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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

‘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 →

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 →

Guru’s ‘Dinopaws’ Is Ready to Roam

A new international co-production from Impossible Kids (U.K.), Kindle Entertainment (U.K.) and Guru Studio (Canada) has been given the go-ahead with commissions from U.K. kids’ channel ... Continue Reading →

Millimages and BBC Sign Licensing Deal for ’64 Zoo Lane’

European animation house Millimages has signed a licensing and merchandising deal with BBC Worldwide for its hit preschool show 64 Zoo Lane (104 x 11’). BBC Worldwide has taken global ... Continue Reading →