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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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+ 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 →
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‘Sarah and Duck,’ ‘Calamity Island’ Get U.K. Tax Breaks

The British Film Institute announced the first projects that will take advantage of tax credits launched earlier this year for high-end TV and animation productions. Among the shows ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News Bytes

+ BBC’s CBeebies has begun airing 10 new episodes of Karrot Animation‘s 2D animated preschool series Sarah & Duck as of August 12, following its hugely successful debut ... Continue Reading →