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Annecy Hosts 4th Disney Art Challenge, ‘Finding Dory’ Preview

The 2016 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, taking place June 13-18, will on the 17th hold the prize-giving ceremony for the fourth edition of the Disney Art Challenge. This ... Continue Reading →
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Rodeo FX Unmasks an Antihero for ‘Deadpool’

Montreal’s Rodeo FX completed nearly 230 vfx shots for just-released blockbuster Deadpool — which just blew away the competition by posting a $150 million four-day opening. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Bob’s Burgers Live!’ Returns to L.A. April 29

Bento Box Entertainment and Loren Bouchard’s Wilo Productions is bringing back the Bob’s Burgers Live! show to Los Angeles for an extra special event following a sold-out ... Continue Reading →
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Playmates Revs Up for ‘Voltron’ Toys

Playmates Toys and DreamWorks Animation announce they are collaborating on a new toy line based on DWA’s upcoming series Voltron: Legendary Defender, a reimagining of the classic ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Orders Second Helping of ‘Hey Duggee’

BBC Worldwide has commissioned a second season of popular animated children’s series Hey Duggee from London-based production house Studio AKA. The 52-episode order is placed on ... Continue Reading →
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4K Named Master Licensee for ‘Rebecca Bonbon’

New York-based brand management 4K Media (a subsidiary of Konami Digital Entertainment) has been appointed by Crown Creative as the master licensee for girls’ fashion brand Rebecca ... Continue Reading →
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Kids Streaming Platform Ameba Updates Xbox 360 App

Canadian-based kids only on-demand service Ameba is expanding its North American reach with an updated streaming app for Xbox 360. Available February 16 in the U.S. and Feb. 18 in Canada, ... Continue Reading →
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Rachel Bader Named Licensing Director for Random House

Random House Children’s Books has appointed industry veteran Rachel Bader as its new Licensing Director. The new role tasks her with building and managing a consumer products ... Continue Reading →
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Alice Through the Looking Glass Trailer Shows an Even Stranger Wonderland Disney debuts full-length spot for the psychedelic sequel during the Grammy Awards broadcast. Target to Debut ... Continue Reading →
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Filmlance Developing New ‘Moomin’ Series

Filmlance International, the production house behind the acclaimed Scandinavian thriller Bron (The Bridge), has entered a licensing agreement with Moomin Characters and Bulls Licensing ... Continue Reading →
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Global Screen Tags Along on ‘Journey of the Elephant Soliman’

Germany’s Global Screen has picked up worldwide distribution rights to the English-language CG animated feature film The Journey of the Elephant Soliman and will commence presales ... Continue Reading →
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Nottingham Forest Picks Up ‘Sammy & Co.’ Rights

Spain’s Nottingham Forest has acquired licensing, merchandising and promotion rights for animated series Sammy & Co. thanks to an agreement with the property’s master ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Fireman Sam’ Season Lights Up Cartoonito

Season 10 of hit preschool series Fireman Sam has kicked off in the U.K., with the season premiere launching on Cartoonito on Monday, February 15. New episodes are rolling out every ... Continue Reading →
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Fisher Price Inks Three-Year ‘Octonauts’ Renewal

TV production and licensing company Silvergate Media has signed a three-year master toy renewal deal for undersea preschool adventure toon Octonauts with Fisher-Price, Inc. The companies ... Continue Reading →
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Brazil Animation Takes International Hue Boy and the World director Ale Abreu and Luiz Bolognesi team up for Voyagers of the Enchanted Forest and Immortals. Wizart Sells 3D Animation ... Continue Reading →
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’Peanuts Movie’ Out on Digital HD Today Cartoon Brew offers and exclusive documentary clip ahead; DVD and Blu-ray release slated for March 8. Public Media Distribution Launches ... Continue Reading →
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Superhero Centric Toonami Launches in France

Turner France has launched a new animation channel, Toonami, which is branded as the “Home of the Superheroes.” The dedicated super toons channel will deliver action-driven shows ... Continue Reading →
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Mattel’s ‘Little People’ Show Set for Sprout

Mattel Inc. and HIT Entertainment announce that NBCUniversal’s Sprout preschool channel will launch season one of a new animated series based on the iconic Little People brand from ... Continue Reading →
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‘LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures’ Coming This Summer

In more LEGO Star Wars news, Disney XD will be debuting a fresh animated comedy series which will introduce all-new heroes and villains to the adventures of many familiar characters ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Cast Revealed

Sony Pictures Animation has announced three new voice cast members (and released a jolly new still) for the next Smurfy feature adventure, Smurfs: The Lost Village, hitting theaters ... Continue Reading →