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Amazon Studios Forms Advisory Board for Kids’ Content

Amazon Studios has formed the Amazon Kids Thought Leader Board to further its mission of encouraging lifelong creative learning. Assembled under the guidance of Amazon Kids Educational ... Continue Reading →
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APD to Qualify 3 Projects for Cartoon Forum

Three of the presented series at the Animation Production Day — hosted by the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film and FMX — will qualify directly for participation in Cartoon Forum. The ... Continue Reading →
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Demi Lovato to Voice Lead in ‘Charming’

Singer, songwriter and actress Demi Lovato will voice the female lead Lenore in the 3QU Media animated feature film production of Charming. Lovato also will executive produce the film’s ... Continue Reading →
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CN Adds 3 New Series, Events, Returning Shows for 2015-16

Cartoon Network unveiled its 2015-16 programming lineup, adding three new animated series as well as several special events and acquired series. New original programs include: We Bare ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Animating ‘Llama Llama’

Genius Brands International has partnered with Penguin Young Readers and author/illustrator Anna Dewdney to lead the worldwide expansion of Dewdney’s New York Times bestselling and ... Continue Reading →
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France TV Racks Up Toon Sales

FranceTV Distribution has gotten 2015 off to a busy start, securing multiple deals for three of its animated properties. The distributor has picked up rights to seasons 1 and 2 of Studio ... Continue Reading →
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Mark Simon’s ‘The Key’ Wins Telly Award

Florida-based animator Mark Simon was honored with a 2015 Telly Award for his Toon Boom Animation showpiece, The Key. Nearly 12,000 entries from across the States and numerous foreign ... Continue Reading →
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Jorge Gutierrez Scores Multi-Year Deal with Reel FX

Reel FX Animation Studios, producers of the acclaimed CG feature The Book of Life, has entered the film’s writer and director Jorge R. Gutierrez into a multi-picture deal. The first ... Continue Reading →
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Anima Kitchent, Famosa Adapting ‘Pinypon’

Spanish toy company Famosa has teamed up with Anima Kitchent — the Spanish offshoot of Mexico’s Anima Estudios and part of the management team of Vodka Capital — to bring ... Continue Reading →
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Fifth ‘Pirates’ Film Kicks Off Production

Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films have commenced production for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales on location in Australia. The fifth film in the $3.7 billion-grossing ... Continue Reading →