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Japan Box Office: ‘Your Name’ Heads for Record Books, Wins Fourth Weekend Makoto Shinkai’s smash-hit has earned a cumulative total of $89 million. In second place last weekend ... Continue Reading →
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BLE 2016 License This! Finalists Announced

Four finalists have been announced for Brand Licensing Europe’s annual License This! competition. Now in its seventh year, the contest offers new, unlicensed creative concepts the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Oscar’s Oasis’ Bids Ciao to Italy

Kids entertainment company CAKE has inked a deal with Discovery in Italy for multi-award-winning CG animated series Oscar’s Oasis, which will debut on free-to-air channel K2 in November. ... Continue Reading →
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‘We Bare Bears’ and ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Set for Philippines

Localized versions of We Bare Bears and the relaunched The Powerpuff Girls — two of Cartoon Network’s most popular, highest-rating series — will arrive in the Philippines ... Continue Reading →
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Fermin Muguruza Plans Animated ‘Black Is Beltza’

Multidisciplinary Basque artist Fermin Muguruza announced at the San Sebastian Film Festival that he will make his fiction filmmaking debut with an animated adult feature titled Black ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks TV to Premiere ‘Trollhunters’ at NYCC

DreamWorks Animation and Netflix will present an exciting pair of panels during the 2016 New York Comic Con, highlighting the hotly anticipated original series Trollhunters and Voltron ... Continue Reading →
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Michael Dudok de Wit’s ‘Red Turtle’ Trailer Arrives

Sony Classics has released the full trailer for Academy Award-winning animator Michael Dudok de Wit’s highly anticipated desert island fable The Red Turtle. The footage reveals a ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Indie ‘Long Way North’ Combines Arctic Exploration and Female Empowerment Shout! Factory tosses its hat in the Oscar ring with the Annecy Audience Award-winning film about ... Continue Reading →
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Tom Dooley Stepping Down as Interim CEO of Viacom

Viacom’s interim president and CEO, Tom Dooley, will be leaving the post effective November 15. The long lead on his exit is to allow Viacom’s board to ensure an orderly succession. Dooley ... Continue Reading →
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‘Miffy’ Series Coming to Nick Jr. and SVOD

Two charming animated preschool series starring Dick Bruna’s little bunny heroine Miffy are coming to TV and SVOD in the US through Nickelodeon. The popular character first appeared ... Continue Reading →