Lucas, the company of U.S. director George Lucas, today launched an animation studio in Singapore to produce television shows and feature films for the global market. The studio, Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, is financially backed by the Singapore government to boost the island’s multimedia industry. [Source: Japan Today]
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. today announced a worldwide licensing agreement with Scholastic Media to produce a line of JAKKS Pacific’s new Tell-A-Story interactive books based on Scholastic Media’s preschool properties Clifford The Big Red Dog and I SPY. The Tell-A-Story system connects directly into a standard TV using Plug & Read technology, serving as an introductory […]
Berlin Animation Film’s (BAF) animated series Mission Odyssey will enter several new territories after some major deals were signed following Mipcom Jnr., C21Media reports. German distributor Telepool has sold the series to Spain and Hungary and to a pan-Arabic broadcaster, taking the total number of territories signing up to twenty. A commission in Germany is […]
ASIFA-Hollywood is hosting a free screening of Disney Animation’s Chicken Little, AWN reports. The screening will be held November 4, 2005, at 7:00pm at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, 5230 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, California. It will be followed by a question & answer session with Disney CG supervisor Kevin Geiger.
Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising has named Michael Peikoff as VP of licensing, World Screen reports. In his new position, Peikoff will oversee the company’s U.S. licensing business with specific oversight of the category management team, its list of domestic licensees, and retail initiatives.
HIT Entertainment has signed up toy licensee RC2 Corporation as a new underwriter for the Thomas & Friends TV series, World Screen reports. Through the partnership, RC2’s Learning Curve brand will receive 15-second credits at the open and close of Thomas & Friends. In addition to on-air messaging, the program will include cross-sell and promotional […]
Karl M. von der Heyden has been elected to serve on DreamWorks Animation’s Board of Directors, the company announced yesterday. Mr. von der Heyden previously served executive positions at PepsiCo, Inc; RJR Nabisco; Metallgesellschaft Corp.; and H.J. Heinz Company. He currently serves on the boards of Aramark, Inc.; Federated Department Stores, Inc.; PanAmSat Corp.; and […]