SpongeBob Set to Air in China

SpongeBob SquarePants will begin airing in 120 million Chinese households by year’s end via the dedicated children’s channel of state-run broadcaster China Central Television, AWN reports, citing The Hollywood Reporter.

Cartoon Network Orders More "Code Lyoko"

French toon producer/distributor MoonScoop has announced production of 45 additional episodes of Code Lyoko for Cartoon Network, giving the series a total of 97 episodes, C21Media reports. Due in September 2006, season three will be accompanied by a major merchandising campaign to cover a broad range of licensed products including toys, clothes, stationary, school bags, […]

"Galactik Football" Comes to International Jetix Channels

Walt Disney-owned Jetix’s European and Latin American operations have picked up the pay-TV rights to the animated action series Galactik Football from French toon house Alphanim, C21Media reports. The series is due to air on Jetix’s European channels beginning in Spring 2006, to coincide with Jetix Europe’s international kids football tournament, the Jetix Kids Cup, […]

"George of the Jungle" Swings to TVs Around the World

Classic Media and Studio B Productions’ animated co-production George of the Jungle has been presold to Cartoon Network US, Cartoon Network Europe, and Nickelodeon UK for a January 2007 launch, C21Media according to C21Media. The series was developed in association with Teletoon Canada, and production is underway at Studio B.

ER Acquires Animated "Barbie" Rights

Under an agreement with Mattel, UK independent media group Entertainment Rights (ER) has acquired the TV and home entertainment distribution rights to the next three Barbie animated features, C21Media reports.

"Legend of the Dragon" Comes to U.S. Jetix Blocks

The animated series Legend of the Dragon will launch next fall on the Jetix blocks in the U.S. on Toon Disney and ABC Family, under a deal with BKN International and Disney ABC Cable Networks Group, World Screen reports. The broadcast will be accompanied by a U.S. consumer products rollout in October 2006 with a […]

"Da Boom Crew" to Jetix LA and Brazil

BFC Berliner Film Companie Distribution has licensed Da Boom Crew to Jetix Latin America and Brazil for rollout later this year, World Screen reports.

Viacom Updates Timing of Split Completion

Viacom Inc. announced on Tuesday that it now expects its transaction to separate the company into two publicly traded entities to be completed by the end of 2005. The company previously indicated the transaction was likely to be completed in the first quarter of 2006. [Source: Viacom]

Nickelodeon 'Spy Day Friday' Marathon Airs Friday

Nickelodeon will air a ‘Spy Day Friday’ marathon on Friday, October 21, from 11:30am – 2:00pm (ET/PT). The marathon will feature a never-before-seen episode of Nick Jr.’s comic/action series LazyTown, entitled “Secret Agent Zero,” where Robbie Rotten tricks the LazyTowners into believing that he has won the Mayoral race. PR Newswire has the full schedule.

DVD Talk Interviews Richard Golezowski of Aardman

DVDTalk.com has conducted an e-mail interview with Richard Golezowski of Aardman Animation. Golezowski is the director of the on-going Creature Comforts series.

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