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WGA Girds for Contract Talks Amidst Award Celebrations Eight years after a contentious strike over new media rights, the Writers Guild quietly prepares to renew negotiations. USIU-Africa ... Continue Reading →
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‘Shimmer and Shine’ to Debut at Toy Fair, Season 2 Greenlit

Nickelodeon has greenlit a second 20-episode season of its hit animated preschool series Shimmer and Shine. New season one episodes will continue to air on Nick throughout February ... Continue Reading →
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Bento Box Launches Digital Studio

Emmy winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment announced today at the Digital Entertainment World conference that it is launching Bento Box Digital Studios with the aim of creating ... Continue Reading →
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AMBI, Barajoun Join Forces for 5 Film Venture

Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Group has formed a joint venture partnership with Ayman Jamal’s Dubai-based animation and vfx house Barajoun Entertainment to co-finance ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Gives First Look at New Powerpuff Girls

Cartoon Network has unveiled a first look at the highly anticipated reboot of classic girl power toon The Powerpuff Girls. Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup will return to the small screen ... Continue Reading →
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TAAFI ‘16 Provides Studio Recruitment Opportunity

The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) has announced that it will hold the Animation Arts Maarket (no, that’s not a typo, just clever branding) as part of its 2015 ... Continue Reading →
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Shout!, Studio 100 Ink Multi-Picture Pact for ‘Maya the Bee’

Shout! Factory and Studio 100 Media are expanding their distribution alliance with a new multi-picture deal for Studio 100’s upcoming Maya the Bee feature film series. The announcement ... Continue Reading →
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Betty Boop Returns in New TV Series

Max Fleischer’s iconic cartoon flapper Betty Boop will be returning to animation nearly 90 years after her debut in Dizzy Dishes. Betty will be starring, for the first time in 30 ... Continue Reading →
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’Winx Club’ to Get Big Screen & Live-Action Treatment Via Hollywood Gang Rainbow’s smash hit animated property will be adapted for live-action by Gianni Nunnari’s in-demand ... Continue Reading →
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‘Nature Cat’ Names New Distribution, Licensing Partners

Spiffy Pictures has appointed two key partners for its hit animated PBS KIDS series Nature Cat. HiHat Media will handle brand licensing in the U.S., while 9 Story Media Group tackles ... Continue Reading →