"Elias" Getting Update for Int'l Market

Norway’s Animando has hired a former CBBC executive to revamp and relaunch the company’s Elias: The Little Rescue Boat, c21 Media reports. Theresa Plummer-Andrews will consult with Animando to make the new series–originally developed by Filmkameratene–more internationally palatable. The original series, which ran seven years ago, was a great success in Scandinavia.

PR: A Squared Entertainment & Tata Elxsi Announce Global Joint Venture A2E2

A SQUARED ENTERTAINMENT AND TATA ELXSI ANNOUNCE GLOBAL JOINT VENTURE A2E2 New Company Will Team Kids Industry Veterans Andy & Amy Heyward with Visual Computing Labs (a division of Tata Elxsi)- Asia’s Premier Animation & Visual Effects Studio, part of India’s Largest Conglomerate, Tata Group USC’s School of Cinematic Arts Dean, Elizabeth Daley, to Join […]

Beez Entertainment Possibly Loses All Stock In London Fires

The outbreak of riots and fires across England has claimed Sony’s main optical disc distribution warehouse. Amongst the companies who kept stock on the site were Beez Entertainment, the European arm of Bandai’s home video releases. At current they suspect all stock may have been lost as a result. Beez have announced that no staff […]

'2000 AD' and 'The Thrill Electric' To Appear At MCM London

The MCM Expo group has announced two further special guests appearing at their London Expo set for this May. 2000 AD, the long running British sci-fi comic which is home to Judge Dredd amongst others, will mark its first attendance at the event. The title will have a booth selling discounted merchandise in addition to […]

Turner Asia Picks Up "Pretty Cure"

Cartoon Network’s Australasian operations have picked up local rights to Toei Animation’s Pretty Cure, World Screen reports. The company’s Australian and New Zealand affiliates will air 49 episodes of the series, which is about two girls who are chosen to battle an evil force.

Oktober Expands Toon Productions

Australia’s Omnilab Media is expanding its Oktober subsidiary by setting up Oktober Animation, Variety reports. The new studio starts with a long-term deal in place with Nickelodeon, for which it is working on The Penguins of Madagascar and other projects.

"Double Identity" Action Series Starts Production

41 Entertainment has started production on Blake: Double Identity, a new series about identical twins who are recruited by an international government agency, Kid Screen reports. The digitally animated series was developed by TOONF Valencia. Production partners have not yet been announced.

"Teen Days" Gets Second Season

Gaumont-Alphanim will coproduce a second season of Teen Days, c21 Media reports. Under the deal, Gaumont will also pick up select international distribution rights to both the first and second seasons of the Italian-produced series.

Briefly: New Int'l Deals for New Toon Series

* Canadian and Korean networks have acquired local rights to DQE’s 3D-animated Jungle Book series. [PR Newswire] * Al Jazeera Children’s Channel has picked up Middle Eastern rights to the upcoming Rob the Robot animated series. [c21 Media] * Irish, Canadian, and Scandinavian broadcasters have joined UK and Australian networks in picking up Poppy Cat, […]

New "Wallace and Gromit" TV Series Lands in France

France Télévisions and Super RTL have picked up rights to the new television series Wallace and Gromit’s World of Invention, c21 Media reports. The live-action/animation mix has already been picked up by broadcasters in the UK, Australia and other territories. Additionally, Télévisions has bought the rights to the four Wallace and Gromit shorts and the […]

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