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Banijay-Zodiak Merger Is Completed

An announcement out of Paris reveals that leading international entertainment companies Banijay and Zodiak Media have completed a merger transaction, uniting their catalogs and production ... Continue Reading →
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PBS Launching Free 24/7 Multiplatform Kids Service

PBS has announced it will launch new, 24/7 children’s services later this year which will include a new TV channel and live stream on digital platforms, provided by local stations. ... Continue Reading →
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Stuttgart Fest Plans Take Shape

The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (itfs.de/en) will welcome around 85,000 visitors to Das neue Herz Europas between April 26 and May 1 this year, and details of ... Continue Reading →
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James Pitaro Takes Over Disney Consumer Products

James Pitaro, current co-chair of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media and president of Disney Interactive, will be stepping up as chairman of DCPI following the departure ... Continue Reading →
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Fifth Journey Strikes Major Studio Deals for Games, VR

Hong Kong-based development studio Fifth Journey has entered into partnerships with Universal, Lionsgate and MGM to develop mobile games, interactive entertainment and virtual reality ... Continue Reading →
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Portfolio Scores New Sales for ‘Doki’

Portfolio Entertainment has secured a raft of new sales for animated preschool series, Doki. Much of the distributor’s deals for the show have come from season one broadcasters ... Continue Reading →
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Ringling Announces Winners of Creative Awards for High Schoolers

Ringling College of Art and Design has announced the winners of its third annual Creative Awards Competition for high school students (grades 9-12) in the U.S. This year’s contest ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

TAAFI 2016 Official Selection Announced Feature films Nova Seed (Canada) and Possessed (Spain) to screen along with international shorts during April fest. DreamWorks Animation Shares ... Continue Reading →
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British Animation Awards Finalists Announced

Finalists for the 2016 British Animation Awards — celebrating its 20th anniversary this year — have been announced. Held every two years, the BAAs honor the very best in ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie Tributes 2016 Nominees Announced

Cartoon Movie, the European pitching and co-production event for animated features, has announced the finalists in the running for Cartoon Tributes at the 2016 edition. The awards honor ... Continue Reading →