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Nickelodeon UK Acquires "King"

Nickelodeon UK has picked up the animated series King from Canadian studio Decode Entertainment, C21Media reports. The show targets six- to twelve-year-olds and focuses on 12-year-old Russel, who is crowned king of a fantasy world of monsters he discovers.

FUNimation to Launch Syndicated Block

FUNimation has created a two-hour animation block for syndication airing, C21Media reports. The block will use various Japanese shows which FUNimation hold rights to, such as Yu Yu Hakusho and DragonBall Z.

DIC Entertainment Re-acquires Rights from Disney

DIC Entertainment has re-acquired rights to 20 television series from Disney and Jetix Europe, C21Media reports. The deal includes such properties as Inspector Gadget and Heathcliff.

BBC Picks Up "Postman Pat" Spin-off "Jess"

The BBC has picked up Entertainment Rights CGI pre-school series Jess, C21 Media reports. Starring the sidekick of the long running Postman Pat series, Jess will see the titular black and white cat teach children about the world around them. The show will air on BBC1, BBC2, and the CBeebies channel.

Teletoon Commissions National Geographic's "Iggy Arbuckle"

Canadian station Teletoon has commissioned 26 half-hour episodes of the National Geographic/Blueprint Entertainment co-production Iggy Arbuckle, C21Media reports. The comedy adventure series focuses on a thrill seeking explorer pig as he and his friends explore the wilderness.

US and Korean Networks Show Interest in "Iron Kid"

Korean Network KBS has acquired the Spanish-produced CGI cartoon Iron Kid, C21Media reports. TVE and Jetix in Spain and TVI in Portugal have also acquired the show, with the currently unidentified US network to be announced during MipTV.

Production IG Founder to Give Guest Lecture at University of Colorado

Anime News Network reports that Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (founder of Japan’s Production IG studios, which has done work ranging from Kill Bill to IGPX) will be speaking at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Friday, March 24.

Viz Media Announces Licensing of "Bleach"

Viz Media has issued a press release announcing their licensing of the Bleach anime series. Anime News Network has details.

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