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New Outlets Sign Up for Zodiak Kids’ ‘The Ranch’

Zodiak Kids has secured more pre-sales for its Télé Images-produced animated series The Ranch, which will debut at MIPJunior. New broadcasters snapping up the 26 x 26-minute horse-themed ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Jr. Orders New ‘Small Potatoes’ Movie

Disney Junior has acquired the rights to air the 45-minute movie special debut of the Small Potatoes—Meet the Small Potatoes—in the U.S. and Japan. The first animated movie from ... Continue Reading →
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Frankenweenie Guests on ‘Where’s My Water’ Game

Disney has launched “10 Days of Frankenweenie,” a new, free level pack for its hit mobile game Where’s My Water? Free. Inspired by Disney’s stop-motion animated film Frankenweenie, ... Continue Reading →
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JibJab Founders Launch New Kids Property

Gregg and Evan Spiridellis and their successful Internet enterprise JibJab are entering the kids IP market this week with the launch of their new multiplatform property StoryBots. ... Continue Reading →
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Toei to Bring New ‘Driland’ Toon to MIPCOM

Toei Animation will introduce a new animated series based on the popular social game Driland at next month’s MIPCOM market. Developed by GREE, Driland boasts over 200 million users ... Continue Reading →
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Ameba Picks Up RGH’s ‘Ben and Izzy’ Show

Aiming to boost North American audience exposure for its animated children’s series Ben and Izzy, RGH Entertainment (a division of Rubicon Group Holding) has partnered with Canadian ... Continue Reading →
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Technicolor, Mercury Partner on ‘Atomic Puppet’

Technicolor has announced an agreement with Canada’s Mercury Filmworks to co-develop and co-produce a new animated children’s TV series titled Atomic Puppet. The company plans to ... Continue Reading →
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PGS Tells Tales of ’1001 Nights’

Paris-based brand manager PGS Entertainment has signed on to distribute Canadian toon house Big Bad Boo Studios’ most popular series, 1001 Nights, which is based on the famous series ... Continue Reading →
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‘Looper’ Director Chats About Film’s Mind-Bending VFX

We sat down with Rian Johnson, the director of the time-travel film Looper, to discuss his use of visual effects in the movie and their importance to the science fiction genre. The ... Continue Reading →
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Moonbot Goes Noir with ‘Diggs Nightcrawler’

Louisiana-based studio Moonbot Studios (The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, The Numberlys) is working on a new augmented reality experience for Sony’s PlayStation 3 ... Continue Reading →