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Director Chris Wedge on Making the Move from Animated Films to ‘Monster Trucks’ On the way-out original concept, Ice Age director says: “I know from animation that you can throw ... Continue Reading →

Nick Launches ‘Shimmer and Shine’ Season 2 June 15

Preschoolers are in for a magical summer with brand-new Shimmer and Shine content launching on every Nickelodeon platform. This includes the back-to-back episodes season two launch ... Continue Reading →

Nickelodeon Ramps Up Preschool Offerings

Nickelodeon is doubling its preschool-targeted programming with its latest series and specials slate, which will begin to debut on-air this summer, as part of the network’s multiyear ... Continue Reading →

DHX Inks Ten ‘Teletubbies’ Broadcast Deals

DHX Media has secured 10 new broadcast deals for its updated Teletubbies series with networks across the globe. The preschool series has been licensed to: TVE’s Clan (Spain), BBC ... Continue Reading →

‘Shaun the Sheep,’ ‘Stick Man’ & ‘Gumball’ Score at BAAs

The 2016 British Animation Awards have wrapped up, having successfully celebrated 20 years. Top honors were bestowed on internationally acclaimed actor Martin Freeman, Aardman Animation’s ... Continue Reading →

Houses in Motion Gets ‘Warm & Fuzzy’ for Nick Jr.

Brooklyn-based design and animation studio Houses in Motion was tapped by Nick Jr. to produce a playful, wintery broadcast package. The “Warm & Fuzzy” project included a series ... Continue Reading →

Global TV Sales Rundown

There have been a flurry of sales announcements ahead of the Kidscreen Summit, which kicks off in Miami next week. Here’s a rapid-fire rundown of all the goings-on filling up our ... Continue Reading →

Nick Animated Shorts Names 2015 Selections, Opens Submissions

Nickelodeon has opened submissions for the 2016 global Animated Shorts Program, accepting entries through April 15. The annual program, overseen by network development executives, accepts ... Continue Reading →

‘Daniel Tiger’ Season 3 Picked Up by Disney Junior LatAm

9 Story Media Group announces that it has licensed season three of award-winning animated preschool series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood to Disney Junior in Latin America. The first ... Continue Reading →

Nickelodeon Decks Programming for Holidays

Nickelodeon is planning a holly-jolly holiday line-up of hit live-action, animation and preschool series, kicking off Saturday, November 28 for a month-long bonanza of premieres and ... Continue Reading →