Rainbow Acquires Bardel

Rainbow, the largest studio in Europe, has acquired Canadian animation studio Bardel. Rainbow is a content powerhouse with a presence in more than 150 countries through hit shows that ... Continue Reading →

Rai Fiction Announces Hybrid Production Slate

Italian pubcaster Rai Fiction announced new animated productions on the final day of the Cartoons on the Bay festival in Venice. The productions are part of a slate mixing live action ... Continue Reading →

Rainbow Appoints U.S. Agent

Family entertainment company Rainbow aims to expand its brands across America with the appointment of a new U.S. agent, Earthbound, to represent Winx Club and Mia and Me across the ... Continue Reading →

Planeta Jr. Brings ‘Sendokai Champions’ to BLE

European children and teen producer and distributor Planeta Junior will present Sendokai Champions (produced by Kotoc Produccions, Nottingham Forest and RTVE) at the upcoming Brand ... Continue Reading →

Planeta Jr. to Handle Four Rainbow Titles in Spain

European children’s media production and distribution company Planeta Junior has signed a deal with Italy’s Rainbow to manage the licenses in Spain for four of its key animated ... Continue Reading →

MIPTV News: Foothill, Rainbow and Vodka

Santa Barbara-based Foothill Entertainment will bring the acclaimed new CG-animated series Boy and the Dinosaur from 1461 Limited and Studio Liddel to the MIPTV market this month. The ... Continue Reading →

M4e Expands ‘Mia and Me’ Licensing Program

German brand management and media company m4e is expanding its licensing program for its award-winning animated and live-action hybrid children’s show, Mia and Me. More than 30 licensees ... Continue Reading →

‘Mia and Me’ Makes a Big Splash on Germany’s KiKA

The live-action/CG-animated children’s series Mia and Me proved to be a ratings success during its launch on German TV KiKA last week. Produced by Lucky Punch GmbH (a joint venture ... Continue Reading →

Mattel Makes Playdate with ‘Mia and Me’

Italian production, distribution and licensing house Rainbow has secured a licensing partnership with toy giant Mattel for its new girls’ television series Mia and Me. Mattel joins ... Continue Reading →

La Dolce Vita Animata

Indie animation producers in Italy continue to deliver the goods despite tough financial challenges and the slow growth of revenue from multimedia projects. A lot has happened and evolved ... Continue Reading →