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FremantleMedia Reorganizes, Seals Deal with BBC Kids

FremantleMedia is dismantling its FremantleMedia Enterprises division and naming two separate global divsions, one devoted to kids and family entertainment and distribution and the ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Launches New Math-Based Show

A new math-themed animated series is slated to debut on U.K’s children channel CBeebies and the BBC Worldwide Channels later this year. The show, which is called Numtum Adventures, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Peter Rabbit’ Hops to New Territories

U.K.’s Silvergate Media has secured several major new pre-sale deals for its charming new CG animated series Peter Rabbit, co-owned by Penguin U.K. Deals have been secured with major ... Continue Reading →
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Union Puts ‘Calamity Island’ on the Map

London-based Union Media has been appointed the international distributor for new kids’ series Calamity Island, a stop-motion slapstick comedy created by David Johnson (The Koala ... Continue Reading →
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A Postcard from Cartoon Connection Canada

This past week, representatives from 140 European and Canadian animation companies gathered in the capital city of Quebec for the third edition of Cartoon Connection Canada. Created ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mike the Knight’ Is Google U.K.’s Top TV Trender

File this one under the special “Who Knew?” file. Mike the Knight, the CG-animated series from Hit and Nelvana has beaten such heavy-hitters as Showtime’s CIA thriller Homeland ... Continue Reading →
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Acamar Films Develops Animated ‘Bing Bunny’ Series

UK-based independent Acamar Films has acquired the rights to award-winning author and illustrator Ted Dewan’s popular pre-school book property Bing Bunny. The studio is creating a ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Taps Darrall Macqueen for ‘Topsy’

Award-winning indie kids TV producer Darrall Macqueen (Baby Jake) has been commissioned by CBeebies to produce its first pre-k drama, Topsy and Tim, with co-pro partner Penguin. The ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM Day 2 Wrap: More Toon Deals and Pick-Ups

More new animated shows announced pick-ups from international broadcasters and cablers on the second day (Oct.9) of the MIPCOM content market. Studio 100 Media’s rebooted 3-D classics ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Gets Hopping with ‘Peter Rabbit’

CBeebies will be the U.K. broadcast partner for brand-new CG animated series Peter Rabbit, a co-production of Penguin, Silvergate Media and Nickelodeon U.S. (also lead broadcaster). ... Continue Reading →