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Daily News Bytes: The Joker Origin Flick Planned, ‘Rick & Morty’ vs. Bikini Bottom, Inaugural China Licensing Expo, & More!

The Joker Origin Movie on Deck WB and DC are developing another Batman spinoff following the success of Suicide Squad, according to Deadline. The project will be directed and co-written ... Continue Reading →
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‘Beyblade Burst’ Hits TVNZ

New York City-based entertainment rights company SUNRIGHTS has licensed the first season of its new animated series Beyblade Burst to New Zealand network TVNZ. Per the agreement brokered ... Continue Reading →
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Larkshead Media Takes on ‘Numberblocks’ UK Management

Media services company Larkshead Media has been appointed to manage UK licensing for hit animated CBeebies series Numberblocks by brand owner and creator Alphablocks Ltd. Larkshead ... Continue Reading →
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Technicolor, Merlin Get ‘The Deep’ S2 Off to Swimming Start with Aquarium Events

Technicolor has inked a cross-promotional agreement with Merlin Entertainments Group — a worldwide leader in branded, location-based family entertainment — to bring interactive ... Continue Reading →
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3rd Screenings Added to Remaining Studio Ghibli Fest Flicks

GKIDS and Fathom Events have announced that due to popular demand for showing of My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service, the remaining four must-see Hayao Miyazaki classics ... Continue Reading →
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WIN Tickets to Crunchyroll Expo 2017!

On August 25-27, the Santa Clara Convention Center in California’s Bay Area will be inundated with otaku for the first-ever Crunchyroll Expo, presented by the leading anime multi-media ... Continue Reading →
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Chinese VOD Giant iQiyi Slates 7 Animated Projects

China’s leading online video platform iQiyi announced in Beijing on Friday that it is moving forward on seven locally produced animated titles. The company aims to expand beyond ... Continue Reading →
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Zoic Ups John Kilshaw to Creative Director

VFX company Zoic Studios has promoted John Kilshaw to the post of Creative Director, to steer the vision of studio projects out of the East Coast office in New York including TV, feature ... Continue Reading →
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Kabillion Launches on Mediacom

Kids’ VOD network Kabillion and Mediacom Communications finalized a deal to carry Kabillion and Kabillion Girls Rule! on the latter’s on-demand service, with an initial ... Continue Reading →
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Plymptoons Announces Free NYC ‘Revengeance’ Screening

Indie animation fans in the New York area have a great opportunity to catch a free screening of Revengeance — an adult-targeted action toon from Bill Plympton and Jim Lujan. The ... Continue Reading →