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Koh to Preside Over Additional Anti-Poaching Cases

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh will preside over a series of lawsuits accusing animation and visual-effects studios of participating in an illegal anti-poaching and wage suppression agreement. Koh ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Serving Up ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’ Series

DHX Media has inked a deal with Sony Pictures Animation to take its blockbuster CG feature franchise Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs to the small screen with an all new television ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive First Look: ‘Jessie’ Meets ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’

If you needed proof that the crossover gates between Disney and Marvel have been swung wide open, then this Friday’s episode of Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rebels’ to Air on ABC With new Darth Vader Scene

Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion, the hour-long premiere of Disney XD’s new animated series, is getting a primetime airdate on ABC — along with a new scene featuring Darth ... Continue Reading →
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Little Airplane Appoints Resident Producer in China

Kids’ entertainment studio Little Airplane Productions (The Wonder Pets, 3rd & Bird) has appointed Stefanie Zhang as its Resident Producer in mainland China. Based in Beijing, ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive: Clip from DVD Release ‘Under Wraps’

Just in time for Halloween, ARC Entertainment’s animated feature Under Wraps arrives Oct. 14 on DVD and we’ve got an exclusive clip from the holiday-themed feature. Directed ... Continue Reading →
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eOne’s ‘Zak Storm’ Gets Greenlight

Entertainment One (eOne)’s latest animated kids’ series Zak Storm has been greenlit for production, and is set to air on France’s leading kids network Gulli starting ... Continue Reading →
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There is No ‘I’ in Team (If ‘I’ Means ‘Interest’)

The above title may be a provocative one since motion pictures, both live action and animated, based on comic book teams – X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, and so on ... Continue Reading →
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Sales Report: Raft of Global Sales Precede MIPCOM

With MIP Junior and MIPCOM looming in Cannes, reports of sales of animated programs around the world are stacking up. Here’s the latest: Genius Brands International has sold Stan ... Continue Reading →
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Mondo Sets Three-Movie Slate

Popular YouTube animation channel Mondo Media is producing three animated movies based on its most widely viewed programs. The movies are: Happy Tree Friends, Dick Figures 2 and Deep ... Continue Reading →
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Squint/Opera and Genevieve Dexter Form Eye/Present

Following the collaboration between Squint/Opera and Serious Lunch to finance the 4.5m GBP ($7.2m USD) animated series Messy Goes to Okido — coming to CBeebies in Spring 2015 ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Goes Wild for ‘Kratts’ Season 4

Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Entertainment announce production of a fourth season of hit animated wildlife adventure series Wild Kratts for PBS KIDS. Created by real life brothers ... Continue Reading →
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Platinum Pursues Fourth ‘Matt Hatter’ Season

Platinum Films announces a new fourth season of its boys’ action-adventure toon Matt Hatter Chronicles. Leading U.K. kids’ free-to-air broadcaster CITV has greenlit a further ... Continue Reading →
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‘Justin Time’ Jets Off to China

Guru Studio has appointed Ciwen Media Group to manage all rights in China for the studio’s popular preschool series Justin Time (52 x 11). Ciwen will be the show’s exclusive ... Continue Reading →
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Intl. Emmys Announce Kids Award Nominees

Productions from France, Argentina, Pakistan and the U.K. were nominated in the animation category for the 2015 International Emmy Kids Awards. Announced by the International Academy ... Continue Reading →
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Van Dyke, ‘Downton’ Stars Guest on Disney Shows

Disney is rolling out the guest voices for two of its most popular series, with Dick Van Dyke adding his talents to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and cast members from the PBS hit Downton ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Boots Up Newest ‘Transformers’ Toon

L.A.-based Hasbro Studios is putting its latest animated series in good hands as Cartoon Network is set to be the U.S. home of the brand-new Transformers: Robots in Disguise, which ... Continue Reading →
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‘Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab’ To Debut in 2015

Genius Brands International announces the U.S. television premiere of its animated children’s series Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab (26 x 30) will come to national pubcasters ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Orders ‘Twirlywoos’ Series

U.K. broadcaster CBeebies has commissioned a new 50 x 11 mins. preschool series from Ragdoll Productions. Twirlywoos, devised and executive produced by Anne Wood with lead creative ... Continue Reading →
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Submissions Open for VES Awards

The Visual Effects Society is now accepting submissions for the upcoming 13th Annual VES Awards, taking place February 4, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Submissions will be open ... Continue Reading →