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Antitrust Officials Clear Comcast’s $3.8B DreamWorks Animation Acquisition It’s smooth sailing for the major Toon Town takeover as far as the Justice Department is concerned. The ... Continue Reading →
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SXSW Winner Tower Gets October Release Kino Lorber picks up U.S. rights for Keith Maitland’s animated documentary about the 1966 University of Texas massacre. Jennifer Twiner-McCarron ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Exclusive: Talking DreamWorks with Jeffrey Katzenberg

One of the surprise appearances at Annecy 2016 is Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation. Katzenberg was in town to support the studio’s presentations for the features Trolls ... Continue Reading →
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NBCU Buys DreamWorks in $4B Deal

Rich buyers bulk up to compete with Disney but no one knows what the post-Katzenberg DreamWorks will look like. The animation industry woke up April 28 to a new landscape, learning ... Continue Reading →
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TVKids Special Report: Kids’ Comedies Top entertainment execs talk the surprisingly difficult task of making kids laugh and the benefits of animation. Disney Exec Joins WBCP as ... Continue Reading →
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Russia Plans Tax Cut for Local Animation Industry The international success of Russian produced toons like the Snow Queen movies, Kikoriki and Masha and the Bear have spurred government ... Continue Reading →
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The World’s First Snoopy Museum Is Opening in Tokyo Charles Schulz’s work-famous beagle gets the recognition he deserves with a new Rippongi attraction featuring original ... Continue Reading →
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If Comcast Deal Happens, How Would DWA and Illumination Co-Exist? If the $3 billion-plus acquisition goes through, will Chris Meledandri do for DWA-Illumination what John Lasseter has ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Expands Asian Broadcast Reach

Genius Brands International has expanded its reach in Asia with a new multi-property broadcast licensing agreements secured in the region for animated series Thomas Edison’s Secret ... Continue Reading →
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Debra Pierson Appointed GM of Kid Genius Channel

Genius Brands International has named former Kabillion executive and respected distribution, production, licensing and merchandising expert Debra Pierson as General Manager of its Kid ... Continue Reading →