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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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Turner Expands Cartoonito to Europe, Mideast, Africa

Turner Broadcasting has announced it will rollout its U.K. preschool channel Cartoonito across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, increasing the brand’s distribution to 125 million ... Continue Reading →
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HIT Orders 8th Series of ‘Fireman Sam’

Look for Fireman Sam to be on the job for a while longer. HIT Entertainment announced it has begun pre-production on an eighth season of the animated series for preschoolers. Twenty-six ... Continue Reading →
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HIT Seals 51 Broadcast Deals for ‘Thomas,’ ‘Angelina,’ ‘Bob’ and More

HIT Entertainment has completed 51 sales of its preschool programs, including animated hits Thomas & Friends, Angelina Ballerina and Bob the Builder, to broadcasters all over the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Archer,’ Classic ‘Peanuts’ Lead DVD Releases

The week after Christmas is a great time to relax, catch up on some shopping and trade in those unwanted gifts for brand-new animation! Released this week is Archer: The Complete Season ... Continue Reading →