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Sesame Workshop Lays Off 30 Staffers

Sesame Workshop in New York City laid off 30 of its employees on Tuesday (June 25) per Deadline.com. Only last May, the non-profit producer of the acclaimed children’s series Sesame ... Continue Reading →
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Nick’s ‘Kung Fu Panda’ Wins Kids’ Animation Emmy

The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, June 15, 2013. Here is the complete list of the animation-related winners. OUTSTANDING ... Continue Reading →
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Geary to Head Production, Development at FlickerLab

Animation and transmedia company FlickerLab has appointed Jordan Geary as its new head of production and development. A seasoned creative producer, director, show-creator and on-air ... Continue Reading →
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The Acknowledged Art of Gary Baseman

Even with the growing awareness of cartooning as an actual art, it is still rare that a popular cartoonist is honored with an exhibition of his work in an established museum. Graphic ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Global Shorts Program Draws Hundreds of Entries

Nickelodeon has launched a global animated shorts program to identify and develop new animation creative talent from around the world, receiving more than 100 submissions from artists, ... Continue Reading →
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Pitch Party 2013: Vote For Your Favorites!

Animation Magazine’s 12th Annual Pitch Party is on and you can now click here: www.animationmagazine.net/pitch-party-2013-vote to view all of this year’s entries and vote for your ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Launches City-Building ‘SpongeBob’ App

Fans of Nickelodeon’s hit 2D toon SpongeBob SquarePants, now in its 14th year on air, will get to experience the show’s undersea world in a brand new way with the new city-building ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News Bytes

+ Magic Light Pictures, the U.K.-based company behind the success of film and licensing properties The Gruffalo and Room on the Groom is building up its operation with two key appointments. ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon and Viacom Strike Streaming Deal

Amazon has announced a spate of new content acquired for its Prime Instant Video streaming service, many of which are children’s series from Viacom’s family of networks ... Continue Reading →
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Act Fast! Limited Space Open for Pitch Party ’13

Animag’s 12th annual Pitch Party Contest has only a few pitch slots open for the 2013 competition, so aspiring series creators and brilliant toonsters must act fast to be included. In ... Continue Reading →