Sky Dancers due out on video
Razzmatazz Entertainment plans the release of six Sky Dancers videos. The videos, priced at US$14.98, contain two episodes of the syndicated half-hour weekly show.
The first three releases, due out November 12, will be backed by a national advertising campaign and on-pack premiums of Sky Dancer earrings, necklace and ponytail holder.
The launch of the next three on February 18 will be supported by on-pack premiums of three-inch Sky Dancers figurine pendants.
Sky Dancers, pronounced the #1 retailing toy of 1995 at this year’s American International Toy Fair, have sold over US$75 million worldwide in the last two years.
The videos are distributed by Cabin Fever Entertainment, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based independent producer and distributor of film, video and television programming.
Convoy takes over Pixibox
PARIS: French animation company Pixibox, creator of Pegs software, was taken over last September by Luxembourg-based Convoy. Pixibox is now part of Convoy’s Mediapegs division, which was formed last June. Convoy already owns several production and service companies, including LBO in Belgium, 3-D animation studio Sparx and Métal Hurlant.
Lynch begins production
on new series
After completing two recent agreements, Lynch Entertainment is producing two prime-time family series, one for ABC and another for The Disney Channel. Both broadcasters have committed to at least six episodes. The ABC program will be the first to appear, scheduled to launch early next year as part of the TGIF lineup. In other news from Lynch Entertainment, the company is developing up to 12 two-hour family fright films based on the children’s book series The Shadow Zone. The first installment, The Undead Express, will air in late October.