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Ragdoll, British Airways Sign Programming Agreement

UK kids producer Ragdoll has sealed an in-flight deal with British Airways to supply a two-hour block of children’s programming on selected long-haul flights, C21Media reports. The new programming line-up launches next month.

MTV Networks, Corus Sign Agreement

MTV Networks International has signed a five-year output deal with Canadian youth network YTV and sister preschool channel Treehouse, both owned and operated by Corus Entertainment, C21Media reports. The deal gives Corus regional syndication rights on all current and new series produced by Nickelodeon.

"Hipster & Jack" Comes to CBBC

Create Media Ventures and 19 Entertainment have signed the first presale of their 2D comedy/music animation series Hipster & Jack to UK broadcaster CBBC, C21Media reports. The series blends comedy, character and music, following the adventures of a musical odd couple, a hippo, and a Jack Russell terrier — all on the road seeking fame […]

"Lola & Virginia" Comes to Disney Channel Italy

Icon Animation has signed a deal to bring its animated series Lola & Virginia to Disney Channel Italy, adding to the earlier acquisition of the series by Disney Channel Spain, AWN reports. The series, targeted at girls ages 8-12, has already presold to Nickelodeon Channel Latin America, Disney Channel Spain, RCTV Venezuela, and Animania USA.

Warner Bros. Partners With Cogeco Cable

Cogeco Cable (Canada) has signed an agreement with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution (WBITD) to offer new titles and old classics from the Warner Bros. library. WBITD distributes Warner Bros. Pictures’ feature films, many of which will now be available to Cogeco Cable customers on a VOD basis. WBITD will provide Cogeco Cable with box […]

"Squidbillies" When Will Adult Swim Be Funny Again?

I remember a long, long time ago when Adult Swim originals were actually funny. Space Ghost was making fun of William Shatner, Dr. Weird was sicking his freakish creations on the Aqua Teens and Carl’s pool, Brak put on a musical to save Señor Science, Captain Murphy was running a pirate radio station, and Harvey […]

"Squidbillies" Gots Potential, But Hick Squids Ain't Too Funny Yet

After a few false starts The Squidbillies is finally coming to Cartoon Network. For real. And this really is a show about a paroled ex-con squid named Early, his unattractive mother or wife (it’s not really clear) and his illegitimate son who all live together in northern Georgia. That may sound stupid, and it is. […]

Cartoon Network Resurrects "Yu Yu Hakusho"

. The season premiere of Yu Yu Hakusho will air Saturday, October 22, at 5:30am on Cartoon Network.

Nicktoons Network to Preview "Skyland" November 25

Nicktoons Network will join France 2, Teletoon (Canada), and ABC (Australia) in a first-ever global sneak-peek of the new series Skyland. All networks will preview the series with either the hour-long pilot or a 75-second clip in November. Nicktoons Network (U.S.) will sneak-peek the hour-long pilot of the series Friday, November 25, at 8:00pm (ET), […]

Ron Perlman Set to Voice Conan: Red Nails; Additional Casting News

Ron Perlman has signed on to voice Conan the Barbarian in the character’s first animated film, Conan: Red Nails, Superhero Hype! reports, citing The Hollywood Reporter. Also to join the cast are Marg Helgenberger (CSI) and James Marsden (X-Men films, Superman Returns), alongside Clancy Brown, Cree Summer, and Mark Hamill (Star Wars).

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