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‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ Gets Special US Theatrical Premiere

The highly anticipated first feature film from Studio Ponoc, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, will receive a one-night national premiere in select cinemas on Thursday, January 18, ahead ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana Teams with Discovery for Global Kids Content Venture

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana and Discovery Communications have formed a venture to produce a new pipeline of content for the kids’ market in Canada, Latin America, and around the ... Continue Reading →
Take It Easy Mike!

MIPCOM: French Powerhouse TeamTO Ramps Up Productions

Here’s the thing about French studio TeamTO’s new CG-animated project Take It Easy Mike!: It looks like no other show you’ve seen before. The clean, sparklingly produced series ... Continue Reading →
Earth to Luna

MIPCOM: Catching Up with the Colorful World of TV PinGuim

The fantastic work of Brazilian animation studio TV PinGuim is no secret to anyone who has followed the global animation scene over the past two decades. First founded in 1989 by Kiko ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Suspends ‘Loud House’ Creator Chris Savino for Harassment Claims

***Content warning: This post mentions sexual harassment. UPDATE 10/19/17: Nickelodeon issued the following statement Thursday - “Chris Savino is no longer working with Nickelodeon. ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM: Global TV News Bytes

Co-pro partners Cartoon Saloon, Dog Ears and Penguin Random House and international distributor Superights have secured a new overseas nest for preschool toon Puffin Rock, just nominated ... Continue Reading →
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DHX and Amazon Strike Their Biggest Kids’ Streaming Deal Yet

DHX Media netted a large-volume global content deal with Amazon Prime Video for 13 DHX kids’ shows. Covering more than 200 countries and territories with content to be offered ... Continue Reading →
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Spark Animation Fest Sets ‘Breadwinner’ as Opener, Glen Keane to Be Honored

Spark Computer Graphics Society, presenting Spark Animation 2017 in Vancouver, BC from Oct. 26-29, has set up a delectable variety of films and fare from around the world for this year’s ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM: International Emmy Kids Awards Nominees Announced

The nominations for the International Emmy Kids Awards were revealed in Cannes on Monday, with the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announcing a total of 28 nominees ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Ties Up with ‘Tinpo’ with AGE Order

American Greetings Entertainment — with partners Dentsu and OLM and in association production studios Sprite Ent. and OLM Digital — has kicked off production of a new construction-themed ... Continue Reading →
Anna & Froga

Book Adaptation Series ‘Anna & Froga’ Gets BBCW Development Deal

France’s Vanilla Seed, Superprod and Chouette Company have secured a development deal with UK-based BBC Worldwide for Anna & Froga, a 65 x 5 min. “CG claymation” ... Continue Reading →
Coco

Pixar Reveals New ‘Coco’ Clip, Featurette & First VR Project

Disney-Pixar is offering us a much-needed pick me up, thanks to its musical Day of the Dead feature Coco (Nov. 22). Check out a trio of new videos related to the upcoming adventure ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM: Talking Toons with Xilam’s Du Pontavice

We had a chance to catch up with Marc Du Pontavice, president of Xilam Animation, who is attending MIPCOM with his brand new animated series Mr. Magoo. Du Pontavice is the mastermind ... Continue Reading →
Big Hero 6: Baymax Returns

‘Big Hero 6′ Series Launches with ‘Baymax Returns’ Movie Nov. 20

The highly anticipated 2D follow-up to the Oscar winning Disney/Marvel feature will be blasting off next month, as Big Hero 6: The Series launches with a one-hour special “Baymax ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM News Bytes: Atlantyca, Bejuba!, Planeta Junior, WDR

Atlantyca Entertainment has inked a broadcast deal with Rai (Italy) to broadcast a 52 x 11′ package of the popular, fast-paced kids’ comedy horror series Scream Street from ... Continue Reading →
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Jen Cadic Upped to Head of Production at Flight School

Dallas-based new media creative studio Flight School has promoted Jen Cadic to the newly created role of Head of Production, following the successful launch of the company’s first ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana, WeKids & Toon Boom Launch IP Incubator in China

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, WeKids and Toon Boom Animation are expanding their existing partnership in China and launching a local kids’ animation incubator competition, ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Rebrands Toronto Studio as “Brown Bag Films”

9 Story Media Group is rebranding its Toronto animation studio as Brown Bag Films. The parent company remains IDed as 9 Story Media Group, which also holds 9 Story Distribution International ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sausage Party’ Director Conrad Vernon Conjures ‘Addams Family’ Flick

Veteran animation artist, writer, director and voice artist Conrad Vernon has signed on to direct MGM’s upcoming animated The Addams Family feature, according to Variety. Vernon, ... Continue Reading →