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Marie McCann Appointed Senior Director of CBC Kids

Canadian pubcaster CBC has appointed Marie McCann as Senior Director of CBC Kids. Reporting to Tara Ellis, Executive Director – Scripted Content for CBC, McCann will continue ... Continue Reading →
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Riki Group Establishing Hong Kong Joint Venture Fun Union

Russian animation company Riki Group has secured a deal with an Asian investor to establish a new joint venture, to be based in Hong Kong. The newly formed Fun Union will be tackle ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: ‘Dragons: Race to the Edge’ Season 4 Trailer The fate of Hiccup and the Dragon Riders is left in the hands of the mysterious Mala and the Defenders of the Wing, as they work ... Continue Reading →
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Caligari Film Wraps ‘Knight Rusty 2’

Following the success of the first feature film outing (which achieved worldwide sales) and TV series (sold in over 20 territories), family entertainment company Caligari Film announces ... Continue Reading →
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Big Bad Boo Expands UNICEF Partnership

Vancouver-based Big Bad Boo Studios is extending its partnership with UNICEF in order to reach more refugee children, in more countries, with additional content. The initial program ... Continue Reading →
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‘LEGO Ninjago’ Trailer Is Big on Mecha, Humor & Family Drama

Warner Bros. Pictures has unleashed a new trailer for The LEGO Ninjago Movie, coming to theaters September 22, and the spot promises all the hallmarks of action, innovative animation ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer: ‘Buddy Thunderstruck’ Revs Up for Netflix Debut

If you’re a fan of auto racing, truck drivers, sensational stop-motion animation, and questionable role models, you’ll get a kick out of the newly released trailer for Buddy Thunderstruck ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak Sends ‘Zack and Quack’ Flapping to Global Channels

Zodiak Kids, a Banijay Group company, announces a slew of sales as international buyers flock to its animated preschool series Zack and Quack, including deals across Latin America and ... Continue Reading →
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Kid Genius Cartoon Channel Adds Bilingual ‘LaGolda’ Toon

Genius Brands International continues to gild its programming pipeline for its Kid Genius Cartoon Channel, announcing this month’s season one premiere of new bilingual animated children’s ... Continue Reading →
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CN Greenlights Season 2 and New Game for ‘Mighty Magiswords’

Cartoon Network has forged a path of victory across platforms with its adventure-comedy property Mighty Magiswords, leading to an order for a second season and the launch of a new mobile ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Mixes Up Studio & Distribution Management Teams

DHX Media has tasked seasoned members of its management cadre with integrating its studio and distribution teams and enhancing synergies across its businesses to propel its global growth ... Continue Reading →
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Patrick Elmendorff Departs Studio 100 Media

The management team of Studio 100 N.V. has announced that it was informed of Patrick Elmendorff’s intent to resign from his position as Managing Director of Studio 100 Media GmbH ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Channels Ups Nancy Kanter to Worldwide Content EVP

In recognition of her enormous success building Disney Junior into a powerhouse kids & families entertainment platform, Nancy Kanter has been promoted to the newly expanded role ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: Black Ink Update 0.300 Bleank’s digital drawing app is the first to introduce brush shading, offering artists high levels of customization. New features include Brush Preview, ... Continue Reading →
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Hari Secures First Sales for Flagship Show ‘Grizzy and the Lemmings’

Recently launched Paris-based distribution company Hari International announces the first raft of sales for Grizzy and the Lemmings, a 78 x 7 non-verbal CG animated comedy series. Hari ... Continue Reading →
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‘Richard the Stork’ Trailer Takes Flight for Berlinale

This week, Global Screen is presenting its new CG animated family feature Richard the Stork at the European Film Market in Berlin, uncaging the official trailer for the first time. ... Continue Reading →
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Groupe PVP Ropes Interactive Rights to ‘Zorro the Chronicles’

Groupe PVP and Cyber Group Studios have inked a worldwide interactive license agreement with Zorro Productions Inc. for Zorro the Chronicles, the new CG-animated TV series that has ... Continue Reading →
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Superights Finds New Homes for ‘Pat the Dog’

Animated comedy series Pat the Dog (78 x 7) has been “adopted” into new broadcast homes following its launch at last year’s MIP Junior market, where it ranked No. 3 out of over ... Continue Reading →
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‘Antboy’ Franchise Toons Up with Nimbus, Sardine & Attraction

Denmark’s Nimbus Film is joining forces with Montreal-based boutique animation studio Sardine Productions to bring its Antboy entertainment franchise into a new dimension: a fresh ... Continue Reading →
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Distribution360 Picks Up Pedri’s ‘George and Paul’

Distribution360, a MarbleMedia company, has signed on for international representation of preschool stop-motion property George and Paul (26 x 5), from Dutch studio Pedri Animation. ... Continue Reading →