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GoldieBlox Boosts Entertainment & Marketing Teams

Children’s multimedia company GoldieBlox has expanded its entertainment and marketing teams with the hiring of kids’ entertainment veterans Kenny Davis (Chief Marketing Officer), ... Continue Reading →
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Alex Schwartz Named Alpha Animation Head of Production

Los Angeles-based Alpha Animation has appointed Alex Schwartz as its new Head of Production, CEO Bob Bacon announced Wednesday. Schwartz is charged with overseeing creative development ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Greenlights ‘The Loud House’ Season 3

Nickelodeon has greenlit a third 26-episode season of hit animated comedy The Loud House — currently the top-rated kids’ cartoon on TV. The order brings the total episode count ... Continue Reading →
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BLE Breaks Records in 2016

Last week’s annual Brand Licensing Europe event in London surpassed its goals with a record-breaking show. Now in its 18th year, BLE is Europe’s premiere licensing event, and is ... Continue Reading →
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Squanchtendo Launches First VR Project ‘Accounting’

Justin Roiland and Tanya Watson’s recently launched Squanchtendo studio has seen its first VR game arrive. Accounting is a virtual reality game from Crows Crows Crows designed with ... Continue Reading →
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Kaleidoscope Picks Up ‘Little Princess’ for MIP & AFM

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution has signed on to globally represent Illuminated Film Company’s new animated feature project, Little Princess & The Legend of Blue Foot, and will ... Continue Reading →
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Euro Animation ‘Super Union’ Coheres at MIP

A “super union” of 14 different European animation organizations has been unveiled at MIPCOM in Cannes. Dubbed Animation Europe, the united force is comprised of production ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Settles in Anti-Poaching Suit, Disney Is Last Holdout

Another domino has fallen in the two-plus-year suit by animation artists alleging wage-fixing and anti-poaching agreements between major studios, with DreamWorks Animation reaching ... Continue Reading →
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Hasbro Slates New ‘MLP: Friendship Is Magic’ and ‘Equestria Girls’ in 2017

Hasbro, Inc. has announced there will be even more fantastical adventures from two of its most popular animated properties in 2017, with the return of My Little Pony: Friendship Is ... Continue Reading →
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PBS KIDS Greenlights ‘Nature Cat’ Seasons 2 & 3

Spiffy Pictures has announced that PBS KIDS has given the greenlight to a second and third season of educational animated series Nature Cat, comprising 35 new half-hours and two original ... Continue Reading →
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‘WellieWishers’ Gets UK Deal, Season 2 Greenlight

Mattel Creations announced at MIPCOM that it has secured its first European broadcast partner for WellieWishers, with Tiny Pop in the U.K. picking up the American Girl inspired series. ... Continue Reading →
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Mondo TV Inks Co-Pro Deal with Henan York Animation

As part of its strategy to expand into the Chinese market, Mondo TV has signed an agreement with China’s Henan York Animation to produce three new animated series by November ... Continue Reading →
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Ronen Tanchum Tapped to Head The Artery VR/AR

New York-based art and technology company The Artery is in the process of expanding its talent base by seeking top digital artists worldwide. Its most recent addition: VFX technical ... Continue Reading →
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‘Blinky Bill’ & ‘Nils Holgersson’ Heading to French Canada

Studio 100 Media has secured an agreement with French Canadian pubcaster Radio-Canada, granting exclusive FTA rights for brand-new CG series Nils Holgersson (52 x 12) and The Wild Adventures ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak Sends ‘Floogals’ Down Under & Beyond

Zodiak Kids has scored further sales for preschool series Floogals, securing broadcast deals with ABC (Australia), Cartoonito and DeAJunior (Italy) and BBC Alba (Gaelic-speaking UK). ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Story Writer Revealed for DreamWorks Shrek 5 Trolls directors Walt Dohrn and Mike Mitchell reveal that the fifth adventure in Far Far Away is conceived by Austin Powers scribe Michael ... Continue Reading →
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Alec Baldwin Is a Toddling Taskmaster in ‘Boss Baby’ Trailer

DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox are honoring National Boss’s Day by releasing the very first trailer for upcoming animated adventure, The Boss Baby — in theaters ... Continue Reading →
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Int’l Emmy Kids Nominees, Short Form Category Announced

At a MIPCOM press event on Monday, the nominees for the International Emmy Kids Awards were announced by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, totally 28 nominees ... Continue Reading →
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‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Season 2 Hits Amazon Nov. 4

The second season of Amazon Original Kids Series Thunderbirds Are Go is set to blast off on Prime Video streaming in the US on Friday, November 4. Using a blend of CG animation and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Thomas & Friends’ Steams Ahead with New Deals

From the busy floor of MIPCOM in Cannes, Mattel Creations has announced a raft of new international deals for hit kids’ franchise Thomas & Friends, including broadcast, home ... Continue Reading →