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Ryoichi Ueda Takes Over as NHK President

Former Mitsubishi executive Ryoichi Ueda has assumed the post of President of national pubcaster NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation). He is taking over for Katsuto Momii, whose three-year ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: War for the Planet of the Apes | Official Trailer | 20th Century Fox The third chapter of the acclaimed blockbuster franchise, directed by Matt Reeves forces Caesar and his apes ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki May Exit Partial Retirement for First CG Feature

Fans sort of assumed it was only a matter of time before irrepressible creative guru Hayao Miyazaki canceled his (sixth) retirement, announced in all seriousness in 2013 when he was ... Continue Reading →
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Int’l Emmy Kids Nominees, Short Form Category Announced

At a MIPCOM press event on Monday, the nominees for the International Emmy Kids Awards were announced by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, totally 28 nominees ... Continue Reading →
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‘Thomas & Friends’ Steams Ahead with New Deals

From the busy floor of MIPCOM in Cannes, Mattel Creations has announced a raft of new international deals for hit kids’ franchise Thomas & Friends, including broadcast, home ... Continue Reading →
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Serious Lunch Inks ‘Ronja’ Deals in US and Beyond

Serious Lunch has secured a raft of deals for the enchanting family adventure series Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter across multiple territories and platforms. Based on the book by Astrid ... Continue Reading →
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Mercis Commissions ‘Miffy’ Season 3

Mercis has commissioned a third season of popular CG-animated series Miffy’s Adventures Big and Small from London’s Blue-Zoo animation studio. The 26-episode order will ... Continue Reading →
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Emmy Kids Awards Winners Celebrated in Cannes

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented the fourth annual International Emmy Kids Awards in Cannes during a special ceremony held in conjunction with the ... Continue Reading →
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Little Airplane Seeks ‘Domo Rock!’ Broadcasters

U.S. studio Little Airplane Productions (Wonder Pets!, 3rd & Bird, Small Potatoes) is seeking worldwide broadcast partners for its 24-minute animated special Domo Rock! — ... Continue Reading →
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Serious Lunch Taking Goro Miyazaki Series Global

Studio Ghibli and The Astrid Lindgren Company have appointed London-based Serious Lunch to manage the international rollout of NHK’s Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter — a 26-part ... Continue Reading →