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’Pokémon Sun and Moon’: Starter Pokémon Features in Series of Short Animation The franchise certainly isn’t slowing down with the latest game and anime series proving a major ... Continue Reading →
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Sketch Blue Founder Michelle Esrig Joins WBTV Boca Board

Michelle Esrig, President and Founder of motion graphics and animation house Sketch Blue Studio in Delray Beach, Florida, has been tapped to sit on the Board of Advisors for Boca Raton ... Continue Reading →
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Bento Box Presents ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Artists Showcase

Bento Box Entertainment will open December 1 a free exhibit of original artwork from the animators, artists and creative minds behind the hit FOX TV animated series Bob’s Burgers. ... Continue Reading →
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4K Maps International Theatrical Release for ‘Yu-Gi-Oh’

4K Media, the Konami Digital Entertainment subsidiary that manages the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand outside Asia, has secured theatrical distribution deals in a further three territories for the ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Dates 2017 Edition

Brooklyn’s Animation Block Party is preparing to take to the burrough’s Rooftop Films and BAMcinématek once again in 2017. The 14th annual festival will take place July 27-30, ... Continue Reading →
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Bomanbridge Picks Up ‘Mojicons’ for Asia

TV producer-distributor Bomanbridge Media, based in Singapore, has acquired Asian distribution rights for The Mojicons from Ink Group in Denmark. The 52 x 11 series created by Alexander ... Continue Reading →
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Mondo TV Highlights New Projects at ATF

Top European animation producer-distributor Mondo TV has lined up its slate for the 2016 Asia TV Forum & Market, taking place Dec. 6-9 in Singapore. The company will be highlighting ... Continue Reading →
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Catch ‘Wavemania’ in Sony’s ‘Surf’s Up 2’ Trailer

SPHE has released a new trailer for its home video sequel Surf’s Up 2: Wavemania — coming to DVD and Digital on January 17. The feature-length adventure is produced by Sony ... Continue Reading →
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TeamTO & CAKE Prep Production for ‘Angelo Rules’ Season 4

Leading French CGI studio TeamTO and kids entertainment company CAKE have announced they will produce a fourth season of International Emmy Award-nominated, hit animated series Angelo ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Orders Two New Prime Kids Originals

Amazon Studios has ordered two new Amazon Original Kids Series, which will be coming to download and streaming exclusively on Prime Video. The shows are animated series Bug Diaries, ... Continue Reading →
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Kid Genius Cartoon Channel Expands to 42M US Homes

Genius Brands International has partnered with multi-platform video distribution company Future Today, Inc. to deliver the Kids Genius Cartoon Channel to an additional 20 million homes, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Molang’ Spreads Happiness with New Agents & Licensees

International Emmy Award-nominated 2D series Molang (104 x 3’30″), developed by Millimages and based on the delightfully squeezable characters designed by Hye-Ji Yoon, has ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Media & Ipsos Unveil Kids’ Consumption Survey

Leading independent children’s content company DHX Media and Canada’s top public opinion researcher Ipsos have released the results of their first global survey of parents, ... Continue Reading →
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PBS KIDS Gets Animated for the Holidays

Kiddy favorites are embarking on festive seasonal adventures on PBS KIDS, with new and returning holiday-themed episodes and movies airing throughout December. These include premiere ... Continue Reading →
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‘Glammys – School of Fashion Vlog’ Sells to Turner’s Boing

Glammys – School of Fashion Vlog, the first animated production from Italian indie European Television Service, has sold to Turner for broadcast on its Boing channel in Italy, ... Continue Reading →
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New Studio Ghibli Short Film Coming to US Theaters for the Very First Time Fans attending the GKIDS/Fathom Events 15th anniversary screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away ... Continue Reading →
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Asian Animation Summit 2016: Wrap Report

“The Asian Animation Summit has opened up a host of new opportunities,” summarised Alison Warner, VP of Acquisitions and Co-Productions at Technicolor, at the close of the ... Continue Reading →
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Suzanne Wilson Appointed VP Family at Breakthrough Ent.

Leading Canadian producer-distributor Breakthrough Entertainment announces the latest addition to its executive team, with the appointment of Suzanne Wilson as Vice President, Family ... Continue Reading →
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ZDF Sells 220+ Hours of Kids Content to Asia Ahead of ATF

Ahead of the Asia TV Forum (Dec. 7-9 in Singapore), Germany’s ZDF Entertainment announces the sale of some 220 hours of its ZDFE.junior slate across the region, including animated ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Scores Multiple TV Deals Across Asia

9 Story Media Group announces a number of new partnerships across Asia for its award-winning kids and family content. The deals add up to over 800 episodes which have been licensed ... Continue Reading →