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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 →
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Q&A: Andrew Berman of Genius Brands International

Last week, Genius Brands International announced an important new partnership with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, covering distribution and opening the doors for future co-development ... Continue Reading →
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Bradley Wald Named CFO, SVP Business Ops for LAIKA

Portland stop-motion studio LAIKA has appointed former NBCUniversal exec Bradley Wald as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Operations. The announcement was ... Continue Reading →
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Aaron Sparrow and James Silvani Return to New Darkwing Duck Comics Fresh Darkwing titles from Joe Books due out in April. Hit TV Drama My Fair Princess to be Made into Animation Popular ... Continue Reading →