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VIDEO: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ – Trailer 3 Peter Parker is perhaps the only millennial who is getting valuable compensation for his internship in this latest spot for the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boss Baby’ Gets Home Delivery in July

DreamWorks Animation’s comedy adventure of pint-sized heroics will be stork-dropped into living rooms everywhere with the arrival of The Boss Baby on Digital HD on July 4, and on ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Int’l Picks Up More ‘The Day Henry Met’

Nickelodeon International has acquired international broadcasting right to seasons three and four of hit animated preschool series The Day Henry Met..? — and renewed rights to ... Continue Reading →
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Turner EMEA Greenlights Second Season of ‘Happos Family’

Turner EMEA has greenlit a second season of its first Boomerang Original, The Happos Family, which will return with longer adventures featuring the lovable characters as well as fresh ... Continue Reading →
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‘Aliens Love Underpants AND…’ Kits Up for Sky TV

Underwear and outerspace collide in the new animated series Aliens Love Underpants AND…, coming to UK broadcaster Sky and the Sky Kids app this summer. Based on the award-winning ... Continue Reading →
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Disney, WB & Mattel Top 2017 LIMA Licensing Awards

Tuesday night, LIMA presented the 2017 International Licensing Awards to winners in 20 categories at a ceremony held during the Licensing Expo, underway at the Mandalay Bay Concention ... Continue Reading →
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Jon Stewart, HBO Walk Away from Animation Venture

A year and half after first announcing it, HBO and former The Daily Show host Jon Stewart are shuttering their short-form digital animation venture. The plan as detailed last summer ... Continue Reading →
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Hornet Films Seeks Original Kids Series Pitches

Hornet Films, an extension of award-winning commercial animation house Hornet, is seeking original concepts for its development slate. The studio is primarily looking for animated series ... Continue Reading →
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Cirrina Studios Unearths First Feature ‘The Extincts’

Recently launched entertainment finance, development and production outfit Cirrina Studios has announced its first animated feature project: The Extincts. Based on the popular middle-grade ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Despicable Me 3’ Trailer: It’s Good to Be Bad

A new spot has arrived for Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 3 — rocketing into theaters June 30 through Universal Pictures — and things are getting even crazier. The ... Continue Reading →
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China’s Hishow Picks Up ‘Tall Tales’ from PGS & ON

Beijing-based Hishow Entertainment has acquired distribution rights in China for European animated feature Tall Tales: The Magical Garden of Antoon Krings, as well as exclusive merchandising ... Continue Reading →
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Schedule for 1st Women in Animation World Summit at Annecy Revealed

Next month, the first ever Women in Animation World Summit will be held in conjunction with the Annecy International Festival and MIFA. Presented by Women in Animation and Les Femmes ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Greenlighst ‘SpongeBob’ Season 12, Re-Ups Pre-K Hits

Nickelodeon has placed the order for a 12th season of 26 episodes for its iconic cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants, the No. 1 animated show for Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11. The further adventures ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Licensing Expo

Continuing coverage of the announcements coming out of the Las Vegas Licensing Expo and related industry this week. Prior snippets can be found here. + Activision Blizzard Consumer ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘DC Super Hero Girls’ Toon from WB Coming to Cartoon Network

Warner Bros. Animation has kicked off production on an all-new animated action-comedy DC Super Hero Girls, charging onto the small screen via Cartoon Network in 2018. Building on the ... Continue Reading →
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Arnaud Réguillet Named Head of Operations at Vanilla Seed

Arnaud Réguillet has joined French studio Vanilla Seed in Angoulême to head its operations and commercial development. Working closely in support of studio director François Perreau, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Los Toons’ Specials Coming to Univision in US & Mexico

The colorful characters of Martha Montoya’s Los Toons will invite viewers in the US and Mexico along on their culture-rich adventures thanks to three new 2D animated specials, ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Sets 2019 Date for ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2′

Franchise creator Rovio and Columbia Pictures have revealed the official release date for The Angry Birds Movie 2 — the sequel will hit theaters on September 20, 2019, in line ... Continue Reading →
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Hot Topic, Mighty Fine & More Join ‘We Bare Bears’ Stack

Cartoon Network Enterprises has stacked up some hip new licensing partners for its hit animated comedy We Bare Bears. The award-winning series is currently in its third season on Cartoon ... Continue Reading →
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Anime Legend Miyazaki Returns to the Director’s Chair Studio Ghibli has confirmed that its co-founder Hayao Miyazaki is coming out of retirement (again) to work on a new animated ... Continue Reading →