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Kids round-up: Nickelodeon India preps time travel series; Studio 100 taps Wildbrain CPLG exec as licensing head; Gutsy gains new investors and more…

Nickelodeon India preps time travel series Nickelodeon International and Nickelodeon India are co-producing a new series, The Twisted Timeline Of Sammy & Raj, marking the first collaboration between the two brands. The 20 x 30-minute 2D animated series, which is expected to launch on Nickelodeon International next year, follows a pair of cousins who get […]

Kids round-up: Disney+ Hotstar’s Cosmos-Maya commission; Tencent takes ‘Chickpea’; TeamTO staff changes; and more

Disney+ Hotstar orders 200+ eps from Cosmos-Maya Indian streaming service Disney+ Hotstar has commissioned an unprecedented 234 episodes of Asian prodco Cosmos-Maya’s animated series Selfie With Bajrangi. The multi-season deal will see Cosmos-Maya produce three series of 78 x 11-minute episodes for the platform. The cartoon, which follows the adventures of the young Ankush and […]

TeamTo adds Guru’s Mary Bredin to creative team

European kids studio TeamTO has hired Mary Bredin, former EVP of content and strategy at Guru Studio, to its senior creative team. In the newly created position of creative development producer, Bredin will focus on finding up-and-coming talent for TeamTO’s development slate, with an emphasis on telling original stories from unconventional points of view. Bredin […]

France Télévisions, Super RTL welcome Mike

Pubcaster France Télévisions and Germany’s Super RTL have pre-bought TeamTO’s latest animated series, Take it Easy Mike. The hyper-realistic slapstick toon is currently in pre-production ahead of delivery in 2018 and broadcast debut in 2019. The 78x7mins, non-dialogue comedy series follows a pug with refined tastes, whose attempts to seduce the neighbour’s dog are undone […]

Annecy 2016 report

In a global animation market, the Annecy International Animated Film Festival reflected changes in the industry: emerging talent, VR tests and new technologies, and for the French sector, new challenges, reports Pascale Paoli-Lebailly Annecy Animation Film Festival’s business section, MIFA, in France this month showed an international animation sector in good health, and a dynamic industry […]

France’s TeamTO opens China office

French animation studio TeamTO has established an office in Beijing, China, with feature film industry exec Shu Ye set to run it. TeamTO already has bases in France and Los Angeles, the latter of which opened in 2011. The Beijing base will “serve as a conduit between its own studios and established Chinese content companies”, […]

TeamTO expands with new studio

Angelo Rules animation house TeamTO is to open a new 11,000sq ft facility. The new production base, in Bourg-lès-Valence in the south of France, will initially house around 150 animators, rising to 220 ­ or 60% of the firm’s entire roster – by the end of the year. Paris-based TeamTO is best known for shows […]

Disney takes eOne toon global

The Walt Disney Company will launch an animated superhero toon from Entertainment One Family around the world. PJ Masks will debut on Disney Channel and Disney Junior in the US and France 5 on September 18, after which it will roll out on Disney Junior networks globally. The preschool show, based on French author Romuald […]

Toon execs work towards a European Women in Animation group

Corinne Kouper, head of development and executive producer at TeamTO is working with Lenora Hume, head of production at Shut Up! Cartoons and TeamTo’s rep in Los Angeles, to try to establish a French or Europe-wide group representing women in the animation industry. There is already a US Women in Animation advocacy group (logo pictured), […]