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Disney Sues Phase 4 Over ‘Frozen Land’

We’ve all seen those copycat animated DVD/Blu-ray titles that try to take advantage of consumers’ familiarity with big titles from Disney and DreamWorks. Well, this time ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! Factory Teams Up with Canada’s Phase 4

Multiplatform distributor Shout! Factory has appointed Phase 4 Films to handle all non-music distribution duties in Canada. Under the terms of the deal Phase 4 Films will distribute ... Continue Reading →
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Kaboom! Gets Branded Space in Canadian Targets

Phase 4 Films’ kids and family label kaboom! Entertainment has signed a far-reaching agreement securing dedicated, branded retail space in all of Canada’s 125 Target branches ... Continue Reading →
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‘Daddy I’m a Zombie’ Coming to North America

L.A.-based PorchLight Entertainment has secured licensing agreements with Canadian broadcasters Corus Entertainment and VRAK TV to air the feature-length CG adventure Daddy I’m ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News Bytes

+ Zodiak Kids has struck an agreement–in partnership with Australian agent The Fusion Agency–for live events for its preschool brands Tickety Toc and Mister Maker to make ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News Bytes

+ kaboom! Entertainment, Phase 4 Films’ kids & family label, has inked a deal with American Greetings for French Canadian DVD and EST rights to seasons 1 & 2 of the new ... Continue Reading →
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kaboom! Seals Walmart Canada Deal for Treehouse DVDs

Phase 4 Films’ dedicated kids and family label kaboom! Entertainment has secured a placement with Walmart in Canada which will see the retailer stocking Octonauts and My Big Big ... Continue Reading →
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Distribution Deals Make the Scene at Annecy

Deals for animated features have been heating up at the Annecy Film Festival. Among the major announcements made in the trades around or during the festival, which kicked off Monday ... Continue Reading →
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Updated Fairy Tales ‘Oz’ and ‘Hansel’ Come Home

Updated re-imaginings of fairy tales have been all the rage of late, with two of the year’s highest-profile features arriving this week on home video. Up first is Oz: The Great ... Continue Reading →
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Animated ‘Thor’ to Hammer DVD Competition

Thor, Marvel’s powerful God of Thunder is sitting on top of the new animated DVD releases list of the week. The new direct-to-DVD Thor: Tales of Asgard is the eighth in series of ... Continue Reading →