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One-liners: Noteworthy news nuggets

• France's Marathon Media will be launching The Amazing Spiez at MIPCOM Jr. this month. Shot in HD, the series is a 52 half-hour comedy starring four kid spies with a comic book graphic style, from the creative team of Totally Spies!.

• Iceland import LazyTown has arrived on V-me, a US-based Hispanic TV network. As the exclusive US home of the active lifestyle series, V-me airs the series every weekday at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. daily.

FitzRoy Media has signed its first licensing deal for Heathcliff with NFL Films. Heathcliff's image will be used in a documentary which profiles the 1990 Buffalo Bills and Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, a loyal fan of the Heathcliff comic strip.

• Starting today, High School Musical 3: Senior Year fans purchasing four or more advance tickets for the film at Fandango.com will receive a free Zizzle Rockin' Sing'Along Microphone, while supplies last. The film is due out in theatres October 24.
October 6, 2008

• France’s Marathon Media will be launching The Amazing Spiez at MIPCOM Jr. this month. Shot in HD, the series is a 52 half-hour comedy starring four kid spies with a comic book graphic style, from the creative team of Totally Spies!.

• Iceland import LazyTown has arrived on V-me, a US-based Hispanic TV network. As the exclusive US home of the active lifestyle series, V-me airs the series every weekday at 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. daily.

FitzRoy Media has signed its first licensing deal for Heathcliff with NFL Films. Heathcliff’s image will be used in a documentary which profiles the 1990 Buffalo Bills and Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, a loyal fan of the Heathcliff comic strip.

• Starting today, High School Musical 3: Senior Year fans purchasing four or more advance tickets for the film at Fandango.com will receive a free Zizzle Rockin’ Sing’Along Microphone, while supplies last. The film is due out in theatres October 24.

About The Author
Gary Rusak is a freelance writer based in Toronto. He has covered the kids entertainment industry for the last decade with a special interest in licensing, retail and consumer products. You can reach him at garyrusak@gmail.com

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