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Viacom Employees Become Casualties of Corporate Chaos The boardroom battle over who controls the media giant — which encompasses Nickelodeon, Paramount, Comedy Central et al — ... Continue Reading →
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m4e Inks International Broadcast Deals for ‘Wissper’

In the long-rippling wake of the MIPTV show, German brand management and media company m4e AG has kept busy securing a number of international broadcast deals for its fresh CG animated ... Continue Reading →
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Komixx Snags Rights for ‘Stanley’ Series

U.K.- and L.A.-based family entertainment production company Komixx Media Group has secured worldwide rights to Stanley — the stylish, colorful children’s book series from author-illustrator ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Wraps Up a Successful 2016 Event

Organizers of the Annecy festival and market have issued their wrap-up report for the 2016 edition, which on all accounts was another tremendous success for the grande dame of European ... Continue Reading →
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‘Regal Academy’ Makes U.S. Debut on Nick August 13

The U.S. debut of new animated series Regal Academy was announced during Licensing Expo on Thursday, with European family entertainment powerhouse Rainbow (booth #U242) and No. 1 U.S. ... Continue Reading →
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Teen Titans Meet Powerpuffs in Night of Premieres on CN

Thursday, June 30 is set to be an epic night of animated premieres on Cartoon Network. CN’s superheroic sisters will soar into Jump City for the first ever crossover episode of Teen ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hardboiled’ Director Holds AMA Amid Funding Campaign

Award-winning Brooklyn animation director Peter Sluszka (virtually) headed over to Reddit today for an Ask Me Anything session. Users chimed in with questions about the science and ... Continue Reading →
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CN Collective Offers Artsy Character Goods

Cartoon Network Enterprises announces the launch of The Cartoon Network Collective, an exclusive, limited-edition product line that looks at Cartoon Network Original Series through ... Continue Reading →
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Antitrust Officials Clear Comcast’s $3.8B DreamWorks Animation Acquisition It’s smooth sailing for the major Toon Town takeover as far as the Justice Department is concerned. The ... Continue Reading →
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Boomerang Coming Soon to Hong Kong

Turner’s second flagship kids’ channel Boomerang will be coming to Hong Kong through Now TV as part of the platform’s Junior Pack. Effective July 1, the agreement increases distribution ... Continue Reading →
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eigoMANGA Originals Stream on Steam

San Francisco-based eigoMANGA has begun streaming English-subtitled, original animation videos (or OAVs) on Valve’s interactive content platform, Steam. The first two titles, Demian ... Continue Reading →
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Season 2 of ‘Yo-Kai Watch’ Arrives August 1

The second season of LEVEL-5 abby Inc.’s hit series Yo-Kai Watch will have its North American premiere on Disney XD on Monday, August 1 at 12:30 p.m. ET/PT. The new season is expanded ... Continue Reading →
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New Arendelle Tale ‘Frozen Northern Lights’ Announced

Disney has announced Frozen Northern Lights — an original story set in the kingdom of Arendelle that will span a collection of books, animated shorts from LEGO Group and digital ... Continue Reading →
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POW!, THR and GBI Team for ‘Stan Lee’s Cosmic Crusaders’

Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment is partnering with entertainment media brand The Hollywood Reporter and global brand management company Genius Brands International to launch a new animated ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Greenlights ‘Gumball’ Season 6

Ahead of the fall premiere of its fifth season, Cartoon Network announces that it has greenlit season six of its global hit animated series The Amazing World of Gumball. Produced in ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars’ Sweeps Licensing Awards

Disney Consumer Products’ Star Wars continues to prove its constant appeal (and reinvigorated dominion over merch-hungry fans) having won four awards at Tuesday night’s 2016 LIMA ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Clip: ‘Harvey Beaks’ Musical Steampunks Special

A brand-new, imaginary, musical journey is awaiting C.H. Greenblatt’s feathered hero and friends as Nickelodeon launches the two-part Harvey Beaks special “Steampunks” ... Continue Reading →
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Behind the Shocking Twists of ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’

Superheroes are used to drama — saving the world from cosmic-level threats and mistakenly fighting allies before teaming up to defeat the real villain are job requirements. But trust ... Continue Reading →
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Channel 4′s ‘Bear Hunt’ Voice Cast Announced

The voice cast for Channel 4, Lupus Films and Walker Productions’ upcoming animated special We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, which will premiere on air in the U.K. this Christmas. ... Continue Reading →
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DWA’s ‘Noddy Toyland Detective’ Set for Sprout

DreamWorks Animation’s first original preschool series Noddy Toyland Detective will premiere on NBCUniversal’s Sprout in the U.S. this fall. Co-produced by DWA and Gaumont ... Continue Reading →