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Iron Man Gets Animated in France

France 2 will co-produce a new animated series of 26 half-hour episodes adapted from the Marvel comic book character Iron Man, C21Media reports. (Registration is required to view the full article.)

EM.TV Selling Kids Unit?

EM.TV, the recovering German kids TV giant, is debating whether or not to sell off its children’s entertainment unit, according to C21Media. The firm is thought to be in negotiations with Classic Media.

Spellbound Expands "Koala Brothers" Toy License

U.K. animator Spellbound Entertainment has expanded its existing Koala Brothers toy license with Fisher-Price Brands beyond the U.S. and Latin America, C21Media reports. The new license will cover several international markets including the U.K., Germany, France, Scandinavia, Poland, Australia, and New Zealand.

"Raggs" Comes to Mipcom, Australia

Australia’s Southern Star is in production on a new 3D animation/live-action preschool series, entitled Raggs, for the Seven Network in Australia. The series centers on a group of five fun-loving dogs who perform in the Raggs Kids Club Band. Southern Star International will distribute the series worldwide (except in the U.S.) and will launch the […]

"Hanuman" Gets Theatrical Release in India

Sahara-Percept is set to make a major theatrical push for Silvertoons’ 2D animated feature Hanuman, AWN reports, citing Animation ‘Xpress. Directed by VG Samant and based on the famed character from Indian culture, the story follows Hanuman’s antics as a child as he grows up, gaining superpowers and becoming a mighty warrior.

Gordon, Bill Get Asian Pickups

Turner Networks Asia has picked up Gordon the Garden Gnome and The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill, C21Media reports.

BBC Named "Peter Rabbit" Distributor

Frederick Warne/Ventura has named BBC Worldwide as international distributor for The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends and The Adventures of Spot, World Screen reports.

"MegaMan," "Mirmo" Get Iberian Berths

Portugal’s SIC has licensed MegaMan NT Warrior and Mirmo! for broadcast, World Screen reports. MegaMan will debut on August 8 and Mirmo! will launch in the first quarter of 2006.

"Pixcodelics" Comes to Latin America

Cartoon Network Latin America will launch Pixcodelics on August 13, World Screen reports. The series of five-minute, 3D-animated shorts follows a group of kids who fight to keep the Internet safe from the evil Dr. Ping.

"Shark Tale" Director Sets Up French Studio

Animation director Eric Bergeron has set up a new animation studio in Marseilles, France, AWN reports. The studio’s first feature film will be A Monster in Paris.

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