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Sep 17, 2013

TV Kids Digital Edition

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Apr 24, 2013

FOOTHILL’S BOY AND THE DINOSAUR AMONG MIPJUNIOR’S TOP 3

Animation series produced by 1461 Limited and animation house Studio Lidell was secured by several broadcasters worldwide, anticipating a successful international launch in April 2014. US distributor Foothill Entertainment announced it has “major pre-sales and pre-production planning” underway for animation […]

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Apr 16, 2013

FOOTHILL ENTERTAINMENT – RAZ & BENNY

The tale of two mice whose ambitions are bigger than their brains, but whose good luck is as endless as their friendship. Often inspired by their eccentric pal Lilly, dare-devil Raz and cautious Benny are always off on one adventure […]

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Apr 07, 2013

FOOTHILL LANDS IN CANNES WITH PRODUCTION PLANS

(Cannes – 7 April 2013) Foothill Entertainment and its UK affiliate, Foothill Europe, attend the 50th anniversary edition of the MIP-TV market with a raft of production news on, not only its active kid’s animation slate, but also its family […]

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Apr 05, 2013

AUSTRALIA’S NETWORK TEN GOES FOR G.U.N.K. ALIENS

SANTA BARBARA: Foothill Entertainment and its co-production partners Moody Street Kids and Gallus Entertainment have secured a commission from Network Ten in Australia for the show G.U.N.K. Aliens. The series, which is already in pre-production, is based on a set […]

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Apr 05, 2013

FOOTHILL SECURES PRE-SALES FOR BOY

Santa Barbara, CA — Foothill Entertainment will be traveling to Cannes with major pre-sales and pre-production planning underway for the groundbreaking animation series, Boy and the Dinosaur. From award-winning producer, 1461 Limited, and renowned animation house, Studio Liddell, the series, […]

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Apr 05, 2013

FOOTHILL’S ‘G.U.N.K. ALIENS’ INVADE AUSTRALIA

Santa Barbara-based Foothill Entertainment’s upcoming animated series G.U.N.K. Aliens has landed on Network 10 Australia. The irreverent, 26 x half-hour toon, which is a co-pro between Moody Street Kids and Gallus Entertainment, is based on the best-selling book series by […]

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Apr 04, 2013

ALIEN TOON GOES DOWN UNDER

An Australian broadcaster has acquired an upcoming animated series about aliens coproduced by the UK arm of US prodco Foothill Entertainment with Australian and Canadian toon houses. Australia’s Network Ten has picked up Gunk Aliens (26×30′), a toon based on […]

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Apr 04, 2013

G.U.N.K. ALIENS LAND ON NETWORK TEN

Australian commercial channel Network Ten has commissioned a 26-part animated comedy from US toon house Foothill Entertainment’s European arm. Comedy G.U.N.K. Aliens is based on a book series from HarperCollins and follows a boy, his robotic dog and friends, who […]

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Apr 04, 2013

FOOTHILL ANNOUNCES NEW G.U.N.K. ALIENS ANIMATED SERIES

Santa Barbara, CA — Foothill Europe, and its co-production partners Moody Street Kids and Gallus Entertainment, announced that Network 10, Australia, has commissioned 26 half hour episodes of G.U.N.K. Aliens. Based on the funny, best-selling books from HarperCollins, G.U.N.K. Aliens […]

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Apr 03, 2013

PROGRAMMING PICKS

Santa Barbara-based Foothill Entertainment is shopping its new animated series Boy and the Dinosaur, a hot commodity at MIPJunior a few years back. Produced by 1461 Limited and Studio Liddell, the series will be ready for delivery in April. Contact: […]

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Apr 02, 2013

FOOTHILL TO PROMOTE DINOSAUR CARTOON IN CANNES

SANTA BARBARA: This MIPTV Foothill Entertainment is set to highlight Boy and the Dinosaur, an animated series produced by 1461 Limited. ADVERTISEMENT Animated by Studio Liddell, Boy and the Dinosaur follows a child and his prehistoric best friend as they […]

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Oct 19, 2012

DQE Completes New Production

India-based animation studio DQ Entertainment (DQE) completes new production, distribution and licensing deals coming out of Mipcom 2012, which it predicts altogether will bring in upwards of $6 million in revenue over the next two years. Various deals include: – […]

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Oct 18, 2012

DQE plots growth

Indian animation house DQ Entertainment (DQE) has predicted its visit to Mipcom last week will bring in about US$6m in revenue over the next two years. At the market last week, the Bombay-listed firm agreed to develop, coproduce and distribute […]

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Oct 16, 2012

MIPJunior 2012 Preview

CLICK HERE for the original link. *Foothill Entertainment featured on pages 22 and 28.

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Oct 12, 2012

Digital Dominance

Buyers and producers were tripping over themselves in Cannes to announce their digital plans, now that digital innovation has been shown to have clear implications for the children’s business. Nico Franks reports. MipJunior, the mini-market dedicated to children’s content that […]

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Oct 09, 2012

DQ, Foothill Partner for ‘Raz & Benny’

Global entertainment company DQ Entertainment and Foothill Europe Limited have announced an agreement to develop, co-produce and distribute CG-animated buddy comedy Raz & Benny. The multi-faceted agreement covers development, financing, production and distribution for the series as well as exploitation […]

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Oct 08, 2012

Boy and the Dinosaur – MIP Jr. Most-Screened List

MarVista Entertainment’s animated preschool series Julius Jr. was the most-screened series at this year’s MIPJunior market in France (Oct. 6-7). Produced by Saban Brands and animated by BrainPower Studio, the 52 x 11 show follows the adventures of a younger […]

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Oct 08, 2012

MipJunior Eyes Digital Dynamics

CANNES — Digital opportunities were the talk of the MipJunior confab, with top-level U.S. and international players discussing new production models, cross-platform branding and revenue streams at the weekend tyke mart. Kids are inhaling content right now; the key is […]

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Oct 01, 2012

Foothill Entertainment And Foothill Europe Celebrate In Cannes!

(Cannes – 2012 October) Foothill Entertainment and its U.K.-based affiliate, Foothill Europe, come to Cannes with not only new partners and new development for several of its exciting shows but also ready to help celebrate MIPJunior’s 20th anniversary. This year’s […]

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Sep 12, 2012

The Hot Sheet: Eight Shows to Track Down at MIPJunior

Boy and the Dinosaur Produced by: 1461 Productions Created by: Davey Moore, David Bunting, Paul Couvela and Russell Dever, based on an original idea by Jason Harding Distributed by: Foothill Entertainment Type of Animation: CG Target Audience: Kids 2-5 Format: […]

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Jul 17, 2012

The view from Foothill

With her sport-themed cartoon Spike Team getting an Olympics outing in Italy, Foothill Entertainment’s Jo Kavanagh-Payne tells Ed Waller about her new development slate. The imminent start of the Olympics in London has given a shot in the arm to […]

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Dec 07, 2011

Teamworks Inks Spike Team Deals

Teamworks has signed deals for its property Spike Team. Sodico has launched a complete line of personal care products including shower gel, shampoos, body cream, hair gel and soaps with dispenser, as well as a special gift box for Christmas […]

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Oct 06, 2011

Foothill Entertainment Expands Its Footprint & Establishes London Base To Foster Co-Production Opportunities

Santa Barbara based Foothill Entertainment, exhibiting steady growth in its 11-year history, attended MIPJunior and is at MIPCOM with new programming and expansion of the company. In conjunction with its financial partner Odyssey Pictures, they were the exclusive sponsors of […]

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Oct 01, 2011

FOOTHILL CHAIRMAN GREGORY PAYNE MODERATES MIPJUNIOR PANEL

(Cannes — 2011 October) Foothill Chairman Gregory Payne moderates the panel “What Do Buyers Want?” at this year’s MIPJunior. The panel consisted of speakers Michael Carrington (SVP, Chief Content Officer (EMEA), Turner Broadcasting System Europe Ltd, UK), Natalia Egorova (Head […]

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Sep 29, 2011

Gunk Aliens Land On Foothill

The new UK office of Foothill Entertainment has teamed up with Canada’s Huminah Huminah Animation to develop and coproduce the cartoon Gunk Aliens. The comedy adventure, planned as a 26×30′ series, is based on the children’s books from HarperCollins, and […]

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Sep 28, 2011

Foothill & Odyssey Expand Partnership, Line Up New Shows

CANNES: Foothill Entertainment has firmed up its relationship with investment partner Odyssey Pictures, with the two serving as the exclusive sponsors of the MIP Junior Networking Lounge this year, in addition to showcasing its roster of live-action reality shows and […]

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Sep 27, 2011

FOOTHILL SPONSORS C21TV’S MIP JR PREVIEW

C21TV’s MIP JR PREVIEW: Top executives in children’s television tell C21TV about the challenges ahead and the future of stereoscopic 3D animation; also buyers’ shopping lists for Cannes. This half-hour show is sponsored by Santa Barbara-based Foothill Entertainment. Click the […]

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Sep 22, 2011

Foothill advertises full page in September edition of TV Kids magazine

CLICK HERE to view our ad on the WorldScreen website. *We are featured on page 109!  

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Jul 15, 2011

Foothill’s Partner Odyssey Pictures Announces $2m in Cannes Deals

The Odyssey Pictures Corporation CEO said the company closed sales worth more than $2m during the recent Cannes market and secured considerable investment for the upcoming feature Hermie, Invasion Of The Bug Snatchers Deals on Parkland Pictures’ completed features The […]

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May 16, 2011

Create and phuuz Ready to Deliver ‘Iconicles’

Create Media Ventures and phuuz entertainment are close to wrapping the first season of Iconicles, their new animated/live-action series produced for the preschool set. The 26 x half hour High Def series, which will be ready for CBeebies this summer, […]

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Apr 01, 2011

FOOTHILL LEAPS INTO MIP-TV WITH NEW REALITY PROGRAMMING AND EXPANSION OF ITS KIDS SLATE

(Cannes — 2011 April) Foothill Entertainment brings firefighters, high-flying volleyball champions and French kings to this year’s MIP-TV!  Combined with exciting new development underway to several cornerstone properties, the Company is poised to expand its programming lineup in new directions. […]

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Mar 29, 2011

Foothill Entertainment Acquires Package from ME Productions

Santa Barbara-based Foothill Entertainment has acquired distribution rights to reality series On Duty and On Patrol with the Santa Barbara PDfrom ME Productions. Foothill has acquired worldwide rights to On Duty (13 x 22’), which follows Santa Barbara firefighters in action. […]

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Mar 29, 2011

Foothill Keeps It Local

NEWS BRIEF: California-based distributor Foothill Entertainment has acquired rights to a pair of reality series following the emergency services in the firm’s Santa Barbara, California, locale. On Duty (13×22′) trails the Santa Barbara fire departments. On Patrol with the Santa […]

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Mar 28, 2011

REALITY TELEVISION PROGRAMMING BRINGS TWO SANTA BARBARA COMPANIES TOGETHER

(Santa Barbara – March 28) In what is thought to be a first-of-its-kind deal, Santa Barbara based Foothill Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights to a package of top rated television series, On Duty and, for North America, On Patrol […]

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Mar 28, 2011

Cynopsis Kids

Foothill Entertainment and TeamWorks, an Italian brand management company, enter into a distribution deal for the animated TV series Spike Team (26×26).  Under the deal TeamWorks appoints Foothill as the exclusive distributor for Spike Team in English-speaking territories.  Produced by […]

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Mar 28, 2011

Italian Toon Ascends Foothill

A new Italian animated series about volleyball-playing teenage girls is coming to MipTV next month, courtesy of LA-based Foothill Entertainment. Spike Team (26×30′) airs on Rai 2 and is produced by Rai Fiction and Lucky Dreams, with sales handled by […]

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Mar 24, 2011

TEAMWORKS AND FOOTHILL ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC DISTRIBUTION RELATIONSHIP

(Milan and Santa Barbara – March 23, 2011) TeamWorks, the Milan based brand management company and Foothill Entertainment announced the appointment of Foothill Entertainment, as the exclusive distributor in all English speaking territories of the hit European series, Spike Team. […]

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Mar 24, 2011

Teamworks Expands Into English Territories

Teamworks and Foothill Entertainment announced the appointment of Foothill Entertainment as the exclusive distributor in all English speaking territories of the European series “Spike Team.” The relationship marks the first foray into the English language market for the volleyball-themed series […]

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Mar 03, 2011

Foothill Entertainment and Odyssey Pictures Take Raz & Benny To New Heights

Two mice, Raz & Benny, might be the best buddy comedy stars to hit animation. Despite not exactly being the brightest characters (nor the most talkative) the duo get into tremendously indepth adventures that fans can’t help but follow along. […]

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Feb 03, 2011

Foothill Options Raz & Benny, Expands Alliance with Odyssey Pictures

Santa Barbara, CA – February 1st, 2011 – Foothill Entertainment is pleased to announce that it has optioned the rights to the animated children’s comedy series “Raz & Benny” from Simon Hodgkiss of SphDigital, UK. Creative development and marketing of […]

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Feb 02, 2011

New Production and Development

Foothill Entertainment and Odyssey Pictures further their strategic relationship as Foothill options the rights to the animated series Raz & Benny from Simon Hodgkiss of SphDigital, UK. Odyssey Pictures Corp. will finance creative development and marketing of the property. Targeted […]

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Feb 02, 2011

Odyssey Builds Foothill

US media group Odyssey Pictures will fund Californian distributor and content provider Foothill Entertainment’s latest cartoon from UK indie SPH Digital. Texan media investor Odyssey Pictures said it would finance Foothill’s production of SPH’s Raz & Benny. The show is […]

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Jan 01, 2011

Foothill Entertainment Options “Raz & Benny”/ Expands Business Alliance with Odyssey Pictures

Santa Barbara, CA – January 2011- (Virtual Press Office) – Foothill Entertainment is pleased to announce that it has optioned the rights to the animated children’s comedy series “Raz & Benny” from Simon Hodgkiss of SphDigital, UK. Creative development and […]

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Nov 15, 2010

Foothill and Odyssey in Co-Development Kiddie Deal

Foothill Entertainment, Inc. and Odyssey Pictures Corporation (OPIX: OTCQB) (Odyssey) are pleased to announce that they have signed a strategic co-development deal which will encompass both development funding and key joint business activities. The deal provides funding to move specified […]

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Nov 11, 2010

FOOTHILL AND ODYSSEY PICTURES SIGN STRATEGIC CO-DEVELOPMENT DEAL

(Santa Barbara, CA/ Dallas, TX – November 9th, 2010) – Foothill Entertainment, Inc. and Odyssey Pictures Corporation (OPIX: OTCQB) (Odyssey) are pleased to announce that they have signed a strategic co-development deal which will encompass both development funding and key […]

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Nov 10, 2010

Foothill and Odyssey Pictures Sign Strategic Co-Development Deal

Foothill Entertainment, Inc. and Odyssey Pictures Corporation are pleased to announce that they have signed a strategic co-development deal which will encompass both development funding and key joint business activities. The deal provides funding to move specified Foothill projects into […]

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Nov 09, 2010

Odyssey Journeys Towards Kids TV

US media group Odyssey Pictures will provide funds for Foothill Entertainment’s new children’s shows, after the pair agreed on a co-development deal. Under terms of the agreement, Odyssey, a Texas-based media financier that has been seeking to enter the kids’ […]

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Nov 09, 2010

NEW PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

Foothill Entertainment and Odyssey Pictures enter into a co-development deal, which includes both development project funding and joint business efforts.  The deal will make available funding to move specific Foothill projects to the next stages of development and also provide […]

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Nov 09, 2010

Odyssey Pictures takes first step in kids TV space

Texas-based media service company Odyssey Pictures is moving into the children’s TV space thanks to a co-development partnership with Foothill Entertainment. The deal provides funding to specified Foothill projects into next stages of development and also provides a first right […]

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Oct 01, 2010

MIPCOM AND MIPCOM JUNIOR 2010 BRING NEWS AND CELEBRATION FOR FOOTHILL

(Santa Barbara — 2010 October) Foothill Entertainment is attending this year’s MIPCOM Junior and MIPCOM markets with much to celebrate, including its 10-year Company anniversary and major advancements on several shows in their catalogue. The Santa Barbara based company will […]

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Oct 01, 2010

Cynopsis: Kids!

Foothill Entertainment will showcase several programs, in addition to is previously announced development slate, at MipJunior, including: Boy and the Dinosaur (52×11) from Imaginasaurus, which is in production and set for a summer 2011 delivery; Test the Teachers (20×25) and […]

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