Netflix, in another move to bulk up on original children’s programming, has ordered two seasons of “Winx Club WOW: World of Winx,” a spinoff of the “Winx Club” Italian toon franchise, in which girls…
While next year is shaping up as a critical one for the Italo toon biz, which will see two animated feature films in international release for the first time in decades, one particularly interested…
Having lured global eyeballs with fairies, Italian TV animation mogul Iginio Straffi is aiming to conquer American moviegoers with warriors.
The reboot of the animated "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" TV show and "The Legend of Korra" will headline the lineup of series Nickelodeon is taking to San Diego next month for Comic-Con.
In the first tangible sign that Italy's harsh economic climate is impacting the local entertainment biz, more than 500 Italian industryites have fired off an angry missive to RAI, blasting the…
Rome filmmaking collective Citrullo Intl. has been plugging itself into U.S. relationships to help bring the varied interests of its principals to light.
Julianne Hough is in advanced negotiations to become the first American voice talent for "Not Born to Be Gladiators," the big-budget 3D spoof toon that Italy's Rainbow Studios is producing and…
Italy's Rainbow Studios and top Russian commercial broadcaster CTC have reupped their "Winx Club" volume deal at Mip TV to include new installments in the hit animated series, now co-produced with…
It doesn't happen often that an American colossus like Viacom sets its sights on an Italian animation studio -- and then, rather than snapping it up outright, agrees to purchase just a minority stake.
Viacom has acquired a minority stake in Italian animation company Rainbow Group in a move that will propel the expansion of the ambitious privately owned studio and boost its bridgehead toward U.S…
Italy's Giffoni Experience, the unique film festival for children with 2,800 kids from 40 countries as jurors, is venturing into a new phase with $28 million now in place to build the Giffoni…