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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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Netflix Slates 5 Original Kids Toons Plus Nick Kroll Series

Leading internet TV network Netflix reveals plans for five new original animated series for kids (and a second-season renewal for Kong: King of the Apes) on the heels of its announcement ... Continue Reading →
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Brown Bag Opens New Flagship Studio

Award-winning animation producer Brown Bag Films — a subsidiary of Toronto’s 9 Story Media Group — inaugurated a new, 30,000 square foot studio in Smithfield, Dublin on ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Pilot Season Features 5 Toons

A new Amazon Video pilot season kicks off on June 17 in the US, UK, Germany, Austria and Japan. And this year’s crop includes five new kids’ animation series to keep an eye on: ... Continue Reading →
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Rainmaker Appoints Gregory Little SVP of Content

Vancouver-based Rainmaker Entertainment — the studio behind the first-ever CG animated TV series, ReBoot — has appointed veteran content exec Gregory R. Little to the newly ... Continue Reading →
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Joe D’Ambrosia Upped to SVP Original Programming at Disney Junior

Joe D’Ambrosia has been promoted to Senior Vice President – Original Programming at Disney Junior. The announcement was made by Nancy Kanter, EVP of Original Programming ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Netflix Series Dominate Daytime Emmy Animation Noms

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences have revealed the nominees for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, being held Sunday, May 1 — preceded by the Daytime Creative ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Junior Announces ‘Vampirina,’ ‘Puppy Dog Tails’

Disney Junior has ordered two new animated series and put in second season orders for The Lion Guard and Goldie & Bear, it was announced by EVP of Original Programming and General ... Continue Reading →
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Doc McStuffins Playset Named Toy of the Year

The 16th annual Toy of the Year Awards have wrapped up in New York City, and Disney Junior preschool hit Doc McStuffins took two top wins with the Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center ... Continue Reading →
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WGA Girds for Contract Talks Amidst Award Celebrations Eight years after a contentious strike over new media rights, the Writers Guild quietly prepares to renew negotiations. USIU-Africa ... Continue Reading →