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A Brief History of Animation Screwing with the Real World Now that the hybrid sitcom Son of Zorn has made its TV debut, it’s time to look back at some other times the live and animated ... Continue Reading →

Zeitguised Launches Foam Studio for Commercials

Award-winning Berlin art, design and production studio Zeitguised — which has delivered acclaimed work for clients like Absolut, IBM, Mercedes-Benz, Nike and Samsung — is ... Continue Reading →

VIZ Appoints Evolution As NorAm Licensing Agent

VIZ Media has tapped global licensing and brand management firm Evolution USA, LLC as its North American licensing agent. Evolution will represent the vast VIZ catalog of anime and ... Continue Reading →

ITV Gears Up for ‘Thunderbirds’ Season 2 in UK

ITV Studios Global Entertainment is getting ready for the UK premiere of the second season of Thunderbirds Are Go, bringing in new licensing partners and planning special events to ... Continue Reading →

ZAG Launches ‘Miraculous’ YouTube Channel & Series

ZAG America LLC has launched an official Miraculous Ladybug YouTube Channel and 52-episode webseries. The online channel has kicked off with five CG-animated episodes of new adventures. The ... Continue Reading →

Disney Taps Jon Favreau to Helm Live-Action ‘Lion King’

After the incredible success of The Jungle Book this year — both at the box office and in terms of creative tech wizardry — Disney is teaming back up with director Jon Favreau ... Continue Reading →

Sarah Muller Named Head of Children’s at Channel 5

Viacom International Media Networks has appointed Sarah Muller as Head of Children’s at Channel 5 in the UK. Muller will be responsible for commissioning and acquisition of linear ... Continue Reading →

Japanese Band BABYMETAL Gets Tooned Up with WB

Having wrapped up their successful 2016 world tour with a 100,000+ person show at the Tokyo Dome, Japanese pop-metal group BABYMETAL is preparing for its next adventure: an original, ... Continue Reading →
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Dave Filoni Put in Creative Charge of ‘Star Wars’ Animation

Just after season three of Disney XD’s popular action series Star Wars Rebels premiered, a statement issued by Lucasfilm to Big Shiny Robot revealed that while Dave Filoni has ... Continue Reading →

9 Story Secures Raft of ‘Nature Cat’ Deals

9 Story Media Group has inked multiple international sales deals for its animated series Nature Cat (40 x 22). Aimed at kids ages 3-8, the series premiered last November on PBS KIDS ... Continue Reading →