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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 →
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First Look at ‘Frozen Fever’ Revealed

Disney is offering up the first images for Frozen Fever — a magical new theatrical short based on the smash-hit 2013 animated feature. The featurette will debut on the big screen ... Continue Reading →
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Iconix Gobbles Up ‘Strawberry Shortcake’

Iconix Brand Group has amped up its kids entertainment presence by reaching an agreement with American Greetings to acquire its decades-old Strawberry Shortcake brand for $105 million. ... Continue Reading →
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Jones Eyes ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff; Tarkin Returns on ‘Rebels’

The news from a galaxy far, far away is coming fast and furious. According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Felicity Jones is in talks to play the lead in the first Star Wars spinoff ... Continue Reading →
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PGS Gets Royal Treatment for Method’s ‘Little Prince’

Brand manager PGS Entertainment has secured a raft of international sales for season three of Method Animation’s award-winning CG series The Little Prince — based on the ... Continue Reading →
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Rooster Teeth Animator Oum Dies, Age 33

Monty Oum, an animator who worked with the Rooster Teeth studio, died Feb. 1, 10 days after he suffered a severe allergic reaction during a medical procedure and fell into a coma. He ... Continue Reading →
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Batman, Super Friends Toys Inspire Toons

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation will be unleashing a wave of animated content inspired by two hit toy lines developed with Mattel and Fisher-Price. Inspired ... Continue Reading →
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Cyber Group Posts Global SVOD Sales

Cyber Group Studios announced new agreements for more than ten of its series on international digital VOD platforms. Deals cover players such as Hulu, PlayKids and Kabillion platforms ... Continue Reading →
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FatRedCouch Producing ‘Edison’s Secret Lab’ Apps

Genius Brands International is partnering with FatRedCouch, Inc. on the production of apps for animated children’s series Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab. A master app release ... Continue Reading →
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Bait Restructures in New Cardiff Facility

Cardiff-based Bait Studio has restructured and invested in a new facility, bringing its visual effects and motion graphics, animation and interactive divisions together on one site. VFX ... Continue Reading →
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MundoFox Nabs 90+ Half Hours from 9 Story

9 Story Media Group has licensed 94 half-hours of kids content to U.S. Hispanic broadcast network MundoFox — owned by Fox International Channels and RCN. The network has picked ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dragon 2,’ ‘Mickey’ Dominate 42nd Annie Awards

The big night has come and gone — and it was a good one for DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Disney TV Animation’s Mickey Mouse. Dragon 2 dominated ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Licences Doraemon Tofu

Good news, vegetarians: now you can get your non-animal proteins and your robot cat fix in one place as VIZ Media and SoCal manufacturer House Foods Corporation have joined forces to ... Continue Reading →