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Vancouver’s Thunderbird Films is joining forces with New Zealand’s Flux Animation Studios and Ireland’s Telegael on a new CGI preschool series called Wiki The Kiwi. The companies will produce 78 seven-minute episodes. The announcement was made today by Michael Shepard, president of Thunderbird Films; Paul Cummins, CEO of Telegael; and [...]
The animated preschooler series the WotWots has been honored with a Parents’ Choice Award in the television category for spring 2011. The category selects content based on being age appropriate and learning based with a sense of fun. Currently in production of its second series and with a broadcast deal [...]
VeggieTales creator Big Idea Entertainment has signed a multimillion dollar, two-year production deal with the New Zealand-based Huhu Studios animation company. The deal calls for Huhu to produce six direct-to-video VeggieTales projects, with the studion responsible for everything from pre-production, animation and postproduction. “It would be an understatement to say our [...]
New Zealand-based Pukeko Pictures is close to completing production on the second season of the animated series the WotWots, which will air in the United States on The Hub. The second season of the preschool series will consist of 52, 11-minute episodes. Here’s a look at the series: the WotWots is [...]
The cinematic return to Middle Earth that is The Hobbit has set both dates and titles for the two-part adaptation. The first film will be titled The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and will open Dec. 14, 2012. The second part will follow Dec. 13, 2013, under the moniker The Hobbit: [...]
For fans of J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Hobbit, the wait for a movie version has been a long time coming. No one knows this better than Peter Jackson, the director who has begun production on the first of a two-part adaptation down in his home nation of New Zealand. To mark [...]
Oktober Animation, a new studio created and launched by Omnilab Media, Oktober and Backyard Animated Pictures, has opened its doors in Auckland, New Zealand. The new studio is a large entry into the CG animation market and is working on several animated series including the DreamWorks/Nick collaboration, The Penguins of [...]