Trae tha Truth

420TV Picks Up and Re-Ups Trae tha Truth’s Animated Series

420TV — a VOD channel set to launch early this year as a premium outlet for cannabis news, entertainment and lifestyle content — has secured a programming deal with hip-hop ... Continue Reading →
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Céline Carenco Appointed Xilam Distro SVP for Asia Pacific

Xilam Animation has appointed Céline Carenco as Senior Vice President Media Distribution – Asia Pacific, which role will see her sell the company’s growing library of quality ... Continue Reading →
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Canadian Screen Awards: ‘Breadwinner’ Up for Best Picture, 5 More Noms

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television announced the nominees in Film, TV and Digital Media for the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards at Tuesday’s Broadcast Gala at the Globe ... Continue Reading →
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‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Apes,’ ‘DM3′ Lead VES Awards Noms

The Visual Effects Society has announced the nominees for the 16th Annual VES Awards, taking place Feb. 13 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to honor the year’s best VFX artistry and ... Continue Reading →
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Unreal Dev Grants Back Pakistan Feature ‘Allahyar,’ ‘Claybook’ Game & More

Epic Games has revealed the recipients of the latest Unreal Dev Grants round, which total more than $200,000 in no-strings-attached funds for talented creators of animation, games, ... Continue Reading →
Brent Haynes

Former MTV Animation Exec Brent Haynes Heads Shout! TV Dev

Shout! Studios, the multi-platform filmed entertainment distribution and production arm of Shout! Factory, has appointed Brent Haynes to the newly created role of Head of TV Development. ... Continue Reading →
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Meta Media Sets Off Stampede of Deals for ‘Animanimals’

Meta Media Entertainment has secured a raft of new broadcaster and platform pick-ups for award-winning series Animanimals. The London-based distributor specializes in quality children’s ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Teams with Wise Toys for Tooned-Up AR & Apps

Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products and Wise Toys, Ltd. announced Friday a new global, multi-property merchandise agreement (excluding US territories) for three of the latter’s ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay’ Cast, Bay Area Kid Fest Highlights & More

‘Suicide Squad’ Animated Movie Cast Led by Tara Strong, Christian Slater The next Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment direct-to-video movie will feature Strong (reprising ... Continue Reading →
The Emoji Movie

‘Emoji Movie,’ ‘Captain Underpants’ Break Saudi Arabia’s 35-Year Cinema Fast

A key moment in international movie history took place last month when officials in Saudi Arabia announced December 11 that the country would be lifting its 35-year ban on public cinema ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ, Fathom Events Bring ‘Mazinger Z: Infinity’ to US Theaters Next Month

One of the most revered sci-fi anime properties was reborn in Japan last fall with the arrival of Mazinger Z: Infinity, and now it will get a limited release in US theaters through ... Continue Reading →
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Bruce Timm Angles for ‘Superman: Red Son’ DC Animated Movie

At the capital fan event DC in D.C. this weekend, animation legend Bruce Timm was on hand to present the premiere of Batman: Gotham By Gaslight and field questions about this latest ... Continue Reading →
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New York Children’s Fest Scheds ‘Lu,’ ‘White Fang,’ First “VR JR”

The New York International Children’s Film Festival — taking over the Big Apple Feb. 24 through March 18 — has announced its 2018 Special Screenings and its first-ever ... Continue Reading →
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Emerald Media Snags Controlling Stake in Cosmos-Maya

Emerald Media (www.emeraldmedia.asia), a pan-Asia company backed by global investment firm KKR, has acquired a controlling stake in India-based Cosmos-Maya, market leader in IP-led ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer: ‘LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash!’ Speeds Home

A new animated adventure is leaping from comic-book pages and hitting the bricks next month as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment releases LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash digitally on ... Continue Reading →
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‘Early Man’: Prehistoric Plasticine Perfection

Nick Park Early ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ – Conjuring New Jedi Tricks

Albert Cheng The wizards of The Third Floor reveal a few of the secrets of their ... Continue Reading →
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Mike Rosenthal Brings “Moldcore” to Cartoon Hangover with ‘Slug Riot’

Frederator is building its highly prized digital catalog by commissioning several new, original series for its Cartoon Hangover Select channel (available on Ellation’s VRV), including ... Continue Reading →
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‘Coco’ Crosses Over to Disc & Digital Next Month

Pixar Animation’s Golden Globe Award-winning feature Coco is coming home next month, with Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment bringing the magic of Mexican traditions to Digital ... Continue Reading →
9 Story Media Group and Out of the Blue Enterprises

9 Story Media Group Acquires Out of the Blue Enterprises

9 Story Media Group announced the acquisition of Out of the Blue Enterprises, a leader in children’s media across content creation, TV production, digital apps and consumer products. ... Continue Reading →