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‘Tree Fu Tom’ Debut Scores Big on CBeebies

Animated preschooler series Tree Fu Tom is a hit in the United Kingdom, becoming CBeebies’ No. 1  show of the year since its debut last month. The show for kids 4-6 attracted ... Continue Reading →
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Sprout Brings ‘Justin Time’ to U.S. April 22

Justin Time, Guru Studio’s first original animated adventure series for preschoolers, will premiere April 22 in the United States on the Sprout channel. Sprout has acquired two ... Continue Reading →
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‘Regular Show,’ ‘Danny Phantom,’ Elmo Hit DVD

Mordecai and Rigby are finally arriving on DVD with the release this week of Regular Show: Slack Pack (Warner Bros., $14.97), collecting 12 episodes of the series from the first and ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Spotlight on ‘Ledo and Ix’s’ Carmichael

Animation Block Party (www.animationblock.com) is the premier animation festival of the East Coast. In this interview series, the founder of ABP, Casey Safron will be introducing Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Kidvid Site Kidobi Adds Animasia’s ‘ABC Monsters’

Malaysia-based Animasia Studios has granted digital preschool platform Kidobi the subscription video-on-demand rights for the animated preschool series ABC Monsters in Canada and the ... Continue Reading →
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Kidobi Secures New Kids Content

Canadian online preschool video platform Kidobi has picked up the subscription VoD rights to five animated shows from German media outfit m4e/Telescreen. Kidobi’s new acquitisions ... Continue Reading →
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Breakthrough to Develop Animated Atwood Tale

Toronto-based content distributor and producer Breakthrough Entertainment has optioned Wandering Wenda & Friends, the critically acclaimed children’s book series written by celebrated ... Continue Reading →
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WIA Seeks Phyllis Craig Scholarship Applicants

The Phyllis Craig Scholarship Award Committee of Women In Animation International is still taking applications for the 2012 Scholarship Award. Every year a $1000 scholarship is given ... Continue Reading →
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Connery’s ‘Sir Billi’ to Premiere at Sonoma Fest

The new CG-animated feature Sir Billi, which features the voice of Sir Sean Connery will premiere at The Sonoma International Film Festival (April 11-15). Billed as the first animated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Pocahontas,’ ‘Rescuers,’ ‘Aristocats’ Make Blu-ray Slate

Pocahontas, The Rescuers and The Aristocats are among the classic Disney animated features coming to Blu-ray in 2012 as part of a year-long campaign to grow the studio’s high-definition ... Continue Reading →