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"Hipster & Jack" Comes to CBBC

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 […]

ER Acquires Animated "Barbie" Rights

Under an agreement with Mattel, UK independent media group Entertainment Rights (ER) has acquired the TV and home entertainment distribution rights to the next three Barbie animated features, C21Media reports.

Blue Rocket Secures UK Mobile Phone Deal for "Hoota & Snoz"

Following a deal with Vodafone, Australian producer Blue Rocket has secured a spot for its animated property Hoota & Snoz on mobile phones in the UK, C21Media reports.

Disney's "Little Einsteins" Arrives in UK

Playhouse Disney in the UK will launch its new animated interactive preschool series Little Einsteins on October 3, 2005, C21Media reports.

Utley Joins Animation Outfit Cosgrove Hall Films

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.

Original "Dangermouse" Cel on Sale for Charity

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. […]

Bedford Joins BKN

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 […]

ITV to Launch Kids Channel

UK broadcaster ITV will launch its own free-to-air kids channel within the next six months, C21Media reports. The digital channel will appear on all digital platforms including Freeview, airing a selection of ITV’s existing slate of children’s programming: original drama, entertainment, animation, factual, and preschool programming. The name of the channel has not yet been […]

CN UK Acquires "Da Boom Crew"

Cartoon Network UK has acquired the first season of Da Boom Crew, AWN reports. The series will make its UK debut on Monday, September 5, at 5:00pm.

HIT Appoints Ex-Disney Executive

HIT Entertainment has appointed Alison Homewood, former Buena Vista International Television sales VP, as executive VP of worldwide television distribution, the company said today. In her new position, Homewood will focus on the global TV licensing and co-production of existing brands such as Bob the Builder, Thomas & Friends and Barney and Pingu among others, […]

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