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NBC Replaces “Qubo” Block With “NBC Kids” Starting July 7

NBC will launch NBC Kids, a new Saturday morning programming block designed specifically to address the developmental needs of preschool-aged children, premiering on Saturday, July 7. Programmed by the kids experts at Sprout, the nation’s first 24-hour preschool television channel, this new three-hour block will feature educational series that promote active, healthy lifestyles for younger children.

Me-TV Adds Weekend Morning Animation Block in 2nd Quarter 2012

Me-TV, Memorable Entertainment Television announced today from NATPE an agreement with Broadcast Partners LLC and its Classic Media Library. Me-TV will be adding a weekend morning animation block featuring multi-generational favorites such as Gumby, Mr. Magoo, He-Man and She-Ra. The programming will be added to the Me-TV schedule beginning in the second quarter of 2012.

Seth MacFarlane Brings “The Flintstones” Back to TV in 2013 on FOX

Yabba dabba doo! FOX has picked up THE FLINTSTONES, a 21st century version of the classic animated comedy from executive producer Seth MacFarlane. In a cross-studio collaboration, THE FLINTSTONES will be produced jointly by 20th Century Fox Television and Warner Bros. Television. Warner Bros. is home to THE FLINTSTONES via its ownership of the Hanna-Barbera collection of animated titles. Dan Palladino (“Gilmore Girls”) and Kara Vallow (Family Guy) will also serve as executive producers. THE FLINTSTONES will begin production in fall 2011 and will be set in stone on the FOX schedule in 2013.

4Kids Secures Rights to “Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time”

4Kids Entertainment has secured the global theatrical, television and home entertainment rights (excluding Asia) to Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time, a special 3D animated film released to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Yu-Gi-Oh! animated series created by Kazuki Takahashi, and will showcase the title to broadcasters at the upcoming MIPCOM 2010 market in Cannes.

4Kids Entertainment Signs Dragon Ball Z Kai for U.S. Broadcast Premiere on TheCW4Kids Saturday Morning

via press release: 4Kids Entertainment Signs Dragon Ball Z Kai for U.S. Broadcast Premiere on TheCW4Kids Saturday Morning NEW YORK, Apr 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — 4Kids Entertainment has reached agreement with FUNimation Entertainment and Toei Animation Co., Ltd., to license the U.S. broadcast television rights to the new animated television series “Dragon Ball Z …

Doodlebops Rockin’ Road Show Joins Cookie Jar TV on CBS April 3

CBS AND COOKIE JAR ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE THE PREMIERE OF THE NEW ANIMATED E/I-COMPLIANT MUSICAL SERIES, “DOODLEBOPS ROCKIN’ ROAD SHOW,” ON THE SATURDAY MORNING CHILDREN’S BLOCK, “COOKIE JAR TV,” APRIL 3 “Strawberry Shortcake” Also Rejoins the Line-Up Get ready to rock with DOODLEBOPS ROCKIN’ ROAD SHOW on a magical, musical bus ride when it joins the …

Power Rangers Comes to an End; Original Series Returns January 2

Today marks the end of an era (I know, overused phrase): Power Rangers comes to an end in America.  The final two new episodes, from Power Rangers RPM, will premiere today at 12 p.m. ET on ABC (check local listings). At this point, Disney has no future plans to create any more new Power Rangers …

Cookie Jar Launches Jaroo.com With Free Full-Length Episodes

via Cookie Jar press release: COOKIE JAR ENTERTAINMENT LAUNCHES JAROO.COM, ULTIMATE ONLINE VIDEO DESTINATION FOR KIDS Log on to Jaroo.com for One of the Largest Selections of Free Full-Length Episodes Featuring Over 50 Popular Kids TV Series and Movies Including ‘Inspector Gadget’, ‘Johnny Test’, ‘The Adventures of Paddington Bear’ and U.S. Premiere of ‘Mona the …