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Blue Rocket Animates Pixel Pinkie

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
Tasmania-based animation firm Blue Rocket Productions is planning a $9 million, 26-part animated series based on the character Pixel Pinkie, AWN reports, citing ABC.net. The series will follow tween Nina as she gets into crazy situation after crazy situation when she discovers that a digital being named Pixel Pinkie lives inside her new mobile phone. […]

"Jay Jay" Flies to Mexico

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
PorchLight Entertainment has sold Jay Jay The Jet Plane to Mexico’s Grupo Televisa, where it will air on Channel 5’s Nino kids’ block. Televisa will have the broadcast rights to the original 40 half-hour episodes as well as the recently announced Jay Jay Mysteries, which will star the traditional cast along with new characters. [Source: […]

4Kids Licenses "TMNT" Season 4 to ITV and Other Networks

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
4Kids Entertainemnt Inc. has finalized a broadcast agreement with the U.K.’s ITV Network for Season 4 of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, AWN reports. Season 4 is expected to launch on ITV early this year. In addition to ITV, 4Kids also recently closed deals for Season 4 of the series with Mediaset (Italy), TF1 (France), Telecinco […]

Maverick Acquires "Blue Peter" Properties

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
Maverick Entertainment has acquired intellectual property relating to Bleep and Booster and Bengo the Boxer Pup, two sets of characters that were featured as animatics on the BBC’s kids series Blue Peter in the 1950s and 1960s, C21Media reports. Both properties are currently in development, and Maverick hopes to go into production later this year […]

Playhouse Disney Launches Broadband Service

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
Disney Online, in partnership with Disney Channel, has launched Playhouse Disney Preschool Time Online, a new broadband subscription product. The service is now available for an annual subscription fee of $49.95. More information is available at www.preschooltime.com, where parents can subscribe to the product or access a free trial. [Source: Business Wire]

Microsoft and 4Kids Entertainment Form Alliance

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
Microsoft Corp. and 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. have formed an agreement to develop a unique children’s entertainment property. Under the agreement, 4Kids Entertainment will serve as the licensing agent for a forthcoming children’s entertainment property on a global basis for Microsoft Game Studios. The exclusive representation agreement encompasses all broadcast, home video, music, and merchandise licensing […]

Nickelodeon Unveils "New Game of the Week" Feature on Nick.com

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
Nickelodeon Online has unveiled a “New Game of the Week” feature on Nick.com. Games of the week are free, brand new Nick property-themed games available to Nick.com visitors on a weekly basis. One original Nick or third party published game will roll out every Friday throughout the course of 2006. The games will be based […]

Nancy Carson Named Executive VP, Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
Nancy Carson has been named Executive Vice President, Distribution, for Warner Bros. Pictures International. In her expanded role, Carson is responsible for overseeing matters related to film distribution internationally. Carson is the subsidiary’s primary liaison with Warner Home Video, focusing on international release windows, and with Corporate Finance on budgeting and forecasting issues relating to […]

Miles R. Gilburne to Step Down from Time Warner's Board of Directors

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
Miles R. Gilburne has decided not to stand for re-election to Time Warner’s Board of Directors in 2006. Gilburne said in a statement, “…I have concluded that my expertise and skills can best be leveraged at this time as a participant in younger companies with a more exclusive focus on digital products and services for […]

CPM Announces New York Comic-Con Guests

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
Central Park Media will be attending the February 24 – 26 New York Comic-Con on the East Coast. In addition to hosting numerous panels, offering show specials, screenings and premieres, CPM is bringing four guests to the convention whose works are representative of the diverse catalog of anime, graphic novel and live action releases that […]