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Studio 100 Sells 4 Film Rights for Israel

Studio 100 Film has presold to Filmhouse Israel four new animated features: Maya the Bee, Vic The Viking, Heidi and Blinky Bill. The company has already presold Maya the Bee rights ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks and Planeta Junior Forge Multi-Year Deal

Planeta Junior and DreamWorks Animation have agreed to an extensive, multi-year TV deal that covers Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Turkey and includes more than 1,100 half-hours ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Turns New Page with Publishing Division

The latest addition to the DreamWorks Animation megalith is a new publishing division, called DreamWorks Press, which will produce print, digital books and apps based on the studio’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘LEGO’ Builds an Impressive $69M Opening

The LEGO Movie assembled an impressive opening weekend gross at the box office, selling $69 million in tickets and easily topping an unexpectedly strong frame. Based on the popular ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Wins ACE Eddie for Animated Feature Editing

Disney’s Frozen added an ACE Eddie Award to its increasingly hefty collection of awards hardware this weekend. Frozen won for Best Edited Animated Feature Film, with editor Jeff ... Continue Reading →
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‘Planes’ Sequel Trailer Takes Flight

Disney has unveiled the trailer for its upcoming DisneyToon Studios sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue (in theaters July 18). The spot, titled “Courage,” showcases lots of ... Continue Reading →
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Marathon’s David Michel Steps Down

Zodiak Media has announce that David Michel, co-founder and General Manager of its studio Marathon Media, will be vacating the position, effective March 31. Michel co-created and co-produced ... Continue Reading →
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New Latin, Asian Partners for ‘Cat in the Hat’

Canada’s Portfolio Entertainment has inked four new deals for it preschool toon The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! with companies in Southeast Asia and Latin America. ... Continue Reading →
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Acamar’s ‘Bing Bunny’ To Make MIPTV Debut

U.K. indie Acamar Films has announced it will be partnering with leading Irish animation studio Brown Bag Films and London-based Tandem Films to co-produce a new animated series based ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering Arthur Rankin Jr.

I’ve rarely spoken to any one with as much enthusiasm for his work as Arthur Rankin Jr., half of the prolific production team of Rankin/Bass, who has just passed away at the age ... Continue Reading →
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Sega Revitalizes Game Franchise with ‘Sonic Boom’

Sonic Boom, a new CG-animated series starring video-game icon Sonic the Hedgehog, is being coproduced by Sega of America and OuiDO! Productions as part of broad initiative to revitalize ... Continue Reading →
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MIPJunior Adds ‘Future of Kids TV’ Summit

MIPJunior will present its first Future of Kids TV Summit during MIPTV 2014, bringing together in Cannes 80 creative strategists from the children’s entertainment sector to address ... Continue Reading →
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EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Joel McHale on ‘Randy Cunningham’

Community star Joel McHale guest stars in a new episode of the animated series Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, airing Feb. 8 at 9 a.m. on Disney XD. In the episode, McHale guest ... Continue Reading →
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Deschanel Joins Fox Toon ‘Queen of Everything’ as Exec Producer

New Girl star Zooey Deschanel and American Dad alumna Ali Waller will executive produce a new Fox animated series called Queen of Everything. The half-hour series is described as a ... Continue Reading →
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English Trailer Released for ‘Ernest & Celestine’

The Oscar-nominated animated feature Ernest & Celestine has released a trailer for its forthcoming English-language version. Take a look: The English-language version will feature ... Continue Reading →
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ThinkTank Develops ‘Black Eyed Guy’ Series

Seth Anderson’s acclaimed picture book The Adventures of Black Eyed Guy and Sidekick Cy is being developed for an animated series and multiplatform entertainment by The ThinkTank ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy Central Greenlights ‘Legends’

Comedy Central has given the OK to Bento Box Entertainment’s animated comedy Legends, according to Deadline.com. This is the first original series pick-up since Bento hired on ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ernest & Celestine’ Set for Feb. 28 L.A. Run

The Oscar-nominated animated feature Ernest & Celestine will be released in both the original French-language and an English dub versions Feb. 28 at the Landmark Theater in Los ... Continue Reading →
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Henson Options Zuckerberg’s ‘Dot’ for TV Series

The Jim Henson Co. plans to develop an animated children’s TV series based on Dot, having optioned the rights to the debut picture book from author Randi Zuckerberg. Recently ... Continue Reading →
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Elton John to Animate ‘Technicolor Dreamcoat’

Music star Elton John’s Rocket Pictures, the company behind the 2011 hit Gnomeo & Juliet, plans to turn the stage musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat into an ... Continue Reading →