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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 →
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Firth to Voice Paddington Bear; Brooks Joins ‘Little Prince’

In voice-casting news, Colin Firth has confirmed to the British press that he will be doing the voice-over lines for Paddington Bear in a new animated feature, and Albert Brooks will ... Continue Reading →
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VFX House Framestore Launches Montreal Studio

Oscar-winning visual effects and multiplatform content company, Framestore has opened a new office in Montreal. The Canadian studio is the fourth link in Framestore’s global chain, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Potter’s’ Heyman Tackles ‘Paddington Bear’

David Heyman, the producer behind Harry Potter’s big screen outings, will be guiding another Brit kids lit classic by bringing Paddington Bear to theaters, according to The Hollywood ... Continue Reading →