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Light Chaser Animation Releases First VR Story Short Sent Beijing studio’s debut effort goes behind the screen of a lover’s text quarrel into the world of emoji characters. Oculus’ ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie to Welcome 700-Plus Pros

Cartoon Movie 2016 — taking place March 2-4 in Lyon, France — is planning to see over 700 animated feature producers, investors, distributors, sales agents, video game companies ... Continue Reading →
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Patricia de Wilde Named Director of Marketing for TeamTO

Paris-based studio TeamTO has promoted consultant Patricia de Wilde to the permanent position of Director of Marketing and New Business for the entire TeamTO group. The appointment ... Continue Reading →
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Watch Next Media Developing ‘Elvis Riboldi’

Paris-based production house Watch Next Media — founded last March by industry vet Philippe Alessandri — has entered a development deal with Canal+ on a new 52 x 11 animated ... Continue Reading →
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Superights, Folivari Ink Three-Special Deal

French entertainment company Superights has signed its first deal with neophyte production company Folivari to distribute three TV specials adapted from hit comic books by Benjamin ... 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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Superights Picks Up ‘Story Time,’ ‘Will’

Superights Kids & Family Entertainment will be heading to the Kidscreen event with two new animated series in their catalog: Story Time and Will. Story Time (13 x 13) collects little-known ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Forum Wraps Up 25th Edition

Cartoon Forum celebrated a successful 25th edition of the important European toon event, which presented 84 new projects to the local industry and enjoyed a record participation of ... Continue Reading →
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PGS Secures Multiple Sales for ‘Super 4′

PGS Entertainment has secured a raft of global sales for the new Playmobil-inspired animated series Super 4 (52 x 11). The show is produced by Morgen Studios and Method Animation under ... Continue Reading →
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Imira’s ‘Larva’ Finds U.K. Host

Spanish production/distribution house Imira Entertainment has signed a deal with U.K.-based broadcast group CSC Media for seasons on (104 x 2) and two (52 x 4) of CG short format series ... Continue Reading →