Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter

Serious Lunch Serves Second Raft of Deals for Ghibli’s ‘Ronja’

London-based exec production and distribution company Serious Lunch Ltd. has secured a second raft of major territory deals for Studio Ghibli’s 26-part animated series Ronja, the ... Continue Reading →
Kevin Munroe

‘TMNT’ Vets Kevin Munroe & Steve Lumley Producing ‘Action Mice’

Toon Town veterans Kevin Munroe (TMNT, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, Troll: The Tale of a Tail) and Steve Lumley (TMNT, The Iron Giant, Osmosis Jones) have signed on to produce a new retro-tinged ... Continue Reading →
Chi-Chi, The Apprentice Sorceress

TV Bytes: ‘Chi-Chi’ Co-Pro, ‘Mr. Magoo,’ ‘School of Roars’

News dispatches from MIPTV and around the world. + Toonz Media Group, Neon Creation and Backbone Ent. inked a co-production deal for a new 3D CG kids’ fantasy-comedy, Chi-Chi, The ... Continue Reading →
Revolting Rhymes

‘Revolting Rhymes’ Wins Int’l Emmy Kids Award for Animation

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences revealed the winners of the 2018 International Emmy Kids Awards on Tuesday at a ceremony held during MIPTV in Cannes, in ... Continue Reading →
Emmy & Gooroo

TV Bytes: ‘Bita & Cora,’ ‘Grizzy and the Lemmings,’ Superighs CJ E&M Deal

+ 9 Story Distribution International has acquired worldwide distribution rights to The Diary of Bita & Cora (26 x 5’), a new stop-motion children’s series from Spain’s TV ... Continue Reading →
AstroLOLogy

MIPTV: Imira Adds Two Short-Form Toons to Slate

Spain’s Imira Entertainment has acquired two new short format series for its distribution slate ahead of MIPTV in Cannes: AstroLOLogy from Lemon Sky, and Buck & Buddy from Lil ... Continue Reading →
Tasty Tales of the Food Truckers

‘Tasty Tales of the Food Truckers’ Serves a Moveable Feast

***This article was written for the April 2018 issue of Animation Magazine No. 279*** Sometimes the simplest ideas can inspire brilliant animated shows. Take, for example, the  upcoming ... Continue Reading →
One Thousand and One Animals

MIPTV: Haruworks Brings Its First Two Toons to Cannes

Finland-based animation start-up Haruworks will be debuting its first two series at MIPTV (April 9-11): One Thousand and One Animals and Everyone’s Invited. Founder & CEO Nick ... Continue Reading →
Bitz and Bob

Boat Rocker Sails to MIPTV with 200+ Hours of Content

Global content distributor Boat Rocker Rights is setting course for MIPTV (April 9-11) with a slate of over 200 hours of award-winning kids & family content and factual programming. Boat ... Continue Reading →
Louie & Yoko Build

France TV Commissions ‘Louie & Yoko Build’ from Millimages

Having launched the flagship series Louie Draw Me, France Televisions has commissioned Millimages’ brand-new 2D preschool series Louis & Yoko Build (70 x 7’), which puts a new ... Continue Reading →