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Funimation Releases Entire Samurai Champloo Series for Free on YouTube NorAm anime giant releases Shinichiro Watanabe’s seminal series to the huddled internet masses. Nick’s Layla ... Continue Reading →
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+ Imira Entertainment in Spain is teaming up with Italian studio Just for Kids Factory to co-produce Dummysaurs (104 x 2), a non-dialogue slapstick comedy series. The first 13 chapters ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s Thomas O. Staggs Stepping Down Presumed Bob Iger successor is departing COO post at Walt Disney Co. and leaving the company after 20 years. Nine International TV Executives ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana Announces MIPTV Highlights

International kids’ content producer and distributor Nelvana (part of Corus Entertainment) has revealed the titles it will be showcasing at this year’s MIPTV market, just ... Continue Reading →
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Amy Friedman Named SVP Programming at Sprout

Children’s media veteran Amy Friedman has been named Senior Vice President, Programming and Development for Sprout — NBCUniversal’s 24-hour preschool network. Joining Sprout ... Continue Reading →
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Nicktoon ‘The Loud House’ Opens Its Doors May 2

Sibling rivalry is taken to a whole ‘nother level in Nickelodeon’s newest original animated comedy The Loud House, premiering Monday, May 2 at 5 p.m. ET/PT. Inspired by ... Continue Reading →
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Debra Pierson Appointed GM of Kid Genius Channel

Genius Brands International has named former Kabillion executive and respected distribution, production, licensing and merchandising expert Debra Pierson as General Manager of its Kid ... Continue Reading →
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‘Voltron’ Details Revealed at WonderCon

DreamWorks Animation pulled back the curtain and unveiled some of the details of its upcoming Netflix Original Series, Voltron: Legendary Defender at WonderCon in L.A. over the weekend. ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon and Cal State Fullerton to Present an Exhibit Celebrating Nicktoons Animation Open April 16-May 22, the exhibit charts the channel’s animated history with production art, ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Netflix Series Dominate Daytime Emmy Animation Noms

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences have revealed the nominees for the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, being held Sunday, May 1 — preceded by the Daytime Creative ... Continue Reading →