Management Buy-out CPLG

Copyright Promotions Group — the licensing giant that represents the likes of Bratz, Care Bears, Dora the Explorer, Sabrina and The Simpsons — has been bought out by its management, who have acquired the share that was owned by US venture capital firm Beringea. The current management, led by Chairman Matthew Wheeler and CEO Kirk […]

"Rugrats" Alum Signs With National Geographic Kids

The LA-based kids programming and production unit of National Geographic Television & Film (NGT&F) has signed a development deal with the writer of Recess and Rugrats for a new animated series. Emmy-nominated writer/producer Holly Huckins will team with NGT&F to create a preschool comedy series featuring “a unique stop-motion animation style.” [Source: C21Media]

YTV Launches Fall Schedule

YTV is launching its new fall schedule. AWN has an overview.

"Lunar Jim" Licensing Agents Tapped

Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. has appointed BBC Worldwide (U.K.), m4e (Germany), and ABC (Australia) as licensing agents for their new children’s stop-motion animated property Lunar Jim, AWN reports. Each of the licensing agents — working alongside master toy licensee, Fisher-Price — will oversee the licensing program, including securing new licenses and managing product launches, in […]

Amberwood, YTV Develop "RollBots"

Canadian toon house Amberwood Entertainment has signed a deal with Corus-owned broadcaster YTV to develop a new 3D animated series for the international kids market, C21Media reports. Dubbed RollBots, the project is an action series for kids 6-11. Both YTV and federal financier the Canadian Television Fund have come in for development of the project, […]

"Code Lyoko" Licensed to Rai

Moonscoop has licensed the first season of its 2D/3D animated series Code Lyoko to Rai, World Screen reports, following sales to broadcasters worldwide. A second series of twenty-six 30-minute episodes is currently in production.

Wyatt Named Hit North America President

Patricia Wyatt, former president of 20th Century Fox Consumer Products, has been named president of Hit North America, C21Media reports. Based in the company’s New York offices, Wyatt will be charged with expanding Hit’s consumer products and home entertainment businesses as the company looks to strengthen its bottom line. She will also be exploring opportunities […]

DreamWorks Announces 'Madagascar 2'

DreamWorks Animation today announced they will produce a sequel to the computer-animated comedy Madagascar, which has now passed the $500-million mark at the worldwide box office, making it the company’s most successful original movie ever. Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and Jada Pinkett Smith, who starred in the original Madagascar as Alex the Lion, Marty the […]

"Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi" Comes to Nintendo DS

D3Publisher of America, Inc. announced yesterday that its first game for the Nintendo DS will be based on Cartoon Network Enterprises’ animated series Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi. The game is scheduled for release in Q1 2006. [Source: PR Newswire]

"Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy" Premieres on Nickelodeon

Danny Phantom: The Ultimate Enemy will premiere on Nickelodeon Friday, September 16, from 8:00pm – 9:00pm (ET/PT). [Source: PR Newswire]

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