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‘Tree Fu Tom’ Debut Scores Big on CBeebies

Animated preschooler series Tree Fu Tom is a hit in the United Kingdom, becoming CBeebies’ No. 1  show of the year since its debut last month. The show for kids 4-6 attracted ... Continue Reading →
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New Tax Credits Introduced for U.K. Animation

The U.K. government announced yesterday that it’s working on offering tax credits for high-end dramas and animation produced in the country. Chancellor George Osborne outlined a new ... Continue Reading →
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Michael Rose Discusses ‘The Gruffalo’s Child,’ ‘Chico & Rita’

Producer Michael Rose discusses his well-received animated projects, The Gruffalo’s Child and Chico & Rita About seven years ago, Aardman veteran Michael Rose set up Magic Light ... Continue Reading →
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Chris Newby Animates Dickens for BBC Radio

In celebration of the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens, Film London, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Drama have commissioned five films and five radio plays—Dickens In London—to be broadcast ... Continue Reading →
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The Animated Life Aquatic

Octonauts, the hit animated U.K. preschool show, finds a new home across the pond on Disney Junior this month. Sometimes you can tell a lot by the imaginative names of the recurring ... Continue Reading →
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BBCW America, Hulu Bring ‘Mongrels’ to U.S.

BBC Worldwide America, the commercial arm of the BBC, has announced that the first two seasons of Brit puppet comedy series Mongrels is now available for U.S. audiences exclusively ... Continue Reading →
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SMC Ent. to Handle DQE’s ‘Jungle Book’s Licensing

SMC Entertainment (SMC), the recently launched brand management division of Sun-Mate Corp. will attend and the American Toy Fair in February 2012, with its latest property, DQ Entertainment’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sarah & Duck’ Flaps to CBeebies

London-based Karrot Animation has announced that their first original production, Sarah & Duck, has been picked up by the U.K.’s CBeebies channel. The 40 x 7 preschool series ... Continue Reading →
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NewTek Releases LightWave 11

San Antonio-based 3D animation and video product creator NewTek released LightWave 11, the new version of its Emmy-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. According to ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman’s Bullough Warns About Plight of U.K. Animation

Speaking to the BBC and Deadline.com, Aardman Animations’ head of TV Miles Bullough warned that the Bristol-based shop may have to produce its beloved plasticine projects in Ireland, ... Continue Reading →