Saturday, February 23

Animation

And the Children’s BAFTA goes to…

Animation, Events, Headlines
Family drama Katie Moraig, Cartoon Network and The Lego Movie notched big wins at last night’s 2014 British Academy of Film and Television’s Children’s Awards ceremony in London. CBeebies/Move On Up co-production Katie Moraig took home two awards—one for drama production and another for performer, won by Cherry Campbell (pictured) in the title role. (more…)

Disney Announces George Lucas’ Animated Musical ‘Strange Magic’

Animation
Strange Magic, a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015. Strange Magic is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle over a powerful potion. (more…)

PGS Hits Distribution Landmark for ‘Alvinn!!! and the Chipmunks’

Animation, Licensing
International brand manager PGS Entertainment has hit a licensing milestone for the new ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks animated series.  Created by Janice Karman, produced by Bagdasarian Productions and OuiDO! Productions, and commissioned by M6, PGS has secured 100% of the Pay and Free TV carriage available in continental Europe since introducing the property to international broadcasters last year.  Most recent licensing deals include K2 in Italy, RTBF/OUFtivi in Belgium, and Sic in Portugal. (more…)