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Disney Ups Tom Staggs to COO

Disney has promoted Tom Staggs to the role of chief operating officer from his position of chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. The appointment tags Staggs as the most likely ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Acquires ‘The Prophet’ for NA

GKIDS has picked up the North American rights to Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, the animated passion project of actress Salma Hayek-Pinault based on the classic book by the acclaimed ... Continue Reading →
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Studio 100 Brings Toon Film Trio to EFM

Studio 100 Film is shopping a charming triad of animated movies for kids and families available for international distribution to this year’s European Film Market, which runs Feb. ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! Factory Launches Streaming Service

Multi-platform entertainment company Shout! Factory has unveiled a new, branded digital streaming service: Shout! Factory TV. The announcement was made by founders Richard Foos, Bob ... Continue Reading →
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Frederator Acquires First International Series

Channel Frederator Network has kicked off its international programming strategy by acquiring English-language distribution rights for Fin Punch!, an 18-art web series from Chilean ... Continue Reading →
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‘Minions’ on the Move in New Trailer

Universal has offered up a smidge more of Minions, the Despicable Me spin-off starring everyone’s favorite squat yellow henchmen. The main Minion trio of Kevin, Stuart and Bob hitchhike ... Continue Reading →
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VES Goes Big for ‘Hero,’ ‘Apes’

The 13th annual VES Awards went ape for Apes and big for Big Hero 6 last night. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes lead the live-action feature film categories with three wins, while Disney’s ... Continue Reading →
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Animal Logic to Reignite Astro Boy

Animal Logic Entertainment has partnered with Japan’s Tezuka Productions to develop a live-action, science fiction superhero feature film based on the iconic comic book franchise ... Continue Reading →
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‘Curious George’ Valentine’s Special Airs Feb. 9

PBS KIDS will be sharing the love with a brand new batch of monkey business in Curious George: Happy Valentine’s Day, George!, premiering Monday, February 9th. In the holiday special, ... Continue Reading →
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Dot to Dot Preps ‘Footy Pups’ for CBeebies

Dot to Dot Productions has been commissioned by U.K.’s CBeebies to produce Footy Pups, a 30 x 15 live-action/animation hybrid series meant to teach kids ages 3-6 basic sports skills ... Continue Reading →