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News Bytes: Rick & Morty Visit the Ponyverse; NFB Shorts, ‘Yoko’ in China; Snoop Leads Sci-Fi Indie & More!

Rick and Morty Made a Bizarre Appearance on ‘My Little Pony’ Two very intense animation fandoms have collided in a recent episode of Friendship Is Magic “Grannies Gone Wild” ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Studio Ghibli Fest Presents ‘Ponyo,’ China ❤️ ‘Molang’, ‘Rick and Morty’ Fans Take Action & More

Marvel’s Avengers Are Getting Their Own TV Channel Disney TV in the UK and Ireland will launch a “pop up channel” dedicated to the superhero squad, with an on-air takeover ... Continue Reading →
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TV Sales Bytes: Toons on the Move!

9 Story Distribution International licensed its new animated series Luo Bao Bei (52 x 11’) to ABC KIDS in Australia, which has picked up both English and Mandarin versions and premiered ... Continue Reading →
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Meta Media Sets Off Stampede of Deals for ‘Animanimals’

Meta Media Entertainment has secured a raft of new broadcaster and platform pick-ups for award-winning series Animanimals. The London-based distributor specializes in quality children’s ... Continue Reading →
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Millimages, Alibaba Bring ‘Molang’ to Chinese Markets

French animation producer Millimages’ best-selling IP Molang will be making waves in China thanks to a big licensing deal with e-commerce giant Alibaba. Alibaba Entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mini Pet Pals’ Finds Home in China

Italian toon Mini Pet Pals will shortly be arriving in China, rolling out on several VOD platforms beginning next November. The digital 2D series is produced by pubcaster Rai and Gruppo ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM: Catching Up with the Colorful World of TV PinGuim

The fantastic work of Brazilian animation studio TV PinGuim is no secret to anyone who has followed the global animation scene over the past two decades. First founded in 1989 by Kiko ... Continue Reading →
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MIP: Fresh Toons, New Deals Lead Up to Cannes Confab

FranceTV Distribution has a couple animated highlights among its diverse MIP slate. First up, a brand-new 3D season of Little Brown Bear, the famous preschool series from Bayard. The ... Continue Reading →
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Portfolio Doffs ‘Cat in the Hat’ & ‘Doki’ for China’s iQiYi

Leading kids’ content producer-distributor Portfolio Entertainment has inked its first-ever deal with China’s iQiYi Kids VOD platform, which will bring 86 half-hours of ... Continue Reading →
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Chinese VOD Giant iQiyi Slates 7 Animated Projects

China’s leading online video platform iQiyi announced in Beijing on Friday that it is moving forward on seven locally produced animated titles. The company aims to expand beyond ... Continue Reading →