The Breadwinner

Manchester Animation Fest Gets Buzzing Nov. 14

Having released a rundown of programming highlights for the 2017 edition back in September, organizers of the Manchester Animation Festival are putting on the finishing touches ahead ... Continue Reading →
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Kid Genius Cartoons Plus! Expands Amazon Toon Slate

Genius Brands International has added eight new animated series aimed at children and family audiences from DHX Media to its streaming outlet Kid Genius Cartoons Plus!, available on ... Continue Reading →
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StudioCanal Plans New Paddington Bear TV Series

It looks like a certain lovable bear is getting his own TV series again. StudioCanal has announced that it is planning a new animated TV series featuring Michael Bond’s beloved ... Continue Reading →
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Michael Bond, Creator of ‘Paddington Bear,’ Dies Age 91

English author Michael Bond, creator of the globally beloved series of Paddington Bear adventures, died June 27 at his home in London not far from Paddington Station. His passing was ... Continue Reading →
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Bento Box’s Sutikki Goes International with UK Office

Emmy award-winning entertainment content and technology company Bento Box Entertainment is expanding internationally with the opening of Sutikki UK. The company’s first office in ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Provides 2,500 Half Hours for VOD in China

DHX Media has agreed to provide more than 2,500 half hours of content to Alibaba Group’s video on demand service, which is currently available on its Tmall Box, OTT devices and various ... Continue Reading →
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Hopster Inks DreamWorks Classics Deal

Preschool targeted TV and learning platform Hopster has inked a multi-territory content deal with DreamWorks Classics, which will give it distribution rights to seven popular kids’ ... Continue Reading →
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Brand Licensing Europe 2014

Colorful characters from around the world will convene in London for the annual L&M confab. This year marks the 16th edition of Brand Licensing Europe, taking place October 7-9 ... Continue Reading →
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Ben Whishaw Scoops Colin Firth’s ‘Paddington’ Role

British actor Ben Whishaw, who played James Bond’s tech-savvy ally Q in Skyfall (and will reprise the role for the upcoming Bond 24) has replaced defecting star Colin Firth as ... Continue Reading →
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First ‘Paddington Bear’ Teaser Debuts

Big, fuzzy news from across the pond: The first trailer for Paul King’s (The Mighty Boosh) CG feature adaptation of Paddington Bear has arrived! Based on the popular children’s ... Continue Reading →