Sunrise Shapes Up For New "SD Gundam" Boxset

Sunrise have announced the releases of a 4-disc DVD set, collecting most if not all of the various SD Gundam animations. The set, currently set for 23rd November, will also come with extras such as interviews with SD Gundam creative staff and a special video looking at the past, present and future direction of the […]

Japan's "Comic BomBom" To End

Long running manga publication Comic BomBom will end this year. Publisher Kodansha cite declining sales of the title, aimed at young boys, as the reason for cancelling the title. The title is most known for publishing a number of tie in titles, including Gundam series and a manga adaptation of novel series Deltora Quest. The […]

Italian Rai Fiction Annouces Autumn Lineup

Italy’s Rai Fiction have announced a range of new animated series they will be airing starting in the Autumn season. The new range will begin in September with BRB and Moonscoop co-production The Invisible Man, focusing on scholar Alan Crystal’s research into a clean energy source. October will see the launch of School For Vampires, […]

Al Ovadia and Cartoon Consultants Ready "Bali" For US Pitch

Al Ovadia and Associates and Cartoon Consultants Group have joined up with France’s Planet Nemo in hopes of selling new pre-school title Bali to America. The deal includes rights to most forms of media, including television and online. [Source:C21Media]

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. […]

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