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DHX Media Takes Over Rights for ‘Yo Gabba Gabba!’

Top Canadian producer and distributor DHX Media has taken over all global broadcast and licensing rights of hit preschool show Yo Gabba Gabba!, which is produced by company subsidiary ... Continue Reading →
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KidsCo Gets Facelift, Acquires New Toons

Global children’s TV channel KidsCo announced plans for a new look and new content that will roll out globally in early 2013. The refreshed KidsCo will feature a redesigned on-air ... Continue Reading →
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‘Chico’ Directors Plan 2 New Animated Films

In a run-down on acclaimed Spanish director Fernando Trueba’s upcoming feature efforts, Variety reports the helmer will once again team up with fellow Chico & Rita director/graphic ... Continue Reading →
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Passion Pics Highlights Unity with ‘Butterfly Effect’

The accomplished commercial / film / TV house of London-based Passion Pictures has another vibrant feather to put in its cap with The Butterfly Effect—a new short film from in-house ... Continue Reading →
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‘Junkyard,’ ‘Wrinkles’ Are Ottawa’s Top Prize Winners

Dutch animator Hisko Hulsing’s powerful short Junkyard took home the Grand Prize for Best Independent Short Animation at the Ottawa Intl. Animation Festival on Sunday (Sept. 23). ... Continue Reading →
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Surprise Bag Announces Joint Venture with marblemedia

Toronto-based entertainment producer marblemedia has joined forces with L.A.-based exec producer, writer and director Frank Saperstein and his newly launched entertainment development ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Guild Offers Panel on TV Development

If you’d like to learn about the state of TV animation development, you’d be wise to attend an informative panel discussion planned by The Animation Guild (Local 839) this Tuesday, ... Continue Reading →
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Tartakovsky and Hartman Lift Spirits in Ottawa

We had plenty of sunshine and lots of inspiring panels on the first two days of the Ottawa International Animation Festival and the TV Animation Conference (TAC) held this week in the ... Continue Reading →
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Hip, Hip, Foray!

I write these words on September 18, 2012, which happens to be the birthday of the First Lady of Animation, June Foray. What better time to once more celebrate the life and career of ... Continue Reading →
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Political Parodies: ‘Simpsons’ Premiere, ‘Drive-In Religion’

If you’re at all like us, there’s two things you can’t wait for: The end of the election season and the start of the 24th season of The Simpsons! The good news is ... Continue Reading →