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CBeebies Picks Up ‘Hettie Makebelieve’

U.K.’s 1973 Films has announced that their new stop-frame animated series Hettie Makebelieve (52 x 7) has been pre-bought by preschool outlet CBeebies. The show is being animated ... Continue Reading →
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TV News Bytes: Cartoon Network, Wildseed Studios

+ Cartoon Network has kicked off production on its first two shows made in the Asia-Pacific region and intended for global distribution, both from Australia’s Bogan Entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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NBCUniversal Purchases Remainder of Sprout

In another shakeup in the small-screen landscape, NBCUniversal has bought out its partners in preschool cable network Sprout. The company says this move demonstrates its increased commitment ... Continue Reading →
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FremantleMedia Kids Welcomes Rick Glankler

FremantleMedia has appointed Rick Glankler, previously of Mattel/Fisher-Price where he was in charge of HIT Entertainment brands, to the role of EVP/General Manager of Kids & Family ... Continue Reading →
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Yowza Comes on Board ‘Impossimals’ Preschool Toon

Yowza Digital, Creating4Kids and SupperTime Entertainment have joined forces to deliver a new animated preschool series based on the popular Impossimals characters created by Peter ... Continue Reading →
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‘Moshi Monsters’ Turn 5

British studio Mind Candy’s online world of adoptable pet creatures Moshi Monsters is celebrating its fifth birthday with a special event in London this week. The global brand ... Continue Reading →
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MIPTV: Nelvana Invites ‘Zack’ & ‘Mike’

Corus Entertainment’s Canadian toon studio/distributor Nelvana Enterprises will be hyping two animated series in production at MIPTV this year–the new oddball comedy Zack ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Byrne to Head DHX Media’s Licensing Company

DHX Media has appointed Peter Byrne as the new CEO of its wholly owned licensing company, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group. CPLG has a renowned reputation in the licensing business, ... Continue Reading →
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Carrington Joins HIT as Head of Content & Production

Children’s entertainment producer/rights holder HIT Entertainment has announced the appointment of Michael Carrington to the newly created position of Head of Content and Production, ... Continue Reading →
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Union Puts ‘Calamity Island’ on the Map

London-based Union Media has been appointed the international distributor for new kids’ series Calamity Island, a stop-motion slapstick comedy created by David Johnson (The Koala ... Continue Reading →