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Tokyopop Discusses New Disney Books

Tokyopop, a division of POP Media Holdings established by entrepreneur and filmmaker Stu Levy has proclaimed plans to return into North American publishing with a series of family friendly English-language Manga books by Disney including Alice in Wonderland: Special Collector’s Manga, a massive 352-page hardcover adaptation of the classic film and Pixar Manga Collection: Finding Nemo, a ...


YooHoo and Friends Gets Publishing Deal

Green Kids Club (GKC), an Eco-friendly publishing group, is working together with Aurora World to license ‘YooHoo & Friends’ endangered species characters for a series of exclusive distributed books. The stories will follow the characters Victor, Tiago and Maya – the young environmentalists who will team up with furry friends YooHoo and Pammee on a mission to save the animals and ...


Wild Kratts’ Worldwide Popularity Goes Beyond Cartoons

Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group have recently announced several new exciting developments regarding the show Wild Kratts, which is a wildlife-oriented edutainment cartoon based on the exploits of the real life zoologist brothers. The show has recently gained the no. 1 spot with kids aged 4 to 8 and 6 to 11 across several networks, including its debut channel PBS. ...


New Teen Titans Go! Clip: Books

Warner Bros. Animation has just released a brand-spanking new non-exclusive clip for the next episode of Teen Titans Go!, titled “Books.” The episode will air this coming Wednesday, October 2, at 7:30 PM on Cartoon Network. The episode deals with a subject near and dear to every kid’s heart: The Limitless Power of One’s Imagination, as the Titans discover the joys of ...


Guru Expands Publishing Platform with New Justin Time Book

Guru Studio and its partner Immedium have recently announced the release of a new Justin Time book titiled “The Big Pet Story,” marking the franchise’s second foray into the print world. The book will be distributed by Immedium through Barns & Noble (US), Chapters Indigo (Canada), Amazon, local independent bookstores throughout North America, and on their own website. The ...

Almost Naked Animals Gets a Publishing Deal

Almost Naked Animals Gets a Publishing Deal

Lisle International has recently signed a new publishing deal with Hachette Children’s Books for 9 story Entertainment’s hit animated comedy series Almost Naked Animals. Under the publishing deal, Hachette’s sub division Hodder Children’s Books will be developing a full publishing program outside of magazines for the UK and CommonWealth territories outside of Canada. ...

Immedium Launches Justin Time Books

Immedium Launches Justin Time Books

A brand new series of books based on Guru Studio’s hit preschool adventure series Justine Time will be launched this September courtesy of publishing house Immedium. The first book in the series, Justin Time – The Pancake Express, will be based on an episode from the first season of the show, which is currently airing on Sprout. The book was adapted and illustrated by Brandon James ...

The Pirates! Band of Misfits set sail for Aardman

The Pirates! Band of Misfits set sail for Aardman

Seems like there’s a lot of pirating going on. Rango’s Johnny Depp is returning as Captain Jack Sparrow in a few weeks. Jake and the Neverland Pirates are ruling over Disney’s new Disney Jr. network. Monkey D. Luffy and crew are still hunting One Piece. And now Aardman Animation is working with Pathe and Sony Pictures Animation on a new animated tale, The Pirates! Band of ...

Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps dances with Super RTL

Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps dances with Super RTL

Hit Entertainment and Super RTL have been busy over the past few months! Just recently the pair has announced the joint venture channel (a mixture of Disney and RTL) will own the rights to air over 80 episodes of the CG animated series Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps. The toon will make its debut in a few months, working with Bob the Builder and Tomas & Friends in the Toggolino program ...

Wizard Hat Productions heads to Grim Hill

Wizard Hat Productions heads to Grim Hill

Linda DeMeulemeester probably never had an animated series in mind when she wrote her first Grim Hill book. But once the first was deemed a success, and a sequel met with a similar reaction, the train kept rolling! Now, with 5 titles in the franchise, Wizard Hat Productions wanted to jump in to ready a CG animated series based on the adventures. The tale mixes Celtic myths with faerie lore, ...

Nelvana presents Melanie Watt's Scaredy Squirrel

Nelvana presents Melanie Watt’s Scaredy Squirrel

He’ll wear rubber gloves, use air freshener, avoid anything with teeth, and still, Scaredy is terrified of everything he encounters. First published in 2006, the Scaredy Squirrel book series is written and illustrated by Mélanie Watt via Kids Can Press. Now, the fearful rodent is teaming with Nelvana to bring the books to animated form in a new cartoon series. Of the four existing ...

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