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Daily News Bytes: Kobe’s Academy Snub, WIA Presents Enterprise Ireland, TCA Noms & More

Academy Denies Animation Producer Kobe Bryant Opportunity to Become Member The sports star, who won the Best Animated Short Oscar together with Glen Keane this year for Dear Basketball, ... Continue Reading →
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Santomero Appointed CCO of 9 Story Media

Angela C. Santomero has been tapped to be 9 Story Media Group’s new Chief Creative Officer.. As CCO, Santomero will report to President and CEO Vince Commisso, and lead the creative ... Continue Reading →
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PBS KIDS Kicks Off Summer of Edutainment Adventures

As schools empty out for the summer months, PBS KIDS is aiming to close the seasonal learning gap by encouraging kids, parents and educators to seek out creativity, learning and fun ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Expo Highlights Part 2

Read part one here. +      Entertainment One secured a powerful range of partners for its preschool superhero show PJ Masks (on Disney Junior & Disney Channel in the US). Among ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Expo Redux

Licensing Expo took over Las Vegas this week, which means news of many new toon tie-ins coming to shelves around the worlds! Here’s a brief run-down. Among the LIMA 2018 International ... Continue Reading →
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Scholastic’s ‘Clifford’ Makes Big Return to Small Screen

Scholastic Entertainment is bringing back beloved kids’ property and Emmy-winning TV icon Clifford the Big Red Dog for an all-new, 39-episode animated series. Based on the best-selling ... Continue Reading →
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PBS KIDS Announces ‘Molly of Denali’ Series with Alaska Native Lead

At the PBS Annual Meeting today, PBS KIDS announced Molly of Denali — a new animated series that will debut nationwide in summer 2019 across PBS stations, the 24/7 KIDS PBS channel ... Continue Reading →
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‘Let’s Go Luna!’ Brings World Cultures to PBS KIDS in November

A new animated social studies series from Emmy-winning animator Joe Murray (Rocko’s Modern Life, Camp Lazlo) is taking off later this year, with PBS KIDS announcing a November 21 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Daniel Tiger’ Studio Rebrands as Fred Rogers Productions

Trailblazing children’s entertainment shop The Fred Rogers Company — founded by kids’ TV icon Fred Rogers nearly 50 years ago — has rebranded as Fred Rogers ... Continue Reading →
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Shane Mang to Oversee Global Licensing for Jim Henson Co.

Shane Mang has joined The Jim Henson Company as Executive Director of Global Consumer Products, charged with overseeing licensing activities for JHC’s beloved children’s brands, ... Continue Reading →