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Daily News Bytes: ‘Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay’ Cast, Bay Area Kid Fest Highlights & More

‘Suicide Squad’ Animated Movie Cast Led by Tara Strong, Christian Slater The next Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment direct-to-video movie will feature Strong (reprising ... Continue Reading →
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‘Emoji Movie,’ ‘Captain Underpants’ Break Saudi Arabia’s 35-Year Cinema Fast

A key moment in international movie history took place last month when officials in Saudi Arabia announced December 11 that the country would be lifting its 35-year ban on public cinema ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ, Fathom Events Bring ‘Mazinger Z: Infinity’ to US Theaters Next Month

One of the most revered sci-fi anime properties was reborn in Japan last fall with the arrival of Mazinger Z: Infinity, and now it will get a limited release in US theaters through ... Continue Reading →
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Bruce Timm Angles for ‘Superman: Red Son’ DC Animated Movie

At the capital fan event DC in D.C. this weekend, animation legend Bruce Timm was on hand to present the premiere of Batman: Gotham By Gaslight and field questions about this latest ... Continue Reading →
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New York Children’s Fest Scheds ‘Lu,’ ‘White Fang,’ First “VR JR”

The New York International Children’s Film Festival — taking over the Big Apple Feb. 24 through March 18 — has announced its 2018 Special Screenings and its first-ever ... Continue Reading →
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Emerald Media Snags Controlling Stake in Cosmos-Maya

Emerald Media (www.emeraldmedia.asia), a pan-Asia company backed by global investment firm KKR, has acquired a controlling stake in India-based Cosmos-Maya, market leader in IP-led ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer: ‘LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash!’ Speeds Home

A new animated adventure is leaping from comic-book pages and hitting the bricks next month as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash digitally on ... Continue Reading →
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‘Coco’ Crosses Over to Disc & Digital Next Month

Pixar Animation’s Golden Globe Award-winning feature Coco is coming home next month, with Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment bringing the magic of Mexican traditions to Digital ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Media Group Acquires Out of the Blue Enterprises

9 Story Media Group announced the acquisition of Out of the Blue Enterprises, a leader in children’s media across content creation, TV production, digital apps and consumer products. ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Taps APC Kids for EMEA Distribution of ‘Rainbow Rangers’

Genius Brands International has appointed APC Kids as the exclusive content distribution agent for its new preschool series Rainbow Rangers throughout EMEA, including Russia and ex-CIS ... Continue Reading →