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10 Shows to Write Home About

The beginning of April may signal the arrival of spring in the natural world, but for TV execs and animation producers, it only means one thing: Yup, it’s time to fight the crowds ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Bros. Readies Diverse Toy Fair Slate

Warner Bros. Consumer Products is getting ready to unveil new tie-in toys for The Dark Knight Rises, The Green Lantern, Young Justice, Looney Tunes, ThunderCats and The Hobbit at this ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Max Steel’ to Reboot on Cartoon Network

A new animated version of Max Steel will launch on Cartoon Network Latin America, it was announced today by produces Freemantle Media and Mattel at the NATPE confab today. The action-adventure ... Continue Reading →
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Technicolor, Mattel Partner for New ‘Barbie’

Technicolor has revealed its collaboration with Mattel’s Barbie brand for the popular character’s latest DVD feature, Barbie: A Perfect Christmas. The doll’s 22nd CG-animated ... Continue Reading →
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Mattel Buys Hit Ent. for $680m

It’s official. Thomas the Tank and Bob the Builder have a new home. London’s Financial Times is reporting that toy powerhouse Mattel has bought children’s media outfit Hit Entertainment—distributor ... Continue Reading →
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BRB Brings Key Toons to Brand Licensing

Spain’s BRB Internacional has announced its planned for the Brand Licensing Europe event to be held in London Oct. 18-20. The company will be presenting the first licensed products ... Continue Reading →
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CyberGroup, FantaWild and Telescreen Win MIP Jr. Prizes

The international children’s content market MIP Junior wrapped over the weekend in Cannes. The two-day event was packed with various panels focusing on different aspects of the industry—from ... Continue Reading →
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Chorion Chairman Waheed Alli Steps Down

Chairman of U.K. property house Chorion Waheed Alli has resigned after the business failed to renegotiate banking deals to fix its significant debt burden, reports The Guardian. William ... Continue Reading →
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The ‘Toy Story’ Toy That Got Away

Tales From the Toon Trenches: From the Files of Michael Mallory Editor’s Note: Author and journalist Michael Mallory has been covering the animation and visual effects scene for over ... Continue Reading →
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Rights Sold for New ‘Cabbage Patch Kids’ TV Special

Producer Galen Walker has acquired the rights to animated the beloved toys The Cabbage Patch Kids for a new TV special, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The producer, who is producing ... Continue Reading →