Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana partnered with Discovery Kids to bring 26 hilarious episodes of its animated series The ZhuZhus throughout Latin America and the Caribbean beginning this May. In addition, Nelvana has completed a broadcast extension deal with Discovery Kids for Backyardigans ensuring the series’ 80 episodes remain on-air in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read the rest of this entry »
Cartoon Network recently announced plans for the summer release of the digital album Steven Universe Soundtrack: Volume 1, a collection of music from the TV series. Available globally on June 2, 2017, the soundtrack will feature songs originally heard in the series’ episodes, including the theme song, “We Are the Crystal Gems.”
The digital album features a roster of re-mastered songs performed by the series voice cast, including Zach Callison (Steven), Estelle (Garnet), Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst) and Tom Scharpling (Greg). Read the rest of this entry »
Public kids’ broadcaster NRK Super, part of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, acquired the third season of Studio 100’s live-action series Ghost Rockers. The third season will air this summer, and marks the third Studio 100 property on NRK Super this year.
The Alpha Group US LLC, a subsidiary of The Alpha Group, announced the season two launch of Super Wings on Sprout this week.
The original preschool series follows an adorable jet plane named Jett who travels the world delivering packages to children. On every delivery, Jett encounters a new problem that he and his friends the Super Wings must work together to solve. Season two will feature new story-lines, destinations, and characters.
Turner’s Cartoon Network will have a two-day Imagination Studios workshop in Singapore as part of a global initiative to inspire the next generation of storytellers and creators. Imagination Studios is a global initiative by Cartoon Network that inspires kids to get involved in publishing their own content.
Hosted in partnership with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and supported by StarHub, Imagination Studios will feature an industry workshop on April 21, and a workshop for kids on April 22. The events will be held at PIXEL Studios. Read the rest of this entry »
DHX Media signed a deal with Cartoon Network U.S. for Mega Man, an original DHX Media co-production with Dentsu Entertainment USA Inc. The series was also picked up by DHX Media’s Family CHRGD for Canada. Based on the Capcom Mega Man video game franchise, the 3-D animated series goes into production this summer at DHX Media’s Vancouver studio. Man of Action Entertainment will write and executive produce the series in collaboration with DHX Media and Dentsu Entertainment. Read the rest of this entry »
Building on the success of its first three seasons on YouTube and other digital platforms, Nelvana announced at MIPTV the next phase of production on Season 4 of Bravest Warriors, the series’ first run on television. The new season is being produced in association with Frederator Studios for multiple platforms, including linear with complementary digital content. Produced by Nelvana Limited in Canada, the fourth season will premiere on Teletoon next fall. Additionally, the entire online catalogue of existing Bravest Warriors episodes produced by Frederator Studios are available for license outside of the U.S. Read the rest of this entry »
The Japanese anime TV series Doraemon will extend its story into Europe. Global licensing company CPLG, on behalf of VIZ Media Europe, will develop a licensing program for the series in Italy.
Since its launch in 1969, Doraemon has been one of Japan’s most popular multimedia franchises. In Italy, the TV series first aired on Mediaset 10 years ago before moving to kid’s broadcaster Italy Boing where it is one of the top rated shows on the channel. Read the rest of this entry »
Genius Brands International Inc. plans to expand SpacePOP this year with new content license agreements for in China and in the UK. Additionally, Genius Brands has greenlit the development of season two of SpacePOP for global distribution, which is expected ot air this fall. Read the rest of this entry »
Studio 100 Media closed an agreement with AMC Networks International – Central Europe (AMCNI CE), which will bring Studio 100 Media’s Nils Holgersson and The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill to territories across Eastern Europe including Hungary, Romania, Moldova, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ex-Yugoslavia including Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Croatia, and Slovenia.AMCNI CE acquired the exclusive rights to distribute the shows via cable, satellite, and terrestrial television. Both shows will be completed this summer and will premiere on Minimax this June.