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PBS KIDS Launches YouTube Channel

PBS KIDS has accomplished the launch of its own officially branded YouTube channel, youtube.com/pbskids. The channel will be geared towards kids aged 2-8 and their parents. The pubcaster ... Continue Reading →
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Mark Nicholls to Head Toonz Auckland Shop

Toonz Entertainment is building on its the reach of its India-based Toonz Animation flagship studio by setting up a dedicated subsidiary office in Auckland, New Zealand. Newly appointed ... Continue Reading →
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Kylie Ellis Upped to VP Production at Mainframe

Vancouver-based animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment has promoted its Director of Production, Kylie Ellis, to the newly created position of Vice President of Production at its television ... Continue Reading →
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’1001 Nights’ to Debut on Television in the United States

Big Bad Boo Studios announced that its hit animated series, 1001 Nights, will be airing for the first time in the United States this January on various public broadcast channels. The ... Continue Reading →
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Raimo Kouyate Leaving as Sony Animation Exec

Sony Pictures Animation production president Michelle Raimo Kouyate is stepping down from her post to take on a first-look producing deal for both live-action and animated projects ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kung Fu Panda 3′ Gets China Co-Pro Status

The government of China has granted co-production status to DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3, giving it greater access to the nation’s cinemas. According to the State ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Media Racks Up Latin America Sales

9 Story Media Group has announced several free-TV sales within Latin America coming out of NATPE. TV Brasil has licensed the first season of Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood; Canal ... Continue Reading →
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Picture Box Inks Global Broadcast Deals

Toronto-based Picture Box Distribution announces a number of sales for its kids’ series slate to international broadcasters. Junior TV in Italy has picked up animated fare Yup ... Continue Reading →
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KCET Hosts ‘Space Racers’ Screening in L.A.

As part of its year of 50th anniversary celebrations, Southern and Central California’s independent public television station KCET will host a free family screening of its animated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Book of Life’ Comes to Home Video Libraries

One of the major animated features of 2014 comes to home video this week with the release of The Book of Life (Fox, $49.99 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy; $39.99 Blu-ray, ... Continue Reading →
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Geronimo’s ‘Nelly & Nora’ Attracts International Interest

Irish animation company Geronimo Productions is gearing up for the premiere of its new preschool series Nelly & Nora on RTEjr February 2. Ahead of the launch, the charming 2D series ... Continue Reading →
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‘LEGO Movie’ Wins PGA Award for Animated Feature

It may have been overlooked by the Academy Awards, but The LEGO Movie is tops with the Producers Guild of America. The Warner Bros. film took the top honor for producer Dan Lin in the ... Continue Reading →
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LEGO and WB Build Scooby-Doo Line

The LEGO Group has partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to create a line of LEGO building sets inspired by classic animated series Scooby-Doo. Five brand new sets will bring ... Continue Reading →
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Nippon Animation Announces ‘Sinbad’

One of Japan’s oldest working animation studios, Nippon Animation, has announced a partnership with effects company Shirogumi to produce a new toon take on the Arabian Nights tales ... Continue Reading →
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CJ E&M Launches Animation Division

Leading Asian content and media company CJ E&M has announced the creation of an animation business division. The announcement was made at a special event at CJ HumanVille in Seoul, ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive: Get to Know Joaquin in ‘Book of Life’ Blu-ray Clip

If you’re looking for tips on how to attain ultimate swagger and optimal moustache performance, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has got you covered with this clip from its ... Continue Reading →
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Stuttgart Animation Fest Extends Commercials Deadline

The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, taking place in the German city May 5-10 this year, has extended the deadline for submissions to its Animated Com Award competition to February ... Continue Reading →
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Tim Searle Appointed Creative Director of Tiger Aspect

Baby Cow Animation founder Tim Searle has been appointed Creative Director of Animation and Children’s of U.K. indie Tiger Aspect Productions. Searle has lately been working with ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Restructure Cutting 500 Jobs

Predictions for the announced round of lay offs at DreamWorks Animation fell short, with the studio announcing Thursday that it will be slashing 500 jobs and taking a $290 million pre-tax ... Continue Reading →
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Melissa Benoist to Be CBS Supergirl

CBS has cast Glee actress Melissa Benoist as the lead for its hour-long pilot for Supergirl. The dramatic script was penned by Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler and is being produced by Berlanti ... Continue Reading →