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Adult Swim Holds Katrina Charity Auction

Adult Swim is holding a charity auction to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. One-hundred percent of proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross for Katrina relief. The auction ends October 1. Click 63974721QQcategoryZ14433QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem” target=”blank”>here to view the auction. [Source: Adult Swim]

Blue Rocket Secures UK Mobile Phone Deal for "Hoota & Snoz"

Following a deal with Vodafone, Australian producer Blue Rocket has secured a spot for its animated property Hoota & Snoz on mobile phones in the UK, C21Media reports.

Cookie Jar Creates Additional US Positions

Canadian children’s entertainment company Cookie Jar Entertainment is creating two new VP positions — Lisa Tanzer has been appointed VP US marketing, reporting to senior VP of marketing Kelly Elwood; and André Lake Mayer joins as VP US licensing, reporting to John Gildea, senior VP for consumer products, according to C21Media.

"Connie" Gets Third Season

Noggin has approved a third season of the animated series Connie the Cow, C21Media reports. The season kicks off on Monday, October 3.

WHV, DIC Ink "Trollz" Deal

Warner Home Video and DIC Entertainment have forged an exclusive international home video distribution deal in which WHV will exclusively distribute a series of nine home video and DVD made-for-video titles for Trollz in several territories around the world, with the exception of the UK, France and Portugal. [Source: C21Media]

Playhouse Disney Comes to Australia

Foxtel Digital and Walt Disney Television have launched the Playhouse Disney Channel in Australia, its 10th new market in the Asia-Pacific region, C21Media reports. The preschool channel will officially launch on Foxtel Digital on December 5.

Kilgarriff Leaving Turner Europe

Richard Kilgarriff, senior VP and general manager of UK Entertainment Networks at Turner Broadcasting System Europe, will leave his post at the end of the month, C21Media reports. He had been responsible for the Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Toonami, and TCM channels.

"The Koala Brothers" Head to Japan

Spellbound Entertainment has sold preschool series The Koala Brothers into Japan on the Disney Channel, C21Media reports. The deal covers episodes for broadcast starting in April 2006.

UTV, BKN Sign $10 Million Deal

In a deal worth $10 million, BKN New Media’s animation production will be outsourced to UTV Toonz, a division of India’s UTV Software Communications, C21Media says. UTV Toonz will produce the 3D series Kong: The Next Generation and another yet to be titled series.

"Dragon Booster" Flies to Spain and France

Alliance Atlantis has secured broadcast deals with TF1 in France and Telecinco in Spain for its CGI-animated property Dragon Booster, according to C21Media. The series is already airing on TF1 this week and will air on Telecinco in January.

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