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Moana Scores $81.1M Holiday Opening Disney is very thankful for its strong performance this weekend, with Doctor Strange marking a single-hero Marvel movie milestone as well. And Fantastic ... Continue Reading →
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BLE: Roundtable Seminars, Ink, ‘Oggy,’ Rainbow, ‘Smurfs’

Organizers of Brand Licensing Europe (Oct. 11-13, Olympia, London) announce that for the first time, visitors can take part in a roundtable discussions. Set for Wednesday, Oct. 12 and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yo-Kai Watch’ Right on Time for Global Expansion

The first season of hot Japanese videogame-turned-toon Yo-Kai Watch is preparing to roll out in multiple international territories throughout the year, beginning with a premiere on ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News: DreamWorks, FremantleMedia, One Animation, Sesame Workshop, Shaboom!, Squeeze, ZAG

DreamWorks Animation and France’s Lagardere Active TV have inked a deal for free-to-air and basic pay-TV rights for the latter’s kids and family channels to broadcast the ... Continue Reading →
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Turner Taps WB Animation to Fill Revamped Boomerang Pipeline

Turner Broadcasting and Warner Bros. announced a global agreement to strengthen the pipeline of original content being developed for the recently rebranded Boomerang. The agreement ... Continue Reading →
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Cyber Groups’ ‘Zorro’ Set for MIPJunior TV Premiere

MIPJunior has announced that the 2015 MIPJunior World Premiere TV Screening will be Cyber Group Studios’ Zorro: The Chronicles (26 x 22). The CG-animated action-comedy is aimed ... Continue Reading →
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Gloob Nabs ‘Get Ace’ and ‘Nerds and Monsters’ for Brazil

9 Story Media Group has licensed animated children’s comedy series Get Ace (52 x 11) and Nerds and Monsters (40 x 11) to Gloob, Globosat’s Brazilian kids’ TV channel. ... Continue Reading →
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Boing France Snags ‘Get Ace’ from 9 Story

9 Story Media Group has licensed animated comedy series Get Ace (52 x 11) to Boing, part of Turner Kids’ portfolio in France which also includes Boomerang and Cartoon Network. ... Continue Reading →
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France TV Racks Up Toon Sales

FranceTV Distribution has gotten 2015 off to a busy start, securing multiple deals for three of its animated properties. The distributor has picked up rights to seasons 1 and 2 of Studio ... Continue Reading →
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HIT Ent. Adds to Senior Exec Roster

HIT Entertainment is continuing its expansion efforts with the new appointments of Karen Davidsen as Director of Production – Global Content, Phil Molloy as Senior Creative Manager ... Continue Reading →