The Highway Rat

Cape Town Animation Fest Lines Up Local & International Speakers

Celebrated creative minds and experienced executives from the global industry will be assembling in South Africa next month, when Animation SA presents the seventh annual Cape Town ... Continue Reading →
SpongeBob SquarePants

Nickelodeon Plans Celeb-Filled ‘SpongeBob’ Celebration

A weeklong Valentine to everyone’s favorite Bikini Bottom-dweller will kick off Monday, February 12 when Nickelodeon launches “I ❤ SpongeBob.” The programming event will celebrate ... Continue Reading →
Usagi Yojimbo

Gaumont Options Stan Sakai’s ‘Usagi Yojimbo’ Comics

Gaumont has optioned the iconic samurai rabbit comic-book series Usagi Yojimbo from creator, writer and illustrator Stan Sakai, for development into an animated TV series. The project ... Continue Reading →
SpongeBob SquarePants

Alpha Group Named Global Master Toy for ‘SpongeBob’

Nickelodeon has tapped The Alpha Group LLC — a wholly owned subsidiary of major Asian animation, toy and entertainment player Alpha — as global master toy partner for the ... Continue Reading →
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

First Look: Nickelodeon’s ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

Nickelodeon has revealed the first glimpse of the latest iteration of the world-famous Heroes in a Half Shell: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The 26-episode, 2D animated ... Continue Reading →
Matthew Ellis

The Cartel Grows Toon Arm, Taps Ellis as Manager

L.A.-based full-service management and production company The Cartel is expanding its animation and family division. The company has tapped former agent and 17-year entertainment industry ... Continue Reading →
Blaze and the Monster Machines

Nickelodeon Teams with Wise Toys for Tooned-Up AR & Apps

Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products and Wise Toys, Ltd. announced Friday a new global, multi-property merchandise agreement (excluding US territories) for three of the latter’s ... Continue Reading →
9 Story Media Group and Out of the Blue Enterprises

9 Story Media Group Acquires Out of the Blue Enterprises

9 Story Media Group announced the acquisition of Out of the Blue Enterprises, a leader in children’s media across content creation, TV production, digital apps and consumer products. ... Continue Reading →
John Cena

John Cena to Voice New ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Baddie for Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon announced a trio of projects with WWE Superstar John Cena, including his return to hosting duties for the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards for the second time, executive ... Continue Reading →

Netflix, 9 Story, CAKE, LEGO & YouTube Kids Top KS Hot50 Lists

Kidscreen’s reader-voted Hot50 rankings for 2017 have been revealed, with a glimpse of which companies are perceived as leading in the broadcasting, production, distribution, ... Continue Reading →