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Girls want toons!

Commissioners want more girl-skewed animation and say there is not enough coming their way. Producers say that commissioners often shun girl-skewed ideas as they are worried boys will turn off. Meanwhile, a handful of shows with girl characters are global hits. Asking kids TV executives why there are not more cartoons with lead girl characters […]

PGS sells animated Charlie Chaplin series around the world

France-based PGS Entertainment has sold animated series Chaplin & Co to a raft of international broadcasters. The show, which is produced by Method Animation along with MK2 TV, DQ Entertainment Limited, Fabrique d’Images, was commissioned by French public broadcaster France Télévisions and its Italian counterpart RAI. PGS has shopped it to a host of broadcasters […]

Italy’s Rai picks up Jean Reno cop series Jo

Italian public broadcaster Rai has acquired Jo, a new cop series starring Jean Reno. The show is produced by Atlantique and set in the French capital, Paris. It is distributed by Red Arrow International (fka SevenOne International). The Italian deal follows a sale to German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1. In France, commercial broadcaster TF1 has the […]

ZDF buys Aussie Prank Patrol

ZDF has acquired the Australian version of kids hidden camera series Prank Patrol. The German public broadcaster acquired the series from Marvista, which sells it internationally. The show was created by Canadian indie Apartment 11 for Canada’s YTV. The Australian version of the live-action series, which travels from the cities of Melbourne to Brisbane, is […]

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