Federation Kids & Family Inks ‘Presto! School of Magic’ Distribution Deal

[ad_1] Kids’ content distributor Federation Kids & Family (part of Federation Entertainment) has struck a series of deals with key international broadcasters for the TeamTO produced 2D animated comedy series Presto! School of Magic. Produced with M6 and TéléTOON+, the series previously sold to RTBF and VRT (Belgium), has now been picked up by Discovery …

Sony YAY! Picks Up ‘Oggy and the Cockroaches’

[ad_1] French studio Xilam Animation has secured a deal with Sony Pictures Network India (SPNI) for its flagship non-dialogue comedy franchise, Oggy and the Cockroaches. SPNI will launch the original classic 2D animated series, which spans seven seasons and 500 episodes, on Sony YAY! starting October 11. “As the popularity of Oggy and the Cockroaches …

HBO Max Acquires Award-Winning Short ‘Anacronte’

[ad_1] HBO Max and WarnerMedia OneFifty have acquired the exclusive North American streaming rights from RMVISTAR for the award-winning 3D animated short film Anacronte, now available on HBO Max. The 3DCG animated short film was produced by Mr. Bug Studio, a leading animation and transmedia content studio based in Argentina, in collaboration with Raúl Koler, …

‘Octonauts: Above & Beyond’ Coming to Netflix

[ad_1] Season 1 of Silvergate Media’s Octonauts spin-off series, Octonauts: Above & Beyond will debut globally on Netflix September 7, 2021, followed by Season 2 in 2022. First launched on screens in 2010, the original internationally broadcast animated series has retained popularity while establishing a significant fanbase, especially since its debut in the UK, US, …

Xmas is Coming Early in Toonz Media Group and K6 Media Group Deal

[ad_1] Toonz Media Group and K6 Media Group have teamed up on a brand-new 2D animated preschool series, Li’l Santa, with plans to bring a little bit of Christmas to Santa fans everywhere. Based on the comic books by Lewis Trondheim and Thierry Robin, the series targets preschoolers and their families. The first season of …

Beyond Rights Inks Deal with YouKu to Bring ‘Turbozaurs’ to China

[ad_1] Beyond Rights has inked a deal with the Youku, Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group’s streaming platform, to bring two seasons of the CGI animated preschool series Turbozaurs to China. Launching in November, the show will be available to stream, both online and through the Youku mobile app. Created by Caramel & Co Animation …

Sky Kids Greenlights ‘The Brilliant World of Tom Gates’ Season 2

[ad_1] Sky Kids has commissioned a second season of the popular kids show The Brilliant World of Tom Gates (20 x 11’) from TG Entertainment Limited. The series is currently in production and will be available on Sky’s on-demand service Sky Kids and streaming service NOW in the UK & ROI in early 2022.  In …

Digital Television Russia Taps VlogBox for New Kids’ Content OTT Channels

[ad_1] Video content distribution and monetization platform VlogBox has partnered with leading Russian pay TV media company, Digital Television Russia (DTR), on the development of an extensive new set of kids’ content OTT offerings. As part of the collaboration, VlogBox will work on seven CTV channels featuring the children’s programs Be-Be-Bears; Fantasy Patrol; Heroes of …

‘Masha and the Bear’ Feature in Development

[ad_1] Russian media and licensing company Animaccord is taking the plunge into long-form content. Best known for its hugely popular 3D animated series, Masha and The Bear, the company has unveiled its timeline of new content through to 2025. In addition to production of the core show’s new seasons, development is in the works on …

New ‘Bridges’ Initiative Introduces African Talent to Global Animation Markets

[ad_1] French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) in partnership with international mentors and local experts from GOBELINS School of Visual Arts, Diprente Studios and Tshimologong Animation Academy have joined forces to create Bridges, a platform for emerging African talent to be introduced to the global film and animation markets. The innovative new project aims to …