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First Second Secures ‘Dam Keeper’ Books Rights

Graphic novel publisher First Second has preemptively acquired world rights to two graphic novels based on the Oscar-nominated animated short The Dam Keeper from Tonko House founders ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ and ‘Episode VIII’ Helmer Confirmed

Director Gareth Edwards’ stand-alone Star Wars movie will be titled Rogue One and star Felicity Jones, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced this morning at the studio’s annual ... Continue Reading →
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Fournier Launching ‘Sendokai Champions’ Playing Cards

Nottingham Forest has inked a deal with playing cards manufacturer Fournier to develop official cards for Sendokai Champions. The first set is set to hit retailers this spring. Fournier ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Aussie Original ‘Monster Beach’ Wins ASTRA

Cartoon Network’s first Australian content commissioned for global distribution — Monster Beach — has picked up the 2015 ASTRA Award for Most Outstanding Children’s ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Unmasks ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ Teaser

Sony Pictures Animation has released three official stills and a spankin’ new teaser trailer for Genndy Tartakovsky’s upcoming CG sequel Hotel Transylvania 2 — coming to theaters ... Continue Reading →
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Mondo, Spin Master Launch SpindoTV

Spin Master Entertainment has officially launched its new kid-targeted YouTube channel, SpindoTV — developed in partnership with leading YouTube animation distributor Mondo Media. ... Continue Reading →
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Laika to Expand Studio by 70 Percent

Stop-motion house Laika, the Hillsboro, Oregon-based studio behind The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Coraline, has announced plans to increase the size of its facility by 70 percent. The ... Continue Reading →
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New Disney, Discovery Content Coming to Nabi

Fuhu, Inc. has finalized deals with Disney and Discovery Communications to bring a range of content from their kids’ entertainment libraries to Fuhu’s nabi tablet via the nabi Pass ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Develops Online Channels for Verizon

DreamWorks Animation is developing with Verizon two new channels for its online children’s channels DreamWorksTV and AwesomenessTV. AwesomenessTV will produce more than 200 hours ... Continue Reading →
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Virtual Reality Enters a New Era

One of the major new trends at the recent Game Developers Conference was the introduction of headsets that enable gamers to enter high-resolution three-dimensional worlds that they ... Continue Reading →