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Daily News Bytes: Kobe’s Academy Snub, WIA Presents Enterprise Ireland, TCA Noms & More

Academy Denies Animation Producer Kobe Bryant Opportunity to Become Member The sports star, who won the Best Animated Short Oscar together with Glen Keane this year for Dear Basketball, ... Continue Reading →
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Santomero Appointed CCO of 9 Story Media

Angela C. Santomero has been tapped to be 9 Story Media Group’s new Chief Creative Officer.. As CCO, Santomero will report to President and CEO Vince Commisso, and lead the creative ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Expo Redux

Licensing Expo took over Las Vegas this week, which means news of many new toon tie-ins coming to shelves around the worlds! Here’s a brief run-down. Among the LIMA 2018 International ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Launches Consumer Products Division with Brand Refresh

9 Story Media Group is launching a new, dedicated consumer production division: 9 Story Brands. Following the recent acquisition of Out of the Blue Enterprises, 9 Story Brands will ... Continue Reading →
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‘Daniel Tiger’ Studio Rebrands as Fred Rogers Productions

Trailblazing children’s entertainment shop The Fred Rogers Company — founded by kids’ TV icon Fred Rogers nearly 50 years ago — has rebranded as Fred Rogers ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Media Group Acquires Out of the Blue Enterprises

9 Story Media Group announced the acquisition of Out of the Blue Enterprises, a leader in children’s media across content creation, TV production, digital apps and consumer products. ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon’s Fall Kids Originals Revealed, with New ‘Wishenpoof’ Trailer

Amazon has detailed its fall slate of kids’ original series set to launch exclusively on Prime Video. These include a new season of Wishenpoof (Sept. 26, trailer below), Sigmund and ... Continue Reading →
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PBS KIDS Gets Refreshed ‘Ruff Ruffman,’ Joe Murray’s ‘Luna Around the World’

At the Television Critics Association Press Tour this weekend, PBS KIDS announced that a classic cartoon star will return this fall in The Ruff Ruffman Show, an all-new short-form digital ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Licensing Expo

Continuing coverage of the announcements coming out of the Las Vegas Licensing Expo and related industry this week. Prior snippets can be found here and here. + DHX Brands and Dentsu ... Continue Reading →
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SVA’s Dusty Awards Presenters Announced

Reeves Lehman, chair of the Film and Animation BFA programs at New York’s School of Visual Arts, and award-winning producer Annie Flocco — director of SVA’s 28th Dusty Film ... Continue Reading →