Icon Animation has sold fifty half-hours of Scholastic programming to public broadcaster RTVE, World Screen reports. The deal includes twenty-five half-hours of Clifford and twenty-five half-hours of Clifford’s Puppy Days.
DC Comics today announced that ten renowned creators will join the growing roster of celebrities and comic book creators slated to appear at the upcoming New York Comic-Con. The artists and writers added to the show include Brian Azzarello, Keith Giffen, Dean Haspiel, Phil Jimenez, J.G. Jones, Adam Kubert, Andy Kubert, Douglas Rushkoff, Brian K. […]
Roughly 1.5 years after being licensed, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie is being released by ADV Films. Originally (and unofficially) entitled UFO Princess Valkyrie, the first volume of the series will be released on March 7, 2006, with a runtime of 100 minutes (4 episodes) and a suggested retail price of $29.99. In addition, further volumes of […]
Cartoon Network and Kids WB have signed on as official sponsors of the 2006 Sports Illustrated For Kids “Next Snow Search.” Now in its third year, the “Next Snow Search” program is a season-long quest to find the best kids, ages 9-13, on skis and snowboards. The annual search comprises more than 70 competitions at […]
Business-Standard takes a quick look at the shortage of skills within the animation industry.
German children’s producer Kiddinx has closed a CO-production deal with ZDF Enterprises for further episodes of their animated series Bibi Blocksberg, C21Media reports. The new series is scheduled to be completed by September of this year.
20th Century Fox TV is in “early discussions” to create a “limited number” of new episodes of Futurama, Digital Spy reports, citing Variety. The animated series ended after four seasons amid lackluster ratings and broken scheduling on FOX.
Hit Entertainment has made several new international licensing appointments for animated series. C21Media has details.
Mexico’s media conglomerate Televisa is preparing an animated version of its 1970s children’s comedy El Chavo Del Ocho, AWN reports, citing Variety. Anima will produce the series, which will be ready to air in late 2006. Televisa is in talks with Warner Bros. as well as other U.S. studios to venture into the U.S. market […]
HIT Entertainment has reorganized the HIT European consumer product business. AWN has details.