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eOne’s ‘PJ Masks’ Scores New UK Broadcaster & Licensees

Entertainment One (eOne) has secured a new broadcast partner and a raft of licensees for hit preschool superhero show PJ Masks in the UK, where the brand will get its first toy line ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mavka’ Is Cartoon Forum’s First Ukrainian Pitch

Animagrad and FILM.UA Group’s ethereal feature Mavka: The Forest Song has become the first Ukrainian animation project to get through the highly competitive selection process for ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Celebrates China as 2017 Guest Country

Organizers of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and the MIFA film market have revealed highlights planned in celebration of its guest country for 2017: China. This year’s ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

VIDEO: ‘The Trolley Problem’ Award-winning animator Eoin Duffy (The Missing Scarf) teams up with TED Ed to explore Philippa Foot’s ethical thought experiment and its increasing ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network and Titan Comics Team Up for TV Titles

Cartoon Network has partnered with Titan Comics to bring its popular animated series to the page in reimagined comic book adventures, in the UK for the first time. The first run of ... Continue Reading →
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Amanda Morrison Drives Komixx APAC Expansion

London- and Los Angeles-based independent film and TV producer Komixx Entertainment has expanded its operations into Australia, bringing its approach to identifying and developing local ... Continue Reading →
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Deirdre Brennan Named GM for Sprout

Deirdre Brennan has been tapped as General Manager of 24-hour preschool network Sprout, overseeing all aspects of Sprout’s programming, marketing, business strategy and performance. ... Continue Reading →
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Open Road Cracks ‘Nut Job 2’ Trailer

The CG critter crew is back in action in a new trailer for The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature — coming to theaters August 18. The sequel to the 2014 animated caper based on Peter ... Continue Reading →
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NYICFF Reveals Complete 2017 Slate

The Oscar-qualifying New York International Children’s Film Festival — which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, February 24-March 19 — has unveiled its full 2017 ... Continue Reading →
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MarVista Sets ‘Yo-Kai Watch’ S2 for Disney XD LatAm

MarVista Entertainment, the Latin American distributor for LEVEL-5 abby’s game and animation property Yo-Kai Watch, has extended its broadcast licensing deal with Disney XD Latin ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Home Extends Genius Brands Deal Worldwide

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Genius Brands International have expanded last year’s North American home entertainment distribution agreement to include worldwide marketing ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Pictures Animation Reveals Slate through 2018

Sony Pictures Animation is forging ahead with its plans to increase its release output while creating a distinctive mix of titles, evidenced by the newly released feature film slate ... Continue Reading →
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Funimation Brings ‘Your Name.’ to NorAm Theaters in April

Writer-director Makoto Shinkai’s critically acclaimed animated blockbuster Your Name. will be coming to North American theaters on April 7, 2017 through Funimation Films. The ... Continue Reading →
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Margo Georgiadis Named CEO of Mattel

Margo Georgiadis has been tapped as the next CEO of US-based toy giant Mattel, effective February 8. She will also join the company’s board of directors. Georgiadis will step ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak Kids Inks Package Deal with Amazon India

Zodiak Kids has made a major content sale to Amazon India in a new deal that adds up to over 100 hours of programming. The agreement includes all four seasons of popular kids’ ... Continue Reading →
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‘Miraculous Ladybug’ Has Heroic Launch in Spain

Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir (a.k.a. Miraculous Ladybug if you’re feeling pressed for time) is enjoying super success in Iberia both on and off the screen. Since ... Continue Reading →
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Guest Stars Come Out for ‘Creative Galaxy’ Special

Amazon’s award-winning animated preschool series Creative Galaxy is planning an out-of-this-world Valentine’s Day special for young viewers, complete with a constellation ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA-Hollywood & AEF Accepting Faculty Grant Applications

ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum (AEF) have opened applications for the 2017 Faculty Grant program — designed to support individuals or groups with reasonable ... Continue Reading →
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Anime Strike SVOD from Amazon Launches in US

Amazon Channels has launched its first branded, on-demand subscription streaming service in the US: Anime Strike. Priced at $4.99 per month, the service offers Prime members over 1,000 ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

VIDEO: ‘Justice League Dark’ clip – “Bruce Wayne Shaves” No wonder Batman is so curmudgeonly, when the other superheroes have like zero boundaries. And, ... Continue Reading →