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Darren Walsh to Helm ‘Danny Diamondback’

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution has taken on worldwide sales for Siege Train Studios’ animated feature film Danny Diamondback, which is to be directed by Aardman Animations alumnus ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sonic Boom’ Launches on Hulu with 52 Episodes

SEGA and Technicolor Animation Productions (formerly OuiDO! Productions) have launched top-rated animated series Sonic Boom for streaming in the U.S. exclusively on Hulu. All 52 episodes ... Continue Reading →
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FILM.UA Secures Poland Release for ‘Stolen Princess’

Ukrainian media group FILM.UA closed a deal for the distribution of its animated feature The Stolen Princess with Poland’s Polsat during the Marche du Film in Cannes. The production ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH ‘16 Previews Tech Papers

SIGGRAPH 2016, taking place July 24-28 at the Anaheim Convention Center under the tagline “Render the Possibilities,” will once again present its renowned Technical Papers program ... Continue Reading →
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Skyrocket Taps Jared Wolfson to Lead New Media Division

L.A.-based Skyrocket Toys, a leading domestic manufacturer of tech toys and consumer products, has appointed kids and family entertainment executive and producer Jared Wolfson to lead ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Cannes: Animation Is a Rare Bright Spot for Russian Film Industry Russki toon franchises Snow Queen, Kikoriki and Masha continue to net strong sales worldwide. The Children’s Media ... Continue Reading →
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GBI’s Stone Newman Takes on Global Marketing

Genius Brands International has promoted industry vet Stone Newman from President of Global Consumer Products to President of Global Consumer Products & Marketing, per an announcement ... Continue Reading →
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Animasia’s ‘Harry & Bunnie’ Hits Disney in Asia

Kuala Lumpur-based Animasia Studio’s original animated series Harry & Bunnie arrives on Disney Channel in Southeast Asia on May 20, with new episodes to air every Friday. The ... Continue Reading →
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Sprout Picks Up ‘Magic Hockey Skates’ Special from eOne

Entertainment One has inked a broadcast agreement in the U.S. with NBCUniversal’s Sprout preschool network for the animated TV special, The Magic Hockey Skates. The half-hour mini ... Continue Reading →
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Cosmos-Maya Leads Regional Animation Production

Asian studio Cosmos-Maya, based in Singapore and Mumbai, marks four years as the largest producer of original Indian animated content consistently over the past four years. The milestone ... Continue Reading →
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PBS KIDS Dates Premiere for Henson’s ‘Splash and Bubbles’

Even though Sesame Street has shuffled off to HBO, the relationship between PBS KIDS and The Jim Henson Company is still going swimmingly. At its annual member station meeting, the ... Continue Reading →
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International Co-Pro ‘The Breadwinner’ Enters Production

Canada’s Aircraft Pictures, Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon and Luxembourg’s Melusine Productions in association with Angelina Jolie Pitt’s Jolie Pas Productions have begun key animation ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Takes Hold of ‘Girl without Hands’

GKIDS has entered a distribution agreement for all North American rights to the upcoming animated feature The Girl without Hands, following the film’s premiere screening at Cannes. ... Continue Reading →
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Second ‘BFG’ Trailer Glimpses More Giant World

Having premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, Walt Disney Pictures has unveiled a second trailer for Steven Spielberg’s The BFG, adapted from the classic tale by Roald Dahl. Trailer ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Launches ‘Shimmer and Shine’ Season 2 June 15

Preschoolers are in for a magical summer with brand-new Shimmer and Shine content launching on every Nickelodeon platform. This includes the back-to-back episodes season two launch ... Continue Reading →
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Gwen Hughes Upped to COO at Zodiak Kids Studios

Zodiak Kids has announced key staffing changes to its production entity, Zodiak Kids Studios — which encompasses all production across the U.K. and France. These transitions include ... Continue Reading →
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eigoMANGA’s ‘Padak’ to Debut on Steam

San Francisco-based digital media publisher eigoMANGA reveals that its animated feature film Padak will be launching as a streaming title on Valve Corporation’s Steam platform, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers 5′ Gets Title: ‘The Last Knight’

Paramount Pictures has officially dubbed the fifth installment of its box-office obliterating giant robot film series, announcing Transformers: The Last Knight. Production will kick ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story’s ‘Top Wing’ Takes Flight Worldwide on Nick

9 Story Media Group’s new CG action-adventure preschool series Top Wing (52 x 11) has been picked up by Nickelodeon, which has secured exclusive rights for its channels worldwide, ... Continue Reading →
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Karen Fowler Tapped as Showrunner on ‘Flora of the Forest’

Koko Rose Media, King Rollo Films and Bejuba! have signed on three-time Emmy-winning creative executive Karen Fowler as Showrunner for Flora of the Forest (52 x 11), the preschool property ... Continue Reading →