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Global TV News Bytes

+ PGS Entertainment has secured a raft of sales for season 3 of Method Animation’s The Little Prince. The popular series has been pre-sold to broadcasters RTBF (Belgium), ABC ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 2′ Plumps Up Uni’s Bottom Line

In reporting their third quarter profits, Comcast noted improvement in its entertainment arm NBCUniversal, handily bolstered by the success of the Illumination Entertainment toon Despicable ... Continue Reading →
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‘Pinky, Elmyra & The Brain’ DVD Set Arrives in January

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be offering a sensational treat for fans of ’90s cartoons as they release Steven Spielberg Presents: Pinky, Elmyra & The Brain – ... Continue Reading →
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FremantleMedia Kids Welcomes Rick Glankler

FremantleMedia has appointed Rick Glankler, previously of Mattel/Fisher-Price where he was in charge of HIT Entertainment brands, to the role of EVP/General Manager of Kids & Family ... Continue Reading →
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First Animated StoryCorps Special Premieres on Thanksgiving

The first ever animated special from StoryCorps, the CPB-funded documentary series drawn from oral history archives, will premiere on PBS on Thursday, November 28 at 9 p.m. (Thanksgiving ... Continue Reading →
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Moonscoop Catalog Sweeps Asia

Paris-based Moonscoop will be schlepping off to Singapore this December for the Asia Television Forum, following a series of successful deals for its library of kids’ entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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Chris Meledandri to Receive PGA Visionary Award

The Producers Guild of America will be honoring Illumination Entertainment founder and CEO Chris Meledandri with its 2014 Visionary Award, which will be presented at the Producers Guild ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cloudbabies’ Soar to Germany

Following a successful tour of the MIPCOM market in Cannes, Hoho Rights has announced a key sale for its CG animated preschool property, Cloudbabies (52 x 10), which will be floating ... Continue Reading →
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Fox ADHD Welcomes ‘Lucas Bros.’ and ‘Golan’ in January

Fox has revealed season and series premiere dates for January 2014, including launches for new Animation Domination High-Def (ADHD) toons Lucas Bros. Moving Co. and Golan the Insatiable, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Doctor Who’ Rings in 50th Anniversary with Special Screening

BBC America will be celebrating Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary in style, with two special theatrical screenings of the planned milestone special Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor, ... Continue Reading →