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"Brer Rabbit" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
The Adventures of Brer Rabbit is coming to DVD in a full-length animated feature, DVDtoons reports. Artwork is also available at DVDtoons.

"Fireman Sam" Comes to Nordic Region

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
Fireman Sam will begin airing in the Nordic region on Kidz Entertainment, C21Media reports. Following a deal with Hit Entertainment, Kidz will put together a team to focus on developing the property across Nordic territories.

Herbig Plans Animated Spoof of "Heimat" Films

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
German director Michael “Bully” Herbig is planning a 3D animated spoof of German “Heimat” films, rural melodramas popular in the years following World War II, AWN reports, citing The Hollywood Reporter. Entitled Lissi Und Der Wilde Kaiser (Lissi And The Wild Kaiser), the film is particularly parodying the Austrian SISSI trilogy of the 1950s, which […]

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 […]