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‘Justin Time’ Jets Off to China

Guru Studio has appointed Ciwen Media Group to manage all rights in China for the studio’s popular preschool series Justin Time (52 x 11). Ciwen will be the show’s exclusive ... Continue Reading →
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Intl. Emmys Announce Kids Award Nominees

Productions from France, Argentina, Pakistan and the U.K. were nominated in the animation category for the 2015 International Emmy Kids Awards. Announced by the International Academy ... Continue Reading →
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Van Dyke, ‘Downton’ Stars Guest on Disney Shows

Disney is rolling out the guest voices for two of its most popular series, with Dick Van Dyke adding his talents to Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and cast members from the PBS hit Downton ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Boots Up Newest ‘Transformers’ Toon

L.A.-based Hasbro Studios is putting its latest animated series in good hands as Cartoon Network is set to be the U.S. home of the brand-new Transformers: Robots in Disguise, which ... Continue Reading →
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‘Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab’ To Debut in 2015

Genius Brands International announces the U.S. television premiere of its animated children’s series Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab (26 x 30) will come to national pubcasters ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Orders ‘Twirlywoos’ Series

U.K. broadcaster CBeebies has commissioned a new 50 x 11 mins. preschool series from Ragdoll Productions. Twirlywoos, devised and executive produced by Anne Wood with lead creative ... Continue Reading →
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Submissions Open for VES Awards

The Visual Effects Society is now accepting submissions for the upcoming 13th Annual VES Awards, taking place February 4, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Submissions will be open ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lost Treasure Hunt’ Released to Public TV Stations

American Public Television has made the pilot to the animated series Lost Treasure Hunt available to public TV stations. Based on an original story by Matt Davis, the series’ ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive: The Twisted Minds Behind ‘Mr. Pickles’

If you’ve seen Mr. Pickles on Adult Swim, it’s unlikely you’ll forget it any time soon. And that’s saying something for the network that gave the world such ... Continue Reading →
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BLE News Bytes

A quick look at some of the exciting toon brands heading to Brand Licensing Europe in London (October 7-9) + BRB Internacional will present the latest from Invizimals, including trading ... Continue Reading →
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‘Beauty,’ ‘Jack,’ ‘Adventure Time,’ ‘Rick and Morty’ Rush Video Shelves

Clear your schedule and stock up the fridge — it’s a big home video week and you’re going to be spending some quality time with your couch. First, it’s time to update ... Continue Reading →
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Filmmakers Discuss DreamWorks’ New ‘Rocky & Bullwinkle’ Short

DreamWorks Animation showed they had big plans for the Jay Ward properties earlier this year with the release of the Mr. Peabody & Sherman feature film. Now, with the film coming ... Continue Reading →
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Breakthrough Keel Hauls ‘Pirate Express’

Breakthrough Entertainment is expanding its children’s library with the acquisition of Pirate Express, which will debut at the MIPCOM market in Cannes this month. The 2D animated ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Presents ‘Makers’ Screening for WIA Members

DreamWorks Animation has issued an invitation to members of Women in Animation (WIA) for a special, advance screening of the documentary Makers: Women in Hollywood Tuesday, October ... Continue Reading →
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Nick to Open Flagship Store in London

Nickelodeon Viacom Consumer Products has partnered with Entertainment Retail Enterprises to create Nickelodeon stores in a slew of destination cities around the world, kicking off with ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boxtrolls’ Does Well in Competitive Second Weekend

Most of the attention paid to this weekend’s box office has gone to the success of Gone Girl and Annabelle, but for animation fans the story is a strong second-weekend showing ... Continue Reading →
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Focus to Partner with LAIKA on 3 More Features

LAIKA and Focus Features will continue their partnership on LAIKA’s next three projects. As with the three movies that the companies have partnered on previously — Coraline, ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Releases More ‘Creative Galaxy’

Amazon Prime Instant Video continues to roll out its original streaming content with the release Oct. 3 of six new episodes of its animated preschool series Creative Galaxy. The series, ... Continue Reading →
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BFI, Aardman Launch Toon Feature Development Lab

The British Film Institute is partnering with Aardman Animations to launching a new program today backed by £1 million of lottery funding to support the development and production ... Continue Reading →
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Friedman Talks Up Cartoon Forum Hit ‘Urbance’

One of the coolest projects to come out of the recent Cartoon Forum in Toulouse was Urbance, a futuristic animated series for adults about a world in which sex is banned because it ... Continue Reading →