Deadline.com reports that Waterman Entertainment has acquired the rights to a CGI feature film adaptation of the classic newspaper comic strip Heathcliff, as well as the rights to a 13-episode animated series. The acquisition also includes worldwide merchandising and licensing rights. (via Toonzone member Ioz)
Dish Network has licensed four hundred episodes of live-action and animated fare from Cookie Jar, Animation Magazine reports. Licensed programming, which will be available to subscribers in the Blockbuster Home package, includes Inspector Gadget, Heathcliff, Sonic the Hedgehog, and The Adventures of Paddington Bear.