Italy’s Rai 3 has acquired international toon Metalheads, the co-production between TV-Loonland subsidiary Telemagination, ZDF and CBBC, C21Media reports. Rai 3 will broadcast the series on its kids slot Melevisione on free-TV and on pay-TV channel Raisat.
The international distribution arm of MGA Entertainment — the U.S. company behind the fashion doll line Bratz — is continuing to line up a stable of international broadcasters for the Bratz‘s CGI-animated spin-off. C21Media has details.
Mattel and Lions Gate Family Ent. (LGFE) have announced two new 2006 animated Barbie direct-to-DVD titles — The Barbie Diaries and Barbie Fairytopia Mermaidia — with LGFE being awarded domestic distribution rights. AWN has more.
Nelvana has signed a three-year, six-series output deal with Mexican broadcaster Televisa. Under the terms of the deal, Televisa will have first option to acquire broadcast, merchandising and home entertainment rights to Nelvana’s new branded productions. Series currently earmarked for Televisa under the deal include Di-Gata Defenders and Jane and the Dragon. [Source: Corus Entertainment]
Bandai has announced that Richard Noboru Kekahuna has been accepted into the Producers Guild of America. In addition, the Avenger anime series has changed into Anime Legends status. Osamu Maseba, marketing manager at Bandai Entertainment had this to say: “We’re trying out the $34.98 for an entire series price point to see how well the […]
Four teenagers with attitude, along with their reptilian friend, defend The Keep from the forces of evil. It’s Zixx, and you’ve probably never heard of it. “Canadian show” should tell you all. Plus, it’s one of the few things from Canada that completely rocks, alongside Smallville, Kids In The Hall, and that guy Matt I […]
VIZ Media has announced a collection of fourth quarter anime releases. These DVDs include exclusive box sets, the latest episodic volumes for ongoing series, as well as single DVD volumes for newly launched properties: Inuyasha The Movie 3: Swords Of An Honorable Ruler – MSRP: $24.98 Inuyasha Season 2 Box Set – MSRP: $99.98 Inuyasha […]
VIZ Media B.V., a recently launched joint venture between San Francisco based VIZ Media and London-based Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, Ltd. (CPLG), has announced a new partnership with Tokyopop GmbH Germany to publish and distribute the latest manga titles to the German market. The first titles to be offered will include a cross section of […]
Central Park Media has announced the January release of the re-priced Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie – Poltergeist Report. DVD features will include an art gallery, character profiles, trailers, English & Japanese with English Subtitles, and a DVD-ROM. The 90-minute DVD will be available on January 31, 2006 for $9.95 SRP. [Source: Central Park Media]