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Paramount, Disney-Marvel, DreamWorks Animation Tap French Tax Rebates France’s national film commission confirms approval for Sherlock Gnomes, Captain Underpants, and TV series ... Continue Reading →
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‘Zootopia’ Hits $1B Worldwide

Disney’s animated feature Zootopia crossed the $1 billion mark this weekend, making it the studio’s second billion-dollar release of 2016 (and 11th ever). Zootopia is so ... Continue Reading →
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Comedian Akmal Saleh Joins ‘Blinky Bill’ Cast

Internationally renowned comedian Akmal Saleh is set to join the voice cast of The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill, in the role of Blinky’s best friend Jacko, the frill-necked ... Continue Reading →
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m4e Takes Over Rainbow’s Stake in ‘Mia and Me’

German brand management and media company m4e AG will take a more controlling role in the production, licensing and marketing of international TV series and brand Mia and Me, created ... Continue Reading →
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Jim Henson Signs Multiple Partners for ‘Dinosaur Train’

The Jim Henson Company is continuing to expand the global presence of Dinosaur Train‘s consumer products program, bringing on several new licensing partners in key territories ... Continue Reading →
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Ink Previews Licensing Expo Slate

Ink Global is preparing to jet off to Las Vegas with a slate of hot toon properties in tow for the annual Licensing Expo, taking place June 21-23 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. ... Continue Reading →
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Bulldog Brings Variety of Brands to Licensing Expo

U.K. agency Bulldog Licensing is bringing a strong and diverse portfolio of brands to the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas this month. Attendees and potential partners are invited to check ... Continue Reading →
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UNO Awarded Digital Animation Studio Funds

The University of New Orleans has been awarded $94,000 to build a digital animation studio for students looking to make a career in animation and special effects. Expected to open next ... Continue Reading →
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Video: Aardman’s #ToadOff for Vimto U.K. animation house teams up with Driven ad agency for an epic amphibian fruit-fight in this energetic CG spot, directed by Will Studd (Stuff ... Continue Reading →
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‘Counterfeit Cat’ Curls Up in Disney XD’s Lap

Tricon Kids & Family and Wildseed Kids have sold animated shorts series Counterfeit Cat to Disney XD for broadcast in the U.S. The comedy spots will debut on Monday, June 20 at ... Continue Reading →