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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 →
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Doc McStuffins Playset Named Toy of the Year

The 16th annual Toy of the Year Awards have wrapped up in New York City, and Disney Junior preschool hit Doc McStuffins took two top wins with the Doc McStuffins Pet Vet Checkup Center ... Continue Reading →
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Hasbro, Paramount Enter Five Film Partnership

Hasbro and Paramount Pictures will be collaborating on five theatrical features based on the toy company’s properties, to be produced by Hasbro’s film branch Allspark Pictures. ... Continue Reading →
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‘My Little Pony’ Feature Set for 2017 Bow

My Little Pony is returning to the big screen, with Hasbro and Lionsgate announcing My Little Pony: The Movie will ride into theaters Nov. 3, 2017. Meghan McCarthy, exec producer of ... Continue Reading →
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‘My Little Pony’ Coming to Theaters 2017

Hasbro and Lionsgate have announced that My Little Pony: The Movie will be hoofing it into theaters on November 3, 2017. Jayson Thiessen, who served as director and executive producer ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yo-Kai Watch’ Premieres on XD Oct. 5

Hit Japanese animated comedy Yo-Kai Watch will make its U.S. debut on Disney XD when it premieres Monday, October 5 at 5 p.m. ET/PT. New episodes will launch each day through October ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD Dials Up ‘Yo-Kai Watch’ Series

Disney XD has picked up the United States broadcast rights to 26 half-hours of Yo-Kai Watch from Dentsu Entertainment USA and Level-5, Inc. The show will begin airing later this year. Based ... Continue Reading →