MIP News Bytes: ‘Luchien,’ ‘P. King Duckling,’ ‘Zafari,’ ‘G.U.N.K. Aliens’

+ Monster Entertainment continues to roll out the dialog-free kids fare for MIP Junior with two more series on its sales slate. Luchien (26 x 1) from Belgium’s Truffe Productions ... Continue Reading →

Global TV News Bytes

+ Foothill Entertainment, along with co-producers Moody Street Kids and Gallus Entertainment, has announced a new partnership with Mike and Liz Young’s Moonscoop Entertainment ... Continue Reading →

Foothill’s ‘G.U.N.K. Aliens’ Invade Australia

Santa Barbara-based Foothill Entertainment’s upcoming animated series G.U.N.K. Aliens has landed on Network 10 Australia. The irreverent, 26 x half-hour toon, which is a co-pro between ... Continue Reading →

Gotham Group and Principal Ent. Join Forces

Management-production company The Gotham Group, which reps a lion’s share of animation professionals, and talent management outfit Principal Entertainment Los Angeles have launched ... Continue Reading →

Henson Rides with Lobel’s ‘Frog and Toad’

L.A.’s Jim Henson Company has picked up the film and consumer products rights to 1970s classic children’s book series Frog and Toad, written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel. An ... Continue Reading →

Fox Animation Acquires ‘Hero’s Guide’

Is the world ready for yet another take on animated fairy tales? Fox Animation certainly thinks so as it has just acquired the rights to children’s book The Hero’s Guide to Saving ... Continue Reading →

Foothill’s MIPTV Toon News

Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Foothill Entertainment has announced new toons and development updates just in time for the April MIPTV market in France. These include second series production ... Continue Reading →

Laika to Animate Decemberists Frontman’s Fantasy Book

Portland-based animation house Laika has optioned the rights to Wildwood, the new young adult fantasy by Colin Meloy, the frontman of alt music group The Decemberists. Set in an alternate ... Continue Reading →

Calon Develops Series for Mandy Stanley’s Lettice Books

Wales-based media company Calon has licensed from HarperCollins the rights to develop an animated series based on Mandy Stanley’s series of best-selling children’s books. The ... Continue Reading →