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NCircle to Bring ‘Llama Llama’ Home

Having taken on bestselling book series Llama Llama as exclusive entertainment and consumer products partner, Genius Brands International (GBI) has named NCircle Entertainment as the ... Continue Reading →
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Clive Spink Appointed Pukeko CEO

New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures has appointed Clive Spink as Chief Executive Officer. He will replace Andrew Smith, who departs in August to take on the role at software developer Touchtech. ... Continue Reading →
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Syd Mead to Receive VES Visionary Award

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced that visual futurist and concept artist Syd Mead will be the next recipient of its Visionary Award, in recognition of his contributions ... Continue Reading →
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MoMedia Strikes Hasbro Deal

MoMedia, the digital distribution and VOD content marketing company backed by Endemol Shine, has signed a deal with Hasbro Studios to distribute its programs. MoMedia will repackage ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sesame Amigos’ Coming to Univision

Sesame Street will launch its first Spanish-language series for U.S. viewers this weekend, when Sesame Amigos begins airing exclusively on Univision. The Sesame Workshop series of 26 ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Jr.’s ‘Shimmer and Shine’ Premieres Aug. 24

Preschoolers will be making some enchanting new friends next month as CG animated series Shimmer and Shine has its premiere on Nick and Nick Jr. August 24 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. The 20-episode ... Continue Reading →
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Jason Sudeikis Joins Cast of Lord-Miller Series

Saturday Night Live alum Jason Sudeikis has signed on to voice the main character in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s upcoming live-action/animation hybrid series for Fox. The writer/director ... Continue Reading →
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Starz Presents Animated Double Features

Starz Kids & Family will present a monthlong “Amazing Animation” double feature lineup starting Saturday, August 1 at 6 p.m. ET/PT. Ten kid-friendly titles are scheduled, with ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Animation Launches Channel in Thailand

DreamWorks Animation will launch its first-ever dedicated linear TV channel in Thailand on Saturday, August 1, with the debut of DreamWorks Channel. The kids and family station is the ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Lineup Boasts New Toons, Third ‘BoJack’ Order

Leading internet TV network Netflix has announced premiere dates, new series and specials to be available globally in all its territories in the near future. Among these are a new grownup ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy Central Dates Fall Premieres

Comedy Central has unveiled its fall programming slate of series and season premieres for its new and returning original series. Toon highlights include the debut of animated cop drama ... Continue Reading →
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Technicolor Adds Sean Mullen, David Kern in Expansion

Technicolor is expanding its animation and games division with the appointment of Sean Mullen as creative director and David Kern as games technical director. Mullen and Kern will be ... Continue Reading →
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Kelly Salmon Named HouseSpecial Northeast Rep

Portland, Oregon animated content production studio HouseSpecial (formerly LAIKA/house) has entered a new partnership with Kelly Salmon, owner of indie New York-based firm Hunt & ... Continue Reading →
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Banijay and Zodiak Media Announce Merger

International France-based media companies Banijay Group and Zodiak Media have agreed to merge their catalogs and production units. With revenues of around $1 billion, the merger creates ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘JL: Gods & Monsters’ Clip Prepares for Battle

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a new clip from the upcoming original DC Universe animated feature Justice League: Gods & Monsters — out July 28 on Blu-ray Combo ... Continue Reading →
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‘Monkey King: Hero Is Back’ Sets Chinese Animation Record

An epic animated adventure based on local mythology — directed by a first-time helmer — has just become the most financially successful Chinese animated film in history, ... Continue Reading →
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Picture Box Picks Up Four Kids Titles

Canadian indie Picture Box Distribution has acquired a quartet of new programs for its kids’ slate. Joining series like Annedroids (Sinking Ship Ent.) and Yup Yups (Radical Sheep ... Continue Reading →
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Spike & Mike Titles Featured in ShortsHD August Lineup

ShortsHD continues its Summer of Animation celebration into August, when it will premiere a slew of top shorts from the iconic Spike & Mike Festival’s 30 years of programming ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Bringing ‘Boruto’ Stateside

VIZ Media has partnered with L.A.-based distribution company Eleven Arts to present Boruto: Naruto the Movie in a series of exclusive theatrical engagements across the U.S. starting ... Continue Reading →
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Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve 12 Goes to Beta

Blackmagic Design has made available for public beta testing DaVinci Resolve 12. Customers are invited to download the pro editing and color corrections software from the company’s ... Continue Reading →