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Rebecca Hershinger Appointed CFO of Genius Brands

Genius Brands International and its Board of Directors have named veteran financial executive and former VP of Finance for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Rebecca Hershinger, as Chief Financial ... Continue Reading →
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Crackle Upfronts: More ‘SuperMansion’ & Anime Channel Announced

Crackle — the online web series, film and TV show outlet owned by Sony — held its upfront presentation in New York today, and among the announcements was news of a second ... Continue Reading →
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Jim Henson Co. Secures Multiple Global Preschool Deals

Following the MIPTV event in Cannes, The Jim Henson Company announces it has secured a number of new licensing deals across multiple platforms for its popular animated preschool series ... Continue Reading →
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OddBot, Tails of Whimsy Partner for ‘Mackie McKeens’

Los Angeles-based animation studio OddBot, Inc. has optioned The Mighty Machines of Mackie McKeens from The Art of Daryl Slaton LLC — best known as Tails of Whimsy — to ... Continue Reading →
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DHX and Mattel Creations Ink Content Deal for ‘Rainbow Magic’

DHX Media has licensed much-loved children’s publishing property Rainbow Magic from Mattel, Inc., in a long-term, exclusive, worldwide agreements managed under the Mattel Creations ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS’ ‘Nocturna’ to Open CineYouth Fest

Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival have announced that the Chicago premiere screening of GKIDS’ Nocturna will be the Opening Night screening event of the CineYouth ... Continue Reading →
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2016 Eisner Nominations Set Record for Women in Comics

Comic-Con International has announced the nominations for the 2016 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, as chosen by its panel of judges. The big story this year is that 49 women have ... Continue Reading →
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Universal Uploads New ‘Warcraft’ Trailer

Hold on to your avatars: the feature film adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s smash-hit videogame World of Warcraft just got a new trailer. The second official spot for Warcraft ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Expo Shifting to May in 2017

UBM, the organizers of world’s-biggest industry event Licensing Expo, together with the show’s sponsor, the International Licensing Industry Merchandiser’s Association (LIMA), ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Princess and ‘Star Wars’ Boost Hasbro Sales

Global toymaker Hasbro is crediting major Disney brands for its better than expected growth of sales in Q1, taking in $831.2 million in overall revenue so far this year — a 16% ... Continue Reading →
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‘Giggle and Hoot’ Spinoff Takes Wing in Australia

ABC Australia announces that it will premiere new hybrid preschool series Hoot Hoot Go! on May 16. The 26 x 5 program is a spinoff of the network’s flagship show Giggle and Hoot, ... Continue Reading →
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Neptuno Films Sells ‘Tex’ to Spain’s RTVE

At the close of the MIPTV festival, Spanish production company and co-production partner Televisio de Catalunya announce their animated kids series Tex (52 x 13) has been picked up ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Could The Jungle Book Become the First “Live-Action” Film to Win the Oscar for Animation? Washington Post‘s Michael Cavna walks readers along the ever-thinning line ... Continue Reading →
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Cal State Fullerton Exhibit Celebrates 25 Years of NickToons

Hundreds of visitors arrived at the California State University, Fullerton campus on Saturday April 16th to celebrate an event 25 years in the making. Nickelodeon’s Happy Happy ... Continue Reading →
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Google ATAP Releases ‘Pearl’ Trailer

The Google ATAP oyster has cracked open to let out a little shimmer from Patrick Osborne’s buzzed-about Spotlight Stories project, Pearl. A new trailer has launched online, just ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Acquires Arnold Developer Solid Angle

Amid the broadcasting tech buzz emanating from the NAB Show in Las Vegas, software giant Autodesk announces it has acquired Solid Angle — the developer behind Arnold, an advanced ... Continue Reading →
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Ballyfermot to Open Ireland’s First VFX/3D Course

Dublin’s Ballyfermot College of Further Education (BCFE), which has built a reputation over the years for preparing students for a range of entertainment industry careers, including ... Continue Reading →
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IFC Center to Hold WIP Screening of ‘Seder-Masochism’

New York City’s IFC Center will be holding a work-in-progress benefit screening for Nina Paley’s latest project, Seder-Masochism. Taking place Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Producer Paul Grimshaw Joins Tippett Studio

Two-time Academy Award winner Tippett Studio announces the hiring of Paul Grimshaw as Executive Producer of Commercials and New Media. Grimshaw brings to Tippett extensive experience ... Continue Reading →
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Mike Kubat to Head Entertainment at JMP

Santa Ana, California-based toy and product developer JMP Creative announces that Mike Kubat has been hired on to head its newly created entertainment division. Kubat brings over 20 ... Continue Reading →