LONDON — Digital kids’ network and studio, WildBrain, has been appointed by Headstart International Pty Ltd. to manage the Best Furry Friends, or BFF, toy brand on YouTube. The network will manage existing BFF YouTube channels and advertising, while launching new channels promoting the brand
NEW YORK — GKIDS, producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, has acquired the North American distribution rights for the animated feature Marona’s Fantastic Tale, by film from director Anca Damian. Damien’s earlier film, Crulic: The Path to Beyond, won Annecy’s Cristal
In “Son of Friedman,” your story in this week’s issue, George Friedman, a fading movie producer, has dinner with a friend, William Delaney, a still thriving actor. Then they head off to a screening of a film made by Friedman’s son, who’s the actor’s godson.
The Rainbow Group’s new property, 44 Cats, will make its U.S. debut on Nickelodeon on Monday, June 10, at 10 a.m. (ET/PT), followed by regular weekdays airings at 10 a.m. (ET/PT). The launch of 44 Cats follows Rainbow’s 2018 agreement with Viacom International to broadcast
FLOWER MOUND, TEXAS/LONDON, ENGLAND — Funimation, a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television, has announced the acquisition of Manga Entertainment Limited (“Manga”), a distributor of anime in the UK and Ireland. Manga is a long-term partner of Funimation and currently serves anime via Blu-ray/DVDs, broadcast, theatrical
TRIVANDRUM, INDIA / GALWAY, IRELAND — India-based Toonz Media Group has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Ireland’s full-service Emmy-winning production house Telegael, adding additional pre and post-production facilities and a large live-action studio to its entertainment business. The deal is a strategically
The six-day International Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film came to a successful end Sunday evening, May 5, with its grand Award Ceremony held inside the Gloria 1 theatre. Bloeistraat 11, a Dutch and Belgian production by Nienke Deutz, took home the Grand Prix for best
STUTTGART, GERMANY – The 13th edition of Animation Production Days (APD) drew to a close in Stuttgart this past Friday, finishing up with over 800 one-on-one meetings between producers and potential production and financing partners for new animation projects. APD is the most important business
TORONTO, CANADA – Epic Story Media Inc. (ESM) has announced the expansion of its senior team with two new hires. Jessica Labi, formerly VP of acquisitions at eOne, has come on board as head of distribution and brand strategy. Also joining the team is David
LONDON, UK — Hoho Entertainment has announced they have joined forces with JLI to co-develop and co-produce a brand-new animated preschool series based on the Latin heritage brand Juana la Iguana. In the new series, Juana becomes mentor and guide to youngsters Amazonas and Miguel.