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MIPCOM: Global TV News Bytes

Co-pro partners Cartoon Saloon, Dog Ears and Penguin Random House and international distributor Superights have secured a new overseas nest for preschool toon Puffin Rock, just nominated ... Continue Reading →
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DHX and Amazon Strike Their Biggest Kids’ Streaming Deal Yet

DHX Media netted a large-volume global content deal with Amazon Prime Video for 13 DHX kids’ shows. Covering more than 200 countries and territories with content to be offered ... Continue Reading →
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Spark Animation Fest Sets ‘Breadwinner’ as Opener, Glen Keane to Be Honored

Spark Computer Graphics Society, presenting Spark Animation 2017 in Vancouver, BC from Oct. 26-29, has set up a delectable variety of films and fare from around the world for this year’s ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM: International Emmy Kids Awards Nominees Announced

The nominations for the International Emmy Kids Awards were revealed in Cannes on Monday, with the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announcing a total of 28 nominees ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Ties Up with ‘Tinpo’ with AGE Order

American Greetings Entertainment — with partners Dentsu and OLM and in association production studios Sprite Ent. and OLM Digital — has kicked off production of a new construction-themed ... Continue Reading →
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Book Adaptation Series ‘Anna & Froga’ Gets BBCW Development Deal

France’s Vanilla Seed, Superprod and Chouette Company have secured a development deal with UK-based BBC Worldwide for Anna & Froga, a 65 x 5 min. “CG claymation” ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Reveals New ‘Coco’ Clip, Featurette & First VR Project

Disney-Pixar is offering us a much-needed pick me up, thanks to its musical Day of the Dead feature Coco (Nov. 22). Check out a trio of new videos related to the upcoming adventure ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM: Talking Toons with Xilam’s Du Pontavice

We had a chance to catch up with Marc Du Pontavice, president of Xilam Animation, who is attending MIPCOM with his brand new animated series Mr. Magoo. Du Pontavice is the mastermind ... Continue Reading →
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‘Big Hero 6′ Series Launches with ‘Baymax Returns’ Movie Nov. 20

The highly anticipated 2D follow-up to the Oscar winning Disney/Marvel feature will be blasting off next month, as Big Hero 6: The Series launches with a one-hour special “Baymax ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM News Bytes: Atlantyca, Bejuba!, Planeta Junior, WDR

Atlantyca Entertainment has inked a broadcast deal with Rai (Italy) to broadcast a 52 x 11′ package of the popular, fast-paced kids’ comedy horror series Scream Street from ... Continue Reading →
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Jen Cadic Upped to Head of Production at Flight School

Dallas-based new media creative studio Flight School has promoted Jen Cadic to the newly created role of Head of Production, following the successful launch of the company’s first ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana, WeKids & Toon Boom Launch IP Incubator in China

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana, WeKids and Toon Boom Animation are expanding their existing partnership in China and launching a local kids’ animation incubator competition, ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Rebrands Toronto Studio as “Brown Bag Films”

9 Story Media Group is rebranding its Toronto animation studio as Brown Bag Films. The parent company remains IDed as 9 Story Media Group, which also holds 9 Story Distribution International ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sausage Party’ Director Conrad Vernon Conjures ‘Addams Family’ Flick

Veteran animation artist, writer, director and voice artist Conrad Vernon has signed on to direct MGM’s upcoming animated The Addams Family feature, according to Variety. Vernon, ... Continue Reading →
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Shellhut and Tiny Island Pics Sign 10-Feature MOU with WingsMedia

Shellhut and Tiny Island Pictures took a moment in Cannes to sign a hefty 10-feature film co-production MOU with WingsMedia — a member of the Oriental Pearl Group and wholly owned ... Continue Reading →
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Handmade Films Sells Animation Collective Back to Founder Larry Schwarz

Animation Collective founder and former CEO Larry Schwarz has re-purchased the studio, its subsidiaries, IP asses and library of several hundred episodes from Handmade Films. The deal ... Continue Reading →
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‘Magic Adventures,’ ’44 Cats’ Most Watched Shows at MIP Jr.

Korean studio Hong Dang Moo’s animated series Magic Adventures: The Crystal of Dark and Italy’s Rainbow Media’s 44 Cats were the top most-screened shows at this week’s ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix’s Yeatman Discusses Kids Strategy at MIP Jr.

Andy Yeatman, the head of global kids’ content at Netflix discussed the popular platform’s commissioning and acquisition strategy during his MIP Jr. keynote on Sunday in ... Continue Reading →
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Zoland Animation, MEI Group Create 1st Chinese Kids’ OTT Zokast

Zhejiang Zhongnan Animation Co. Ltd. (Zoland Animation) has partnered with France’s M.E.I. Group to launch ZOKAST KIDS.TV, a new SVOD platform catering to children of all ages. ... Continue Reading →
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MIP Junior and MIPCOM News Bytes

APC Kids — the children’s distribution arm of About Premium Content — has scored a slew of deals for its animated series Kid-E-Cats, which follows three kittens with ... Continue Reading →