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Guru’s ‘True and the Rainbow Kingdom’ Signs Master Toy Partner

Having just premiered its first season, Guru Studio’s preschool-targeted Netflix Original animated series True and the Rainbow Kingdom has secured a master toy licensee in Toy State. ... Continue Reading →
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YMA English Awards of Excellence Nominees Revealed

Canada’s Youth Media Alliance has revealed the TV series, digital and interactive productions in the running for the 2017 English-language Awards of Excellence. An expert jury ... Continue Reading →
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DHX’s Sarah Haasz Joins YMA Board

Canada’s Youth Media Alliance announces the appointment of Sarah Haasz, Director of Original Production for DHX Television, as a member of its board of directors. Haasz is taking ... Continue Reading →
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Laurent Guérin, Frank Falcone Join YMA Board

The Youth Media Alliance in Montreal announces the appointment of two new members to its board of directors: Laurent Guérin, Vice President, Chief Content and Digital Officer for Groupe ... Continue Reading →
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Guru Studio Dives into ‘Big Blue’ with CBC

Toronto-based toon shop Guru Studio has announced its latest project Big Blue is now in development with Canadian pubcaster Kids’ CBC. The original series comes from the creative ... Continue Reading →
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Party Down at OIAF’s ‘NIGHTOWL’ Sci-Fi Affair

The Ottawa International Animation Festival turns 40 this year, and joining in the lineup of celebratory events is the just-announced NIGHTOWL party. An “interactive, multi-level ... Continue Reading →
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Guru Joins ‘Breadwinner’ Production

Toronto-based Guru Studio has come on board international animated feature co-production The Breadwinner, joining co-producers Aircraft Pictures (Canada), Cartoon Saloon (Ireland) and ... Continue Reading →
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Lyndsey Gallant Tapped as Creative Director at Guru Arcade

Guru Arcade — the “indie plus” game developer house at Guru Studio on Toronto — has appointed accomplished games artist Lyndsey Gallant as Creative Director. The outfit ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Guru Al Kahn Forms Entertainment Company

Alfred R. Kahn, founder of 4Kids Entertainment, Inc., and writer, actress and producer Jillian Crane have teamed up to form CraneKahn — an international children’s entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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Market Watch: Kidscreen Summit

The pre-Kidscreen chaos continues, and the TV animation business is abuzz with new project announcements, partnerships and sales. Here’s a quick study sheet to review before you head ... Continue Reading →