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MarVista Launches Radio Rebel Licensing Program

LOS ANGELES: MarVista Entertainment is launching a licensing program for Radio Rebel, its second production for Disney Channel, co-produced with Two 4 The Money Media. Among its ancillary product lines, the Radio Rebel soundtrack is being released through Razor & Tie in the U.S. The agency Brand Sense Partners has ...

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Timoon Animation Rebrands as Genao Productions

PARIS: In building out its scope to include fiction and entertainment for young people, Timoon Animation has rebranded as Genao Productions. The Lagardère Entertainment subsidiary has been producing animated programs and is expanding is focus to include all genres dedicated to young people: animation, fiction and unscripted programs. Boris Hertzog ...

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Hasbro Studios On Board International Emmy Kids Awards

NEW YORK: The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has appointed Hasbro Studios as a presenting partner for its new International Emmy Kids Awards, which TV Kids is the media partner for. The awards ceremony will be entirely dedicated to children’s programming produced outside the U.S. The event will take ...

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Zodiak Kids Inks Deal with Lagardère

PARIS: Zodiak Kids has closed a deal with the Lagardère media group for 80 hours of programming. Lagardère has secured the cartoon series Atomic Betty and a special for its free-TV channel Gulli, in addition to renewing its license for seasons one and two of Marsupilami and Martin Mystery animations, ...

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4Kids Settles Yu-Gi-Oh! Litigation

NEW YORK: The lawsuit brought against 4Kids Entertainment by Asatsu-DK and TV Tokyo regarding the Yu-Gi-Oh! property has now been settled. The settlement recognizes that the agreement between the trio of companies regarding Yu-Gi-Oh! is still active, and 4Kids will continue to serve as the exclusive licensing agent for merchandising, TV broadcast ...

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Disney XD to Air New 3D Pac-Man Series

GREENWICH: A new 3D animated series based on the iconic video-game character Pac-Man is set to broadcast on Disney XD in the U.S. in fall 2013. From Namco Bandai Games, Arad Productions and 41 Entertainment, the show, tentatively titled Pac-Man: The Adventure Begins, will run as 26 22-minute episodes. It ...

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Cartoon Network-Themed Waterpark Set for Thailand

BANGKOK: Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific has announced plans for a Cartoon Network-themed waterpark to be built in Thailand. The park is scheduled to open in 2013 and will be located in Bang Saray, near Pattaya on the East Coast of Thailand. Named Cartoon Network Amazone, the waterpark will feature ...

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Exclusive Interview: Zodiak’s Nigel Pickard

PREMIUM: Nigel Pickard, the CEO of Zodiak’s U.K. Kids and Family division, talks to TV Kids about how he is working to make sure that the company’s U.K. output, which includes hits like Waybuloo, will resonate with children worldwide.   With tenures at CITV and CBBC, Nigel Pickard has firsthand ...

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m4e to Co-Produce New Book-Based Preschool Series

HÖHENKIRCHEN/MUNICH: The publisher Giunti and Studio Bozzetto & Co. have partnered with m4e to develop and produce an animated preschool series based on the illustrated children’s book series Tip the Mouse. m4e is partnering with Studio Bozzetto, RAIfiction and Studio Campedelli for the production of the series. The children’s books, ...

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Chuck Chicken Gets Picked Up in India

BARCELONA: The animated series Chuck Chicken, co-produced by Animasia, is set for a slot on Nickelodeon India. The animated action/comedy, aimed at 6- to 12-year-olds, was launched at MIPCOM 2011. The series is centered on Chuck, who runs a detective agency, and his two friends: Flick, a highly intelligent Kung ...

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