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DHX Inks Multi-Year Deal with Orchard

DHX Media has teamed up with innovative music, video and film distribution company The Orchard to serve up more than 8,000 episodes of DHX’s library content, along with newly produced ... Continue Reading →
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Comcast, GBI Launching Kid Genius Channel

Genius Brands International has partnered with Comcast to launch Kid Genius, a new channel on Xfinity On Demand, with the goal of delivering “Smart TV for Kids” starting fall 2015. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Uncle Grandpa’ and ‘Steven Universe’ Crossover Premieres April 2

Worlds will collide this Thursday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT as Cartoon Network premieres the first-ever Uncle Grandpa and Steven Universe crossover episode. In “Say Uncle,” Uncle ... Continue Reading →
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2015 Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced

The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations are in — some 350 of them all together — as well as the individual Achievement in Animation honorees, who will be presented ... Continue Reading →
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Corus Ent. Nabs Nick Content Rights for Canada

Corus Entertainment and Viacom Int’l Media Networks’ Nickelodeon have broadened their partnership with a new long-term agreement granting Corus exclusive rights to all of ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Begins Unveiling Selection

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival (June 15-20; annecy.org) has revealed part of its official selection, culled from a record-setting 2,600 films from 95 countries. The ... Continue Reading →
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Stoopid Buddy, WWE Go to ‘Camp’

WWE Network will be adding to its premium monthly live pay-per-view events with a new programming lineup, just announced to launch over the remainder of the year. Among the eight new ... Continue Reading →
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Animafest Zagreb Releases Festival Trailer

The 2015 Animafest Zagreb World Festival of Animated Film (June 9-14) has unveiled this edition’s official visuals and trailer — the work of Croatian animator, designer ... Continue Reading →
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PGS Secures Further ‘Iron Man’ Sales

PGS Entertainment has inked a number of global media licensing deals for Iron Man: Armored Adventures (52 x 30). The CG-animated adventure series produced by Method Animation, DG Entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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Acamar and Picturehouse Bringing ‘Bing’ to Big Screen

Indie studio Acamar Films will be bringing its award-winning kids’ TV property Bing to the big screen in partnership with indie cinema operator Picturehouse Cinemas (part of Cineworld ... Continue Reading →
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Blunt Joins Voice Cast of ‘Animal Crackers’

Emily Blunt has joined the voice cast of Animal Crackers, an animated comedy due for release in mid-2016. Blunt will join John Krasinski as a couple that inherits an old circus and ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana Adapting ‘Very Fairy Princess’ to Series

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises is teaming up with mother-daughter team Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton to develop a new animated girls’ preschool series ... Continue Reading →
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West, Ward Tease Animated Return to Batman

Holy Reunions, Batman! Actors Adam West and Burt Ward, who played Batman and Robin on the classic 1966-69 live-action TV series, let slip at a convention appearance that they will reprise ... Continue Reading →
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‘Interstellar’ Blasts off on Disc

Space-faring adventure is the order of the day as Christopher Nolan’s vfx showpiece Interstellar arrives on disc and digital from Paramount Home [DVD: $29.98; BD:$39.99]. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘SpongeBob’ Take Kids Choice Animation Awards

Nickelodeon has wrapped up the 28th Annual Kids Choice Awards, which aired Saturday night and will have encore airings on Nicktoons March 30 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT and on TeenNick on April ... Continue Reading →
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‘Home’ Scores $54 Million in Domestic Debut

Home defied box office predictions and defied weak reviews to dominate the box office with a solid $54 million gross domestic for its opening weekend for DreamWorks Animation. The animated ... Continue Reading →
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Brown Bag, Scholastic UK Team Up

Ireland’s Brown Bag Films has entered a mutual first-look deal to develop published and animated children’s content with Scholastic UK. This will see Brown Bag offering its animated ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Junior Nabs ‘Fancy Nancy’ for Movie, Series

Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser’s New York Times bestselling book Fancy Nancy has been optioned by Disney Junior to be developed into an original animated TV movie and series ... Continue Reading →
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Big Bad Boo, TVO Partner for ‘16 Hudson’

Vancouver-based Big Bad Boo Studios has partnered with public broadcaster TVO to develop an animated preschool series called 16 Hudson — based loosely on the miniseries toon Lili ... Continue Reading →
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Margaret Loesch Joins Genius Brands Board

Multiple award-winning children’s entertainment veteran Margaret Loesch has joined the Board of Directors for global brand management company Genius Brands International. The announcement ... Continue Reading →