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Global TV News Bytes

+ Magic Light Pictures, the U.K.-based company behind the success of film and licensing properties The Gruffalo and Room on the Groom is building up its operation with two key appointments. ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana’s ‘Alien Invasion’ to Sneak on YTV

Corus Entertainment’s YTV will sneak peek four back-to-back episodes of Nelvana’s new animated comedy series Oh No! It’s an Alien Invasion on Friday, March 29 beginning at 4 p.m. ... Continue Reading →
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Slap Happy Serves Up Shorts for Knowledge

Vancouver-based animation studio Slap Happy Cartoons will produce a series of animated shorts for Canadian pubcaster Knowledge Network. The project will feature the network’s popular ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Picks Up Slap Happy’s ‘Nerds and Monsters’

9 Story Enterprises is expanding to include acquired programming in its catalog, beginning with the international distribution rights to Slap Happy Cartoon’s new animated series Nerds ... Continue Reading →
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Guru Launches 2D, Interactive Divisions

Rapid growth at Canada’s Guru Studio will see the company expand two key business areas, 2D animation and interactive content, with plans to increase staff by over 40 percent. A newly ... Continue Reading →
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Scholastic Inks Book Deal for ‘Almost Naked Animals’

9 Story Entertainment and Scholastic have announced the signing of a publishing deal for the hit kids’ animated comedy series Almost Naked Animals. The deal was brokered by The Licensing ... Continue Reading →
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Slap Happy Gets Started on ‘Nerds and Monsters’

Vancouver-based toon house Slap Happy Cartoons Inc. has been commissioned by Corus Entertainment’s YTV channel in Canada to produce a new animated series called Nerds and Monsters. ... Continue Reading →
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Canal J Launches ‘Redakai’ Holiday Contest

Paris-based Canal J has launched an online holiday competition to give away 100 Redakai TCG box sets to fans of Marathon’s action-packed boys’ series. The promotion will culminate ... Continue Reading →
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‘Almost Naked Animals’ Streak to CiTV for Season 3

Canada’s 9 Story Entertainment has announced that CiTV U.K. has renewed the hit animated kids comedy series Almost Naked Animals (52 x 22) for a third season. The 2D-animated show ... Continue Reading →
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Marathon’s ‘Redakai’ Hits High Numbers in France & U.K.

Marathon Media and Spin Master’s Redakai: Conquer the Kairu (52 x 26’) is hitting some high notes on French youth and family broadcaster Gulli and the U.K.’s CITV, while TV and ... Continue Reading →