+ The U.K.’s Novel Entertainment is once again participating in ITV’s Text Santa charity campaign, this year with its lovable troublemaker Horrid Henry. Activities include a contest for children to design a hat which will be chosen for a special episode of the show. Schoolchildren around the country have received activity sheets featuring the character to encourage them to participate. Adults are also invited to wear a festive hat to work on December 20th and donalt a pound for “Hattitude Day.” This year’s benefiting charities are Age UK, Barnardo’s, BeatBullying, British Heart Foundation, CLIC Sargent and Help the Hospices.
+ Planeta Junior Italy has signed a new deal with Star for Studio100′s new CG animated Maya the Bee (78 x11). Star will produce a variety of items including kids’ watches, wall clocks, cushions and more. Planeta Junior is the licensing agent for Maya in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Cyprus. The series is co-produced by TF1 and ZDF.
+ Cartoon Network series swept the awards ceremony at PromaxBDA Asia in Singapore. Adventure Time “Experience the Ooo” and “New Season launch” for Oggy and the Cockroaches captured the Gold and Silver Best Children’s Programme Campaign honors, respectively. And “Tom and Jerry Hands” won the top prize in the Best Brand-Integration Promo section.