike Hits Family Guy

Reruns of Family Guy pull good ratings on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, but FOX viewers may have to put up with more second helpings than they would like. With series creator ... Continue Reading →

Boomerang Does ‘No Undies’ Marathon

What do Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Augie Doggie and Quick Draw McGraw have in common? In addition to being part of the Hanna-Barbera catalog, the animal characters were unanimous ... Continue Reading →

Decode Signs TV Deals for Poko

Decode Enterprises, the distribution subsidiary of DHX Media Ltd., has announced a raft of international deals for the award-winning, animated preschool series Poko. Produced by Halifax ... Continue Reading →

South Park Ratings Spike with ‘Imaginationland’

The final installment in the three-episode ‘Imaginationland’ story arc of South Park was Comedy Central’s most-watched telecast of the year. The episode aired Wednesday, ... Continue Reading →

Nick Gets ‘Superstuffed’ this Thanksgiving

Nickelodeon is packing 65 hours of animation into its “Superstuffed Nicktoons Weekend,” a four-day programming event kicking off at 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on Thursday, Nov. 22 ... Continue Reading →