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David Tennant Cast in Magic Light’s Highway Rat

It cannot be denied that a huge chunk of actor David Tennant’s success outside of the UK is owed to his stint as the doctor in BBC’s long-running sci-fi franchise, and while Tennant has since followed it up with equally notable performances in other countries (including a very effective portrayal of the creepy psychopathic villain Purple Man), the actor is once again lending his expertise for ...


BBC Signs New Kids’ Content Deal with Amazon Prime

BBC Worldwide has recently inked a new multi-year licensing deal with Amazon Prime Video, covering a wide range of TV properties from CBeebies and CBBC for the UK and Ireland. This licensing deal is BBC Worldwide’s first children’s package to be made available to Amazon Prime’s SVOD service in the aforementioned regions. “The deal reflects the growing investment that leading streaming ...


DHX Acquired Deals for 10 Teletubbies Series

DHX Media has inked ten new broadcast deals for Teletubbies updated series with networks all over the globe. The preschool series has been licensed to BBC Worldwide’s CBeebies (Asia, Africa, Poland), TVE’s Clan (Spain), Hop! Media Group (Israel), NPO Zappelin (Netherlands), Nickelodeon (Greece), JimJam (Benelux), MTVA’s M2 (Hungary), SIC (Portugal), Ultra (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, ...


Cbeebies Launches New Live Action/CG Show, Messy Goes to Okido

This coming September 7, BBC’s Cbeebies will be premiering a new hybrid live action/CG hybrid series titled Messy Goes to Okido. The show is based on the popular kids’ arts and science magazine OKIDO and will feature comedic and educational episodes that showcase a bunch of inquisitive, lovable monsters. Messy Goes to Okido is targeted towards preschoolers and was produced in Squint/Opera’s ...


Tree Fu Tom Gets New International Deals

FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment have recently announced new TV and licensing agreements in New Zealand and Australia, as well as other international licensing deals for their hit preschool brand Tree Fu Tom. The CG animated series, which debuted on CBeebies last year, has been sold to Media Works in New Zealand and Network Ten in Australia, and is scheduled to premiere in both ...


The Mill’s TV VFX Department Closes

It seems like the recent economic downturn has hit the animation industry the worst, as news of studios closing down or downsizing have become very common these past few months, and even big studios like DreamWorks have had to take losses and lay off employees in order to remain healthy. The most recent studio to suffer from financial issues is The Mill, which is popular for the effects work ...


CBeebies to Launch Numtum Adventures

CBeebies and the BBC Worlwdide Channels will be premiering a new math-themed animated series later this year. The show is titled “Numtum Adventures,” and will be animated by A Productions. The series was spun off of the five minute short series that is currently airing on CBeebies in the UK and in other territories worldwide. Numtum Adventures is created by Barry Quinn and centers ...

Mindshapes and BBC Team Up for Wibbly Pig App

Mindshapes and BBC Team Up for Wibbly Pig App

BBC Worldwide and Mindshapes have recently joined forces in order to develop a new app based on the hit animated series and children’s book Wibbly Pig. Targeted towards K2-6, the Wibbly Pig app will be available in Mindshapes’ own interactive world, ...

ToonOlympics Match 13 United Kingdom vs Brazil

ToonOlympics Second Round Match United Kingdom Vs. Brazil

The ToonOlympics competition on ToonBarn is generating many one-sided contests so far! Don’t let the Dog Days of Summer catch you napping. Look over the choices carefully, then choose wisely. Matches are definitely going to heat up as the race to the finish unfolds. It is getting increasingly difficult to decide between your favorite cartoons from here on out. What will you pick when ...

BBC Unveils Animated Olympic Games Trailer

BBC Unveils Animated Olympic Games Trailer

The British Broadcasting Network has just released a sneak peek at the titles sequence and marketing campaign for the 2012 Olympic Games, which is going to be held in London. The 60 second animated trailer was originally broadcast during halftime in the Euro 2012 final, but is now made available on the net. Based on a Stadium UK concept, and animated by Passion Pictures, the trailer will be ...

Charles Dickens Animation Commissioned for BBC Radio

Charles Dickens Animation Commissioned for BBC Radio

Film London, BBC Radio 4, and BBC Radio Drama have recently commissioned five films and five radio plays in order to celebrate Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday. The program, dubbed Dickens in London, will be broadcast simultaneously on Feb 6-10 in the Woman’s Hour Drama strand on Radio 4 (10:45AM), online and via Red Button. ...

U.K. Animation Industry is in trouble - Aardman Animations

U.K. Animation Industry is in trouble – Aardman Animations

In a recent interview with BBC and, Aardman Animations’ head of TV Miles Bullough has let it slip that the Bristol-based animation company may eventually find it necessary to start producing their projects in Germany, Canada, or Ireland in order to cut costs. Bullough lamented that the lack of support for TV animation and the exorbitant tax laws in the UK make it difficult for ...

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