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Zodiak UK Kids CEO Pickard Steps Down

Zodiak Media has announced that Nigel Pickard is departing his role as CEO of Zodiak UK Kids and Chair of The Foundation, but will return as a consultant on a range of projects for ... Continue Reading →
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Global News Bytes

+ The U.K.’s Novel Entertainment is once again participating in ITV’s Text Santa charity campaign, this year with its lovable troublemaker Horrid Henry. Activities include ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News Bytes

+ Disney XD has ordered new animated comedy series Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, created by Jared Bush (All of Us, Zootopia) and Sam Levine (Wreck-It Ralph, Bolt). The show relates the ... Continue Reading →
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ITV and Pukeko Unveil ‘Thunderbirds’ Cast

ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures announced the voice cast for their upcoming CG and puppet series Thunderbirds Are Go!, an updated version of the classic show that will premiere on ITV ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News Bytes

+ Canada’s 9 Story Entertainment has sold Slap Happy Cartoons‘ new animated series Nerds and Monsters (40 x 11) to ABC TV Australia, which will premiere the show in mid ... Continue Reading →
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Channel 5 Welcomes Back the Wombles

The fuzzy ol’ Wombles of Wimbledon Common are returning to the small screen in a new CG-animated series for the U.K.’s Channel 5. The new 52 x11 series of shorts about the ... Continue Reading →
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Double Negative Opens New TV Branch

VFX company Double Negative has launched Double Negative TV, a new division of Dneg dedicated to visual effects creation for television. Dneg TV will be headed up by 20-year VFX veteran ... Continue Reading →
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Pukeko and Weta Set to Fly with ‘Thunderbirds’ Reboot

New Zealand-based Pukeko Pictures and Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop are working on a new reboot of Gerry Anderson’s legendary puppet-animated children’s series Thunderbirds ... Continue Reading →
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‘Thunderbirds’ Creator Gerry Anderson Dies at 83

British puppetry pioneer Gerry Anderson died peacefully at a nursing home near Oxfordshire, England this Wednesday (December 25). The creator of the sci-fi hit Thunderbirds died at ... Continue Reading →
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‘Matt Hatter Chronicles’ Finds a Home on TVNZ

New Zealand’s national broadcaster, TVNZ has ordered the first season of the new adventure comedy series Matt Hatter Chronicles for its free commercial channel TV2. The 26 x 30-minute ... Continue Reading →