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VIDEO: ‘Voltron 84’ Trailer On Fri., March 24, Netflix is presenting 12 classic Voltron: Defender of the Universe episodes hand-picked by the creative team behind DreamWorks’ ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Scraps Tim Minchin’s ‘Larrikins’

DreamWorks Animation has made its second cancellation announcement since being purchased by Comcast and absorbed into the NBCUniversal family: Australian comedian-actor-writer-musician-director ... Continue Reading →
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Founder & CEO Brian Robbins Departing AwesomenessTV

After five years of rapid growth and shifting shareholder ownerships, AwesomenessTV’s co-founder and CEO Brian Robbins has announced he is leaving the multi-channel network, Deadline ... Continue Reading →
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Kid Genius Cartoon Channel Adds Bilingual ‘LaGolda’ Toon

Genius Brands International continues to gild its programming pipeline for its Kid Genius Cartoon Channel, announcing this month’s season one premiere of new bilingual animated children’s ... Continue Reading →
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Chris deFaria Named CEO of DreamWorks Animation

The post-acquisition restructuring of DreamWorks Animation continues, with the news breaking Tuesday via Deadline that Warner Bros. animation exec Chris deFaria is stepping in as Chief ... Continue Reading →
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Mireille Soria Vacates DreamWorks Animation Co-Presidency

Mireille Soria is stepping out of her office as co-President of DreamWorks Animation, a post which she has held alongside Bonnie Arnold since the studio’s post-Comcast buy restructuring ... Continue Reading →
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‘SpacePOP’ Readies for Takeoff in Southern Europe

Genius Brands International has licensed the content distribution, licensing and merchandising rights to its digitally-launched, music-driven property SpacePOP in Southern Europe — ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Layoffs Hit Glendale with 170 to Go

Post-acquisition DreamWorks Animation has announced another round of layoffs, with 170 employees at its Glendale campus to be let go in January, San Fernando Valley Business Journal ... Continue Reading →
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Kid Genius Cartoon Channel Expands to 42M US Homes

Genius Brands International has partnered with multi-platform video distribution company Future Today, Inc. to deliver the Kids Genius Cartoon Channel to an additional 20 million homes, ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands’ ‘SpacePOP’ Gets Holiday Toys ‘R’ Us Launch

Genius Brands International is gearing up for the holiday shopping season with a mass retail launch of its music-driven tween brand SpacePOP, exclusively at select Toys “R” ... Continue Reading →