OobEdoO Picks Up ‘Charlie & Lola’

U.K. digital service for preschoolers and parents OobEdoO has acquired three major titles to add to its growing roster of quality kids’ programming, including from BBC Worldwide, ... Continue Reading →

New-Look ‘Bob the Builder’ Set for PBS, YouTube

Bob the Builder will return to PBS in November with a brand-new look for Bob, updated CG animation and a new character for young viewers to admire, Wendy, voiced by Downton Abbey’s ... Continue Reading →

HIT Greenlights Second Season of New ‘Bob the Builder’

HIT Entertainment, a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., has greenlit a second season plus a 60-minute special for its new CG-animated Bob the Builder series. The 52 x 11 season 2 package is ... Continue Reading →
Kylie Ellis

Kylie Ellis Upped to VP Production at Mainframe

Vancouver-based animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment has promoted its Director of Production, Kylie Ellis, to the newly created position of Vice President of Production at its television ... Continue Reading →

Nelvana Teams with Abominable Snowman for ‘Camp Yeti’

Cryptozoology has never been so cuddly. Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has announced it has entered a development agreement for a new CG-animated preschool series, Camp Yeti. The ... Continue Reading →

Deals, Deals and More Deals from MIPCOM

MIPCOM is now under way in Cannes, with buyers and sellers from all over the world converging to work out deals. Here’s the latest from the Croisette: • Cartoon Network U.K. ... Continue Reading →

Growth Spurt

Canada’s deep talent pool, excellent infrastructure and generous tax incentives are fueling a new boom in animation and visual-effects work. Michael Hefferon Few countries as ... Continue Reading →

Soho Square Taps Award-Winning Team

Soho Square Studios partners Kim Goody and Alan Coates announce the launch of its new television production company, Soho Square Productions. The pair plans to take on the children’s ... Continue Reading →
Tara Kemes

Rainmaker Ups Tara Kemes to VP Culture & Talent

Vancouver studio Rainmaker Entertainment has promoted Director of Talent Development Tara Kemes to the newly created position of Vice President, Culture & Talent. Kemes, who has ... Continue Reading →
Steve Hendry

MGM Vet Steve Hendry Joins Rainmaker Board

Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment has appointed former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer executive Steve Hendry to its board of directors. The decision was announced by Rainmaker’s ... Continue Reading →