By Kristin Brzoznowski
Published: February 5, 2014
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NEW YORK: Nicktoons is launching the second season, featuring 26 half-hour episodes, of the animated series Wild Grinders, inspired by the professional skateboarder and entrepreneur Rob Dyrdek.
Season two debuts tonight at 8:30 p.m. The series features the comic adventures of Lil Rob, Meaty and his middle school skate crew, known as Wild Grinders, who are bound by their love of skateboarding. The show is created and executive produced...
December 24, 2013 - Kant Wright
PLAY THE VIDEO : Happy Holidays Home Plate Entertainment
Produced by leading international Neon Sign Artist I.M. Lyte, this holiday greeting can be seen in downtown Hollywood within distance of the view of the famous Hollywood sign. It was commissioned after it was determined that the staff at Home Plate were a bit naughty, but still had made it onto the "nice" list. The theme was arrived at through long hours of debate about whether or not to abbreviate the word "entertainment". ...
by Sunil Bali, 19-01-14
On a cold January morning in 2007, at a Washington DC underground station, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes.
During that time:
Approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.
After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing.
He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule.
About 4 minutes later:
The violinist received his first dollar.
SYDNEY: SLR Productions has unveiled that the flash-animated series Teenage Fairytale Dropouts is headed to ABC TV in Australia.
Teenage Fairytale Dropouts follows the adventures of Jeremiah, Fury and Trafalgar, the teen relatives of such famous fairytale characters as the giant from Jack and the Beanstalk, the Tooth Fairy and Merlin. The 52x11-minute HD show is co-produced with Anima Estudios, Home Plate Entertainment and Telegael.
Suzanne Ryan, executive producer and CEO of SLR Productions, remarked: "With its comedic appeal...
by Kiel Phegley
The animation business has changed substantially in the past decade. While once syndicated series built on salable toy franchises ruled the after-school hours, today niche cable networks and DVD markets have cartoons fractioning between pre-school educational shows, outrageous comedy cartoons and more grownup-friendly action-adventures. And one person who’s been with the medium through...
Rob Dyrdek Ventures Into Uncharted Territory With New Xbox Comedy Series
Nick Cannon is about one hosting gig away from needing his own network, but he’s not the only MTV personality that’s spreading his seed across the ever-expanding world of entertainment. According to Deadline, “Fantasy Factory” ruler/”Ridiculousness” frontman/business mogul/skating pro Rob Dyrdek is trying his hand at something totally new and out of the box — literally....
Teenage Dropouts find new homes
Broadcasters in Asia, Europe and the Middle East have picked up tween animated series Teenage Fairytale Dropouts (52x11′) from distributor 9 Story Entertainment.
HBO in Asia, Sun Network in India, TVE in Spain, Orlando Kids in Croatia and Noga in Israel have acquired the series, which currently airs on Seven Network in Australia.
The show was created and produced by Mexican animation studio Anima Estudios and coproduced with Australia’s SLR Productions, Home Plate Entertainment in the US and Ireland’s...
by TBI reporter December 9, 2013
Animated pre-teen series Teenage Fairytale Dropouts has sold to five channels around the world.
Distributor 9 Story Entertainment has sold the show to HBO Asia, TVE in Spain, Sun Network in India, Noga in Israel and Orlando Kids in Croatia. TFD already broadcasts in Australia on Seven Network in Australia.
The show was one of series 9 Story acquired when it bought the CCI Kids catalogue earlier this year. It comes from Anima Estudios and was coproduced with SLR Productions, Home Plate Entertainment...
+ New broadcast partners for Home Plate Entertainment‘s skater-themed comedy toon Rob Dyrdek’s Wild Grinders have been secured, just as the series preps for the launch of season 2 (26 x half-hours). These include RTP (Portugal), TG4 (Ireland) and GLOOB (Brazil). Additionally, Canada’s TELETOON has acquired a two-part Halloween special, which will also spawn special multi-platform content online. Home Plate is also producing a raft of new digital shorts to add to the existing library of 25+ shorts and interactive...
After working in the skateboarding industry for nearly 20 years, Rob Dyrdek has taken his talents into the TV arena with Wild Grinders. The show is featured among the top offerings from Home Plate Entertainment. Bill Schultz, the CEO and executive producer at Home Plate Entertainment, says that securing additional sales on Wild Grinders is one of his main priorities for the coming market.
“We will also introduce finished episodes of Teenage Fairytale Dropouts with distributor CCI Entertainment and our great co-producers, Anima,...