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DHX Brands Hires Three Key Execs

DHX Brands is expanding its team with three key hires for its LA and London offices. Kaisa Nieminen has been appointed Senior Brand Manager for North America, based in LA and reporting ... Continue Reading →
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DHX, Mattel Launch Content Partnership

DHX Media and Mattel Inc. are entering a long-term partnership for the development, production and distribution of a range of new, multi-platform content for young audiences inspired ... Continue Reading →
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OobEdoO Picks Up ‘Charlie & Lola’

U.K. digital service for preschoolers and parents OobEdoO has acquired three major titles to add to its growing roster of quality kids’ programming, including from BBC Worldwide, ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Gets Exclusive U.S. Rights to ‘Fireman Sam’

HIT Entertainment has announced that web giant Amazon will be the exclusive U.S. home to the popular preschool franchise Fireman Sam, encompassing TV episodes, eBooks and retail products. ... Continue Reading →
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FremantleMedia Kids Welcomes Rick Glankler

FremantleMedia has appointed Rick Glankler, previously of Mattel/Fisher-Price where he was in charge of HIT Entertainment brands, to the role of EVP/General Manager of Kids & Family ... Continue Reading →
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Redboard Arms Itself with Shotgun

Redboard, a pre-production tool currently used in U.K. toons Tree Fu Tom (Blue Zoo, BBC), Chuggington (Ludorum), Q Pootle 5 (Snapper Prod.) and Fireman Sam (Hit Ent.) developed by Hibbert ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lorax’ Pops, Ponies Get Married on New Discs

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, a hit at the box office for Universal and Illumination Entertainment, arrives on home video ahead of a strong pack of animated and VFX releases that includes ... Continue Reading →
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China’s Xing Xing Digital Buys Canada’s Rainmaker Ent.

Only a couple of days after the departure of president Catherine Winder from Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment, the company was sold to China’s Xing Xing Digital Corp. The assets ... Continue Reading →
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‘Regular Show,’ ‘Danny Phantom,’ Elmo Hit DVD

Mordecai and Rigby are finally arriving on DVD with the release this week of Regular Show: Slack Pack (Warner Bros., $14.97), collecting 12 episodes of the series from the first and ... Continue Reading →
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Giant Robots, Firemen and Classic Re-issues Out on Disc

Robots, children’s titles and re-issues dominate this week’s animated home video releases. Up first is Transformers — The Japanese Collection: Headmasters (Shout! Factory, ... Continue Reading →
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