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New-Look ‘Bob the Builder’ Set for PBS, YouTube

Bob the Builder will return to PBS in November with a brand-new look for Bob, updated CG animation and a new character for young viewers to admire, Wendy, voiced by Downton Abbey’s ... Continue Reading →
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The Animag 250: Executives to Watch

The Animation Magazine 250th issue celebration continues, this time with our list of executives to watch. They are: Pierre Belaïsch — CEO, Gaumont Animation Melissa Boag — VP ... Continue Reading →
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HIT Greenlights Second Season of New ‘Bob the Builder’

HIT Entertainment, a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., has greenlit a second season plus a 60-minute special for its new CG-animated Bob the Builder series. The 52 x 11 season 2 package is ... Continue Reading →
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Oznoz to Stream Splash Series in Multiple Languages

Oznoz.com has struck a deal with Splash Entertainment that makes Oznoz the host of Chloe’s Closet, Dive Olly Dive, Cosmic Quantum, Pet Alien, ToddWorld and The DaVincibles in ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Winner Eddie Redmayne on Board for ‘Thomas’ Film

Mattel subsidiary HIT Entertainment has announced a new CG-animated home entertainment feature for the Thomas & Friends franchise: Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure, set for ... Continue Reading →
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YouTube to Unveil New Kids App Feb. 23

YouTube is set to roll out Feb. 23 a standalone app for children. The app will connect young users with age-appropriate video content and channels, organized into categories: shows, ... Continue Reading →
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Kylie Ellis Upped to VP Production at Mainframe

Vancouver-based animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment has promoted its Director of Production, Kylie Ellis, to the newly created position of Vice President of Production at its television ... 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 →
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Oznoz Bringing Multilingual Nelvana Toons Online

Online multilingual channel Oznoz has signed a deal with Canada’s Nelvana Enterprises that will bring 400 half-hours of programming from its acclaimed kids’ content library ... Continue Reading →
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MGM Vet Steve Hendry Joins Rainmaker Board

Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment has appointed former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer executive Steve Hendry to its board of directors. The decision was announced by Rainmaker’s ... Continue Reading →