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Genius Brands’ ‘Llama Llama’ Premieres on Netflix in January

Genius Brands International has announced the global premiere of its new animated preschool series Llama Llama on January 26, 2018 via Netflix. Based on the award-winning, bestselling ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Debuts ‘Kid Danger’ in January

Nickelodeon will continue the exciting exploits of Henry Hart in all-new animated adventures when The Adventures of Kid Danger premieres Friday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT. The series ... Continue Reading →
Ben Lehmann

Ben Lehmann Named Exec Producer of ‘Sesame Street’

Award-winning Sesame Street producer Ben Lehmann has been tapped by Sesame Workshop to serve as the new Executive Producer of the iconic preschool series, leading the show through its ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Animation Group Names Abbate EVP, Leahy SVP

Warner Animation Group has appointed two senior-level creative executives to shepherd its upcoming feature animation and live-action hybrid production and development slate. Veteran ... Continue Reading →
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FCC Axes Net Neutrality

In a 3-2 vote on Thursday, the US Federal Communications Commission approved a measure to remove the net neutrality rules it enacted just two years ago, which barred internet providers ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Acquires Majority of Fox in $66 Billion Deal

The Walt Disney Co. has acquired a majority of 21st Century Fox in a deal valued at $66.1 billion, including assumption of debt, which gives the Hollywood landscape a major makeover. ... Continue Reading →
ASTEROIDS!

Ingrid Nilsen, Elizabeth Banks Star in Baobab’s ‘ASTEROIDS!’

Leading immersive animation shop Baobab Studios today debuted its highly anticipated VR film ASTEROIDS! The short features Ingrid Nilsen as the voice of Peas in her first VR endeavor, ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Birdboy’ Opens Friday, Syfy Gets ‘Happy!’, Image Engine Breeds ‘GoT’ Dragons & More

Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt on the Insane Syfy Series ‘Happy!’ Having just premiered to strong ratings, the hybrid series adaptation of Grant Morrison’s graphic novel ... Continue Reading →
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Kidscreen Summit 2018 Awards Shortlist Revealed

Organizers of the Kidscreen Summit 2018, taking place Feb. 12-15 in Miami, FL (summit.kidscreen.com), have announced the nominees for the upcoming children/teen TV awards. After undergoing ... Continue Reading →
Woody Woodpecker

Live-Action ‘Woody Woodpecker’ Takes Flight in February

Walter Lantz’s iconic cartoon bird makes his live-action feature film debut in Universal 1440 Ent.’s family comedy Woody Woodpecker debuts on DVD, Digital and On Demand (Movies ... Continue Reading →
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Legend 3D Expands into China with Fourth Facility

Leading 3D conversion, VFX, VR and animation studio Legend 3D, Inc. has finalized terms for expansion into China through a far-ranging deal involving multiple strategic partners, including ... Continue Reading →
Ethel & Ernest

An Ordinary Love: ‘Ethel & Ernest’ Opens in LA Friday

Lupus Films has announced that its award-winning, hand-drawn feature Ethel & Ernest will receive its Oscar-qualifying US theatrical debut this Friday, Dec. 15. The heartfelt graphic ... Continue Reading →
Mirai no Mirai (Mirai of the Future)

Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Mirai of the Future’ Gets Japanese Release Date

Mirai no Mirai (Mirai of the Future), the latest project from acclaimed animated fantasy filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda, has been slated for release in Japan on July 20, 2018 after previously ... Continue Reading →
Bear & Salmon

Sonar Wades in with Like A Photon for ‘Bear & Salmon’

Sonar Entertainment is teaming up with Australian studio Like A Photon Creative to produce mixed-media preschool series Bear & Salmon (104 x 3 min.), created by Nadine Bates and ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Eureka Seven’ Movie En Route, Lightning Boy Plans Feature, Suit Won’t “Let It Go” & More

‘Eureka Seven’ Is Coming to Theaters Hi – Evolution 1, the first in a trilogy of features inspired by the hit 2005 mecha anime from studio BONES, is coming stateside! ... Continue Reading →
Ferdinand

The Making of ‘Ferdinand’

Ferdinand The story of Ferdinand, the peace-loving ... Continue Reading →
Hot Streets

Clip: Adult Swim Sneak Peeks ‘Hot Streets,’ Coming Jan. 14

Adult Swim will be premiering a new animated series that puts a screwball (and, if the clip is anything to go by, slightly scatalogical) take on mystery solving with Hot Streets set ... Continue Reading →
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VRV Heralds ‘Bravest Warriors’ S4 with Documentary

Frederator Studios’ action-packed comedy-adventure toon Bravest Warriors is returning with all-new episodes on streaming platform VRV on December 25. New quests featuring the ... Continue Reading →
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NewTek Announces Latest Release of LightWave 3D

NewTek, Inc., announced availability of LightWave 2018, the new iteration of their comprehensive 3D animation system. The software for Windows and Mac operating systems will be available ... Continue Reading →
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MWM Backs New Media Co. Wonderstorm from Riot Games Alums

MWM (formerly Madison Wells Media), a diversified entertainment and media company founded by Gigi Pritzker and Clint Kisker, is backing newly formed “story and play” studio ... Continue Reading →