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Daily News Bytes: Mad About ‘Sonic Mania,’ ‘Duck Duck Goose’ Teased, New “Be Prepared” MV & More

’Sonic Mania’ Opening Animation Bestill, my nostalgic heart! The whole internet has fallen in love with this colorful, retro-savvy, whizz-bang of a cartoon opener for the new sidescroller ... Continue Reading →
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NBCU EVP Duccio Donati Takes on DreamWorks Channel

NBCUniversal has added the DreamWorks TV channel to the purview of Duccio Donati, whose title will now be Executive Vice President, Lifestyle and Kids. The branded channel has been ... Continue Reading →
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INK Allies ‘Zafari’ with World Wildlife Fund

INK Global has detailed a new collaboration between the animal-centric animated kids show Zafari — coming to NBCUniversal this fall — and the World Wildlife Fund, the globe’s ... Continue Reading →
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Hijinx Accepts Master Toy Mission for ‘Zafari’

INK Global announces that appointment of Hijinx as master toy licensee for new animated kids’ series Zafari. A wild array of plush, figurines, collectibles, creative and role play ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Vet Launches ‘Disrupted’ Micro-Series Via Nimble

In the wake of DreamWorks Animation’s acquisition by Comcast/NBCUniversal, a lot has changed. Capturing this shake-up is a new animated micro-series, Disrupted, created by director ... Continue Reading →
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Sprout Grows into Universal Kids, Adds DreamWorks Titles in Fall

NBCUniversal’s preschool network Sprout will be rebranding to Universal Kids, which will go live September 9. Universal Kids will continue to offer premiere preschool programming ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Scraps Tim Minchin’s ‘Larrikins’

DreamWorks Animation has made its second cancellation announcement since being purchased by Comcast and absorbed into the NBCUniversal family: Australian comedian-actor-writer-musician-director ... Continue Reading →
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Russia’s CTC Strikes Exclusive Deal for DreamWorks Series

Russian broadcaster CTC Media has secured an exclusive deal with NBCUniversal’s DreamWorks for a slew of animated kids’ series, to be aired on its flagship network CTC. Included ... Continue Reading →
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CAKE Ready to Launch ‘Space Racers’ Season 2

UK-based kids’ entertainment company CAKE announces the launch of a fresh 40 x 11 second season of award-winning animated preschool series Space Racers. Produced by Space Race ... Continue Reading →
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Founder & CEO Brian Robbins Departing AwesomenessTV

After five years of rapid growth and shifting shareholder ownerships, AwesomenessTV’s co-founder and CEO Brian Robbins has announced he is leaving the multi-channel network, Deadline ... Continue Reading →