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Ankama Inks Deals for ‘Kit & Kate’

Preschool series Kit & Kate — produced by Toonbox Animation Studio and distributed by Ankama Animations — has picked up several international broadcast partners recently. ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Watch Sneak Peek: Floyd Norman – An Animate Life Doc on 1st Black Animator to Work for Disney Look back at the 80-year-old animator’s incredible career at the iconic Disney ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Reveals Kids Choice Nominees

Nickelodeon announces the nominees for the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards — the ultimate fan celebration of the best of everything kids love in pop culture. These gems will get ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoons on the Bay Deadline Extended

Organizers of the annual Cartoons on the Bay festival have extended the submission deadline for the 2016 edition to February 15. The 19th iteration of the event will take place in Venice, ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Boom, Guru Sign Collaboration Deal

Toon Boom Animation, the makers of Harmony and Storyboard Pro, have entered a technology partnership with Toronto’s Guru Studio. Under the agreement, the engineers of both R&D ... Continue Reading →
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Bradley Wald Named CFO, SVP Business Ops for LAIKA

Portland stop-motion studio LAIKA has appointed former NBCUniversal exec Bradley Wald as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Operations. The announcement was ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Brands Hires Three Key Execs

DHX Brands is expanding its team with three key hires for its LA and London offices. Kaisa Nieminen has been appointed Senior Brand Manager for North America, based in LA and reporting ... Continue Reading →
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UNICEF’s Animated ‘Unfairy Tales’ Tells Refugee Children’s Stories

UNICEF is launching a new animated series meant to bring attention to the youngest victims of the Syrian refugee crisis, Unfairy Tales. Created by ad agency 180LA, the videos chronicle ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Commits $30M to Presidential STEM Initiative

Over the weekend, President Obama announced the White House’s commitment to making hands-on STEM learning an integral part of students’ education in the United States. As ... Continue Reading →
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HopMotion Launches Debut Series ‘Chhoti Anandi’

HopMotion Animation, a leading Indian toon production house which will soon be expanding to Ottawa, has delivered its first 2D animated series Chhoti Anandi to the local market as it ... Continue Reading →