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Gwen Stefani’s ‘Kuu-Kuu Harajuku’ Unveiled

Producers Moody Street Kids, Vision Animation and executive producer Gwen Stefani are creating a new animated series full of fun, color and music under the working title Kuu-Kuu Harajuku. ... 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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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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Batman, Super Friends Toys Inspire Toons

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation will be unleashing a wave of animated content inspired by two hit toy lines developed with Mattel and Fisher-Price. Inspired ... Continue Reading →
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Rainbow Appoints U.S. Agent

Family entertainment company Rainbow aims to expand its brands across America with the appointment of a new U.S. agent, Earthbound, to represent Winx Club and Mia and Me across the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers,’ ‘Thunder,’ ‘Batman’ Arrive on Disc

Robots in disguise, cats on the loose and plenty of anime releases are set to brighten up the home video scene this week. One of the summer’s biggest hits arrives with the release ... Continue Reading →
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Growth Spurt

Canada’s deep talent pool, excellent infrastructure and generous tax incentives are fueling a new boom in animation and visual-effects work. Michael Hefferon Few countries as ... Continue Reading →
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Rainmaker Ups Tara Kemes to VP Culture & Talent

Vancouver studio Rainmaker Entertainment has promoted Director of Talent Development Tara Kemes to the newly created position of Vice President, Culture & Talent. Kemes, who has ... 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 →
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HIT Appoints Christopher Keenan Global Head of Content & Production

Leading preschool entertainment company and Mattel subsidiary HIT Entertainment has announced the appointment of Christopher Keenan as new VP, Creative & Executive Producer. Based ... Continue Reading →