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New Show in Development for TELETOON Canada

OTTAWA/PARIS: Mercury Filmworks and Technicolor are jointly developing the animated comedy Atomic Puppet for TELETOON in Canada. The 2D animated series is targeting 6- to 11-year-olds. It was created by Mark Drop (Matt Hatter Chronicles, Jake and the Never Land Pirates) and Jerry Leibowitz (The Mouse and the Monster). In ...

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Kidobi Adds Sky Vision Shows

TORONTO: Continuing to build up its library, the online video platform Kidobi has added several preschool series from Sky Vision for streaming in the U.S. and Canada. Series being added to Kidobi.com include Castle Farm, City of Friends, Hana’s Helpline, Happy Valley, The Music Makers and Jakers. The shows will ...

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Gruppo Alcuni Signs Agreements on Three Shows

TREVISO: Gruppo Alcuni has signed a deal that sees the hit series Pet Pals available on the Canadian multiplatform service Ameba, alongside inking a distribution pact for Symo & Rose and an agreement for Pet Pals: Marco Polo’s Code. The series Pet Pals heads to Ameba with 52 brand-new episodes ...

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Former Impossible Kids Execs Launch New Children’s Company

LONDON: Laughing Gravy Media is a new television production company focusing on children’s content that has been established by Karl Woolley and Jon Doyle, formerly the managing director and creative director of Impossible Kids, respectively. Based in London, the new outfit will manage Impossible Kids’ current series Dinopaws, along with ...

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eOne Family Welcomes New Head of International Sales

LONDON: Monica Candiani is joining eOne Family as the company’s new head of international sales. In her new role, Candiani will report to Olivier Dumont, the managing director of eOne Family. She will work out of the company’s London office. Her duties, among others, will include managing the international television, home ...

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SUPER RTL to Air m4e Preschool Show in 2014

HÖHENKIRCHEN/MUNICH: Leo Lausemaus (Tip the Mouse), a new CGI series for preschoolers, is slated for broadcast on SUPER RTL next year. In addition to the television rights, SUPER RTL will manage the German-language licensing and merchandising program for the property. The worldwide distribution rights are held by m4e outside of Italy, ...

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The WotWots to Air on Happy Playhouse Block in China

WELLINGTON: The animated preschool series The WotWots, from Pukeko Pictures, is headed to China’s CCTV-11, where it will air on the programming block Happy Playhouse. The show currently airs in more than 100 countries. In China, the series will launch early this year, with a run of 78 episodes, 26 ...

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Dude, That’s My Ghost! Finds New Homes in LatAm, Asia

VINCENNES: Disney XD Latin America and Disney Southeast Asia have purchased the rights to Dude, That’s My Ghost!, a hit animated series co-produced by Alphanim and Disney XD EMEA. Dude, That’s My Ghost! focuses on the life of a 14-year-old boy whose best friend is the spirit of a pop ...

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Imira & Zumbastico Studios Team for Kids’ Show

BARCELONA: Imira Entertainment and Zumbastico Studios—previously known as Sólo por las Niñas—are set to co-develop and co-produce 52 episodes of Horatio and the Plasticines, a preschool series. A combination of live action and stop-motion animation, Horatio and the Plasticines is about a boy named Horatio and his box of musical plasticine ...

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