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CALL FOR ENTRIES: 3D Wire Fest Submit animated shorts, music videos, ads/promos and VR shorts/experiences by May 31 through 3D Wire, ShortFilmDepot.com, or festhome. The 2017 festival ... Continue Reading →
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Whit Richardson Upped to President of Turner LatAm

Joel Whitten “Whit” Richardson III has been promoted to President of Turner Latin America, as announced by Turner International President Gerhard Zeiler, to whom Richardson ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network & Boomerang Launch on Fetch TV

Turner flagship channels Cartoon Network and Boomerang are heading to a new home in Australia, with a planned launch this month on IPTV service Fetch TV. In addition to fan-favorite ... Continue Reading →
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Turner Launches International Digital Innovation Division

Turner announces a new division to lead its digital innovation internationally, with two key executive moves ensuing. Aksel van der Wal, currently SVP and CFO, is being promoted to ... Continue Reading →
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AT&T Reaches Deal for Time Warner Buy

American telecom AT&T has reached an agreement to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion, with a per share price tag of $107.50 split between cash and stock. The deal is expected by ... Continue Reading →
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CN to Speak Up Against Bullying Sept. 29 – Oct. 3

Cartoon Network is kicking off Sept. 29 its annual Stop Bullying: Speak Up campaign with a video call-to-action encouraging people to speak up on behalf of kids who need help. With ... Continue Reading →
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Henson Options Zuckerberg’s ‘Dot’ for TV Series

The Jim Henson Co. plans to develop an animated children’s TV series based on Dot, having optioned the rights to the debut picture book from author Randi Zuckerberg. Recently ... Continue Reading →
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Wiig and Cooper Guest Voice on ‘The Simpsons’

The parade of stars stopping by The Simpsons office to do guest voice stints on the long-running show doesn’t show any signs of stopping. This past week, ew.com revealed that former ... Continue Reading →
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Merida Redesign Was One-Time Deal Says Disney

Trying to put the Merida redesign fiasco behind it, Disney told NBCNews.com that the redesign of the Brave heroine was only a one-time effort to commemorate her coronation as a Princess. ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network HD Launches in Indonesia

Turner has launched Cartoon Network HD in Indonesia on leading national cable platform First Media this week. This is part of a regional rollout plan for CN that kicked off in the Philippines ... Continue Reading →