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MIP Junior 2014 Highlights

Nine animated and hybrid series to work into your schedule during the kids’ content market, taking place October 11-12 in beautiful Cannes, France. Heroes: Legend of the Battle ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Grows Distribution Arm

Global kids’ entertainment brand management company Genius Brands International has expanded its operations, launching a new global distribution division and appointing longtime ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Takes ‘Edison’s Secret Lab’ into Production

Genius Brands International has begun production on its new animated children’s series Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab. The pilot episode, titled “If the Fossil Fits,” ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Signs Up Partners for ‘Stan Lee’s Mighty 7′

Genius Brands has announced new licensing partners that will create merchandise based on Stan Lee’s Mighty 7, the animated film trilogy created together with Stan Lee’s ... Continue Reading →
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Hub Skeds New ‘Secret Millionaires’ Episodes

Two new episodes of Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club animated children’s series are set to debut Jan. 26 and Feb. 16 on The Hub Network. The Jan. 26 episode, “To ... Continue Reading →
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Anybody Here Seen Our Old ‘Friend, Martin?’

I am writing this blog on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and I know what a lot of you are thinking: this is very likely the only national holiday for which there is no animated film. Sorry, ... Continue Reading →
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Shows While You Wait

Of everyone who has labored within the toon trenches over the decades, it is difficult to find anyone who has worked harder than Phil Harnage. Having started as a script writer at Filmation ... Continue Reading →
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Bill Gates Visits The Hub’s ‘Secret Millionaires Club’

Microsoft chairman and philanthropist Bill Gates will be making his big animated debut on a new episode of The Hub’s Secret Millionaires Club this Sunday at 9 a.m. The A Squared ... Continue Reading →
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A Squared Ent. Merges with Genius Brands

Genius Brands International and Andy Heyward’s A Squared Entertainment have joined forces to create an intellectual property and multimedia content creation and distribution company. ... Continue Reading →
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The University of DIC

Having just packed my son Brendan off to college, the subject of higher education is big on my mind this week. I’m reminded that back in the 1980s and 90s there was a leading ... Continue Reading →