Cartoon Network Begins Production on "Squirrel Boy"

Cartoon Network today announced that production has begun on its latest animated series, Squirrel Boy. Created and executive-produced by Everett Peck, 13 half-hour episodes are being produced at Cartoon Network Studios in Burbank, California. The series is scheduled to debut in Summer 2006. [Source: Business Wire]

Kids WB Announces New Schedule

Kids WB has announced a new Saturday schedule which will go into effect on Saturday, December 10: 8:00am – Viewtiful Joe 8:30am – The Batman 9:00am – Xiaolin Showdown 9:30am – Loonatics Unleashed 10:00am – Pokémon Advanced Battle 10:30am – Coconut Fred’s Fruit Salad Island 11:00am – Johnny Test 11:30am – Yu-Gi-Oh! Dawn of the […]

Nick Announces More 'Let's Just Play' Winners

Nickelodeon has announced the third round of winners of the “Let’s Just Play Giveaway,” an effort by the network to distribute more than $1 million in funds to help kids improve their schools’ or communities’ play facilities. PR Newswire reports.

Jetix Comes to Vietnam, Brunei

Buena Vista International Television-Asia Pacific has reached a deal with Vietnam Television for a Jetix branded block and has licensed a package of shows from the Jetix catalogue. The Jetix block launches on VTV-3 on January 15, 2006, airing weekdays from 5:00pm to 5:30pm. Separately, RTB in Brunei has licensed more than 200 hours of […]

GEICO Announces Winner for Gecko Contest

GEICO has unveiled the winners of its Golden Gecko Competition. The competition opened in September as a national contest for budding filmmakers to create 15-second movie trailers starring the GEICO Gecko, recently voted America’s Favorite Icon. Film categories included action, animation, comedy, drama, and “other.” AWN has more.

"Angelina Ballerina" Heads to Portugal

Hit Entertainment has sold Angelina Ballerina to Portuguese public broadcaster RTP, according to C21Media. RTP has acquired all 39 episodes of the series — which centers on a very stubborn yet optimistic mouse — as well as three 50-minute specials.

ER Picks Up Iberian Rights to "Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs"

Elastic Rights (ER) has picked up Iberian rights to preschool toon Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs, C21Media reports. ER will distribute the series across all platforms in Spain and Portugal, with the exclusion of free-TV.

"Benjamin Bear" Heads to Slovenia

Canadian animation outfit Amberwood Entertainment has sold preschool series The Secret World of Benjamin Bear into Slovenia. RTS has licensed exclusive broadcast rights to the animated series in the region, as well as rights to several animated specials, covering a total of ten titles. [Source: C21Media]

"Planet Sketch" in Orbit to CN Asia Pacific

Cartoon Network Asia Pacific has picked up Planet Sketch from Decode, C21Media reports. The sale comes on the heels of recent deals with Cartoon Network Latin America, ABC Australia, and South African broadcaster M-Net.

Fuji TV & Production IG Open Post-Production Studio

Fuji Television Network and Production IG have partnered on a jointly owned digital post-production studio, AWN reports, citing Variety. Opening its doors in January, Fuji IG Laboratory for Movies will work on animation, live-action and, in conjunction with Skywalker Sound, sound design.

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