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Saban to Refresh ‘Popples’

Saban Brands has announced plans to reintroduce popular 1980s brand Popples, with a wide array of merchandise—including apparel, accessories, mobile and tablet apps, plush and more—set ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Picks Jane McGonigal as Keynote

The finishing touches are being put on the annual SIGGRAPH computer graphics and interactive techniques conference/exhibition, which will take place this year at the Los Angeles Convention ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Tackles Hasbro’s ‘Tonka’

Now that the Battleship hype-fest has wound down, a new addition to the unfolding onslaught of Hasbro toy and game properties coming to the big screen is underway at Sony Pictures, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Redakai’ Conquers New Broadcasters

The magical battling adventure toon from Zodiak Kids, Redakai: Conquer the Kairu, has claimed three more European broadcasters: Germany’s Kabel 1, VT4 in Flemish-speaking Belgium ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Appoints Marcel Jean Artistic Director

Fresh off the 2012 edition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival & MIFA market, the fest organizers have announced that Canadian producer, director and author Marcel ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Goggles Adds Millimages Titles

Online kids’ channel Toon Goggles, a free portal which provides viewing data to content producers, is adding popular and award-winning titles from European producer/distributor Millimages ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ Swings to Season 2 on XD

Marvel’s animated series Ultimate Spider-Man, the top rated toon on Disney XD, will return to the action-adventure network for a second season. The order was announced by David Levine, ... Continue Reading →
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Colbert, Janney Join ‘Mr. Peabody’

DreamWorks Animation has announced that Stephen Colbert, of The Colbert Report fame, Emmy Award winner Allison Janney (The Help, The West Wing), Ellie Kemper (Bridesmaids, The Office), ... Continue Reading →
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Pitch Party 2012: Nickelodeon’s Jenna Boyd Named Judge!

We have another exciting Pitch Party Judge announcement! Coming in under the wire for the 2012 contest is Nickelodeon’s SVP of animation development, Jenna Boyd! Online voting for ... Continue Reading →
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Mattel Makes Playdate with ‘Mia and Me’

Italian production, distribution and licensing house Rainbow has secured a licensing partnership with toy giant Mattel for its new girls’ television series Mia and Me. Mattel joins ... Continue Reading →