Southern Star Picks Up "Faireez"

Australian distributor Southern Star International has picked up Faireez. Co-produced in several countries, the series follows a foursome of young fairies as they explore the magical land of Faireezia. [Source: C21Media]

BRB Bringing Toons To U.S. Market

Spanish cartoon producer/distributor BRB International is bringing its latest 3D animations to the U.S. and Canada, in the hopes that U.S. companies will work with them on the co-production and development of future series in order to exploit them via merchandising and new media markets, C21Media reports.

Disney Channel Acquires "Daniel Cook"

The Canadian preschool series This is Daniel Cook has been picked up by the Disney Channel for its Playhouse Disney block, according to World Screen. It will air as part of Breakfast With Bear.

PorchLight Licenses "Four Eyes" Throughout Asia-Pacific

PorchLight Entertainment, through its distribution partners, has secured several distribution deals for its animated series Four Eyes. The series has been licensed to Nickelodeon Australia, Nickelodeon Asia, Disney Channel Italy, and TG4. [Source: World Screen]

Mainframe Acquires Rights to "Arthur" Film

Mainframe has picked up international distribution rights to Arthur’s Missing Pal, the CGI direct-to-video film based on the children’s property Arthur, World Screen reports.

"Polar Express" Hits DVD November 22

The Polar Express will be available on DVD from Warner Home Entertainment beginning November 22, 2005, AWN reports.

"Robots" to DVD September 20

Robots will be available on DVD from Fox Home Entertainment beginning September 20, 2005, AWN reports.

TV Schedules Update

Several schedule updates are now available on the Toon Zone Schedules Page.

Disney Animation Recruits, Reveals Footage and Tools

A team of Disney executives on Tuesday made an impassioned plea for the Los Angeles Professional Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH — the area’s premiere computer graphics artists — to join the Walt Disney Feature Animation studio during a session at the ArcLight cinema complex in Hollywood. This is the studio’s first public recruiting pitch to […]

"The Best Animation in the World, Part 2" Now Screening in Canada

The Canadian Film Institute and the Ottawa International Animation Festival will present a screening of “The Best Animation in the World, Part 2″ on Saturday, June 25. OttawaStart has details.

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