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New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore Combine to Produce New Action-Adventure Series

Production companies from three different countries (Flux Animation, Yoram Gross-EM.TV and Big Communications) are set to combine their efforts to create a new 3D/2D action adventure comedy, C21Media reports. Based on various elements of Asian mythology, Master Raindrop follows four young friends as they set out to save their kidnapped master.

"G-Saviour" We've Got Movie Sign!!

Say what you will about Japan, but they sure know how to throw a party. 1999 was the 20th anniversary of Sunrise/Bandai’s popular Mobile Suit Gundam franchise and much fanfare was made, the centerpiece being Yoshiyuki Tomino’s return to the director helm with his anniversary series Turn A Gundam. But in the shadows, away from […]

Marathon Sells "Totally Spies" to German Station

French studio Marathon has sold Totally Spies to German station Super RTL, C21Media reports. Slated to begin airing in July, the acquisition makes Germany one of over 100 countries currently airing the series.

Zoo Films/Atomic Cartoons Team Up for Bollywood Road

UK-based Zoo Films and Canadian Atomic Cartoons (best known for Atomic Betty) have teamed up to produce Bollywood Road, C21Media reports. Set in a fictional, urban community, the Anglo-Indian aimed show focuses on a family who often breaks into Bollywood-style dance numbers.

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.

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