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DreamWorks Toons, ‘Deep’ & ‘Masha’ Animate Universal Kids Debut

NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment is officially launching rebranded kids’ network Universal Kids (formerly Sprout) on Saturday, September 9. Highlighted in the expanded content offerings ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana’s ‘Ranger Rob’ Makes US Camp on Sprout

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has inked a deal with NBCU’s Universal Kids network Sprout to bring the animated preschool series Ranger Rob to screens across the US. Seasons one ... Continue Reading →
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Deirdre Brennan Named GM for Sprout

Deirdre Brennan has been tapped as General Manager of 24-hour preschool network Sprout, overseeing all aspects of Sprout’s programming, marketing, business strategy and performance. ... Continue Reading →
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Chris deFaria Named CEO of DreamWorks Animation

The post-acquisition restructuring of DreamWorks Animation continues, with the news breaking Tuesday via Deadline that Warner Bros. animation exec Chris deFaria is stepping in as Chief ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Layoffs Hit Glendale with 170 to Go

Post-acquisition DreamWorks Animation has announced another round of layoffs, with 170 employees at its Glendale campus to be let go in January, San Fernando Valley Business Journal ... Continue Reading →
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BLE: Roundtable Seminars, Ink, ‘Oggy,’ Rainbow, ‘Smurfs’

Organizers of Brand Licensing Europe (Oct. 11-13, Olympia, London) announce that for the first time, visitors can take part in a roundtable discussions. Set for Wednesday, Oct. 12 and ... Continue Reading →
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Jeffrey Katzenberg Net Worth Estimated at $880M

Following the official closure of Comcast’s $3.8 billion purchase of DreamWorks Animation — which puts the studio’s film, television and digital operations under the ... Continue Reading →
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NBCU Closes DWA Deal, Announces Leadership Changes

NBCUniversal’s acquisition of DreamWorks Animation has been finalized, folding the studio into the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group — joining Universal Pictures, Fandango ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Just Keep Swimming: Pixar’s ‘Finding Dory’ Is a Major Breakthrough for Water Animation MoviePilot’s Elise Jost explores the Bay Area studio’s latest tech breakthrough, including ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

TVKids Special Report: Kids’ Comedies Top entertainment execs talk the surprisingly difficult task of making kids laugh and the benefits of animation. Disney Exec Joins WBCP as ... Continue Reading →