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Disney’s Paul DeBenedittis Talks Programming Remit SVP of programming strategy for Disney Channels Worldwide talks kids entertainment trends. Japan MIPCOM 2016 Country of Honor Reed ... Continue Reading →
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Animortal Kicks Off ‘Chuck Steel’ Production

Welsh toon house Animortal Studio announces that production has begun on its feature length, stop-motion animated comedy-action-horror flick Chuck Steel in Night of the Trampires. Spurred ... Continue Reading →
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MIPTV 2016 Wrap: Big Euro Pay TVs, High End Drama and Millenials Dominate Trade Fair Pay TV operators and streaming services are ramping up original IP production. Detroit Gets Its ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s ‘Piper’ Prepares to Take Wing

Pixar Animation Studios have revealed a first look at its upcoming CG-animated theatrical short, Piper, which will run in theaters ahead of the long awaited sequel Finding Dory (out ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Teaser Arrives

The next phase of Disney’s aggressive plan for Lucasfilm’s iconic franchise is imminent, with a new teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story debuting on Good Morning America ... Continue Reading →
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Funimation Releases Entire Samurai Champloo Series for Free on YouTube NorAm anime giant releases Shinichiro Watanabe’s seminal series to the huddled internet masses. Nick’s Layla ... Continue Reading →
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Mattel Creations Trailers New ‘Thomas & Friends’ Movie at MIPTV

Mattel Creations — the new centralized theatrical, TV and digital content creation company from Mattel, Inc. — gave MIPTV attendees a first look at the newly announced CG-animated ... Continue Reading →
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‘BFG’ Trailer Gives Tour of Giant Country

Disney has released the latest trailer for Steven Spielberg’s The BFG — arriving in theaters July 1. The new feature adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic is produced by ... Continue Reading →
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Cuppa Coffee Shares Stills for WWI Stop-Mo Film

Toronto’s Cuppa Coffee Studios has launched CuppaStories.com — a new online home for the company’s hyper-realistic stop-motion animation projects. The site debuts ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s Thomas O. Staggs Stepping Down Presumed Bob Iger successor is departing COO post at Walt Disney Co. and leaving the company after 20 years. Nine International TV Executives ... Continue Reading →