Cyber Group Bolsters Management Team

To help steer its continuing growth, Cyber Group Studios has brought on new executive talent and promoted internally in its studio and distribution teams. Within the studio, Olivier ... Continue Reading →

‘Ben and Holly’s LIttle Kingdom’ Coming to U.S.

Entertainment One Family has inked a deal with Nick Jr. for both seasons of its BAFTA and International Emmy Award-winning preschool toon Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. The show ... Continue Reading →

Disney Junior Plucks ‘P. King Duckling’

Disney Junior has picked up Uyoung and Little Airplane Productions’ new preschool comedy toon P. King Duckling (52 x 11) for several territories, including the U.S., Latin America, ... Continue Reading →

Carpenter Assembles CalArts Alumni for ‘Malala’ Documentary

Documentarian Davis Guggenheim’s has used animation to convey memories, abstract ideas and other hard-to-film elements to good effect in films such as It Might Get Loud, Waiting for ... Continue Reading →

Ray Harryhausen Items Going to Auction

John Nicholson’s Auction House ( in Surrey, U.K. will on October 17 be offering up a collection of personal memorabilia from acclaimed special effects and creature ... Continue Reading →

FremantleMedia Racks Up ‘Kate & Mim-Mim’ Sales

FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment announces that a number of major international broadcasters have acquired its new preschool show Kate & Mim-Mim (26 x 22). Among the ... Continue Reading →

eOne Takes Controlling Stake in ‘Peppa Pig’

Entertainment One (eOne) is increasing its ownership of popular preschool franchise Peppa Pig. The international company has entered an agreements with Peppa Pig co-owners Astley Baker ... Continue Reading →

USPS Offers ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ Stamps

In celebration of both the 65th anniversary of Charles Schulz’ classic Peanuts strip (Oct. 2) and to launch October as National Stamp Collecting Month, the U.S. Postal Service will ... Continue Reading →

Stuttgart Animation Fest Call for Entries

The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) is seeking submissions for its 23rd edition, scheduled to take place April 26 to May 1, 2016. Filmmakers are invited to enter their works ... Continue Reading →

Animation Show of Shows Adds Screening Dates

The Animation Show of Show’s theatrical release is expanding to add new cities and dates. The 17th annual edition of the show includes 11 international shorts, Including stand ... Continue Reading →

Oasis Provides Production Services for PBS’s ‘Arthur’

Montreal-based Oasis Animation has agreed to provide production services on seasons 20 and 21 of the animated series Arthur for the WGBH Educational Foundation. Oasis will handle preproduction, ... Continue Reading →

Animagic, Mondo to Debut ‘Bug Rangers’ at MIP Junior

Animagic Media Group and Mondo TV will premiere the 3D, CGI animated series Bug Rangers at MIP Junior, set for Oct. 3-4 in Cannes, France. Based on the successful Bug Rangers property ... Continue Reading →

Cyber Group Starts on Third Season of ‘Zou’

Cyber Group Studios has launched production for the third season of its hit preschool series Zou. Due to be delivered to Disney EMEA starting in fall 2016, the series adapting Michel ... Continue Reading →
Super Builders

Planet Nemo to Distribute Uyoung’s ‘Super Builders’

Beijing-based media group Uyoung has appointed independent production and distribution company Planet Nemo as the international distributor for its new animated TV series Super Builders. The ... Continue Reading →

M4e Deal Brings ‘Wissper’ to Nick Jr. in the U.S.

Wissper is coming next year to Nick Jr. viewers in the United States under a deal struck between the broadcaster and German brand management and media company m4e AG, which is co-producing ... Continue Reading →

VIZ Plans Home, Theatrical ‘Naruto’ Releases

October is going to be a good month for Naruto fans. In addition to the home entertainment release of The Last: Naruto the Movie, the little ninja that could will be appearing in cinemas ... Continue Reading →
Lyndon Ruddy

Around the World with an Animation Career

Sometimes the life of an animator isn’t that different than that of a musician. I’ve spent a lot of my 30-year career moving around North America in what I call The Animation ... Continue Reading →

Go90 Gets Animated with Toon Goggles Titles

Animated and live-action kids’ content from on-demand entertainment platform Toon Goggles will now be available on Go90, a new mobile social entertainment network designed to ... Continue Reading →

Third ‘Angelo Rules’ Season Launching at MIP

London-based CAKE and French CG studio TeamTO have announced that the third season of animated kids’ comedy Angelo Rules will be debuting at MIPCOM. Co-produced by CAKE and TeamTO ... Continue Reading →