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Monchhichi finds U.S. home on Boomerang/Hulu, second season order

Turner has picked up Technicolor Animation Productions’ new Monchhichi CG-animated series for their Boomerang streaming service in the United States. Additionally, the series will be later available on Hulu. The show is based on a line of dolls of the same name by Japan’s Sekiguchi Corporation, which have sold over 100 million units worldwide. First introduced […]

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GO-N Starts Production on Prehistoric Toon, Tib & Tumtum

Paris-based producer/distributor GO-N Productions has announced the start of production on a new animated series titled Tib & Tumtum. On hand to help will be co-producers TF1 (France), KiKA and HR for ARD (Germany). The series is targeted towards kids aged 5 to 8, and was adapted from the popular comic book by Flora Grimaldi […]

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Julius Jr. Makes Its Way to Italy

Saban Brands has recently announced that their animated preschool series, Julius Jr., will be making its way to Italy via Disney Junior this spring, after signing a broadcast distribution deal with the network. The deal will also see the Paul Frank-inspired series expanding to additional countries in Europe, Middle East, and Africa in the near […]

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Calimero to Debut on France’s TF1

A new CG animated series based on the classic international kids’ series Calimero will be debuting in France via TF1 on February 9, 2014. The new series will feature the loveable little black chicken, which was created by Nino and Toni Pagot, and Ignazio Colnaghi. The new Calimero series will consist of 14 x 11 […]

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TF1 Starts Production on Mini Ninjas

France’s TF1 Production has recently announced that they will be starting production on their first animated TV series, with Cyber Group Studios joining as executive co-producer as well as worldwide distributor. The new series, Mini Ninjas, is based on the hit videogame from Square Enix, and will be produced for TF1’s kids programming block TFOU. […]

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Oscar’s Oasis has Cake Entertainment’s global touch

Cake Entertainment sounds like such a delicious name. But the creator of Skunk Fu!, Stoked, Angelo Rules, Total Drama Island, Total Drama Action, Total Drama World Tour, and Word Girl doesn’t just sit around and wait for people to visit and try to eat their wonderful name. No, the production company is constantly hard at […]

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Franklin celebrates 25th anniversary with Franklin and Friends

Next month, Franklin, the world’s beloved animated turtle, will turn 25 years old. In honor of this special 25th anniversary, creators Corus Entertainment, Kids Can Press, and Nelvana Studio will premiere a brand new CG animated toon called Franklin and Friends. The series will launch on Treehouse Friday, March 4th at 6pm. Nelvana will also […]

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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 […]

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DQ Entertainment’s Casper’s Scare School ghouls up Cartoon Network Halloween

Not this Halloween, sadly. But next year’s spooky Halloween holiday will prominently feature Casper the friendly ghost as the translucent hero appears in Casper’s Scare School. The DQ Entertainment animated series is working with Moonscoop Group and Classic Media to develop the 3D and CG toon, set to also premiere in France on TF1. The […]

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Nelvana Enterprises reveals Franklin and Friends

Based on Brenda Clark and Paulette Bourgeois’ book series Franklin the Turtle, Franklin and Friends is Nelvana Enterprises’ latest gift to the animated world. The toon stars Franklin the Turtle, a young little reptile who can famously count by twos and tie his shoes. He lives life not unlike many of us; he goes to […]

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TF1 and Marathon Media team for Rekkit Rabbit season 2 on Disney Channel

So, there’s this 10 foot rabbit named Rekkit, see? Well, he wasn’t always that large – he used to be the standard magician’s assistant in Chakabrak, but, let’s just say he had enough of that. Now, he just spends his days getting into adventure (and trouble) with his best pal Jay Shmufton, who helps Rekkit […]

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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. […]