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Media I.M. Seals Deals for ‘Kikoriki’, ‘Rosa & Dara’, ‘Pin-Code’

London-based content distributor Media I.M. — which specializes in animation and family entertainment — has sold three of its top kids’ toons to broadcaster in Sweden, ... Continue Reading →
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Mova Tech Legal Battle Heats Up

An innovative means of capturing minute facial performance information, used in the blockbuster superhero flicks Deadpool and Avengers: Ages of Ultron, is the subject of an international ... Continue Reading →
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Banijay-Zodiak Merger Is Completed

An announcement out of Paris reveals that leading international entertainment companies Banijay and Zodiak Media have completed a merger transaction, uniting their catalogs and production ... Continue Reading →
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PBS Launching Free 24/7 Multiplatform Kids Service

PBS has announced it will launch new, 24/7 children’s services later this year which will include a new TV channel and live stream on digital platforms, provided by local stations. ... Continue Reading →
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Stuttgart Fest Plans Take Shape

The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (itfs.de/en) will welcome around 85,000 visitors to Das neue Herz Europas between April 26 and May 1 this year, and details of ... Continue Reading →
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James Pitaro Takes Over Disney Consumer Products

James Pitaro, current co-chair of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media and president of Disney Interactive, will be stepping up as chairman of DCPI following the departure ... Continue Reading →
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Fifth Journey Strikes Major Studio Deals for Games, VR

Hong Kong-based development studio Fifth Journey has entered into partnerships with Universal, Lionsgate and MGM to develop mobile games, interactive entertainment and virtual reality ... Continue Reading →
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Portfolio Scores New Sales for ‘Doki’

Portfolio Entertainment has secured a raft of new sales for animated preschool series, Doki. Much of the distributor’s deals for the show have come from season one broadcasters ... Continue Reading →
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Ringling Announces Winners of Creative Awards for High Schoolers

Ringling College of Art and Design has announced the winners of its third annual Creative Awards Competition for high school students (grades 9-12) in the U.S. This year’s contest ... Continue Reading →
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TAAFI 2016 Official Selection Announced Feature films Nova Seed (Canada) and Possessed (Spain) to screen along with international shorts during April fest. DreamWorks Animation Shares ... Continue Reading →
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British Animation Awards Finalists Announced

Finalists for the 2016 British Animation Awards — celebrating its 20th anniversary this year — have been announced. Held every two years, the BAAs honor the very best in ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie Tributes 2016 Nominees Announced

Cartoon Movie, the European pitching and co-production event for animated features, has announced the finalists in the running for Cartoon Tributes at the 2016 edition. The awards honor ... Continue Reading →
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VES Names 2016 Board, Re-Elects Chair Mike Chambers

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced the 2016 officers for its Board of Directors. The officers, who comprise the VES Board Executive Committee, were elected at the January ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ms. Marvel’ Wins Dwayne McDuffie Award

Over the weekend during the Long Beach Comic Expo in southern California, an energetic crowd gathered to celebrate the second annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics. Following ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Licenses ‘Nature Cat’ to Family CHRGD

9 Story Media Group has licensed animated series Nature Cat (40 x 22) to DHX Television’s kids’ channel Family CHRGD in Canada. The show is expected to debut on the channel ... Continue Reading →
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Monster Sells ‘Jabu’s Jungle’ to Gulli Africa

Dublin-based Monster Entertainment has secured a broadcast deal with Gulli AFRICA for new South African-produced series Jabu’s Jungle. The series will be aired across 22 French-speaking ... Continue Reading →
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NBCUniversal Debuts The Secret Life of Pets CP Program Global master toy partner Spin Master leads licensee lineup that also includes Random House, Funko, Ty and more. Crimean Artist ... Continue Reading →
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Lisa Chatfield Named Head of Scripted Dev at Pukeko

Pukeko Pictures has appointed Lisa Chatfield as Head of Scripted Development, strengthening the New Zealand studio’s content creation team. Chatfield will come on board in April, ... Continue Reading →
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Second ‘Bob’s Burgers Live’ LA Show Added

Due to overwhelming demand, Bento Box Entertainment in partnership with Loren Bouchard’s Wilo Productions has added a second evening show for Bob’s Burgers Live! in Los ... Continue Reading →
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Kidscreen Summit Blossoms in Miami

The Kidscreen Summit’s 2016 edition achieved a five percent year-on-year increase on registrations, the organizers announced. Nearly 1,800 attendees convened in Miami, Florida just ... Continue Reading →