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Studio Ghibli Artist Michiyo Yasuda Dies Age 77

Michiyo Yasuda — a widely respected animator and color artist whose four decade career included a span at Studio Ghibli from its first feature (Castle in the Sky, 1986) to Hayao ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: HINGE “The Dating Apocalypse” from the STUDIO Mary Nittolo and her 18-person team at the STUDIO deliver a new campaign for the dating app with a dismal dating carnival ... Continue Reading →
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BLE: Flora of the Forest, Looney Tunes, Oddbods, Raydar, Trolls

+     DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls will star in a retail campaign for Spanish retailer El Corte Ingles’ “8 Golden Days” promotion, through a collaboration with Planeta ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Brings Sunrise’s ‘Munki and Trunk’ to MIP

Aardman’s Right and Brand Development division has partnered with Cape Town-based Sunrise Productions to represent global TV distribution rights for the South African studio’s new ... Continue Reading →
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MIPJunior Speakers, Screenings Unveiled

MIPJunior 2016 kicks off this weekend, running October 15-16 in Cannes ahead of the MIPCOM content market. But this two-day appetizer has plenty to offer attendees, with an impressive ... Continue Reading →
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ATF 2016 Emphasizes Strategy & Investment

The 2016 Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) is taking a new approach to its annual conference — taking place December 7-9 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Organizers are putting ... Continue Reading →
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Shout Brings ‘Snowtime’ Home Nov. 8

Shout! Factory Kids has announced that warmhearted winter romp Snowtime! will make its home entertainment debut on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and DVD on November 8, 2016. Produced in Canada ... Continue Reading →
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Artists Pay Tribute to Disney Directors Clements & Musker

In celebration of the release of Moana (Nov. 23), seven acclaimed artists are paying homage to the works of director Ron Clements and John Musker with original pieces inspired by their ... Continue Reading →
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John McKenna to Head One Animation

One Animation (Oddbods, Insectibles) announces that it is continuing its rapid expansion with the hiring of animation industry heavyweight and producer, John McKenna, as studio head. ... Continue Reading →
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Bento Box Forms Kids Division

Bento Box Entertainment, the Emmy-winning studio behind primetime animation hits Bob’s Burgers (Fox) and Legends of Chamberlain Heights (Comedy Central), has teamed up with Teletubbies ... Continue Reading →
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TVO Kids Greenlights ’16 Hudson’ from Big Bad Boo

Vancouver-based Big Bad Boo Studios (1001 Nights, Lili & Lola) in partnership with TVO Kids has OKed production on a new original animated series, 16 Hudson. The first 39 x 7 season ... Continue Reading →
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eOne Inks Multiple TV Deals for ‘Winston Steinburger’

Entertainment One (eOne) has secured sales for its new 2D animated comedy series Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong (52 x 11) in multiple territories, assuring the show will ... Continue Reading →
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Cheryl Gresham and Justin Richardson Join Mattel Creations

Mattel Creations announces the appointment of Cheryl Gresham as Vice President of Global Media and Marketing Integration, and Justin Richardson as the Vice President of Global Content ... Continue Reading →
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UBM Launching Licensing Expo China in 2017

UBM, the largest B2B event and trade show organizer in the US and Asia, has announced next summer will see the launch of Licensing Expo China, which will run July 18-20 at the National ... Continue Reading →
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Atlantyca’s ‘Geronimo Stilton’ Debuts on Amazon

Atlantyca Entertainment’s flagship property Geronimo Stilton has set sail on the streaming seas with Amazon Prime Video. All 52 episodes, covering seasons 1 and 2 of the globally ... Continue Reading →
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‘Space Jam’ Getting 20th Anniversary Blu-ray Treatment

Unbelievably, Space Jam is turning 20 years old this year, and to celebrate this anniversary milestone for the classic animation-live action hybrid flick, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

VIDEO: New Clip from Star Wars Rebels “The Holocrons of Fate” New episode “Hera’s Heroes” sees Hera’s rebel supply mission to Ryloth get personal ... Continue Reading →
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Jane Fonda Casts Spell on ‘Elena and the Secret of Avalor’ TV Movie

Iconic actress Jane Fonda will be voicing an evil sorceress in the new TV movie Elena and the Secret of Avalor, which will premiere as a special simulcast on Sunday, November 20 at ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Offers First Look and Cast Details for ‘Emojimovie’

Sony Pictures Animation has issued a first-look image for its upcoming digital age comedy Emojimovie: Express Yourself, and announced that Emmy and Tony award winner James Corden (Into ... Continue Reading →
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SLR Greenlights Two ‘Nutbrown Hare’ Holiday Specials

Australian kids’ and family entertainment company SLR Productions has announced it will produce two new 26-minute holiday specials for its award-winning, internationally acclaimed ... Continue Reading →