Comcast Drops Mouse Merger Bid

Comcast Corp. today withdrew its proposal to merge with Disney, effective immediately. Brian L. Roberts, president and CEO of Comcast, said “We have always been disciplined in ... Continue Reading →

Disney Completes Kermit Purchase

The Walt Disney Co. has completed its previously announced acquisition of The Jim Henson Co.’s Muppets and Bear in the Big Blue House. The brands are now officially part of Disney ... Continue Reading →

Comedy Central Stands Up for Shorties

Comedy Central, home of the foul-mouthed kids of South Park, is giving birth to a couple more animated tykes with some pretty outrageous things to say. Animation and standup comedy ... Continue Reading →

Frog Jumps from Page to Screen

Dutch companies Telescreen and Kids at Work have teamed up to produce the animated series Frog, based on the books by author/illustrator Max Velthuijs. The property has previously been ... Continue Reading →

Corman’s Dinocroc Rampages on Sci Fi

Schlock-and-shock king Roger Corman celebrates his 50th year in movies with the release of his latest creature feature, Dinocroc. The film, which employs digital animation to bring ... Continue Reading →

BBC Pulls for More Little Red Tractor

The BBC has ordered 26 more 10-minute episodes of Entertainment Rights’ stop-motion-animated preschool series Little Red Tractor. The show has only been on the air a few weeks, ... Continue Reading →

Noah & Saskia Goes from Oz to the Middle East

Following preliminary discussions at MIPTV, Middle East Media has licensed the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF) production Noah & Saskia for Free TV in the ... Continue Reading →

Ex’pression College Offers Sound Game Plan

Emeryville Calif.-based Ex’pression College for Digital Arts has announced that it is offering a Game Audio curriculum, a new addition to the schools’ growing Sound Arts ... Continue Reading →

JUNIOR Channel Picked Up in Switzerland

A distribution deal signed with EM.TV & Merchandising AG will see Swiss infrastructure and pay-TV provider Swisscom Broadcast AG carry the JUNIOR Channel. The pick up was announced ... Continue Reading →

Zee TV to Launch Space Toons in India

Daily Variety reports that Zee TV will launch a new children’s programming network called Space Toons in India. Backed by Indian media mogul Subhash Chandra, the channel is a ... Continue Reading →