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Michael Hirsh One-on-One Session Set for OIAF

Canadian toon titan Michael Hirsh will be participating at the 2016 Ottawa International Animation Festival in a unique One-on-One session: “The Executive Producer of My Canadian ... Continue Reading →
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m4e Takes ‘Beyblade Burst’ to German-Speaking Territories

The Beyblade franchise is relaunching later his year with its newest generation Beyblade Burst set to hit the U.S. and Canada later this year. In planning its global rollout, m4e AG ... Continue Reading →
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INK ALC Takes on ‘Beyblade’

INK ALC has taken on representation for Beyblade — the popular spinning battle toy that has turned into a top boys’ animation property of the last two decades. Sunrights ... Continue Reading →
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Marie-Laure Marchand Named EVP Global Consumer at Xilam

Award-winning French animation company Xilam has appointed Marie-Laure Marchand to the position of Executive Vice President, Global Consumer Products. Marchand’s duties will include ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Giving ‘Beyblade’ Feature Treatment

Paramount Pictures — the folks who brought you blow-em-up blockbuster franchises based on Hasbro toy lines Transformers and G.I. Joe – will be diving in to that pool of ... Continue Reading →
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Corus Plans ‘Battle of the Planets’ Reboot

Battle of the Planets, North America’s 1970s adaptation of the action-packed anime series Gatchaman, is the latest classic show scheduled for an animated makeover. Corus Entertainment’s ... Continue Reading →
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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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Oznoz Bringing Multilingual Nelvana Toons Online

Online multilingual channel Oznoz has signed a deal with Canada’s Nelvana Enterprises that will bring 400 half-hours of programming from its acclaimed kids’ content library ... Continue Reading →
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NBC/U and Corus Shut Down KidsCo

Following yesterday’s new that NBCUniversal has taken full ownership of preschool network Sprout, the media company and Canada’s Corus Entertainment announced that they ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana Announces Three New ‘Beyblade’ Series

Nelvana Enterprises and d-rights, Inc. have announced production on three new series of Beyblade. Beginning this fall, Beyblade: Shogun Steel will launch with 26  half-hour episodes. ... Continue Reading →