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MarVista Sets ‘Yo-Kai Watch’ for LatAm Disney XD Debut

MarVista Entertainment has secured a pan-regional broadcasting deal on Disney XD Latin America for Yo-Kai Watch — the kids series phenomenon breaking ratings and retail records ... Continue Reading →
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Rovio Takes ‘Angry Birds Movie’ Licensees Under Wing

Rovio Entertainment’s first ever theatrical feature release will fly the coop on May 20, and ahead of the launch the company announces an impressive roster of licensees across multiple ... 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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If Comcast Deal Happens, How Would DWA and Illumination Co-Exist? If the $3 billion-plus acquisition goes through, will Chris Meledandri do for DWA-Illumination what John Lasseter has ... Continue Reading →
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Comcast in Acquisition Talks with DreamWorks Animation

Reports have surfaced that international mass media giant Comcast Corporation is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation in a deal that The Wall Street Journal says is worth over $3 ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Princess and ‘Star Wars’ Boost Hasbro Sales

Global toymaker Hasbro is crediting major Disney brands for its better than expected growth of sales in Q1, taking in $831.2 million in overall revenue so far this year — a 16% ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s Thomas O. Staggs Stepping Down Presumed Bob Iger successor is departing COO post at Walt Disney Co. and leaving the company after 20 years. Nine International TV Executives ... Continue Reading →
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Debra Pierson Appointed GM of Kid Genius Channel

Genius Brands International has named former Kabillion executive and respected distribution, production, licensing and merchandising expert Debra Pierson as General Manager of its Kid ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon and Cal State Fullerton to Present an Exhibit Celebrating Nicktoons Animation Open April 16-May 22, the exhibit charts the channel’s animated history with production art, ... Continue Reading →
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MoMedia Takes on ‘Talking Tom and Friends’

U.K. digital distributor and VOD content management company MoMedia has signed a worldwide deal with family entertainment company Outfit7 for the kids property Talking Tom and Friends. ... Continue Reading →