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The Adventures of Abney and Teal Get a Book Deal

BBC Worldwide recently appointed Walker Books as the global master book publisher for the Cbeebies preschool series The Adventures of Abney and Teal, giving the publisher rights to publish the first three Abney and Teal titles for 2012. Walker Books plans to launch all three in time for the holiday season, which will include stand […]

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David Tennant and Sophie Aldred meet in Cbeebies’ Tree Fu Tom

Doctor Who Alumni David Tennant (who played the 10th Doctor) and Sophie Aldred (who played Ace, the 7th doctor’s Companion) will lend their voice talents to Cbeebies’ newest multi-platform fantasy/action-adventure preschool series Tree Fu Tom this March 2012. Tennant and Aldred will lend voices to the series’ protagonists Twigs (Tennant) and Tom (Aldred). The series […]

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Rastamouse gets second season on CBeebies

CBeebies knows how to “make a bad ting good” they did exactly that when they greenlit the second season of DHX Media’s Rastamouse. The new season will be produced and animated in the UK by Three Stones Media, and will have 26×11 episodes, bringing the total number of available Rastamouse episodes to 78×11.

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Octonauts US premiere on Disney Junior

This January 9, Monday, The underwater preschool series Octonauts will make its US debut at 11:30AM on Disney’s Disney Junior programming block. Based on the book series from Meomi Design, the Octonauts TV series aims to introduce young children to vast underwater worlds and the marine life that thrives on said places.

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CBeebies gets ‘Sarah and Duck’

London based studio Karrot Animation has recently announced that their original production, Sarah & Duck, has been acquired by the U.K.’s Cbeebies channel, and will premiere in 2013. Karrot Animation has also secured a distribution and licensing deal for the Sarah & Duck property within the areas covered by BBC Worlwide, which will ensure international […]

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Vivid Imaginations to make Cloudbabies toys for Hoho Entertainment

From the previews we’ve seen, the Cloudbabies look so soft and huggable, and now Vivid Imagination will give us the chance to play with them off the TV, courtesy of new plush toys, playsets, games, puzzles, role play items, and arts and crafts! Available for distribution throughout EMEA, the new master toy partner will work […]

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Hoho Entertainment and CBeebies float the Cloudbabies our way

Floating on a cloud, caring for the sky, and making friends with the Sun, moon, and stars. Sounds pretty relaxing, but what if it was your job? That’s what the Cloudbabies are tasked with; Baba Pink, Baba Blue, Baba Yellow, and Baba Green help look after the Sun, moon, Fuffa Cloud, Little Star, and Rainbow, […]

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Chorion and Zap swim with Octonauts

For some time now, the good folks at Brown Bag Films have worked with Chorion and networks like Cbeebies to bring us an amazingly beautiful underwater animated series, The Octonauts. The CG toon is based on the books by Vicki Wong and Michael Murphy of Meomi Design Inc, following a crew of adventurers (Captain Barnacles […]

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Rastamouse goes global via DHX Media

The all-mouse reggae band, “Rastamouse and Da Easy Crew”, has already had such a big impact to the local audience (even beyond Mouseland’s Nuff Song Recording Studio) that DHX Media decided it was time to bring the rockers around the world! Soon, folks can pick up the stop motion toon on ABC TV, Canal+, HOP!, […]

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Little Airplane Productions drops Small Potatoes on France

Imagine a perfect world, where a group of adorable little starches can get together, dream, and sing. Sounds like a utopia, right? An almost literal Garden of Eden! Small Potatoes takes that idea to heart, with a toon that follows four potatoes with amazing personality, who work together writing songs in every episode. The Potatoes […]

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Holiday classics: Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman

One winter’s day, a boy heads out to the snow to build a snowman. Hours after completing the sculpture, as the clock hits midnight, the snowman comes to life, unlike any of the snowmen we built at the ToonBarn Studios over the holiday break. Like a newborn baby, the Snowman tries to learn everything he […]

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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, […]