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Xilam to Open New Lyon Production Facility

French animation studio Xilam (Oggy and the Cockroaches) has announced plans to expand its operations with a new production facility in Lyon, opening next year. The company has been ... Continue Reading →
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Cottonwood Sets Asia TV Forum Slate

David Michel’s Cottonwood Media will be bringing two animated series based on Random House publishing properties to the Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF), taking place December ... Continue Reading →
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APC Kids to Co-Produce ‘Memories of Nanette’

APC Kids, the children’s entertainment sales arm operated by APC and Lionel Marty of The Distribution Factory, has signed a coproduction deal with German broadcaster NDR for Memories ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak Announces ‘Magiki’ for Gulli, Super

Zodiak Kids announced at the MIFA content event in Annecy, France that it will be producing a new 52 x 11 animated series titled Magiki for Lagardere’s Gulli in France and DeAgostini’s ... Continue Reading →
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Cottonwood, Gulli Partner on ‘Squish’

Cottonwood Media and Gulli have teamed up to produce Squish (52 x 11), an animated comedy about the secret life of amoebas. The deal is a first collaboration between David Michel’s ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak Scores Presales for ‘Get Blake’

Zodiak Kids has secured presales for new animated series Get Blake! (52 x 11), from its production company Marathon Media. Agreements have been inked with De Agostini Editore for Italian ... Continue Reading →
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Technicolor Acquires Paris-Based OuiDo

Technicolor has acquired French independent animation producer OuiDo Productions. Headed by Sandrine Nguyen and Boris Hertzog, OuiDo Productions has produced such globally popular animation ... Continue Reading →
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Jennifer McCann Named Development Director at 9 Story

9 Story Media Group has appointed Jennifer McCann to the position of Director of Development. In the new role, she will be responsible for sourcing and developing animated and live-action ... Continue Reading →
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News Bytes: Merged Animafest, ‘Belladonna’ Restored and More

Wrapping up the week with the following desk-clearing news items: • After years of alternating its focus, The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb has merged features ... Continue Reading →
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Deals, Deals and More Deals from MIPCOM

MIPCOM is now under way in Cannes, with buyers and sellers from all over the world converging to work out deals. Here’s the latest from the Croisette: • Cartoon Network U.K. ... Continue Reading →