Williams Partners With Odyssey for "Ribbit" Film

Shrek producer John H. Williams has partnered with U.K.-based sales and financing company Odyssey Entertainment to bring his latest project, Ribbit, to the U.K., AWN reports, citing the Hollywood Reporter. Ribbit tells the story of a country frog and his wild adventure to the big city.

University of Kent Launches Computer Animation Program/Degree

Beginning September 2005, the Department of Electronics at the UK’s University of Kent will complement its BSc in Multimedia Technology and Design with an MSc in Computer Animation. The course program, consisting of approximately seven months of coursework followed by five months of project work, will cover 3D animation practice and principles, the animation pipeline, […]

"Winx Club" Coming to UK

Nickelodeon UK will add Winx Club to its lineup in May, according to World Screen.

UK Animation Site Launches Magazine

Online animation site Skwigly has launched a dead tree version. Skwigly-The Big Animation Magazine is available to purchase on-line at the website as of April 12. [Source: PRWeb]

UK Gets Cartoon Network On-Demand Channel

The UK’s Video Networks will launch Cartoon Network On-Demand as part of its Home Choice “Kids Package,” Media Week reports. The package will feature Cartoon Network and Boomerang shows, including Dexter’s Laboratory, The Flintstones and Looney Tunes.

"Muffin the Mule" Returns to UK Television

Peak Entertainment Holdings will produce a new animated television series based on a sixty-year-old BBC property, the company said today. Muffin the Mule, which was a popular series in the 1940s and 1950s, is expected to launch in the fall of 2005 on CBBC. [Source: PR Newswire]

Neal Promoted at Disney Channel UK

James Neal has been named vice president of programming for Disney Channel UK, according to AWN.

Disney to Include Welsh Words in "Live! Winnie the Pooh"

Following months of discussion between The Walt Disney Company and the Wales Millennium Centre, Disney has agreed to include Welsh words in one of its shows, Live! Winnie the Pooh, for the first time. In selected shows featuring Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, and the entire 100 Acre Wood gang, the narrator will be […]

"Empire Sq." Comes to TV, Internet, and Mobile Phones in U.K.

Xfm Online reports on Empire Sq., a new animation scheduled to hit TV screens, the Internet, and mobile phones in the U.K.

Discovery Kids U.K. Picks Up "Bjorn Bear"

Cologne/Vienna-based Ohm:tv has licensed its latest animation series, Bjorn Bear, to U.K.-based Discovery Kids, AWN reports. Based on the children’s books, Pettson & Findus, by creator Sven Nordqvist, Bjorn Bear is a small, curious bear who lives alongside a winding road next to the woods. As people drop all different kinds of things along the […]

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