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Animated Indie ‘Long Way North’ Combines Arctic Exploration and Female Empowerment Shout! Factory tosses its hat in the Oscar ring with the Annecy Audience Award-winning film about ... Continue Reading →
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Kratt Bros., 9 Story Enter Production on ‘Wild Kratts’ Season 5

Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group are now underway on production of season five of the hit animated series Wild Kratts for PBS KIDS in the U.S. and TVO and Knowledge Network ... Continue Reading →
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Cosmos-Maya Leads Regional Animation Production

Asian studio Cosmos-Maya, based in Singapore and Mumbai, marks four years as the largest producer of original Indian animated content consistently over the past four years. The milestone ... Continue Reading →
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Discovery Kids LatAm Commissions More ‘Doki’

Portfolio Entertainment has been commissioned by broadcast partner Discovery Kids Latin America to produce seasons three and four of popular animated preschool series Doki. The new ... Continue Reading →
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Portfolio Tots Up Sales for ‘Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!’ Movies

Portfolio Entertainment has secured the first international sales for its three new The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! movies. Now in the final stages of productio, the movies ... Continue Reading →
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Mattel’s ‘Little People’ Show Set for Sprout

Mattel Inc. and HIT Entertainment announce that NBCUniversal’s Sprout preschool channel will launch season one of a new animated series based on the iconic Little People brand from ... Continue Reading →
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Market Watch: Kidscreen Summit

The pre-Kidscreen chaos continues, and the TV animation business is abuzz with new project announcements, partnerships and sales. Here’s a quick study sheet to review before you head ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation Summit: Building Your Brand

The issue of branding excites and confounds the most savvy of animation creators and executives and at the World Animation and VFX Summit on Tuesday five of the industry’s top professionals ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM: Deals for ‘Rock Angels,’ Mattel, ‘Yoko,’ And More

MIPCOM has had its share of difficulties this year with flooding forcing the cancellation of the opening-night red carpet screening, but with that behind it the event is seeing plenty ... Continue Reading →
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Pre MIP Sales: ‘Floogals,’ ‘Zack and Quack,’ ‘Grizzy and the Lemmings’

With MIP Junior and MIPCOM set to swing into action this weekend, the deals are already starting to fly fast and furiously. Here’s some of the most-recent: Zodiak Kids has pre-sold ... Continue Reading →