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Nick, Nick Jr. Coming to Pay TV in Mideast, North Africa

Viacom International Media Networks will expand its offerings on OSN, the leading pay TV network in the Middle East and North Africa region, with the addition of three new 24-hour channels. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Pet Pals’ Flick Heads Down Under

Gruppo Alcuni’s latest Pet Pals movie Pet Pals – Marco Polo’s Code has been picked up by VM Distribution for Australia and New Zealand. The deal includes home video ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wakfu’ Gets New Asia Broadcasters

Ankama has signed new deals for its popular animated series Wakfu across Asia and the Pacific. In a few weeks, viewers of Australia’s Network 10 and Malaysia’s ntv7 will ... Continue Reading →
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‘Clifford’ Creator Norman Bridwell Dies

Norman Bridwell, who achieved incredible success with his seminal children’s book creation Clifford the Big Red Dog, has died at age 86. According to an announcement from his ... Continue Reading →
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Kids Animation Rife with Violent Death Says Study

A new study published in the Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal suggests that, while less graphic than a live-action gore fest, children’s animated films seem to feature ... Continue Reading →
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Frederator Network Takes on 185 New Channels

Channel Frederator Network continues to establish itself as a go-to global animation destination online by bringing on board 185 new channels. New signees like Domics, Lee Hardcastle ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gigglebug’ Series Presells to 10 Countries

Helsinki-based Gigglebug Entertainment has kicked off production on a preschool-targeted TV series, Gigglebug, with 10 broadcasters already on board. The show follows the company’s ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering Martha Sigall

Very few people can be called irreplaceable, but Martha Goldman Sigall, who passed away this week at the age of 97, was one. Martha was a walking encyclopedia of the American animation ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kate & Mim-Mim’ Hops to Disney Junior

Disney Junior viewers in the U.S. will unwrap a new animated treat this holiday season as preschool series Kate & Mim-Mim launches December 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The show is created ... Continue Reading →
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Ex-Sony Exec Hopper Joins ‘Auntie Claus’

Athena Studios has signed Nate Hopper as co-producer of its in-development stop-motion animation feature film Auntie Claus. Hopper was previously the senior VP of creative affairs at ... Continue Reading →
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Boris FX Acquires mocha Maker Imagineer

Visual-effects software developer Boris FX has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Imagineer Systems, the U.K.-based developer of the exclusive Planar Tracking and masking tools. Imagineer’s ... Continue Reading →
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Factory Studio Rebrands

U.K.-based animation studio Factory (formerly Factory Transmedia) has unveiled its new rebrand and website, which is rolling out across all of the company’s platforms. The update ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jungle’ Juggle: A First Look and a Push Back

Disney has released via Twitter the first concept art from its live-action version of The Jungle Book. Directed by Jon Favreau of Iron Man fame, the film will be a mix of live-action ... Continue Reading →
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Lost Oswald Short Emerges in Norway

A long-lost short film created by Walt Disney back in 1927 has been uncovered in the National Library of Norway. Titled Empty Socks, the newly rediscovered toon features Oswald the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Fritz’ Animator, Director Taylor Dies

Animator Robert Taylor – best known as the animator on Ralph Bakshi’s original Fritz the Cat feature and director and animator of its sequel — died Dec. 11 due to complications ... Continue Reading →
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‘TMNT’ Fights for a Spot in Your Video Collection

Cowabunga, dudes! Clear some space on your home video shelf for the home video release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Paramount, $49.99 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy; ... Continue Reading →
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Stoopid Buddy Launches Vimeo Course

The mad geniuses behind Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken are tackling a new challenge as Stoopid Buddy Stoodios introduces a first-of-its kind course called “Stoopid Buddy Stoodios ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Asia Picks Up ‘Lakebottom’ Season 2

9 Story Media Group has licensed the 26 x 22 second season of animated comedy Camp Lakebottom to Disney Channels Asia — which includes Southeast Asia, South Korea,Taiwan and Hong ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hobbit’ Opens Strong Abroad; ‘Exodus’ Tops Domestic

The visual-effects epics dominated the weekend box office in a relatively quiet week prior to the holiday surge The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is expected to bring next week. The ... Continue Reading →
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Gutierrez Reacts to Globes’ ‘Book of Life’ Nom

It took a bit to get to us, but writer and director Jorge Gutierrez has spoken up about the Golden Globes’ nomination of The Book of Life for Best Animated Feature: “Like ... Continue Reading →