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Cape Town Animation Fest Welcomes the World

South Africa’s largest animation event will welcome shining personalities and buzzworthy films from around the world this week as the Cape Town International Animation Festival runs ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Orders Second Helping of ‘Hey Duggee’

BBC Worldwide has commissioned a second season of popular animated children’s series Hey Duggee from London-based production house Studio AKA. The 52-episode order is placed on ... Continue Reading →
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‘Shimmer and Shine’ to Debut at Toy Fair, Season 2 Greenlit

Nickelodeon has greenlit a second 20-episode season of its hit animated preschool series Shimmer and Shine. New season one episodes will continue to air on Nick throughout February ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News: DreamWorks, FremantleMedia, One Animation, Sesame Workshop, Shaboom!, Squeeze, ZAG

DreamWorks Animation and France’s Lagardere Active TV have inked a deal for free-to-air and basic pay-TV rights for the latter’s kids and family channels to broadcast the ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! Factory and Zag Strike Deal for ‘Miraculous’

Shout! Factory and multimedia kids and family entertainment company AG have entered a strategic distribution partnership for CG-animated action-comedy series Miraculous Tales of Ladybug ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Animated Shorts Names 2015 Selections, Opens Submissions

Nickelodeon has opened submissions for the 2016 global Animated Shorts Program, accepting entries through April 15. The annual program, overseen by network development executives, accepts ... Continue Reading →
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Bugs and Daffy Voice Actor Joe Alaskey Dies

Joe Alaskey, a prolific voice performer who played classic cartoon characters such as Looney Tunes’ Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety Bird and Sylvester the Cat, died Wednesday February ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Reveals Kids Choice Nominees

Nickelodeon announces the nominees for the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards — the ultimate fan celebration of the best of everything kids love in pop culture. These gems will get ... Continue Reading →
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Canada’s Shomi Secures 700+ Nickelodeon Episodes

Kids and family-targeted streaming service Shomi has made a deal with Corus Entertainment — the exclusive brand partner for Nickelodeon in Canada — that will bring over ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Jumanji Release Date Pushed, Spider-Man Shifts Sony shuffles big titles, taps Tom Holland as next live-action Spidey. Floogals Turn Up in Curious Places to Lure Viewers to Sprout YouTube ... Continue Reading →