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Cottonwood, Federation Join Forces

Cottonwood Media and Federation Entertainment have entered a long-term, multilayered corporate partnership which will see Cottonwood’s David Michel joining Federation as a Founding ... Continue Reading →
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WIA Steps Up With Leading Role at Annecy

With this year’s Annecy festival celebrating the contributions of women animators, it was clear that the organization Women in Animation had to take a big role at this year’s event. Last ... Continue Reading →
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Cottonwood, Gulli Partner on ‘Squish’

Cottonwood Media and Gulli have teamed up to produce Squish (52 x 11), an animated comedy about the secret life of amoebas. The deal is a first collaboration between David Michel’s ... Continue Reading →
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Marathon’s David Michel Steps Down

Zodiak Media has announce that David Michel, co-founder and General Manager of its studio Marathon Media, will be vacating the position, effective March 31. Michel co-created and co-produced ... Continue Reading →
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Marathon Media President Chalvon-Demersay Resigns

Vincent Chalvon-Demersay has stepped down as CEO of French animation studio Marathon Media for personal reasons. A familiar figure in the global animation scene, Chalvon-Demersay joined ... Continue Reading →
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‘Totally Spies’ Expands Global Reach

Those sassy, long-legged heroines of Zodiak TV’s Totally Spies are continuing their global domination. The animated series will soon be seen in Southern Europe via new cross-platform ... Continue Reading →
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U.S. Toon Veteran Casemiro Is Marathon’s New Kids CCO

French studio Marathon Media has hired American animation veteran Eryk Casemiro as its Chief Creative Officer, Kids. Casemiro who recently relocated to Paris, reports directly to Vincent ... Continue Reading →
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Territory Report: French TV Animation in 2013

It’s no surprise that France continues to be a market leader in animation production in Europe. Despite the tough economic climate in the continent, French studios strive to bring ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak to Launch ‘LoliRock’ at MIPTV

Zodiak Kids will be bringing the noise to the MIPTV market in Cannes next month as it launches Marathon Media’s new 2D animated series LoliRock. The 52 x 26 series features elements ... Continue Reading →
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Marathon to Host ‘Totally Spies’ Event in Versailles

The sassy Beverly Hills high school teens of Totally Spies! will spend the summer at the world-famous Palace of Versailles, through a series of unprecedented cross-promotions between ... Continue Reading →