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Funimation Brings ‘Your Name.’ to NorAm Theaters in April

Writer-director Makoto Shinkai’s critically acclaimed animated blockbuster Your Name. will be coming to North American theaters on April 7, 2017 through Funimation Films. The ... Continue Reading →
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Margo Georgiadis Named CEO of Mattel

Margo Georgiadis has been tapped as the next CEO of US-based toy giant Mattel, effective February 8. She will also join the company’s board of directors. Georgiadis will step ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak Kids Inks Package Deal with Amazon India

Zodiak Kids has made a major content sale to Amazon India in a new deal that adds up to over 100 hours of programming. The agreement includes all four seasons of popular kids’ ... Continue Reading →
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‘Miraculous Ladybug’ Has Heroic Launch in Spain

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir (a.k.a. Miraculous Ladybug if you’re feeling pressed for time) is enjoying super success in Iberia both on and off the screen. Since ... Continue Reading →
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Guest Stars Come Out for ‘Creative Galaxy’ Special

Amazon’s award-winning animated preschool series Creative Galaxy is planning an out-of-this-world Valentine’s Day special for young viewers, complete with a constellation ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA-Hollywood & AEF Accepting Faculty Grant Applications

ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum (AEF) have opened applications for the 2017 Faculty Grant program — designed to support individuals or groups with reasonable ... Continue Reading →
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Anime Strike SVOD from Amazon Launches in US

Amazon Channels has launched its first branded, on-demand subscription streaming service in the US: Anime Strike. Priced at $4.99 per month, the service offers Prime members over 1,000 ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: ‘Justice League Dark’ clip – “Bruce Wayne Shaves” No wonder Batman is so curmudgeonly, when the other superheroes have like zero boundaries. And, ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! Scores Multi-Picture ‘Digimon’ Deal with Toei

Shout! Factory and Toei Animation have inked a new multi-picture deal to bring the Japanese studio’s popular action-adventure anime film series Digimon Adventure tri. to North ... Continue Reading →
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On the Road Again

Disney Junior refreshes Mickey and pals for a new generation of young viewers with a classic-car premise in Mickey and the Roadster Racers.    Editor’s Note: The version of the ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Nominees for 40th Japan Academy Prize Announced

The Nippon Academy-sho Association has revealed the nominees for the 40th annual Japan Academy Prize honors. The 2017 ceremony will take place March 3 at the International Convention ... Continue Reading →
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Louis C.K., Albert Brooks Enlist with TBS for ‘The Cops’

TBS has greenlit 10 episodes of a new animated comedy series created by and featuring the voices of comedy giants Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks — who last year lent their vocal ... Continue Reading →
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Getty Center Hosts Lotte Reiniger’s ‘Prince Achmed’ in March

One of pioneering animator Lotte Reiniger’s most highly regarded works is returning to the screen on March 21 at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, with Dungen Presents: The Adventures ... Continue Reading →
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‘Nella,’ ‘Digby,’ ‘Trucktown’ Coming to Nick Channels

Nickelodeon networks are off to an animated start in 2017 with the announcements that new preschool series Nella the Princess Knight is heading to the Nickelodeon channel (premiering ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Shops ‘Camp Lakebottom’ S3 to Disney LatAm

9 Story Media Group has licensed an additional 13 x 22 episode package of its animated comedy series Camp Lakebottom to Disney Channel in Latin America. The third season joins 52 half-hours ... Continue Reading →
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Christian Fritzsche Named VP International Sales for eOne

Entertainment One (eOne) has appointed Christian Fritzsche as Vice President International Sales. Fritzsche will manage eOne’s new and existing content in global markets, with ... Continue Reading →
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New TV Price Regs in India Stir Up Rights Holders

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has introduced a draft of its new pricing regulations for Pay TV. The rules would establish a controlled price regime by mandating a ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: ‘Gleep-Glorp & Lasertag’ Justin Michael (Friendship All-Stars of Friendship, Monster Island) is back with a new short, in collaboration with artist Tom Smith ... Continue Reading →
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24/7 PBS KIDS Channel Launches Across US

As of Monday, January 16, the first ever nationwide 24-hour PBS KIDS channel launches in the US, provide by member stations across the map on TV and via live streaming on digital platforms, ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: How to Draw Mickey Mouse with Floyd Norman | Quick Draw | Disney LIVE The accomplished animator (Jungle Book, Toy Story) showed viewers how to recreate the very first Mickey ... Continue Reading →