Posts Tagged ‘UK’
Aardman Animations has created Aardman International to handle worldwide distribution of the studio’s product, VFXWorld reports. Miles Bullough, currently head of broadcast and development, will head the new division.
BKN International has named Benoit Runel as the new managing director of its British BKN New Media subsidiary, Finanztreff reports. Runel will oversee sales and marketing as well as development and pre-production at the London-based animation studio. He joins the company from Jetix Europe.
CiTV has commissioned 52 episodes of Captain Mack, a preschool series about a rescue team, from Kickback Media, C21 Media reports.
Wallace and Gromit will tour schools on the Isle of Man as part of a “Wrong Trousers” fundraising day, according to the BBC. They will be joined by Yamaha TT racer Guy Martin. (via Animated-News)
Cartoon Network UK will relaunch its video-on-demand service on Homechoice as Cartoon Network Now (CN Now), World Screen reports. The service will provide a variety of Cartoon Network titles, including Dexter’s Laboratory, Cow and Chicken, The Powerpuff Girls, My Gym Partner is a Monkey, and Samurai Jack.
David Sproxton, co-founder of Aardman Animation, will give a lecture on Aardman’s work at the Science Museum in London on June 2, 2006. Reservations can be made by calling 0870 870 4868 or by visiting www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/exhibitions/pixar/specialevents.asp.
K-9, the sometimes robotic companion of The Doctor in Doctor Who, is set for a spin-off, C21Media reports. Titled K-9 Adventures, the series is under development by Jetix UK and Park Entertainment and will be a mix of CGI and live action. The series follows hot on the heels of the recent Doctor Who revival.
According to various promos recently shown on Toonami, The Batman season three will premiere with “Batgirl Begins, Part One” on the channel this coming Monday, April 24. It is currently unknown when the remaining episodes will air. Toon Zone News recommends checking local listings.
UK-based Zoo Films and Canadian Atomic Cartoons (best known for Atomic Betty) have teamed up to produce Bollywood Road, C21Media reports. Set in a fictional, urban community, the Anglo-Indian aimed show focuses on a family who often breaks into Bollywood-style dance numbers.
The BBC has picked up Entertainment Rights CGI pre-school series Jess, C21 Media reports. Starring the sidekick of the long running Postman Pat series, Jess will see the titular black and white cat teach children about the world around them. The show will air on BBC1, BBC2, and the CBeebies channel.