MediaWeek reports that Aardman Animation, the studio behind Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and many other stop-motion classics, has penned several deals to distribute promotional videos for the new film as well as older animations including “Creature Comforts” and “Angry Kid” over cellular phones. In Britain, Aardman’s partner is Orange UK. Licensing […]
In a move to increase production, Granada Kids has hired Ken Olshansky as VP of creative affairs, C21Media reports. Olshansky will be based in New York, but will travel frequently to London to work with the UK-based Granada team. He will be charged with developing preschool and animation programming, focusing specifically on the U.S. market. […]
Create Media Ventures and 19 Entertainment have signed the first presale of their 2D comedy/music animation series Hipster & Jack to UK broadcaster CBBC, C21Media reports. The series blends comedy, character and music, following the adventures of a musical odd couple, a hippo, and a Jack Russell terrier — all on the road seeking fame […]
Anthony Utley, director of television distribution at BBC Worldwide, is leaving his post to become managing director of the Granada Media-owned animation outfit Cosgrove Hall Films, World Screen reports. Based in Manchester, Cosgrove Hall is Europe’s largest animation company. Its most recent productions include Postman Pat, Andy Pandy, Engie Benjy, and Little Robots.
A Dangermouse and Penfold animation cel will be auctioned off by the National Library for the Blind (NLB) as part of the charity’s Celebrity Art and Children’s TV Nostalgia evening on October 14, it was announced today. The original, exclusive cel is signed by Dangermouse creator Brian Cosgrove and was donated by Cosgrove Hall Films. […]
Amelia Bedford is joining BKN International A.G. as brand manager for the U.K., responsible for licensing in the U.K. across the range of BKN’s brands including Legend of the Dragon, Kong – The Animated Series and Kong: King of Atlantis, AWN reports. She will also help coordinate and implement marketing and promotional activities. Bedford was […]