Tag: CITV

Cartoon Network on acquiring spree

Cartoon Network on acquiring spree

Animation
Cartoon Network has acquired animated comedy Wishfart for the UK, Africa and Israel from Canadian distributor and producer Bejuba! Entertainment. Meanwhile, Discovery Italy has also acquired rights to the 20 x half-hour series. Created by Dan Williams, Lienne Sawatsky and John Hazlett, Wishfart follows a teen leprechaun named Dez who is new to granting wishes. Becoming the first broadcaster besides Teletoon to acquire the series, CITV also recently picked up free-TV rights of the toon. Meanwhile, the Network has acquired season three of Animaccord’s Masha and the Bear to air in 26 countries across Latin America. Though the show’s third season was screened in Brazilian cinemas last year, but the full season has yet to air in the region. Masha and the Bear‘s third season has already
CITV acquires animated comedy ToonMarty from Goldbee

CITV acquires animated comedy ToonMarty from Goldbee

Channels
UK kids net CITV has acquired Sardine Productions’ animated comedy ToonMarty from Barcelona-based distributor GoldBee. The slapstick series, set in Toonvile, follows an employee of Toonmart, the town’s biggest busybody. The 40 x 11-minute comedy series is produced by the Montreal-based studio Chop Chop Ninja Challenge, Leon. It was originally commissioned by Corus Entertainment for its French and English Teletoon feeds where it premiered last May. Earlier this year, ToonMarty was picked up by Nickelodeon International for its global channels and digital platforms excluding North America, China and Japan.    
Cartoon Networks’ Ben 10 to be free-to-air in UK soon

Cartoon Networks’ Ben 10 to be free-to-air in UK soon

Channels
Cartoon Network’s Ben 10 will have its free-to-air premiere in the UK this week. New episodes of the action-adventure series will be shown on CITV and ITV in the territory on May 21. The series currently airs on Cartoon Network in the UK. The channel will continue to air the series as part of its primetime lineup as usual. Targeting boys ages between four to eight, the toon follows energetic Ben Tennyson as he transforms into aliens and goes on adventures. Since its EMEA premiere in October, the latest iteration of the series has reached more than 27 million viewers across the region. Cartoon Network EMEA is set to roll out new merchandise inspired by the series. The line will launch this summer with a new toy range from master toy partner Playmates. Additionally, Giochi Preziosi Gr
YBG Films Limited in works on animated series Young Bear Grylls

YBG Films Limited in works on animated series Young Bear Grylls

Animation
After UK-based Platinum Films and Bear Grylls Ventures formed a joint-venture named YBG Films Limited, it is currently in the works on a new animated series called Young Bear Grylls. The series will be based on the escapades and adventures of a young Bear Grylls as he explores the world around him. Edward Michael Bear Grylls is known worldwide as a British survivalist through his Discovery Channel show Man Vs Wild (also known as Born Survivor), Running Wild (NBC), The Island with Bear Grylls (Channel 4), Bear Grylls Survival School (ITV, CITV) and Absolute Wild (Chinese TV).   YBG Films will coordinate an international television and merchandising strategy in an effort to establish the series globally.   CITV's  original Bear Grylls Survival School was recently nominated for Best New

ITV STUDIOS GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT GEARS UP FOR LICENSING EXPO 2015

Licensing, Merchandise
Thunderbirds Are Go Leads Company’s Presentation Slate New Product Launches To Celebrate Thunderbirds 50th Anniversary Developments Across Third Party Brand Portfolio ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) will be returning to Licensing International Expo this year to forge new global partnerships and strike deals for its spectacular portfolio of ITV owned and third party brands. Thunderbirds Are Go will spearhead this year’s presentation slate which will also feature Classic Thunderbirds, iconic toy property Playmobil, the new “inspired by Playmobil” kids’ TV series Super 4, digital game sensation Cut the Rope and 1970s music icons Village People.  (more…)

Novel Ent. & Fashion UK partners for Horrid Henry Apparel

Headlines, Licensing, Merchandise
Oxford, England indie producer Novel Entertainment and Fashions UK are partnering on a range of branded apparel for the Horrid Henry franchise, based on the bestselling children’s books created by Francesca Simon and illustrated by Tony Ross. A new collection of t-shirts, pajamas, sweatshirts and socks featuring characters from the hit children’s entertainment property will be available at UK retailers in April. (more…)

THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO SPECIAL EP AND LADY PENELOPE, PARKER AND BRAINS ARE REVEALED

Animation, Headlines
CREATOR SYLVIA ANDERSON TO FEATURE IN SPECIAL THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO EPISODE AND LADY PENELOPE, PARKER AND BRAINS PICTURES ARE REVEALED ITV today released an exclusive look at classic characters from the much anticipated new children’s and family series, Thunderbirds Are Go. The pictures feature engineer Brains; smooth operator, Lady Penelope and her trusty bodyguard and driver, Parker in front of the pink, six-wheeled car FAB1. (more…)