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Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman to Step Down in Settlement with National Amusements Following the investor’s renewed demands for shake-ups in the troubled media giant’s leadership, an ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gravity Falls’ Alex Hirsch Tapped for ‘Pokémon’ Movie

20 years into its global domination, Pokémon is hotter than ever thanks to the astounding success of AR game Pokémon GO. Among the pocket monster property’s upcoming projects is ... Continue Reading →
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‘Elena’ Continues Disney Junior Reign with Second Season

Latin culture and folklore-inspired CG animated series Elena of Avalor has been greenlit for a second season, following its successful premiere on Disney Channel and Disney Junior last ... Continue Reading →
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‘Octonauts’ Steer for Spain’s RTVE

Silvergate Media has captained its hit preschool series Octonauts into exciting new harbors as Spanish national broadcaster RTVE enjoys a successful launch of the series on its kids’ ... Continue Reading →
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‘Elena of Avalor’ Premiere Rules Ratings

The July 22 simulcast premiere of the original animated series Elena of Avalor on Disney Channel and Disney Junior snagged the No. 1 series telecast position among all kid-targeted ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: Behind-the-Scenes of ‘Elena of Avalor’

Take a gander at the goings-on behind the scenes of Disney’s highly anticipated new animated series, Elena of Avalor, with this Making Of video featuring interviews with the series’ ... Continue Reading →
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Judge Holds Off on Ruling in Sumner Redstone Competency Hearing Viacom and its subsidiaries remain in limbo as Judge George Phelan relends, “Obviously I have a lot of info to digest.” ’Clifford ... Continue Reading →
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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 →