Saturday, November 18

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Cracke heads to India with Viacom18

Cracke heads to India with Viacom18

Animation, Headlines
Canadian Animation studio Squeeze has shopped its shortform animated series Cracké to Viacom18 in India, which will put it out on the local Nickelodeon channel and the Voot streaming service. The deal brings the show’s reach to 185 countries, and follows a recent launch in EMEA. Nina Elavia Jaipuria, head of kids entertainment at Viacom18, said: “Kids in India love comedy and Cracké, with its short duration format, unique animation style and adorable characterisation, is sure to provide them with an immersive experience.” Denis Doré, Squeeze’s president and co-founder added: “It’s very rewarding to realise that Cracké will make kids laugh around the world on a renowned and leading TV network such as Nickelodeon.” The 52 x one-minute show follows an anxious ostrich dad and his eight r
Brandgenuity Named Licensing Agent for Animated Series Oddbods

Brandgenuity Named Licensing Agent for Animated Series Oddbods

Licensing, Merchandise
Odd-of-the box thinking to drive licensing efforts  Leading global brand licensing agency, Brandgenuity, has been selected by One Animation as licensing agent in the US and Canada for the global smash hit animated series, Oddbods. The New York-based agency will build a licensing program for the Oddbods brand in categories including publishing, toys and games, apparel and accessories, back-to-school, home, gifts, social expression, experiences and more. Created and produced by CG animation studio One Animation, Oddbods has seen a dramatic expansion of its fan base over the last 12 months, particularly in North America where it broadcasts on Disney Junior and has also pulled in over 70 million views online. The property appeals to kids and tweens. “We are very excited to be working wit
Turner and Cyber Group Studios launches new animated series Taffy

Turner and Cyber Group Studios launches new animated series Taffy

Animation
Turner and Cyber Group Studios have joined forces to create a brand-new animated series, currently entitled Taffy, for Turner’s second flagship kids’ channel Boomerang across international markets. Based on an original creation from Cyber Group Studios and developed with Turner, Taffy follows the non-stop, slapstick extravaganza faced by loyal hound dog, Bentley. His life is turned on its head when Bentley’s billionaire old-lady-owner, Mrs Muchmore, takes in a raccoon called Taffy – an imposter posing as a wide-eyed, fluffy angora cat. Each instalment sees Bentley try to expose the intruder – while super-clever Taffy handily frames the dog for every one of his exploits and disastrous messes. Whether travelling from Mrs Muchmore's luxurious mansion, to a five-star cruise, to jet-setting
Regal Academy Returns to Nickelodeon, Continuing Rose Cinderella’s Magical Adventures

Regal Academy Returns to Nickelodeon, Continuing Rose Cinderella’s Magical Adventures

Animation, Licensing
Rainbow Group, the entertainment leader behind the animated series Regal Academy, and The Alpha Group US LLC, master toy partner for the series, are thrilled to announce that season one of Regal Academy has returned to Nickelodeon. New episodes of the series will continue to air Saturdays at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. “With Regal Academy, Rainbow Group continues to create animated series that delight kids, and we are looking forward to treating the audience to more episodes this year," said Elizabeth Murray, Executive Vice President, Programming, Nickelodeon Group. “We are thrilled at the positive response to Regal Academy from fans of all ages and we are looking forward to continuing the series with fresh adventures for Rose Cinderella and her classmates,” said Cristiana Buzzel
Hoho Entertainment commences production of ‘Shane the Chef’

Hoho Entertainment commences production of ‘Shane the Chef’

Animation, Headlines, Latest News
Hoho Entertainment has commenced production on Shane the Chef, a new 52 x 11' animated pre-school series, it has announced. The series will be shown on Channel 5's Milkshake and will follow the foody adventures of an energetic chef, Shane and his young daughter Izzy. “We’ve very excited to be collaborating with Hoho Entertainment on Shane the Chef,” said Jon Rennie, Managing Director at Cloth Cat. “The fact that Hoho have decided to place all the animation work in Cardiff is a resounding vote of confidence in Cloth Cat and the talent and skills available in Wales.” Shane the Chef has received production funding from Creative Europe, and is supported by the Children’s Food Trust. Entirely produced in the UK, Shane the Chef is being animated by Cloth Cat Animation in Cardiff, with the
Cartoon Network greenlights animated series Summer Camp Island 

Cartoon Network greenlights animated series Summer Camp Island 

Animation
Cartoon Network greenlights Summer Camp Island, a wildly imaginative animated series based on the original short created by Julia Pott (Adventure Time). Having completed a momentous run at this year’s Sundance Film Festival where it was screened as part of the Animated Short Films category, the short will now extend into a series and continue unfolding the mysteries that Oscar and his best friend Hedgehog encounter at a magical summer camp. “Summer Camp Island is a great example of the kind of creativity generated by our acclaimed studio shorts program,” said Rob Sorcher, Cartoon Network chief content officer. “We are all wanting to spend summers inside this timeless and magical world captured by Julia’s signature warmth and inventiveness.” Currently making its round on the global fes
Mondo TV highlights four new series at Kidscreen Summit Miami 2017

Mondo TV highlights four new series at Kidscreen Summit Miami 2017

Animation
Among the highlights of Mondo TV at Kidscreen Summit Miami 2017 are four major new series. In the preschool animated show Yoohoo & Friends 3D (2017: 52’ x 11) a group of animal friends who inhabit the magical island of Yootopia help endangered animals in their home and on Earth. The show has a massive appeal both as a TV series and as a licensed property, not least because awareness is sky-high: more than 80 million YooHoo & Friends plush toys have been sold since the worldwide launch of the line by Aurora World in 2007, driving enormous interest in the forthcoming animated version. Heidi, Bienvenida a Casa (2017: 60 x 45’), a co-proction with Alianzas Producciones, is a modern adaptation of the famous story of Heidi. Based on an original idea by Argentinian writer Marcela Ci
Sony’s animated Spider-Man to be played by Miles Morales

Sony’s animated Spider-Man to be played by Miles Morales

Animation
Miles Morales will be the “star” of Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man animated movie. That’s the official confirmed news from Sony's just-concluded animation presentation, a morning that also saw footage from The Emoji Movie and the next Smurfs movie. The movie will be written by The Lego Movie’s Phil Lord, who also acts as co-executive producer on the project with his Last Man on Earth and Lego Movie partner Chris Miller. The Little Prince’s Bob Persichetti and Rise of the Guardians’ Peter Ramsey will co-direct. Morales was created by Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli in 2011 as the primary Spider-Man for Marvel’s “Ultimate” imprint. The character—a mixed-race teenager of African-American and Hispanic descent—quickly became a break-out star, to the point of being one of the few characte
Amazon Prime India buys 100 hours of Zodiak Kids

Amazon Prime India buys 100 hours of Zodiak Kids

Licensing, Merchandise
A line-up of titles from Zodiak Kids has been sold to Amazon India, in a deal amassing to over 100 hours. As part of the deal, Amazon India has acquired all four seasons of Novel Entertainment’s Horrid Henry. “We are extremely happy to announce our collaboration with Zodiak Kids by bringing immensely popular characters like Horrid Henry to India,” said Nitesh Kripalani, director and country head at Amazon Prime Video India. “This alliance adds further volume to our existing bouquet of great kids’ programming, thus paving the way for us to have the largest exclusive selection of kids’ entertainment in India." In addition, the company has secured animation series’ Extreme Football, Street Football and Sally Bollywood, which will all launch on Amazon Prime Video in early 2017. The deal
Nick lines up new animated series ‘Nella the Princess Knight’

Nick lines up new animated series ‘Nella the Princess Knight’

Animation
Nickelodeon has lined up the all-new animated preschool series Nella the Princess Knight, about an unconventional royal. Nella the Princess Knight will premiere on Monday, February 6, at 10 a.m. Following its U.S. launch, Nella the Princess Knight will debut internationally in spring 2017. The show tells the story of 8-year-old Nella, who is compassionate and graceful like a princess, and courageous and determined like a knight. Whenever a problem arises, she sets out on daring quests to save her kingdom, transforming into Nella the Princess Knight. The 40×30-minute series aims to teach preschoolers self-confidence, inclusiveness and compassion for others. Leading up to the premiere of Nella the Princess Knight, exclusive content will be featured on the Nick Jr. website and app. The ex