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Cathal Gaffney Keynoting U.K.’s Manimation

MIDAS, Manchester’s inward investment agency, and the Children’s Media Conference have announced the speakers for animation and content creation conference Manimation, taking ... Continue Reading →
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Court Joins Brown Bag Board

Brown Bag Films has appointed Decode Entertainment co-founder Neil Court to its board of directors. Court has been advising the company on original-program development and production ... Continue Reading →
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Toons Score Ratings for Nick, Disney Jr.

In the battle of the kid network ratings, it was an eventful first quarter as both Nickelodeon and Disney Junior cited animated hits as a key to their success. Nick reports that SpongeBob ... Continue Reading →
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Irish Academy Reveals Animation Shortlist

The Irish Film and Television Academy has announced its shortlist of nominees in the Animation, Short Film and Feature Documentary categories (but we only care about the first two, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Junior Greenlights ‘Nina Needs to Go’

Disney EMEA today announced that it has green lit a new animated short-form series for preschoolers, titled Nina Needs to Go. Set to premiere on Disney Junior in early 2014 and air ... Continue Reading →
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Meet the Buyers: 2013 Edition

Before you attempt to rub elbows with key toon buyers at the MIPCOM market, grease those puppies up with the inside scoop on their likes, dislikes and possible conversation starters. Ashley ... Continue Reading →
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Brown Bag Sends Love to Russia with ‘Anya’

Oscar-nominated Irish studio Brown Bag Films has teamed up with the To Russia With Love charity to create an animated short film to raise awareness of the group’s work with abandoned ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Jr.’s ‘Miles from Tomorrowland’ Has Liftoff

Disney Junior’s new animated preschool series Miles From Tomorrowland has begun production. The charming CG-animated space adventure is created and exec produced by Sascha Paladino ... Continue Reading →
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A Monstrously Good Show

Disney Junior and Brown Bag Films introduce preschool audiences to a close-nit creature family in a new toon called Henry Hugglemonster. Watch out, Dora the Explorer, Curious George ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Junior HD launches in the U.K.

Disney’s preschool channel Disney Junior has officially launched in the U.K. in high definition. The Mouse cabler already transmits HD versions of its core Disney Channel and Disney ... Continue Reading →