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CAKE to Rep Chapman Titles

LONDON: CAKE has inked a deal to distribute the Chapman Entertainment catalogue internationally, excluding North America and the U.K. Chapman programs that have been added to CAKE’s catalogue include series such as Raa Raa the Noisy Lion, an animated preschool program about a noisy yet loveable lion, and Little Charley ...

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Cyber Group Highlights Success of Tales of Tatonka

PARIS: The series Tales of Tatonka has been sold by Cyber Group Studios into a number of international markets, including France, Italy, Portugal and Israel, covering more than 100 territories on five continents. The series has been picked up by France 5 and Citel for DVD in France; Rai 2, ...

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Broadcast & Home-Entertainment Deals for Jim Henson

HOLLYWOOD: The Jim Henson Company has signed up new broadcasters for a trio of popular preschool series, alongside home-entertainment agreements.  The preschool puppetry series Pajanimals is headed to ABC Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand for its TV2 channel. The first season of Dinosaur Train, a CGI-animated preschool series, has ...

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CBBC Commissions The Dumping Ground

LONDON: CBBC is bringing back Jacqueline Wilson’s fictional children’s home featured in The Story of Tracy Beaker and Tracy Beaker Returns in a new drama series, The Dumping Ground.   The home was featured in The Story of Tracy Beaker and Tracy Beaker Returns, and Nick Sharratt’s animated illustrations from ...

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Jim Henson Company Producing Sid the Science Kid Film

HOLLYWOOD: The Jim Henson Company has signed an agreement with Nine Eyes Stone & Shanghai Animation Film Studios to co-produce Sid the Science Kid: The Movie.   It is the company’s first partner in China, and will bring the popular Sid the Science Kid television series to the big screen. ...

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Turner Scores Live-Action Mr. Bean Series

LONDON: Turner Broadcasting has picked up the broadcast rights for the Mr. Bean live-action series from Tiger Aspect Productions to air on its Cartoon Network and Boomerang channels in the U.K. Turner secured all 14 half-hour episodes, which it plans to air on Cartoon Network and Boomerang in the U.K. ...

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Zodiak Kids Signs Redakai Deal

PARIS: Zodiak Kids has closed a deal with CITV in the U.K. for the animated series Redakai, Conquer the Kairu, a co-production of Marathon Media and Spin Master. CITV has acquired the rights for the kids’ adventure series, which will launch this spring. Zodiak Kids has also secured deals with ...

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Me & My Monsters Sells into Italian Market

LONDON: The live-action family comedy series Me & My Monsters has been sold by BBC Worldwide into Italy. The series has been picked up by Switchover Media to launch in Italy in June on K2, a free-to-air channel distributed on digital terrestrial and SKY satellite. It combines live action with ...

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Disney Junior’s Nancy Kanter Dishes on U.S. Channel Launch

PREMIUM: Disney Junior in the U.S. expands to a full 24-hour stand-alone service this Friday, and Nancy Kanter, the senior VP of original programming and general manager of Disney Junior Worldwide, talks to TV Kids about what viewers can expect. A little more than a year ago, Playhouse Disney was rebranded ...

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