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MIPTV: Aardman Secures ‘Snowman 2' TV Rights

Aardman Rights, the distribution arm of the Bristol-based animation powerhouse, has partnered with the U.K.’s Channel 4 as international TV distributor for the brand new sequel to ... Continue Reading →
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The Buzz on Disney Junior’s New ‘Quiet Is…’

Last week, Disney Junior premiered a charming new, original stop-motion show designed to help toddlers get ready for bed. The 10 x two-minute show was created by Glasgow, Scotland-based ... Continue Reading →
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NYICFF Announces Winners

The New York International Children’s Film Festival has announced the winners of the 2012 fest, with Hiroyuki Okiura’s animated A Letter to Momo nabbing the top feature prize and ... Continue Reading →
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MIPTV: Henson Seeks Partners for ‘ImaginOcean’

The Jim Henson Company is hard at work developing a new animated children’s series, ImaginOcean, based on the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean. The musical ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Highlights Toon Details at L.A. Upfront

Nickelodeon announced more details about its upcoming animated shows at today’s upfront presentation in Los Angeles. Cabler president Cyma Zarghami confirmed Nick’s dedication to ... Continue Reading →
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Rovio Acquires Futuremark Animation Studio

Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment has acquired Futuremark Games Studio, the gaming arm of software developer Futuremark. “They are an incredibly talented and experienced team, ... Continue Reading →
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Three DHX Preschool Shows to Stream on Netflix

Toronto’s TV producer and distributor DHX Media has signed its first content deal with Netflix, offering three of its animated preschool shows—Franny’s Feet, Bo On The Go! and ... Continue Reading →
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Cake to Distribute Chapman Ent. Shows

Kids TV distributor Cake will distribute Chapman Entertainment’s entire catalog of shows for the world, excluding N. American and the U.K. The new deal includes well-received stop-motion ... Continue Reading →
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Latest ‘South Park’ on DVD Deck

There’s quite a diverse selection of toon fare hitting home entertainment shelves this week! Topping our shopping list is South Park: The Complete Fifteenth Season (March 27, Paramount). ... Continue Reading →
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Sneak Peek: This Week’s ‘South Park’

Check out this new, suspense-building preview of the newest season 16 episode of Comedy Central’s South Park, “Faith Hilling.” The episode finds the Colorado boys embroiled in ... Continue Reading →
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DQ Ent. Wins Top Kudos at Cartoons on the Bay

Indian animation studio and distributor DQ Entertainment was the winner of this year’s International Studio of the Year award at the 16th edition of Italy’s Cartoons on the Bay ... Continue Reading →
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Imira’s ‘Lucky Fred’ Lands in New Countries

Barcelona-based Imira Entertainment has found a few new homes for its new animated series Lucky Fred: RTM in Malaysia, e-Vision in UAE, TG4 in Ireland and Kidz in Turkey have joined ... Continue Reading →
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Germany’s FMX 2012 Announces Conference Lineup

Europe’s top conference on the creation, production and distribution of digital entertainment has announced the lineup for its 17th edition (May 8-11). Among the many world-renowned ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s New Tinker Bell Pic Set for Oct.

Disney’s evergreen fairy will take flight again on Oct. 23, when the studio releases the CG-animated Secret of the Wings on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital. Produced by Michael Wigert and ... Continue Reading →
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TeamTO Brings Animated Slate to MIPTV

French animation studio TeamTO has announced the full line-up of animated shows it’s bringing to the MIPTV Market in April. Among the company’s new offerings is Jade Armor (52 X ... Continue Reading →
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TV Animation Veteran Jim Duffy Dies from Cancer

We are sad to report the passing of TV animation veteran Jim Duffy this weekend after a long battle with cancer. He passed peacefully at home in his sleep surrounded by his family at ... Continue Reading →
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Veteran Animator Glen Keane to Depart From Disney

Glen Keane, one of the leading animated talents of the past 40 years, announced on Friday that he is leaving Disney. Keane, whose many credits at the studio include The Little Mermaid, ... Continue Reading →
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Henson Makes Sales for Trio of Toons

The Jim Henson Company heads to MIP-TV this year with a raft of broadcast and home entertainment licensing agreements finalized for its trio of pre-school series, Pajanimals, Dinosaur ... Continue Reading →
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CITV’s ‘Fleabag Monkeyface’ Jumps Out of the Bag

The new animated series based on Knife & Packer’s books The Disgusting Adventures of Fleabag Monkeyface will be returning to CITV, ITV1 and ITV1HD in the U.K. in April. Co-produced ... Continue Reading →
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Quincy’s ‘Out There’ to Debut on IFC in Jan.

IFC will premiere a new animated comedy titled Out There in January 2013. The cabler announced the news at its upfront event in New York City this week. The 10-part half-hour series ... Continue Reading →