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Disney’s New Princess Sofia Sparks Controversy

It seems like yesterday when Disney’s Princess Tiana (Princess and the Frog) generated lots of debate over the depiction of multicultural characters in animated films and TV shows. ... Continue Reading →
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Henson to Distribute The Collective’s ‘Annoying Orange’

Entertainment management and production company The Collective has appointed Henson Independent Properties, The Jim Henson Company’s third party licensing banner, as the exclusive ... Continue Reading →
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Vote for Big Bird! Join the Million Muppet March for PBS!

Big Bird is all over the social media sphere lately, thanks to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s comments during last week’s presidential debates that he would ... Continue Reading →
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‘Bondi Band’ Set to Shine at MIP

After its June 2 launch on Disney XD LatAm, Bondi Band is set to hit MIPCOM with a bunch of good news. The 52 x 11 toon co-produced by Ledafilms, Exim Licensing Group and Mondo TV has ... Continue Reading →
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Graham Chapman Pic Sponsors Animation Contest

In celebration of the new feature film A Liar’s Autobiography – The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman, an international online animation competition titled ‘Animate ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Fine-Tunes Pixel Animation App

Disney Interactive has launched a new app for creating original and Disney-themed pixel art and animation for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. The free app, which is called Disney Pixel’d ... Continue Reading →
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Jackson Confirms Third ‘Hobbit’ Feature

It’s official: Peter Jackson has confirmed that he will be expanding his two-part adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit into a trilogy. Warner Bros. is probably thrilled to ... Continue Reading →
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Henson Company Cuts Ties with Chick-fil-A

The Jim Henson Company will no longer do business with Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A. Dan Cathy, president and COO of Chick-fil-A recently told the Baptist Press that Chick-fil-A was “guilty ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ben & Holly’ Returns to Nick Jr. UK

The second season of eOne Family’s Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom has begun its weekday run (7.15 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.) on Nick Jr. UK. Thirteen more episodes from season two will ... Continue Reading →
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Scholastic to Throw Big Bash for Clifford’s 50th

Scholastic Media will kick off the 50th anniversary celebration of Clifford the Big Red Dog on September 24th—in conjunction with the publication of Norman Bridwell’s Clifford and ... Continue Reading →