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Antitrust Officials Clear Comcast’s $3.8B DreamWorks Animation Acquisition It’s smooth sailing for the major Toon Town takeover as far as the Justice Department is concerned. The ... Continue Reading →
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New Arendelle Tale ‘Frozen Northern Lights’ Announced

Disney has announced Frozen Northern Lights — an original story set in the kingdom of Arendelle that will span a collection of books, animated shorts from LEGO Group and digital ... Continue Reading →
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TeamTO Suits Up for ‘PJ Masks’ & ‘Skylanders’ Seasons

French CG studio TeamTO has been confirmed it will be back in the production saddle for the second seasons of two high-profile animated series: Activision’s Skylanders Academy, ... Continue Reading →
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Zag’s ‘Miraculous’ Greenlight for Seasons 2 & 3

On the strength of its ratings performance around the globe, Zag Heroes title Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir has been greenlit for second and third seasons. Produced by ... Continue Reading →
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‘Octonauts’ Grows Russian Presence

Silvergate Media has renewed its broadcast agreement with Russian broadcaster CTC for its undersea adventure preschool series Octonauts. The series also airs daily on the country’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Elena of Avalor’ Takes Disney Channel Throne July 22

A new Princess joins the realm as Disney Channel’s new animated series Elena of Avalor debuts with an hour-long premiere event Friday, July 22 at 7 p.m. ET. The show’s theme song ... Continue Reading →
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Studio 100 Picks Up Cyber Group’s ‘Mirette’, ‘Gilbert & Allie’ for GSA

Studio 100 Media is expanding its home entertainment business in German-speaking territories with third-party content being added to its library. Announced Wednesday, the company has ... Continue Reading →
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Jim Henson Signs Multiple Partners for ‘Dinosaur Train’

The Jim Henson Company is continuing to expand the global presence of Dinosaur Train‘s consumer products program, bringing on several new licensing partners in key territories ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Channel Dons New ‘PJ Masks’ for Summer

Kids from coast to coast can look forward to some superheroic action on Disney Channel this summer as new two-part episodes of animated series PJ Masks arrive beginning Monday, June ... Continue Reading →
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MIFA Highlights International Scope

The International Animation Film Market (MIFA) opens in Annecy, France on June 15, with around 2,700 industry pros expected to pass through its doors. This year’s event continues ... Continue Reading →