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News Bytes: ‘Hotel Transylvania 3,’ ‘Playmobil’ and Friends of Mine

Tartakovsky Talks About Making of ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Director Genndy Tartakosky’s ghoul family comedy Hotel Transylvania 3 was one of the big audience favorites at this week’s ... Continue Reading →
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ON Animation Unveils Hot Slate in Cannes

French animation outfit ON Animation is working on two new high-profile movies, it was announced in Cannes today. Aton Soumache and Dimitri Rassam, who produced Mark Osborne’s acclaimed ... Continue Reading →
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Content Platform Mediawan Eyes Buy of ‘Little Prince’ Studio ON

Indie European audiovisual content platform Mediawan has entered exclusive talks with the shareholders of ON Kids & Family — a respected player in kids’ animation production ... Continue Reading →
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McLendon-Covey Toys with Upcoming ‘Playmobil’ Pic

Wendi McLendon-Covey, who stars in the popular sitcom The Goldbergs, has joined the voice cast for Open Road Films’ upcoming Playmobil feature, per Deadline.com. The French-produced ... Continue Reading →
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British Academy Children’s Awards 2017 Nominees Revealed

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the nominations for this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards. The awards will be presented at a ceremony ... Continue Reading →
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ZAG, Method & Planeta Junior Team for 5 ‘Zag Heroez’ Series

Miraculous – Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir creator ZAG, Method Animation and leading European kids’ entertainment company Planeta Junior (part of Planeta & DeAgostini ... Continue Reading →
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‘Playmobil’ Joins Toy-to-Film Bandwagon

News out of AFM brings tidings that the classic tyke-targeted Playmobil toy brand is the latest to pursue a big-screen feature film adaptation. Paris-based ON Entertainment has secured ... Continue Reading →
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FranceTV Distribution Nabs ‘Super 4′ Licensing

FranceTV Distribution has signed a brand licensing agreement covering France, Luxembourg and French-speaking Belgium for Super 4, the first series based on the world of Playmobil, with ... Continue Reading →
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A-list Voice Cast Revealed for ‘Little Prince’ Pic

The new CG-animated feature version of The Little Prince is shaping up to be quite an A-list affair. The pic, which is being directed by Kung Fu Panda director Mark Osborne, has attracted ... Continue Reading →
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Method Launches ‘Little Prince’ Drawing Contest

In conjunction with the launch of the third season of the new animated adaptation of The Little Prince, producer Method Animation and distributor PGS are kicking of a global children’s ... Continue Reading →