Technicolor Digital Productions

News brief: Technicolor to develop Fun Crew toon

France- and Hollywood-based Technicolor has optioned rights to Cosmo, Bud & Boo, a 52x11mins 2D toon. The comedy, for 4-7s, comes from Fun Crew Ltd and was developed with former Nickelodeon UK exec Debbie MacDonald. It follows three bears, one of whom is a boy in a bear suit.

Checking up on US-Israeli TV at The Operating Room

LA-based prodco The Operating Room was founded by businessman Roby Freireich and filmmaker Oded Turgeman six years ago and first came to many people’s attention this June after Bunim/Murray picked up Screenz, the drama format that went out on pay TV platform Yes in Israel. The third partner in the company alongside Freireich and Turgeman […]

Ericsson buys Red Bee Media

Ericsson has agreed to buy TV technology and media services company Red Bee Media, in its latest push into the broadcast space. The deal will see Ericsson buy UK-based Red Bee from Macquarie Advanced Investment Partners, adding 1,500 employees, as well as media services and operations facilities in the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Australia. […]

Greg Lynn plans innovative digital approach for post-Chapman series

The former managing director of Chapman Entertainment, Greg Lynn, has told TBI of the unique digital-first approach he is taking with his first preschool series since leaving the Roary the Racing Car producer. Lynn’s production company Adrenalynn has partnered with Technicolor Digital Productions on the 52x10mins Airside Andy, a stop motion/CGI preschooler about an enthusiastic airport […]

Technicolor finds new animation chief

US production group Technicolor has appointed a gaming expert as the creative director of its animation and games arm. Owen Hurley will be based in Bangalore, India, at Technicolor’s production base, Technicolor Digital Productions. He will oversee all creative work, while supporting the group’s original content development unit, which will be in Cannes with new […]

Teletoon gets on board Technicolor toon

Canadian kids broadcaster Teletoon has come on board Atomic Puppet, the animated series from Technicolor and Canada’s Mercury Filmworks. Atomic Puppet will be a 2D animated comedy for 6-to-11s. The show follows a superhero who is transformed into a puppet and has his super powers accidentally transferred to a 12-year old boy. The pair form […]

Technicolor to develop graphic novel The Deep for TV

Technicolor’s content division has licensed the rights to The Deep and will develop an animated property based on the hit Tom Taylor graphic novel. The book is published by Gestalt Comics. Technicolor Digital Productions will develop a 26-part CGI series based on the youth-skewed property, which follows a family of underwater explorers. Technicolor hired a […]

MIPCOM in Technicolor

Technicolor is a household name, but not best known for creating and producing animated series. The film technology company wants to change that with an Indian studio taking on service work and a new team looking to work up original series. TBI caught up with one of its new executives to get the low-down. Last […]