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"Jakers!" Moves to Weekdays in September

PBS Kids will begin airing Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks Mondays through Fridays beginning September 5, AWN reports. The network has ordered twelve more episodes of the series.

Tickle U Adds "Little Robots" to Schedule

Cartoon Network has picked up the rights to the first 52 episodes of Little Robots, which it will add to its Tickle U preschool programming block in August, AWN reports.

Raven Moon Launches New Animation Division

Raven Moon Entertainment will launch a new animation division to service the entertainment, advertising and creative content market, the company said today. The new division will be located in Orlando, Florida. Janice Hamlin and Chris Devine Dailey will handle sales. Raven Moon Animation is currently working on four animated theatrical features: The Dino Bugs Movie, […]

"Winx Club" Coming to UK

Nickelodeon UK will add Winx Club to its lineup in May, according to World Screen.

Toonami Added to HomeChoice Platform

Video Networks will add Toonami to its HomeChoice platform, the company said today. The new channel will mark Video Networks’ move to MPEG-4 / AVC encoding for all of its broadcast channels. Toonami will be broadcast on channel 326. [Source: Business Wire]

Mainframe Net Falls as Revenues Rise

Mainframe Entertainment had net earnings of $67,000 in the three months ended December 31, the company says, down from $700,000 in the same period last year. Quarterly revenues rose to $5.6 million from $2.3 million. For the nine-month period ended December 31, the company had net earnings of $600,000, compared to a $2.3 million loss […]

Kid TV Brings Big Bucks in DVD Market

Kids TV shows account for 17 percent of the $16 billion home video market, and will account for 28 percent of the market in two years, IMDb reports, citing a study conducted by Home Media Research.

"All Grown Up" Gallops to DVD in July

Paramount will release All Grown Up: Dude, Where’s My Horse? to DVD on July 26 with a retail tag of $16.99. DVDToons has more details.

UK Animation Site Launches Magazine

Online animation site Skwigly has launched a dead tree version. Skwigly-The Big Animation Magazine is available to purchase on-line at the website as of April 12. [Source: PRWeb]

"Hello Kitty's Once Upon a Time": Kitty Does Aesop (Proud)

Today Pikachu seems to be the spokesanimal for anime cuteness, but for decades cuddly feline Hello Kitty ruled the roost (litterbox?). She still presides over a vast merchandising empire, and her likeness is ubiquitous the world over. Why, even I can remember owning a pair of Kitty-chan’s scissors way back when. No, I’d prefer you […]

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