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Radical Sheep Options "Stella and Sam"

by Zeddon December 9, 2005
Canadian children’s programming producer Radical Sheep Productions has optioned the rights to produce a 2D animated preschool series based on the book property Stella and Sam, C21Media reports. Written by awarding-winning Canadian writer/illustrator Marie-Louise Gay, the series of books centers on Stella and her little brother Sam and their exploration of the natural world.

Fortitude Ent. Group & Maya Ent. Merge

by Zeddon December 9, 2005
Fortitude Ent. Group and Mumbai-based animation company Maya Ent. have joined forces to form Fortitude Maya, AWN reports, citing Variety. The new deal will raise Fortitude’s workforce to 300 in computer animation, pre-production, and digital visual effects in the U.S. and India.

Jetix Europe Delivers Profit

by Zeddon December 9, 2005
For the year ended September 30, 2005, Jetix Europe reported revenues of $187.8 million, a 14 percent increase on the year-ago period, with net income up 239 percent to $19.8 million. World Screen has details.

Disney to Release Newest Animated Feature in REAL D Cinema

by Zeddon December 9, 2005
REAL D — the leader in the delivery of premium 3-D experiences — has announced that Disney’s newest animated feature, Meet the Robinsons, will be presented in REAL D Cinema starting December 2006. This announcement follows the historic success of REAL D Cinema’s presentation of Disney’s Chicken Little in 3-D, which has generated more than […]

The Weinstein Company and Genius Products Sign U.S. Home Video Distribution Agreement

by Zeddon December 9, 2005
The Weinstein Company LLC (TWC) and Genius Products, Inc. have signed a definitive agreement to form a new venture to exploit the exclusive U.S. home video distribution rights to all feature film and direct-to-video releases owned or controlled by TWC, including the existing home video distribution operations of Genius Products. As a result of the […]

The Jim Henson Company Hires Jason Lust as Senior Vice President of Feature Films

by Zeddon December 9, 2005
The Jim Henson Company has hired Jason Lust as Senior Vice President, Feature Films. In his new role, Lust will oversee and expand the company’s film development slate by continuing to pursue strategic creative partners as well as tap into the company’s dedicated development fund for optioning existing properties, such as children’s books, comics and […]

PBS KIDS GO! Introduces "Winter Pop-Up-Palooza"

by Zeddon December 9, 2005
PBS KIDS GO! will celebrates the Christmas season on December 16 with its first-ever “PBS KIDS GO! Winter Pop-Up-Palooza.” The two-hour event includes the one-hour special Arthur’s Perfect Christmas; Maya & Miguel‘s “Miguel’s Wonderful Life”; and Cyberchase‘s “Starlight Night,” with seasonal facts appearing on the screen throughout the block. PR Newswire has more info on […]

Lewis Coleman Named DreamWorks Animation President

by Zeddon December 9, 2005
Lewis Coleman, a DreamWorks Animation board member and former vice chairman and chief financial officer of Bank of America, has been named president of the DreamWorks Animation. Mr. Coleman will report to DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg. Together with COO Ann Daly, Coleman and Katzenberg will lead the company’s efforts as it continues to produce […]

Nickelodeon Acquires GoCityKids.com

by Zeddon December 9, 2005
Nickelodeon has acquired GoCityKids, an online city directory and resource for both visiting and local families. PR Newswire has more.

Wade Davis Appointed Senior Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions for New Viacom

by Zeddon December 9, 2005
Viacom Inc. has appointed Wade Davis as Senior Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions for new Viacom, following the separation of the organization into two publicly traded companies. Mr. Davis reports to Michael J. Dolan, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Viacom, and is responsible for identifying and assessing potential mergers and acquisitions, […]