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Mind Candy Hires Jocelyn Stevenson As Exec Producer

Mind Candy, the entertainment company behind the popular brand Moshi Monsters has hired Jocelyn Stevenson as the exec creative producer to lead creative on all film and TV projects ... Continue Reading →
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Komixx’s ‘Toby’s Travelling Circus’ Is Set for Cannes

Komixx Entertainment will take its new children’s stop-motion animated series, Toby’s Travelling Circus (52×10’) to this year’s MIPJr and MIPCOM. The show follows the exciting ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jake and the Pirates’, ‘Batman’ Help Mattel’s Bottom Line

Toy giant Mattel reported an overall entertainment product sales drop of 36 percent, but posted a profit of $96.2 million (up from $80.5 million) in the year-ago period. The company ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mike the Knight’ Gallops onto Nick

Nickelodeon is suiting up its latest CG preschool hero as Mike the Knight premieres this Friday, February 3 at 10:30 a.m. The 26 x half-hour adventure series teaches kids about friendship ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman’s Bullough Warns About Plight of U.K. Animation

Speaking to the BBC and Deadline.com, Aardman Animations’ head of TV Miles Bullough warned that the Bristol-based shop may have to produce its beloved plasticine projects in Ireland, ... Continue Reading →
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Mattel Buys Hit Ent. for $680m

It’s official. Thomas the Tank and Bob the Builder have a new home. London’s Financial Times is reporting that toy powerhouse Mattel has bought children’s media outfit Hit Entertainment—distributor ... Continue Reading →
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Bob’s Big Build a Big Hit in London

HIT Entertainment’s world-renowned handy man Bob the Builder attracted quite the crowd in London’s O2 Live Quarter as 2,500 fans came to attend Bob’s Big Build—an interactive ... Continue Reading →
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Chorion Chairman Waheed Alli Steps Down

Chairman of U.K. property house Chorion Waheed Alli has resigned after the business failed to renegotiate banking deals to fix its significant debt burden, reports The Guardian. William ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Snoopy,’ ‘SpongeBob,’ ‘Bob’ Released on Home Video

It’s going to be tough to pick from this week’s relatively even batch of animation and visual-effects DVD and Blu-ray releases. The animated releases run the full gamut, ... Continue Reading →
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HIT Seals 51 Broadcast Deals for ‘Thomas,’ ‘Angelina,’ ‘Bob’ and More

HIT Entertainment has completed 51 sales of its preschool programs, including animated hits Thomas & Friends, Angelina Ballerina and Bob the Builder, to broadcasters all over the ... Continue Reading →