Disney Inks Deal with ‘Proud Family’ EPs Bruce W. Smith and Ralph Farquhar


Disney has signed The Proud Family’s executive producers Bruce W. Smith and Ralph Farquhar to a wide-ranging, multiyear deal to produce animated and live-action series and movies for Disney Branded Television. They will work directly with Meredith Roberts, senior vice president/general manager, Television Animation, Disney Channels, and Ayo Davis, executive vice president, Creative Development

NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal Stars in All-New ‘Shaq’s Garage’ Animated Comedy


Genius Brands International, Inc. (Genius Brands) and ABG Entertainment, a division of Authentic Brands Group, announced Shaq’s Garage, an all-new animated action-adventure comedy series for kids, starring, and executive produced by Shaquille O'Neal. O’Neal’s athletic career spanned nearly two decades and earned him countless awards and honors, including NBA Most Valuable Player, NBA Rookie

Headstart Int’l Inks Deal with YouKu to Bring ‘Best Furry Friends’ to China


AUSTRALIA – Australian-based toy company, Headstart International, has partnered with Chinese digital platform, YouKu, to distribute the preschool CGI series, Best Furry Friends. In a deal penned with YouKu via Playology International and Senyu International, the animated series launched on the YouKu platform this past February. The series originated from the Best Furry Friends children’s

‘Peanuts 70th Anniversary Holiday Collection Limited Edition’ Out October 1


BURBANK, CALIF -- The Peanuts comic strip is turning 70 and to celebrate, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the release of a Blu-ray collection comprised of three iconic animated holiday specials packaged in a limited-edition Snoopy doghouse giftset. Titled Peanuts 70th Anniversary Holiday Collection Limited Edition, it will be released on October 1,...