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CBC Kids Content Director Martin Markle Exits

Martin Markle, Senior Director of Children’s Content for Canadian public broadcaster CBC Television, has vacated his post after less than a year on the job, Kidscreen reports. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sausage Party’ Earns Sizzling No. 2 Opening

Moviegoers apparently had an appetite for irreverent, adult animation over the weekend, as Sausage Party managed to score the No. 2 box office slot for its opening run, beating low ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Play OTT Heads to Singapore

The Nickelodeon Play app is launching in Asia through its first regional partner: Singtel Mobile in Singapore. Play will debut over the telecom’s over-the-top video portal, Cast. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Phonics School’ Class in Session on Amazon

Animated educational series Phonics School has joined the Amazon Prime Video family, thanks to a new deal with licensor BBC Worldwide Learning. Produced by London’s Enabling Genius ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Taps Origami Owl for Custom Bling

Customizable jewelry company Origami Owl has inked a licensing agreement with DreamWorks Animation — marking the entertainment company’s first-ever social selling deal and ... Continue Reading →
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2017 Annie Awards Entries Open Aug. 22

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced its call for entries for the 44th Annual Annie Awards will commence on Monday, August 22. The awards ceremony ... Continue Reading →
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“Fan Owned” Legion M Closes Record Wefunder Round

Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company, has raised $1 million through its Title III crowdfunding round on Wefunder, reaching this milestone in less than three ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Why Matthew McConaughey Chose Kubo and the Two Strings as His First Animated Film The voice of insect samurai Beetle cites the appeal of “Laika’s quality” during red ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! Sets U.S. Release for ‘Long Way North’

Shout! Factory Films will be bringing Annecy Audience Award-winning animated feature Long Way North to theaters on September 30. The film, which also won the Grand Prize and Governor ... Continue Reading →
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Dave Franco, Justin Theroux & Jackie Chan Join ‘Ninjago’ Cast

Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Ninjago Movie has lined up raft of voice stars, just over a year before the film’s slated September 22, 2017 release. Filmmakers have cast Dave Franco, ... Continue Reading →