Opening up new sales opportunities for foreign kids TV suppliers, Paris-based Lagardere Group has pacted with Gallic pubcaster France Televisions to buy FT's 34% stake in Gulli, raising Lagardere's…
Lagardere Entertainment, one of Gaul’s biggest media groups, is giving up its animation label Genao Prods, the shingle that’s developing such franchise-based toon skeins as “Alvin and the Chipmunks”…
Sonic the Hedgehog is racing back to TV. Videogame publisher SEGA has turned to Bill Freiberger (“The Simpsons,” “Drawn Together”) to help re-introduce the iconic blue character to viewers through…
In light of the smashing B.O. triumph of "Despicable Me" and its sequel, "Despicable Me 2," France's toon industry has never been so appealing to U.S. studios and TV networks.
ANNECY — They came, they saw, they were conquered. Annecy audiences clapped, cheered, even roared as Pixar, DreamWorks Animation and Universal unveiled respectively "Monsters University," "How To…
Marathon Media has tapped Eryk Casemiro as chief creative officer of its tyke division. Casemiro will report to Vincent Chalvon-Demersay and David Michel, CEO and managing director of Marathon Media…
The rollout comes as a surprise to Hollywood, which has lauded — and been enviable of — Rovio's ability to launch a new major moneymaking franchise that's not based on an existing property, but was…
In the run up to MipJunior, Lagardere's Genao Prods. teamed with international partners to bring back two hit TV franchises for kids -- "The Chipmunks and Chipettes" and "Xiaolin Chronicles."
PARIS -- Zodiak Kids' Marathon Media, one of France's top purveyors of hit toon skeins, is upping the ante with its new project "Blake and the Aliens" (working title), collaborating with Nickelodeon…
Baltasar Kormakur's latest is a touching, low-key depiction of an incident in which a fishing boat sinks a few miles from shore.
PARIS -- Gaul's Lagardere Active kids programming channels Canal J, Gulli and TiJi unveiled key acquisitions at the Annecy Animation Film Festival on Thursday.