Fireman Sam

‘Fireman Sam’ Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Royal Pontypandy Pomp!

International kids’ TV icon Fireman Sam is celebrating his 30th onscreen anniversary on Friday with a special Royal Episode debuting on Cartoonito and Channel 5’s Milkshake! in ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM & MIP Junior News Bytes

FUN Union and Imira Entertainment have sealed a multi-territory distribution deal and partnership, which will see the former’s three produced IPs showcased at MIP for the first time. ... Continue Reading →
Jennifer McCarron

Thunderbird Appoints Key Execs; Jennifer McCarron Heads Atomic Cartoons

Vancouver-based multiplatform company Thunderbird Entertainment has made a series of key management appointments, including naming Ivan Fecan interim CEO of Thunderbird and promoting ... Continue Reading →
Martin Carrier

Games Vet Martin Carrier Named CEO of Frima

Canadian digital entertainment studio Frima has brought on videogame industry veteran Martin Carrier as its new President & Chief Executive Officer. The announcement was made by ... Continue Reading →
Joe Lawandus

People on the Move: New Leadership at Disney TV Germany, LEGO, Universal CP

Thorsten Braun has been tapped to replace Lars Wagner as Vice President and General Manager for Disney Channel in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Braun will oversee all Disney TV ... Continue Reading →
Deb Pierson

Deb Pierson & Lloyd Mintz Promoted at Genius Brands

Kids’ multimedia entertainment company Genius Brands International has upped two of its leading executives: Kid Genius Cartoon Channel President Deb Pierson has been named Senior ... Continue Reading →
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KEPYR Campaign Raises Funds to Help Child Refugees

A huge segment of the animation industry is aimed at entertaining and celebrating children and childhood, which is one of the reasons the ongoing child refugee crisis — most recently ... Continue Reading →
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Disney, WB & Mattel Top 2017 LIMA Licensing Awards

Tuesday night, LIMA presented the 2017 International Licensing Awards to winners in 20 categories at a ceremony held during the Licensing Expo, underway at the Mandalay Bay Concention ... Continue Reading →
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31 LatAm Projects Selected for Pixelatl’s IdeaToon Bootcamp

After reviewing 300 submissions from 13 countries in Latin America, organizers have announced that 31 projects have made the cut and will take part in the IdeaToon Bootcamp. Over May ... Continue Reading →
Peter Girardi

WBTVG Ups Peter Girardi to Head Blue Ribbon & Alternative Animation

Warner Bros. Television Group has promoted creative executive Peter Girardi to the post of Executive Vice President of its digital studio Blue Ribbon Content, and Alternative Programming ... Continue Reading →