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‘Regal Academy’ Anoints NorAm Master Toy Partner

Rainbow has appointed Auldey Toys of North America, a subsidiary of The Alpha Group, as the North American master toy licensee for its fresh animated fairytale property Regal Academy. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lion King’ Director & ‘Frozen’ Writer Join GBI Series

Genius Brands International is teaming up with Rob Minkoff, director of Disney’s The Lion King, and Shane Morris, co-writer of Frozen, to develop and produce a new animated preschool ... Continue Reading →
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CNE Makes Big Licensing Plans for South Asia

Turner India’s licensing and merchandising branch is pursuing double-digit growth this year as it expands into new markets Sri Lanka and Nepal, in partnership with fast-moving consumer ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Teaser Arrives

Having just unveiled the first poster, Sony Pictures Animation has released the first teaser trailer for its upcoming, fully-animated adventure Smurfs: The Lost Village. The spot sees ... Continue Reading →
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John Rood Named Disney Channels Head of Marketing

Disney Channels Worldwide has hired on permanently John Rood as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Rood, who had been consulting with the division for the last 10 months, steps in ... Continue Reading →
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‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Teaser Poster Arrives

Sony Pictures Animation has unveiled a teaser poster for the upcoming, fully-animated Smurfs: The Lost Village — giving a glimpse at a magical new smurfy world for fans to explore. ... Continue Reading →
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‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ Sets Off for France

Lupus Films, Walker Productions and Union Media have secured the sale of their storybook adaptation animated special We’re Going on a Bear Hunt to leading French broadcaster Canal+ ... Continue Reading →
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‘Adventure Time’ VR Mobile Game Coming to UK

Cartoon Network will be launching a brand-new, virtual reality mobile game and branded viewer inspired by its hit animated series Adventure Time, titled I See Ooo. This first VR experience ... Continue Reading →
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Boomerang Shells Out for Multi-territory ‘Cracké’ Deal

Quebec studio Squeeze announces that Turner’s Boomerang channel will be bringing original animated short series Cracké to the UK, Germany, Italy and Portugal. The slapstick CG ... Continue Reading →
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Michael Hirsh One-on-One Session Set for OIAF

Canadian toon titan Michael Hirsh will be participating at the 2016 Ottawa International Animation Festival in a unique One-on-One session: “The Executive Producer of My Canadian ... Continue Reading →