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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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NBCU’s Sprout Appoints Three New Executives

NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s 24-hour preschool network Sprout has named three industry veterans to key executive roles. Chanon Cook, Dea Connick Perez and Shane Lindley ... Continue Reading →
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Mireille Soria Vacates DreamWorks Animation Co-Presidency

Mireille Soria is stepping out of her office as co-President of DreamWorks Animation, a post which she has held alongside Bonnie Arnold since the studio’s post-Comcast buy restructuring ... Continue Reading →
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‘Masha and the Bear’ Episode Surpasses Adele on YouTube

There’s been a toon takeover in the digital sphere: the “Recipe for Disaster” Russian-language episode of international hit animated series Masha and the Bear has surpassed 1.8 ... Continue Reading →
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eOne’s ‘Lost and Found’ Sails to Sprout in US

Entertainment One has secured a broadcast deal for its BAFTA award-winning half-hour film Lost and Found on Sprout in the US. The critically acclaimed animated special will premiere ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Settles in Anti-Poaching Suit, Disney Is Last Holdout

Another domino has fallen in the two-plus-year suit by animation artists alleging wage-fixing and anti-poaching agreements between major studios, with DreamWorks Animation reaching ... Continue Reading →
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‘Super Wings’ Takes Flight on Amazon

Streaming service Amazon Prime Video has added Super Wings to its kids’ content offerings in the U.S. this month, thanks to a partnership between New York-based Janson Media and leading ... Continue Reading →
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NBCU Drops the Axe on 200 DreamWorks Jobs

NBCUniversal has confirmed that DreamWorks Animation — recently acquired by parent company Comcast in a $3.8 billion deal — will see a spate of layoffs, resulting in roughly ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sydney Sailboat’ Charts Course to Hulu

International preschool co-production Sydney Sailboat has been picked up for streaming on Hulu, where it will launch on September 26. Hulu acquired the exclusive U.S. SVOD rights to ... Continue Reading →
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Chinese Government Probing Comcast’s DreamWorks Acquisition

China will be pursuing an anti-trust investigation into the recent acquisitions of DreamWorks Animation by NBCUniversal parent company Comcast, a spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce ... Continue Reading →