‘Thomas & Friends’ Steams Ahead with New Deals

From the busy floor of MIPCOM in Cannes, Mattel Creations has announced a raft of new international deals for hit kids’ franchise Thomas & Friends, including broadcast, home ... Continue Reading →

Ireland Arises

Cartoon Forum honors the studios of The Emerald Isle for their creativity and quality. Animation in Ireland has been booming in recent years, thanks to the steady development of talent, ... Continue Reading →

Kavaleer’s ‘Kiva Can Do!’ Scores New Broadcasters

Kavaleer Productions’ animated kids series Kiva Can Do! has been snapped up by broadcasters RTE in Ireland and Lagardere TV in French-speaking EMEA. The 52 x 11 series will begin ... Continue Reading →

Nick Picks Up Global Rights to ‘The Day Henry Met’

Distributor Monster Entertainment and Dublin-based production house Wiggleywoo announced that Nickelodeon has acquired the international broadcast rights to the award-winning preschool ... Continue Reading →

Kratt Bros., 9 Story Enter Production on ‘Wild Kratts’ Season 5

Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group are now underway on production of season five of the hit animated series Wild Kratts for PBS KIDS in the U.S. and TVO and Knowledge Network ... Continue Reading →

International Co-Pro ‘The Breadwinner’ Enters Production

Canada’s Aircraft Pictures, Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon and Luxembourg’s Melusine Productions in association with Angelina Jolie Pitt’s Jolie Pas Productions have begun key animation ... Continue Reading →

Animation Dingle Sets Keynotes, Panels

Taking place March 18-19 in Dingle, Ireland — on the most westerly peninsula of Europe — the fourth Animation Dingle festival will celebrate excellence in local and international ... Continue Reading →

Market Watch: Kidscreen Summit

The pre-Kidscreen chaos continues, and the TV animation business is abuzz with new project announcements, partnerships and sales. Here’s a quick study sheet to review before you head ... Continue Reading →

‘Bob the Builder’ Snags New European Deals

Mattel and HIT Entertainment announce that the all-new series iteration of top preschool brand Bob the Builder has been acquired by European broadcasters France 5, [email protected] (Netherlands), ... Continue Reading →

Magic Light Scores Global Deals for Specials

Magic Light Pictures has signed and renewed a number of international agreements for its award-winning, 30-minute animated specials Room on the Broom, The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s ... Continue Reading →