Mipcom 2014

MIPCOM 2014: Quelque chose de Cartoons

It’s that magical time of year when Cannes, France’s Palais des Festivals (and any bars within walking distance) are jam-packed with content creators and buyers from across the ... Continue Reading →
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Michael Palin to Narrate New ‘Clangers’ Series

Award winning comedian, actor, writer and Monty Python alumnus Michael Palin has been confirmed as the narrator for a new version of the classic BBC animated series Clangers. The stop-motion ... Continue Reading →
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‘Heavy Metal’ Under New Ownership

Heavy Metal has a new owner that’s looking to expand the classic adult comics magazine into features, TV and other genres. According to a report in Variety, digital and music ... Continue Reading →
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Steve Macallister Takes Over as Zodiak Rights’ CEO

Steve Macallister, former president and managing director of BBC Worldwide’s sales and distribution division is the new CEO of Zodiak Rights. Matthew Franks is stepping down from ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News Bytes

+ The U.K.’s CBeebies is welcoming back a pint-sized hero as acclaimed actor James Bolam returns as the star of the new season of Grandpa In My Pocket, which begins airing January ... Continue Reading →
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Sixteen Animated Projects to Receive U.K. Tax Relief

A total of 16 animation programs have received official certification from the British Film Institute, the first step in accessing the U.K.’s competitive new tax relief, and a ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies, Coolabi Will Bring Back Classic ‘Clangers’

It looks like another classic British children’s series is making a comeback. The cult class show The Clangers, is ready for a revival on the BBC after 45 years, thanks to The ... Continue Reading →
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DXH Media Buys ‘Teletubbies’ Owner Ragdoll Worldwide

Canadian toon powerhouse DHX has acquired Ragdoll Worldwide from BBC Worldwide and a group including the founder of Ragdoll, Anne Wood for GBP 17.4 million (approximately CAD $28.4 ... Continue Reading →
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U.K., France Top Cartoon Tributes Noms

Fifteen European companies will share the spotlight at the upcoming Cartoon Tributes, whose awards recognize broadcasters, investors and distributor; and producers that have contributed ... Continue Reading →
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Studio AKA, CBeebies Ready for ‘Chop Chop!’

BBC Worldwide and CBeebies have joined forces with Studio AKA, the award-winning U.K. shop behind numerous indents, ads and the shorts Lost and Found and Morning Stroll, to produce ... Continue Reading →