Tiger Strikes Distribution Deal With CN & Nick

Hasbro Inc.’s Tiger Electronics on Monday announced distribution deals with Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon to provide content for its new, portable VUGO Multimedia System. The partnership will make certain shows from Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon available on the VUGO player for easy access. Premium programming, music, and photos will also be available. Specific shows to […]

"Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi" Comes to GB Advance

D3Publisher of America, Inc. on Tuesday announced the release of Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi: Kaznapped! for Nintendo’s Game Boy Advance platform. Based on Cartoon Network’s original series, the game retails for $29.99 MSRP. [Source: PR Newswire]

PBS Launches PBS KIDS Next Generation Media

PBS has announced a five-year initiative entitled PBS KIDS Next Generation Media, defining the role PBS will play in the changing digital children’s media landscape. PR Newswire has details.

Shotaro Ishinomori Movies Announced

Ishimori Entertainment Inc., Comic Book Movies, LLC (CBM), ITOCHU Corporation, and Lotus Inc. have agreed to jointly develop motion picture franchises based on the original properties of the late Shotaro Ishinomori. The parties intend to produce theatrical motion pictures for a worldwide audience, with their initial release as early as 2008. Their agreement extends to […]

Boomerang Comes to Middle East

Turner Broadcasting Systems has added classic toon channel Boomerang to the family packages of regional satcaster Orbit Satellite and Radio Network. [Source: Time Warner]

YTV Renews "Captain Flamingo"

Canada’s YTV has greenlit a second season of the animated series Captain Flamingo, C21Media reports. The move comes before even the first season has debuted on the network.

WGBH & Discovery Kids Offer New "Peep" Episodes

WGBH and Discovery Kids have announced all-new episodes of the animated preschool science series Peep and the Big Wide World. AWN has details.

Hit Sells Toons to Asia

UK-based preschool studio Hit Entertainment has finalized several broadcast deals with pay-TV and free-to-air broadcasters in Asia. Some of the series included in the deals are Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder, Pingu, Fireman Sam, Mopatop Shop, and Kipper. C21Media has details.

nWave Enters 3-D Animation Business

Location-based entertainment firm nWave is moving into the 3-D animation business with its next animated film, Fly Me To The Moon, AWN reports, citing Variety. The film follows three tween houseflies that stow away on the Apollo 11 moon mission. nWave hopes to have the film ready for a summer 2007 release.

"Jane and the Dragon" Comes to YTV

YTV has announced plans to add Jane and the Dragon to its on-air lineup and to its website. The 3-D animated comedy-adventure, which showcases a modern role model living in medieval times, makes its Canadian television debut on Sunday, January 8, 2006, at 11:00am. A countdown to the premiere will also be featured on the […]

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