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Disney to Introduce New Princess

BURBANK: Disney has unveiled a new fairytale princess, its youngest ever, who will be voiced by Modern Family‘s Ariel Winter in the TV movie Sofia the First, which will premiere in fall 2012, followed by a full series in spring 2013. The Disney Television Animation productions aimed at preschoolers will ...

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Cartoon Network Asia Pacific Secures Horrid Henry

LONDON: Cartoon Network has picked up seasons one and two of Novel Entertainment’s animated series Horrid Henry from Target Entertainment for the Asia-Pacific region. The Cartoon Network deal includes the territories Australia, New Zealand, China and India. RUV in Iceland has picked up season three of Horrid Henry, while YLE ...

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Turner Names VP of Production for Young Adults & Kids Group

ATLANTA: Susan Shipsky has been made the VP of production for Turner Broadcasting System’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media’s (AYAKM) creative group. Shipsky will be based in Atlanta and report to Michael Ouweleen, the senior VP and group creative director for AYAKM. Shipsky will be responsible for overseeing all ...

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Disney EMEA Brings Back Winnie the Pooh

LONDON: Disney Channels EMEA has commissioned a new preschool series that features the iconic character Winnie the Pooh, which will air on Disney Junior in 2012 in more than 21 countries worldwide. Called Tales of Friendship with Winnie the Pooh, the locally produced show is inspired by stories from the ...

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Puppy In My Pocket Gets U.S. Master Toy Deal

EL SEGUNDO: MEG Toys has inked a master toy distribution deal with JAKKS Pacific for its Puppy In My Pocket property, following on a recent agreement with Cartoon Network for placement of the animated series on Boomerang. JAKKS Pacific will be the North American distributor for the toy line featuring ...

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Disney Deal for Rob the Robot in Asia

SINGAPORE: The animated series Rob the Robot has been picked up for broadcast on Disney Junior Southeast Asia. The 52-episode 11-minute CG animated preschool series follows the adventures of Rob the Robot and his friends as they explore the planets of the Robot Galaxy. It premiered on Disney Junior in ...

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Redakai Scores New Broadcasters in Latin America, Iberia

PARIS: The animated kids’ series Redakai, Conquer the Kairu, a Zodiak Kids/Marathon Media and Spin Master co-production, is headed to a number of new international broadcasters, including Cartoon Network Latin America. Along with Cartoon Network Latin America, Clan TV in Spain and Panda Biggs in Portugal also picked up the ...

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Tata Elxsi & A2 Align for Global JV

LOS ANGELES: A Squared Entertainment (A2) has entered into a partnership with the technology arm of India’s Tata Group, Tata Elxsi, resulting in the creation of the global joint venture A Squared Elxsi Entertainment (A2E2). The new JV operation will create, develop and distribution original brands, including animated entertainment, digital gaming ...

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BabyTV Grows Reach in the Philippines

LONDON: Skycable in the Philippines has added FOX International Channels’ BabyTV to its platinum tier package, Metro Pack, ahead of making it available on the Kids Pack in early 2012. BabyTV, which replaced Family Land, a channel previously available on Skycable’s Metro Pack, features 24 hours of content from educational ...

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Marathon & Scrawl Partner on New Animated Series

PARIS: The Zodiak Kids company Marathon Media is to co-produce the animated series Star Princess (working title) with Scrawl Studios. Star Princess was developed in partnership with France Télévisions and Disney Channel France. Marathon Media (Redakai, Rekkit Rabbit, Totally Spies) and Scrawl (Nanoboy, Milly Molly) will co-produce two seasons totaling ...

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