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Anime Strike SVOD from Amazon Launches in US

Amazon Channels has launched its first branded, on-demand subscription streaming service in the US: Anime Strike. Priced at $4.99 per month, the service offers Prime members over 1,000 ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: ‘Justice League Dark’ clip – “Bruce Wayne Shaves” No wonder Batman is so curmudgeonly, when the other superheroes have like zero boundaries. And, ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! Scores Multi-Picture ‘Digimon’ Deal with Toei

Shout! Factory and Toei Animation have inked a new multi-picture deal to bring the Japanese studio’s popular action-adventure anime film series Digimon Adventure tri. to North ... Continue Reading →
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On the Road Again

Disney Junior refreshes Mickey and pals for a new generation of young viewers with a classic-car premise in Mickey and the Roadster Racers.    Editor’s Note: The version of the ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Nominees for 40th Japan Academy Prize Announced

The Nippon Academy-sho Association has revealed the nominees for the 40th annual Japan Academy Prize honors. The 2017 ceremony will take place March 3 at the International Convention ... Continue Reading →
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Louis C.K., Albert Brooks Enlist with TBS for ‘The Cops’

TBS has greenlit 10 episodes of a new animated comedy series created by and featuring the voices of comedy giants Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks — who last year lent their vocal ... Continue Reading →
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Getty Center Hosts Lotte Reiniger’s ‘Prince Achmed’ in March

One of pioneering animator Lotte Reiniger’s most highly regarded works is returning to the screen on March 21 at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, with Dungen Presents: The Adventures ... Continue Reading →
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‘Nella,’ ‘Digby,’ ‘Trucktown’ Coming to Nick Channels

Nickelodeon networks are off to an animated start in 2017 with the announcements that new preschool series Nella the Princess Knight is heading to the Nickelodeon channel (premiering ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Shops ‘Camp Lakebottom’ S3 to Disney LatAm

9 Story Media Group has licensed an additional 13 x 22 episode package of its animated comedy series Camp Lakebottom to Disney Channel in Latin America. The third season joins 52 half-hours ... Continue Reading →
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Christian Fritzsche Named VP International Sales for eOne

Entertainment One (eOne) has appointed Christian Fritzsche as Vice President International Sales. Fritzsche will manage eOne’s new and existing content in global markets, with ... Continue Reading →
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New TV Price Regs in India Stir Up Rights Holders

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has introduced a draft of its new pricing regulations for Pay TV. The rules would establish a controlled price regime by mandating a ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: ‘Gleep-Glorp & Lasertag’ Justin Michael (Friendship All-Stars of Friendship, Monster Island) is back with a new short, in collaboration with artist Tom Smith ... Continue Reading →
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24/7 PBS KIDS Channel Launches Across US

As of Monday, January 16, the first ever nationwide 24-hour PBS KIDS channel launches in the US, provide by member stations across the map on TV and via live streaming on digital platforms, ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: How to Draw Mickey Mouse with Floyd Norman | Quick Draw | Disney LIVE The accomplished animator (Jungle Book, Toy Story) showed viewers how to recreate the very first Mickey ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: ‘Kubo’ Costume Designer Deborah Cook

Acclaimed feature animation studio LAIKA is once again pushing the stop-motion envelope with its latest feat, Kubo and the Two Strings. The magic-infused epic set in ancient Japan has ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simon’ Ratings Are Hopping on Zouzous

GO-N Production’s newest animated series Simon (52 x 5) is proving a hit with young audiences in France, ranking among France Televisions’ top preschool shows according to Mediametrie. ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Moana’ Charts Course to Disc and Digital

Disney’s Oscar-contending seafaring tale Moana will be sailing home in the next couple months, arriving on Digital HD/3D and Disney Movies Anywhere on February 21, followed by a Blu-ray, ... Continue Reading →
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CAS Awards Nominations Announced for 2017

The Cinema Audio Society has revealed the nominees for its 53rd annual CAS Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in sound mixing. The awards feature seven categories, including ... Continue Reading →
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Mike Judge’s ‘Tales from the Tour Bus’ Greenlit by Cinemax

Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill creator Mike Judge is returning to animation after successfully launching a live-action career with HBO’s Silicon Valley (going into its ... Continue Reading →
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Ben Cox Named VP for Nickelodeon Oz & NZ

Nickelodeon Networks Australia & New Zealand has tapped Ben Cox as its Vice President and General Manager. In his new role, Cox will take on day-to-day management of Nickelodeon ... Continue Reading →