Pukeko, Guangdong Huawen Ink ‘Kiddets’ Co-Pro Deal

New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures has signed a development deal with China’s Guangdong Huawen Century Animation Co. to produce Kiddets, a sister series to Pukeko’s hit ... Continue Reading →

Clive Spink Appointed Pukeko CEO

New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures has appointed Clive Spink as Chief Executive Officer. He will replace Andrew Smith, who departs in August to take on the role at software developer Touchtech. ... Continue Reading →

Tohokushinsha Acquires Japanese Rights for Thunderbirds Are Go

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has announced that the Japanese distributor Tohokushinsha Film Corp. has acquired the Japanese television and licensing rights for the highly anticipated ... Continue Reading →

New Trailer for ‘Thunderbirds Are Go!’

It’s not yet clear when Thunderbirds Are Go! will be shown in the United States, but with a preview like this, it can’t be soon enough for fans of the 1960s “supermarionation” ... Continue Reading →

MIP Junior 2014 Highlights

Nine animated and hybrid series to work into your schedule during the kids’ content market, taking place October 11-12 in beautiful Cannes, France. Heroes: Legend of the Battle ... Continue Reading →

ITV and Pukeko Unveil ‘Thunderbirds’ Cast

ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures announced the voice cast for their upcoming CG and puppet series Thunderbirds Are Go!, an updated version of the classic show that will premiere on ITV ... Continue Reading →

Global TV News Bytes

+ Catalan animation producer/distributor Neptuno Films has closed a raft of sales for its slate of long lived toon series. Dougie in Disguise and Connie the Cow have sold to Cinetel ... Continue Reading →

Pukeko and Weta Set to Fly with ‘Thunderbirds’ Reboot

New Zealand-based Pukeko Pictures and Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop are working on a new reboot of Gerry Anderson’s legendary puppet-animated children’s series Thunderbirds ... Continue Reading →

Pukeko and Grand Ent. Introduce ‘Apple Dog’

New Zealand-based Pukeko Pictures (The WotWots) has signed a deal with China’s Grand Entertainment to provide creative and technical oversight on the new animated series, Apple Dog’s ... Continue Reading →

Deals for ‘WotWots,’ ‘Green Squad,’ ‘Pirates,’ ‘Fuzzy Tales’

Sales and commissions are on the rise ahead of next month’s MIPCOM and MIP Jr., with Pukeko Pictures’ The WotWots, Alphanim’s The Green Squad, DHX Media’s Pirates, ... Continue Reading →