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Cartoon Network to Launch Arab-Language Channel

Cartoon Network will launch an Arabic-language channel to service the Middle East and northern Africa, AMEInfo reports. The new channel will carry such CN series as Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends as well as Freej, a popular local 3D-animated series. The free-to-air channel will broadcast […]

Anime Expo 2010: Geneon Universal Previews New Anime Titles

Japanese anime producer and distribution company, Geneon Universal Entertainment, previewed new anime shows at its industry panel Friday at the Anime Expo. Among the new titles Geneon previewed were Hakuouki: Shinsengumi Kitan, Black Lagoon 3: Roberta’s Trail of Blood, and High School of The Dead. Hakuoki, animated by Studio DEEN, is a Japanese samurai story […]

"Airbender" Flies to New Int'l Markets

Avatar: The Last Airbender will land in new markets under deals negotiated by MTV Networks International, World Screen reports. The series will join Georgia’s Teleimedi and Albania’s Top Channel, and Australia’s Network Ten has picked up episodes 101 to 121 and 201 to 206. Malaysia’s TV3 has also renewed the hit series.

Briefly: Global TV Deals for Multiple Series

* PBS Kids and Canada’s CBC have commissioned fifteen new episodes of Super WHY! [Viacom] * Italian broadcasters Rai Yoyo and DeAKidsm have picked up the rights to 100 episodes of the animated preschool series Waybuloo. [KidScreen] * Nickelodeon Germany will broadcast Winx Club: The Secret of the Lost Kingdom this fall. [c21 Media] * […]

Geneon Anime Worth Rescuing - Part 2

Today, we continue our overview of some quality Geneon anime currently in limbo that, with any luck, might be picked up for distribution in the coming weeks and months. Read on and give voice to your own opinions! 5. Space Pirate Captain Herlock – The Endless Odyssey: Outside Legend Before this oddly-titled OVA series came […]

Turner to Take Arab Programming International

Turner Broadcasting and Rubicon Group will partner to develop, co-produce, and broadcast worldwide kids’ programs from Middle Eastern producers, The National reports. The agreement covers three series, Ben & Izzy, Tareq wa Shireen and Pink Panther & Pals, and includes merchandising programs related to the former pair. Ben & Izzy and Tareq wa Shireen will […]

"The Rabbi's Cat" Graphic Novel Getting Animated Adaptation

The Wall Street Journal reports that Joann Sfar’s graphic novel The Rabbi’s Cat will be adapted into an animated film to be directed by Sfar, making it one of a number of recent comics-to-film adaptations. The article also notes the big-budget adaptation of Hergé’s Tintin from Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg that will use motion-captured […]

Geneon Anime Worth Rescuing - Part 1

Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 During the recent Anime North convention in Toronto, a Canadian blogger reported on twitter that FUNimation entertainment stated its intention to announce “new Geneon license rescues” at Anime Expo, which will take place July 1st through July 4th in San Francisco. Such news is good and unsurprising; a considerable portion of Geneon […]

HIT Launches Preschool Block in Latin America

HIT Entertainment and Albavision will expand a HIT-branded preschool TV block to cover ten Latin American countries, the companies said today. The ninety-minute block will feature episodes from HIT’s library of shows, including Barney & Friends, Thomas & Friends, bob the Builder, Pingu, and Angelina allerina. The block has already debuted in Chile, Guatemala, Paraguay, […]

Rainbow's "PopPixie" Gets New Euro Deals

Russia’s AST has licensed rights to Rainbow SpA’s PopPixie, Winx Club, and Maya Fox, World Screen reports. Rainbow has also signed deals that will bring the new PopPixie series to France and surrounding French-speaking territories.

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