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‘Lion King’ Director & ‘Frozen’ Writer Join GBI Series

Genius Brands International is teaming up with Rob Minkoff, director of Disney’s The Lion King, and Shane Morris, co-writer of Frozen, to develop and produce a new animated preschool ... Continue Reading →
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Gaumont Partners with Kristen Bell for ‘Do, Re & Mi’

The first new series from Gaumont under the leadership of President of Animation, Nicolas Atlan, has been announced as Do, Re & Mi (52 x 11), a whimsical musical adventure produced ... Continue Reading →
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Not Cool: Green America Slams ‘Frozen’ Toy Manufacturers

The holiday mass-consumption season is almost upon us, and leading eco-conscious economy organization Green America is raising the alarm about conditions in factories producing Disney ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Details Holiday Goodies

It’s Christmas in July as Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media has presented its annual Holiday Toy Preview in New York, dishing details on dozens of products — ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 683 New Members for 2016

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has extended membership invitations to 683 distinguished filmmakers, artists and executives “who represent the best in our global ... 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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‘Zootopia’ Hits $1B Worldwide

Disney’s animated feature Zootopia crossed the $1 billion mark this weekend, making it the studio’s second billion-dollar release of 2016 (and 11th ever). Zootopia is so ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Award Nominations Reflect ‘Star Wars’ Fever

Representatives of top brands and major merchandise partners will convene on Las Vegas this summer for Licensing Expo 2016, and trade association LIMA will be presenting the annual ... Continue Reading →
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Slate of Stars Join ‘Tangled: Before Ever After’ Cast

Disney TV has announced a slew of voice cast members for the upcoming Disney Channel animated series Tangled: Before Ever After. Joining the stars of the 2010 feature Tangled — ... Continue Reading →
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‘Angry Birds’ Trailer Arrives

Rovio Entertainment’s fledgling feature The Angry Birds Movie is getting ready to leave the nest on May 20, 2016, and the first trailer is now out to show us just why these birds ... Continue Reading →