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.

Animation Business On the Rise in Philippines

According to a presentation at the 4th Mindanao ICT Congress, animation production is on the rise in Mindanao, Philippines. AWN has details.

"Zoom Suit" Wins Awards At Two More Film Festivals

Zoom Suit has been awarded Best Animation at the Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival and Best Animated Film at the Santa Clarita Independent Film Festival, AWN reports.

Animation Invades Live Action December 6

A panel of animators, directors and visual effects experts will take part in a dialogue on the evolution of animation, “The Animated Performance: Animation Invades Live Action,” on Tuesday, December 6, at 7:30pm at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. The program will feature clips from animated and live-action features including Snow White […]

"The Happy Elf" Comes to NBC

IDT Ent. will celebrate Christmas with its first CG-animated special, The Happy Elf, airing December 2, 2005, from 8:00pm – 9:00pm on NBC, AWN reports. The Happy Elf tells the story of Eubie the Elf, one of Santa’s helpers whose enthusiastic, rose-colored view of the holiday season is tested when he sets out to save […]

"Ultimate Spider-Man" Mobile Game Launches Worldwide

Mobile publisher MFORMA has released its latest Marvel title, Ultimate Spider-Man. The new action platformer, based on Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man comic character and Activision, Inc.’s console video game of the same title, is now available to mobile users in the U.S. and Europe and will soon be available in Asia. The game features superior graphics […]

Nelvana and Criterion Pictures Sign Non-Theatrical Deal

Nelvana Home Entertainment and Criterion Pictures have announced the finalization of a five-year agreement for the non-theatrical distribution of titles from Nelvana’s library of animated programming. Under the terms of the deal, Criterion Pictures picks up distribution rights to Anatole (episodes 1 to 26), Babar (episodes 1 to 78), The Berenstain Bears (episodes 1 to […]

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