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Silvergate Media Launches Distribution Arm

U.K.-based indie animation company Silvergate Media is launching its own TV distribution arm, to be led by new SVP Global TV Distribution & Consumer Products (Americas & France), ... Continue Reading →
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Cake Promotes Pair, Adds Blayney as VP Intl. Sales

Cake Entertainment has named former Chorion exec Helen Blayney VP of international sales in a restructuring announced today. At Chorion, Blayney worked on preschool properties including ... Continue Reading →
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The Animated Life Aquatic

Octonauts, the hit animated U.K. preschool show, finds a new home across the pond on Disney Junior this month. Sometimes you can tell a lot by the imaginative names of the recurring ... 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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Keeping Toons Alive in Old Blighty

Although many U.K. TV animation producers are disheartened about the bleak economic climate and lack of government support, they continue to follow the country’s much-admired tradition ... Continue Reading →
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CyberGroup, FantaWild and Telescreen Win MIP Jr. Prizes

The international children’s content market MIP Junior wrapped over the weekend in Cannes. The two-day event was packed with various panels focusing on different aspects of the industry—from ... 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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Chorion Celebrates ‘Mr. Men’s’ 40th

U.K. production and distribution house Chorion has announced its plans for the 40th anniversary celebrations of much-loved kids’ property Mr. Men. In addition to their popular books ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Unveils Toon-Heavy Schedule, New Series

Kids’ network Nickelodeon is increasing its commitment to animation, announcing at its annual upfront presentation to advertisers and press in New York that it will roll out 45 ... Continue Reading →
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Chorion Sells ‘Octonauts,’ ‘Gaspard and Lisa’ to Disney Junior

U.K.-based production and distribution company Chorion has sold the animated series Octonauts and Gaspard and Lisa to Disney for airing on Disney Junior in 2012. Octonauts is a CG-animated ... Continue Reading →