Bento Box Entertainment

Fox’s Bento Box partners with Princess Pictures for new Australian animation division

Fox Entertainment’s LA-based animation studio Bento Box Entertainment has linked up with Aussie production company Princess Pictures to launch a new division down under. Princess Bento Studio will be based out of Melbourne, Australia, and will be overseen by the Bento Box and Princess management teams, although details have not yet been confirmed. Bento Box, which […]

Fox greenlights Ancient Greek adult animation from ‘Rick & Morty’ creator Dan Harmon

Fox has given a straight-to-series order to a new adult animated comedy from Rick & Morty creator Dan Harmon. The order comes as the first series under Harmon’s broadcast network-only excusive animation deal with Fox. As part of the arrangement, Fox Entertainment will fully finance and own the series, with Fox-owned studio Bento Box Entertainment providing […]

TBI Weekly: Six Reasons Why Adult Animation Is Set To Flourish

Adult animation is a well-worn medium but the unique combination of a global production shutdown, ongoing uncertainty over the viability of big budget scripted projects and the insatiable demand for content is pushing the genre forward at rapid speed. And while animated projects are not quick turnarounds, they are perhaps the most viable for production […]

Kids round-up: ‘Octonauts’ expands in LatAm, MENA; NHK adds ‘Find Me In Paris’; Corus exec joins Wildbrain

Silvergate’s Octonauts travel to LatAm, MENA Sony Pictures Television-owned Silvergate Media’s preschool animation Octonauts is reaching new audiences in Latin America and the Middle East after being picked up by Mexico’s TV Azteca and the MENA-region Spacetoon channel. In a deal brokered by Panaderia, TV Azteca acquired the broadcast rights to the series, marking what […]

CBeebies boards new Andrew Davenport show

UK children’s channel CBeebies has commissioned the debut series from the partnership of Andrew Davenport’s new prodco and Bento Box Entertainment’s kids division. The 50x22mins Moon and Me comes from In the Night Garden creator Davenport’s Foundling Bird and Bento Box’s Sutikki, which former Nelvana execs Irene Weibel and Andrew Kerr set up last year. […]

Bento Box, Nelvana launch Canuck studio

Bob’s Burgers and Bordertown prodco Bento Box Entertainment is expanding out of LA after striking an agreement to launch a studio in Canada in collaboration with Corus Entertainment-owned Nelvana. Bento Box Canada will look to make primetime animation for the Canadian 18-34 demographic, representing Bento Box’s first international move and Nelvana’s maiden voyage into adult-skewing animation. […]

Comedy Central greenlights toon

US cable channel Comedy Central has okayed an urbam coming-of-age animated comedy series, Legends of Chamberlain Heights. The show comes from Bob’s Burgers producer Bento Box Entertainment, and will run to ten episodes on Viacom-owned Comedy Central next year. The show will focus on three high school freshman friends as they tackle life. Comedy Central […]