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Daily News Bytes: ‘Robot Trains’ Heads to ME, Shanghai Film Fest 2018, Michael Rosen Opening Children’s Media Conference & More

Mondo TV and Discovery Bring ‘Robot Trains’ to Middle East A three-year deal will set the 3D CG-animated action-adventure series on track in the region, with season 1 (32 x 11’) ... Continue Reading →
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Cottonwood’s ‘Ollie & Moon’ Make New Broadcast & Licensing Pals

Distributor Federation Kids & Family and its sister production company Cottonwood Media have brought on another raft of broadcast and licensing partners across Europe for animated ... Continue Reading →
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Emerald Media Snags Controlling Stake in Cosmos-Maya

Emerald Media (www.emeraldmedia.asia), a pan-Asia company backed by global investment firm KKR, has acquired a controlling stake in India-based Cosmos-Maya, market leader in IP-led ... Continue Reading →
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Imira Closes Slew of TV Deals Ahead of NATPE Miami

Madrid-based kids and family content distribution leader Imira Entertainment announces a raft of key sales deals in Latin America and the US as well as EMEA regions in the run up to ... Continue Reading →
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Writer-Producer, Voice of ‘Batfink’ Frank Buxton Dies Age 87

Actor, writer, director, producer and general showbiz dynamo Frank Buxton — who created the Peabody Award-winning NBC series Hot Dog (1970-71) and touched the animation world ... Continue Reading →
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Universal Kids Adopts Jam Media’s ‘Little Roy’

Multiple award-winning Irish studio JAM Media has secured a key U.S. broadcast deal for its hybrid live action/animated series Little Roy (52 x 14′) with Universal Kids, NBCUniversal ... Continue Reading →
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Imira Announces Deals & Debuts for MIPCOM

Barcelona- and Madrid-based Imira Entertainment, a producer and distributor of premium kids & family entertainment, has announced several major distribution deals and premieres ... Continue Reading →
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One Animation’s ‘Insectibles’ Going Strong in Germany

Insectibles is shaping up to be the next big thing from CG studio One Animation (Oddbods), with the 3D HD animated series scoring top kids’ TV ratings in Germany. The show is a co-production ... Continue Reading →
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UYoung Picks Up ‘Helen’s Little School’ & ‘Boyster’ for China

Indie French distributor Superights has licensed two animated series — Helen’s Little School (52 x 11 min.) and Boyster (52 x 13 min.) — to UYoung Culture & Media ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Scores Nine New ‘Fangbone!’ Deals Internationally

DHX Media announces nine new distribution deals for the first season of animated series Fangbone! (50 x 11 min.) Broadcasters newly onboard include ABC ME (Australia), CITV (UK), Gulli ... Continue Reading →