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RichCrest Animation Announces Name Change

RichCrest Animation, an American division of Indian-based Crest Animation, is changing its name as part of a planned transition to a full service animation studio, C21Media reports. The company will operate under the new name of Crest Animation Productions.

Bandai Visual Announces "Gunbuster" Sweepstakes

Bandai Visual USA has announced a promotional Gunbuster sweepstakes, with a star prize of a trip to Japan. Runner-ups will receive a selection of Gunbuster merchandise. In addition, Bandai Visual will also be offering a limited edition Gunbuster ‘trailer manga card’ by famed Japanese artist Haruhiko Mikimoto. The card will be available via a survey […]

Bandai Japan To Release "Gundam SEED"/"Destiny" Fan DVD

Bandai Visual Japan has released details on a Gundam SEED and Gundam SEED Destiny fan DVD, Gunota Headlines reports. The DVD will include remixes of select character image songs, an animated short in the style of the popular SEED Club parody comics, and a look at the various SEED dubs produced around the world.

"Ellen's Acres" Looks For International Pastures

Animation Collective has appointed a pair of distributors to sell its series Ellen’s Acres to international markets, C21Media reports. Canadian group Picture Box Distribution will handle the Canadian, European, Middle Eastern and African markets with Small Screen Entertainment handling the task in Asia and Latin America.

Nickelodeon Announces New Set Of International Co-productions

Nickelodeon has announced it is developing five brand new animated series in partnership with various international production houses, C21Media reports. Each of the series will be initially produced as a pilot short, with the option open for a full series. The concepts include Oasis, a non-verbal animation by Tuba Entertainment under TF1 and TeamTo, and […]

Dan Akyroyd Announces A CGI Ghostbusters 3 Possible

Speaking in a recent interview with cisn COUNTRY radio, Dan Akyroyd has announced Ghostbusters 3 may finally go ahead as a CGI feature. A third film in the series has long be delayed due to star Bill Murray’s wishes. Akyroyd’s current script would see the heroes visit an alternate reality version of Manhattan. [Source:Ain't It […]

Decode Entertainment Announces "Franny's Feet" Books

Decode Entertainment has licensed several publications based on their pre-school animation Franny’s Feet, C21Media reports. The titles, including story, coloring and activity books, will be published by Peguin Group and Simon and Schuster.

BBC Licenses "Charlie and Lola" Merchandise

The BBC has awarded licenses to four companies to produce merchandise from pre-school series Charlie and Lola, C21Media reports. Character Options has also expanded their Doctor Who toy license to include forthcoming spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures.

BBC Announces Animated Doctor Who Mini-Series

The Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) and new companion Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) are set to star in a new animated Doctor Who mini-series, the BBC has announced. Written by Alan Barnes, the 13-part ‘The Infinite Quest’ will air as part of weekly companion show Totally Doctor Who. Anthony Head will also return, voicing new character […]

Nickelodeon Latin America Announces New Animated Works

Nickelodeon LA has announced a number of new animated series/licenses, World Screen reports. Included are Mr. Meaty, Barnyard (a spin off of the recent animated film), and Mexican inspired El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera–which focuses on a teenage boy deciding on following the path to superhero or supervillain.

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