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‘Star Wars’ Sweeps Licensing Awards

Disney Consumer Products’ Star Wars continues to prove its constant appeal (and reinvigorated dominion over merch-hungry fans) having won four awards at Tuesday night’s 2016 LIMA ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Clip: ‘Harvey Beaks’ Musical Steampunks Special

A brand-new, imaginary, musical journey is awaiting C.H. Greenblatt’s feathered hero and friends as Nickelodeon launches the two-part Harvey Beaks special “Steampunks” ... Continue Reading →
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Behind the Shocking Twists of ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’

Superheroes are used to drama — saving the world from cosmic-level threats and mistakenly fighting allies before teaming up to defeat the real villain are job requirements. But trust ... Continue Reading →
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Channel 4′s ‘Bear Hunt’ Voice Cast Announced

The voice cast for Channel 4, Lupus Films and Walker Productions’ upcoming animated special We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, which will premiere on air in the U.K. this Christmas. ... Continue Reading →
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DWA’s ‘Noddy Toyland Detective’ Set for Sprout

DreamWorks Animation’s first original preschool series Noddy Toyland Detective will premiere on NBCUniversal’s Sprout in the U.S. this fall. Co-produced by DWA and Gaumont ... Continue Reading →
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‘SpacePOP’ Launches Exclusively on YouTube

Genius Brands International is taking advantage of new media avenues by launching its new music and fashion-driven animated property SpacePOP exclusively on YouTube. The first six episodes ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Re-Ups Preschool Hits ‘Blaze,’ ‘PAW Patrol’ and ‘Shimmer & Shine’

Nickelodeon is doubling down on its No. 1 position in the preschool demographic with new season pickups for three of its top-rated animated series for youngsters: Blaze and the Monster ... Continue Reading →
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People on the Move: Hires, Promotions & Departures

+ Glasgow-based Axis CG studio — which provides animation for video game, film and TV projects like its VES Award-nominated Halo 5: Guardians cinematic — has appointed Jon ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Goes Bigger for Licensing Expo

Cartoon Network Enterprises will be bringing an expanded brand portfolio to this week’s Licensing Expo in Las Vegas (booth #D170). This includes the re-imagined Powerpuff Girls, ... Continue Reading →
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Archer Renewed for Three More Seasons at FX The irreverent action-comedy has been re-upped for seasons 8, 9 and 10, taking audiences through to 2019 with more boozing, workplace sexual ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Unveils 2017-18 Animation Slate

Sony Pictures Animation has laid out its project release slate through 2018, signalling an expansion of its production output with a lineup that includes five theatrical features, three ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Clip: ‘Dragons: Race to the Edge’ Season 3 Debuts Friday

Hold on to your scaly bits — an all new third season of DreamWorks Animation’s Dragons: Race to the Edge is set to premiere exclusively on Netflix this Friday, June 24, ... Continue Reading →
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Special Delivery: New ‘Storks’ Trailer Arrives

A second official trailer for Warner Animation Group’s high-flying fall release has arrived, offering us an expanded look at the world of Storks. The new spot reveals that audiences ... Continue Reading →
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Vivement Lundi! Wins UniFrance Export Prize

UniFrance unveiled the winner of its second annual Export Prize during the Annecy festival last week, with the honor going to Brittany-based Vivement Lundi! The award is sponsored by ... Continue Reading →
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TeamTO Suits Up for ‘PJ Masks’ & ‘Skylanders’ Seasons

French CG studio TeamTO has been confirmed it will be back in the production saddle for the second seasons of two high-profile animated series: Activision’s Skylanders Academy, ... Continue Reading →
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SLR Developing ‘Alice-Miranda’ Toon with ZDF

Sydney-based SLR Productions has begun development on an animated adaptation of best-selling and award-winning Australian children’s book series, Alice-Miranda, from author Jacqueline ... Continue Reading →
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Kratt Bros., 9 Story Enter Production on ‘Wild Kratts’ Season 5

Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group are now underway on production of season five of the hit animated series Wild Kratts for PBS KIDS in the U.S. and TVO and Knowledge Network ... Continue Reading →
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SXSW Winner Tower Gets October Release Kino Lorber picks up U.S. rights for Keith Maitland’s animated documentary about the 1966 University of Texas massacre. Jennifer Twiner-McCarron ... Continue Reading →
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‘Courgette’ Takes Top Annecy Prize

The illustrious Annecy Festival wrapped up this weekend, and this year proved a triumph for the auteur artistry of local French production with both the audience and Cristal awards ... Continue Reading →
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Actor Anton Yelchin of Star Trek Films Dies in Freak Accident Actor who played Russian starship navigator Chekov in franchise reboot dies at age 27. Finding Dory Blows Animation Record ... Continue Reading →