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Viz Media Europe Announces New Staff

The Paris based European arm of Viz Media have announced two new hirings. Pascal Bonnet, whose past employment includes US director of licensing for Ubisoft, joins as director of licensing and brand management. Isabelle Aghina, former international sales VP at Marathon Group, joins as director of TV and DVD sales and distribution. [Source:C21Media]

"Mobile Suit Gundam 00" Official Site Goes Live

The official site for upcoming series Mobile Suit Gundam 00 has now officially opened. Content includes mobile suit and character listings, along with details of preview screening events. [Source:Gunota Headlines]

BBC To Air Complete "Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest"

The BBC will air the complete Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest as a 45 minute episode at 10:30am on BBC 2 on Saturday 30th June. The animated series, which has been running in segments on kids magazine show Totally Doctor Who, involves the Doctor and companion Martha Jones on a quest to stop a deadly […]

France 5 Pick Up "Hana's Helpline"

French broadcaster France 5 has picked up Calon’s pre-school series Hana’s Helpline for an autumn air date. The show has already been licensed to a range of countries including the UK, Belgium, Korea and Hong Kong. [Source:C21Media]

National Geographic Kids To Unleash "Plantzilla"

National Geographic Kids are developing a TV series adaptation based on Jerdine Nolen’s Plantzilla, about a young boy and his friend, a sentient pot plant. Both Nolen and the book’s illustrator David Catrow will be involved in development of the series with writing provided by Mark Drop, who’s credits include various Disney shows and Danny […]

NetworkTV Announces Planned Trio Of Series

UK based children’s production group NetworkTV have announced they are working on three new projects. The first, under the working title of SportsStars, will be aimed at four to nine year olds and use humour to address common everyday problems. The second, The Wild Crew, be aimed at pre-schoolers and focus on a removals team. […]

Wrong Trousers Charity Event To Be Held This Month

Friday 29th June will be the set date for the 2007 annual Wrong Trousers Day fundraising event. The event, sponsored by popular Aardman characters Wallace & Gromit, aims to raise funds to help children in hospital and hospices. Contributors are encouraged to wear mismatched or out of place outfits, with this year carrying a sports […]

New Gundam Series Announced For 2007

A suprise announcement has been made regarding a new Gundam series. Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (pronounced Double O) will begin airing in Japan in October 2007. An official site has been put up as well, along with a streaming teaser promo. The series will be set in 2307 AD, with pilots referred to as Gundam […]

Decode Entertainment License "Naughty Naughty Pets" To Japan

Decode Entertainment have licensed their series Naughty Naughty Pets to Japan’s NHK public broadcaster. The show will air as part of the channel’s Saturday morning schedule. [Source:C21Media]

Nerd Corps License "Storm Hawks" For Global Release

Canadian studio Nerd Corps has licensed their action comedy series Storm Hawks with several partners across the globe. BRB has gained rights for the property in Spain and Portugal, with airings also to follow in the US, UK, France and Germany. [Source:C21Media]

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