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Cartoon Network Extends Holiday Stays

by Maxie Zeuson April 19, 2008
Cartoon Network characters from such shows as Ben 10, Dexer’s Laboratory, and The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy will appear at three resorts run by Butlins in Cartoon Network’s Wheely Big Super-Toontastic Game Show, MarketingWeek reports. The deal between the network and the holiday company will bring the show exclusively to Butlins and also […]

Entertainment Rights Sees Profits Fall, But Places "Transformers" in New Territories

by Maxie Zeuson April 9, 2008
Entertainment Rights, the UK TV producer that owns Classic Media, Postman Pat, and Basil Brush, posted net profits of $12.5 million in 2007, down 7% from 2006, Variety reports. The profit drop comes despite a doubling in revenue to $129.4 million, thanks to the acquisition of Classic. Separately, Variety also reports that Entertainment Rights has […]

"Olivia" Book Coming to TV as CG Series

by Maxie Zeuson April 7, 2008
The UK’s Five has picked up rights to Chorion’s Olivia, a new preschool series based on the book property, World Screen reports. The CG-animated series is scheduled for a fall 2008 debut on Five’s Milkshake bloc.

"Spitting Image" Returning in CG Form

by Maxie Zeuson March 29, 2008
Former Spitting Image head writer Henry Naylor has been commissioned to create a new political satire, Times Online reports. The new show, Headcases, will use CG animation in place of puppetry to lampoon such British figures as Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Home Secretary Jacqui Smith. The show will use motion capture technology so that […]

CBeebies Orders More "Large Family"

by Maxie Zeuson March 29, 2008
CBeebies has ordered an additional 26 episodes of The Large Family, World Screen reports. The Coolabi-produced series is about the domestic life of an elephant family.

HIT Shows Head to iTunes

by Maxie Zeuson March 5, 2008
Starting in April, Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder, and other titles from HIT Entertainment will be available for purchase through the iTunes Store in the UK, World Screen reports. Half-hour episodes will cost £1.89 will be viewable on a Mac, PC, video-enabled iPod, iPhone or Apple TV.

UK Department Backing New Aardman-Sponsored Animation Center

by Maxie Zeuson February 20, 2008
The UK’s Department for Media, Culture and Sport will propose to establish a new animation education center to be backed by Aardman Animations and the South West Regional Development Forum, Digital Arts reports. The proposal for the new center apparently will be made as part of the department’s Creative Economies Programme, which will outline plans […]

First Episode of "Pedro and Frankensheep" Available On-Line

by Ed Liuon February 19, 2008
Animation historian and scholar Jerry Beck has posted the first short from the Brothers McLeod’s Pedro and Frankensheep, a new short film series that will debut on Children’s BBC starting next week. The 5-minute shorts will air every day at 4:30 PM for two weeks.

"World of Quest" Is New Show of CN-UK

by Maxie Zeuson February 14, 2008
Cartoon Network UK has picked up the first twenty-six episodes of World of Quest, producer Cookie Jar Entertainment announced yesterday. The comedy-adventure series, which is based on a graphic novel series by Jason Kruse, is about the adventures of Prince Nestor and his friends as they try to save his parents and kingdom. It is […]

"Phineas and Ferb" Hits in UK Too

by Maxie Zeuson February 11, 2008
Phineas and Ferb gave Disney Channel UK its best animation launch in its history, World Screen reports. The series, which also premiered well in the United States, ranked number one in its time slot among boys ages 6 to 12.