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A2E2 Goes Transmedia With ‘Stan Lee’s Mighty 7'

A Squared Elxsi Entertainment, a joint venture between A Squared Entertainment and Tata Elxsi Ltd., has struck a deal to develop Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 superhero property to multiple ... Continue Reading →
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Kidvid Site Kidobi Adds Animasia’s ‘ABC Monsters’

Malaysia-based Animasia Studios has granted digital preschool platform Kidobi the subscription video-on-demand rights for the animated preschool series ABC Monsters in Canada and the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Titans,’ ‘Mirror Mirror’ No Match for ‘Hunger Games’

Perseus and Snow White were no match for Katniss Everdeen, as The Hunger Games held on to the top spot against the VFX-heavy sequel Wrath of the Titans and Tarsem’s Mirror Mirror. Lionsgate’s ... Continue Reading →
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La Dolce Vita Animata

Indie animation producers in Italy continue to deliver the goods despite tough financial challenges and the slow growth of revenue from multimedia projects. A lot has happened and evolved ... Continue Reading →
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10 Shows to Write Home About

The beginning of April may signal the arrival of spring in the natural world, but for TV execs and animation producers, it only means one thing: Yup, it’s time to fight the crowds ... Continue Reading →
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20 Tips on How To Pitch Your Toon to Network Execs!

1. Watch the programs on the channel you are pitching to. Do your homework! 2. Character, character, character. 3. Beyond the pitch, know what the show is and where it is headed. 4. ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak Kids Introduces ‘Marco Macaco’ in Cannes

Paris-based Tele Images Productions, part of Zodiak Kids, and Danish studio Nice Ninja are bringing a new 3D animated comedy series called The Marco Macaco Show. Co-produced with Canal+, ... Continue Reading →
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‘A Poem Is…’ Debuts New Episodes on Disney Jr.

Jessica Alba, Owen Wilson, Liev Schreiber and John Leguizamo are among the stars lending their voices to classic Disney animation in new installments of the short-form series A Poem ... Continue Reading →
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Ken Sasaki Promoted to CEO of VIZ

Ken Sasaki has been named the new president and CEO of San Francisco-based manga and anime distributor VIZ Media. Sasaki will succeed Hidemi Fukuhara as as of April 1st, 2012. Sasaki ... Continue Reading →
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The Most Deliberately Forgotten Man in Animation

There are very few tragedies in the toon trade (not counting the release of Eight Crazy Nights), but the case of Leroy Poots certainly counts as one of them. Poots (1910-1982) was an ... Continue Reading →
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Man of Action Announces Three New Projects

The team behind Man of Action Studios, the in-demand creators of Ben 10 and Ultimate Spider-Man, is taking full advantage of its hot streak. The collective—composed of comic-book ... Continue Reading →
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‘Adventure Time’ First Season DVD Arrives in July

July is going to be a little bit hotter for fans of Jake and Finn and Cartoon Network’s glorious animated series Adventure Time. It was announced today that the complete first season ... Continue Reading →
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Kidobi Secures New Kids Content

Canadian online preschool video platform Kidobi has picked up the subscription VoD rights to five animated shows from German media outfit m4e/Telescreen. Kidobi’s new acquitisions ... Continue Reading →
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Coolabi’s ‘Poppy Cat’ Purr-fect for U.S.

Hit preschool animation series Poppy Cat from London-based Coolabi has secured a further U.S. broadcast home on the new Sprout-programmed NBC KIDS block which will air Saturday mornings ... Continue Reading →
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Monster & Monster Join Forces for Distribution

Monster Animation has announced it has appointed Monster Entertainment to distribute its hit animated series Fluffy Gardens (80 x7), and Punky (20 x 7) which debuted at MIP Junior last ... Continue Reading →
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Turner Greenlights ‘Team Toon’

Turner Broadcasting has commissioned a new live-action/animation hybrid series titled Team Toon (26 x 30), which it is co-producing with FremantleMedia Enterprises and Larry Schwarz ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Reveals Dynamic New 2012-13 Slate

During its New York City upfront presentation, Cartoon Network announced today several new and returning series to its programming line-up including the world premiere of DreamWorks ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Fest Plans Tribute to Ralph Bakshi

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) has announced some of its major plans for the 2012 edition of North America’s premier animation festival. Running from September ... Continue Reading →
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Breakthrough to Develop Animated Atwood Tale

Toronto-based content distributor and producer Breakthrough Entertainment has optioned Wandering Wenda & Friends, the critically acclaimed children’s book series written by celebrated ... Continue Reading →
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WIA Seeks Phyllis Craig Scholarship Applicants

The Phyllis Craig Scholarship Award Committee of Women In Animation International is still taking applications for the 2012 Scholarship Award. Every year a $1000 scholarship is given ... Continue Reading →