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Bardem May Be New ‘Despicable Me’ Villain

Oscar-winning Spanish actor Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) is in negotiations to voice the new villain in Despicable Me 2, the sequel to Universal/Illumination’s 2010 hit. ... Continue Reading →
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Al Jazeera’s Series Saladin Receives Intl. Emmy Nom

Al Jazeera Children’s CG-animated action series Saladin is one of the programs animated in the Children’s Programming category of the International Emmys this week. The 26 eps x ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM Attendance Figure Up From Last Year

The attendance figures of this week’s MIPCOM were announced by Laurine Garaude, director of the TV division at the French conference. Over 12,500 people—including 4,360 buyers attended ... Continue Reading →
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August Media & Malaysia’s Funcel Seal Co-Pro Deal

Singapore-based media group, August Media Holdings signed a deal to co-produce three animated series with Malaysian studio Funcel at MIPCOM this week. August Media Holdings will be ... Continue Reading →
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France TV and Ubisoft Let ‘Raving Rabbids’ Out of Hat

France Televisions and Ubisoft Motion Pictures are moving forward in producing a new CG-animated series based on the popular game franchise Raving Rabbids. Nickelodeon has secured international ... Continue Reading →
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Big Bad Boo’s ’1001 Nights’ Is Top Show at Junior

Canadian indie shop Big Bad Boo’s new animated series 1001 Nights was the most-watched show at the MIP Junior market this weekend. Loosely based on the classic Middle Eastern ... Continue Reading →
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Simpsons’ Cast Salary Negotiations May Kill the Show

In a strange repeat of what happened a few years ago, Fox’s long-running series The Simpsons is in danger of coming to a halt because of a tense contract negotiation with its voice ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Announces Four More 3-D Re-releases

You can call it the Lion King 3-D effect: Disney announced today that it will re-release stereoscopic 3-D versions of Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc. and The Little ... Continue Reading →
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Sam Register Shares Secrets of WB Success

Sam Register, exec VP of Creative affairs at Warner Bros., closed the MIP Junior market on Sunday (Oct. 2) with a dynamic look at new shows and sharing some of the key points in revitalizing ... Continue Reading →
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CyberGroup, FantaWild and Telescreen Win MIP Jr. Prizes

The international children’s content market MIP Junior wrapped over the weekend in Cannes. The two-day event was packed with various panels focusing on different aspects of the industry—from ... Continue Reading →