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Monster Launches ‘Pip Ahoy!’ at MIP

Monster Entertainment is launching at MIPTV the animated children’s series Pip Ahoy! The series is created and produced by CHF Entertainment, a new incarnation of the iconic British ... Continue Reading →
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Francetv Ups de La Villarmois to Licensing Head

Aude de La Villarmois has been appointed head of licensing at francetv Distribution, effective Jan. 26. De La Villarmois began her career in licensing in 1998 at The Walt Disney Co. ... Continue Reading →
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France Televisions Shows Its Support for Animation

France Televisions underscored its dedication to creating new animation at its annual news conference at the Annecy International Film Festival. The public broadcaster spent last year ... Continue Reading →
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Alphanim Rebrands as Gaumont Animation

French toon studio Alphanim, which was established in 1997 and has been part of the Gaumont Group since 2007, is being rebranded as Gaumont Animation. The first deal to be unveiled ... Continue Reading →
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Mattel Buys Hit Ent. for $680m

It’s official. Thomas the Tank and Bob the Builder have a new home. London’s Financial Times is reporting that toy powerhouse Mattel has bought children’s media outfit Hit Entertainment—distributor ... Continue Reading →
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Chorion Chairman Waheed Alli Steps Down

Chairman of U.K. property house Chorion Waheed Alli has resigned after the business failed to renegotiate banking deals to fix its significant debt burden, reports The Guardian. William ... Continue Reading →
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Cosgrove, Hall and Fitzpatrick Plan New Preschool Toon

U.K animation veterans Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall have teamed up with Francis Fitzpatrick to deliver a new animated series called Pip! Based on a series of charming bedtime stories ... Continue Reading →