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Spider-Eye Set To Tell 'The Rory Stories'

UK animation studio Spider-Eye is working on a pilot for a new potential pre-school show entitled The Rory Stories, C21Media reports. The production, led by Darrall Macqueen, is based on a series of books about five-year-old Scottish boy Rory. The pilot will feature the talent of newcomer Connor Gray and Peter Mullan.

ITV Commissions Ricky Gervais' "Flanimals"

UK network ITV has commissioned a series of Ricky Gervais’ book series Flanimals, C21Media reports. Gervais, most famous for both versions of the comedy series The Office, will write and narrate the series, which focuses on his personally imagined monster creations. The series will be animated via a mix of claymation and CGI.

Spanish Networks Welcome "Pocoyo"

Preschool series Pocoyo has been bought for Spanish airing, C21Media reports. The kids show will air on Spanish broadcaster TVE, Spanish pay-TV channel Boomerang, and Portugal’s RTP. In addition, UK broadcaster CiTV has also announced a further batch of episodes being produced to air there.

"Roary the Racing Car" Zooms onto UK Screens

British production company Chapman Entertainment has secured a two channel UK deal for new stop-frame animated pre-school series Roary the Racing Car, C21Media reports. The deal sees the TV rights shared between channel 5 and Nick Jr, with a planned air date of next spring.

4Kids Plays A Global Hand for "Yu-Gi-Oh! GX"'s Second Season

4Kids Entertainment has secured several global broadcast deals for the second season of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, C21Media reports. Included are countries such as the UK, France, Latin America, and Canada.

Jetix Europe Co-Producing "Yin Yang Yo!" With Disney

Jetix Europe is set to launch Yin Yang Yo!, a new co-production with Disney, C21Media reports. The new comedy-action series, from the producers of The Fairly OddParents, focuses on a pair of rabbit siblings named Yin and Yang who are instructed in martial arts by panda Master Yo in order to save the world. The […]

Gundam Wing-Episode Zero: A Literary Hero

When the popular Gundam Wing anime ended, it left viewers with more than a few questions including the mysterious pasts of the pilots. Endless Waltz revealed just how the five leads ended up hurtling towards Earth but their lives and motivations prior to Operation Meteor were still unclear. For that, we’d need to go all […]

"Gundam Wing - The Last Outpost" The Outpost At Last

Side stories are nothing new to Gundam. You just have to look at the Universal Century where it seems there is always some new story set in the time frame of the original series ready to pop up to sell manga, games and plastic models. What makes Gundam: The Last Outpost (Japanese title Gundam Wing […]

Tomino To Speak At US Premiere Of "Zeta Gundam" Trilogy

Gundam creator and famed anime director Yoshiyuki Tomino will speak at a special US premiere of his recent Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation movie trilogy, Gunota Headlines reports via Gundam fan HEDGESMFG. The event will take place on Saturday, October 7, at the Chicago International Film Festival.

YTV Gears Up for Multi-Platform Launch of "Pandalian"

Canada’s YTV is set to broadcast new fantasy/adventure cartoon Pandalian across a range of formats, C21Media reports. Focusing on Toby, a legendary ‘Chosen One,’ the show will premiere on the station on July 5th and will be backed by online and on-demand content.

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