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John Rood Named Disney Channels Head of Marketing

Disney Channels Worldwide has hired on permanently John Rood as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Rood, who had been consulting with the division for the last 10 months, steps in ... 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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‘Daniel Tiger’ Is Lone Animated Winner at TCA Awards

The 32nd Annual TCA Awards, presented by the Television Critics Association on Saturday at the Beverly Hills Hilton, saw only one animated series walk away with an award. Daniel Tiger’s ... 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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’Phantom Boy’ English Version Features Fred Armisen, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jared Padelecki Open July 15 at IFC Center in NYC, with director Q&As and giveaways opening weekend. ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

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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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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eOne Gets Greenlight for ‘PJ Masks’ Season 2

Entertainment One has announced a second season of its animated preschool series PJ Masks has been greenlit for production, with delivery set for Fall 2018. A new run of 52 x 11 episodes ... Continue Reading →
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China’s UYoung Opening L.A. Division

Leading Chinese kids entertainment company UYoung Culture & Media Co., Ltd. has announced the opening of a U.S. base of operations to further its goal of creating, developing, producing ... Continue Reading →