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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 →
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Happy Films’ ‘Bookaboo’ Booked in Canada

FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) has announced two new Canadian deals for Happy Films’ award-winning pre-k show Bookaboo. The first deal will have Happy Films’ co-producing a new ... Continue Reading →
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Miss Piggy and Kermit Ready for ‘Muppet’ Sequel

It was really a no-brainer. After Disney made over $154 million at the box office worldwide, the studio would be crazy not to order a follow-up. Variety reports that the Mouse House ... Continue Reading →
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Arc Is on Board HIT’s ‘Thomas & Friends’

HIT Entertainment has signed Toronto-based Arc Productions (formerly Starz) to animate the new season of its CG-animated preschool hit Thomas & Friends. This deal marks the first ... Continue Reading →