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Kimberley Walsh joins Horrid Henry: The Movie
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Kimberley Walsh joins Horrid Henry: The Movie

Vertigo Films and Novel Entertainment have been hard at work on Horrid Henry: The Movie over the past few months. Slowly but surely, the pieces are falling into place, as the production ramps up for the 2011 release. The Nick Moore directed, 3D film already has a number of stars in the cast, including Anjelica Huston, Richard E. Grant, Rebecca Front, Parminder Nagra, Noel Fielding, Mathew ...

Babar and the Adventures of Badou starts November 22
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Babar and the Adventures of Badou starts November 22

The latest effort between Nelvana Studios and TeamTO will make its debut November 22nd, as Babar and the Adventures of Badou hits televisions. The CG toon, already on France’s TF1, will join YTV’s Playtime block that Monday at 11am, bringing the classic Babar books back to the forefront of animation. Those of you looking for an even earlier peek can find the mighty elephant on his ...

Universal Music and Egmont team for Uki books
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Universal Music and Egmont team for Uki books

Uki is a cuddly, cute, upbeat and very, very curious fellow. Full of amazement at the magical world around him, Uki’s goal is simply to bring joy all around. Now, Universal Music has teamed with Egmont to help in that quest, producing a line of books based on Uki and his world. The animated character, who currently stars in Show Me Show Me on the CBeebies, will appear in a number of ...

Nickelodeon brings Blue-Zoo's Olive the Ostrich to Nick Jr.
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Nickelodeon brings Blue-Zoo’s Olive the Ostrich to Nick Jr.

Blue-Zoo may have just turned 10 years old, but they’re still looking for our help! The production company famed for its animation has a new project in line called Olive the Ostrich. The CG toon will follow the adventures of a young ostrich and her friends on their travels. Nickelodeon has already shown extreme interest in the title, signing the project to start airing on Nick Jr as ...

Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer empire will change future generations
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Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer empire will change future generations

She’s little, but she’s mighty. Dora the Explorer has blossomed into a multibillion (B!) dollar franchise for Nickelodeon, that has not only been entertainment folks for ten years, the toon has potentially been educating them! The series is watched in over 150 markets in over 30 languages all around the world, where Dora teaches Spanish and Latin culture to English-speaking ...

One more week for Taran and Gurgi to rescue Disney's Black Cauldron
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One more week for Taran and Gurgi to rescue Disney’s Black Cauldron

Taran, Princess Eilonwy, Fflewddur Fflam, and Gurgi had a plan. Sure, that plan involved saving the known universe, retrieving the enchanted and mythical Black Cauldron, and defeating the horrifically evil Horned King, but… it was a plan, all the same. On the small farm of Caer Dallben, Taran is just a mere Pigkeeper – an assistant pig keeper, to be precise. Suddenly, one day ...

Disney releases The Black Cauldron: 25th Anniversary Special Edition
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Disney releases The Black Cauldron: 25th Anniversary Special Edition

In 1985, there was no Toy Story. There was no Finding Nemo, no Beauty and the Beast, no Incredibles, no Lion King, no Cars, no Little Mermaid. The heyday of the Disney Studio had passed into a bit of a darker time, perhaps best documented in the early parts of the Waking Sleeping Beauty documentary. However, the time was not without its stories, and Disney was still hard at work on their ...

Coolabi and King Rollow Films bring Poppy Cat to Nick Jr
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Coolabi and King Rollo Films bring Poppy Cat to Nick Jr

Soon enough, Nickelodeon will bring fans the world of Poppy Cat, Big Cat, Zuzu, Alma, Mo, Owl, and Bear. Why’s that? Because Coolabi and King Rollo Films are bringing the book series to Nick Jr. The production has already begun, translating Lara Jones Poppy Cat books into animated form and straight to Nick Junior in the UK. The plan is to get the cute little toon on televisions ...

Patoon Animation and Cyber Group team for Grenadine and Peppermint
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Patoon Animation and Cyber Group team for Grenadine and Peppermint

What could possibly make a more loving set of friends than a rambunctious Inuit girl and a quasi-super hero penguin? Nothing, so says the producers behind the flash animated series Grenadine and Peppermint. The Patoon Animation toon, based on the Editions MILAN books by Colonel Moutarde, is gearing up for its debut later next year. So far, TF1 has signed up to air the adventures. Grenadine ...

Atlantyca Entertainment and Moonscoop bring Dive Olly Dive to Pelican Publishing
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Atlantyca Entertainment and Moonscoop bring Dive Olly Dive to Pelican Publishing

Dive Olly Dive follows the adventures of Olly and Beth, young submarines-in-training. Stationed at the Special Underwater Research Facility (S.U.R.F.) under the guidance of Diver Doug, the young subs explore their spectacular underwater world. Now, thanks to a partnership between Atlantyca Entertainment, Moonscoop, and Pelican Publishing, the 3D animated series will be crafted into 10 new book ...

DQ Entertainment International and Hachette Livre work on The Jungle Book
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DQ Entertainment International and Hachette Livre work on The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling wrote the original Jungle Book over 100 years ago, in 1894. It wasn’t until 70 years later that Disney renewing the tale, with the classic animated film The Jungle Book. Now, DQ Entertainment is reviving the series, with a new animated collection of Maugli’s adventures. Hachette Livre will team with DQ to bring the series to the French language worldwide, helping ...

Simon Tofield and RDF Media Group work on Simon's Cat
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Simon Tofield and RDF Media Group work on Simon’s Cat

Simon’s Cat is an animated cartoon series, created by Simon Tofield — and likely with a little help from his cats, Jess, Maisie, and especially Hugh. The cute and hungry house cat is animated using Flash and has been around for a few years now, winning a “Best Comedy” award at the British Animation Awards 2008. Canongate released a book of the series last October in the ...

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