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BAFTA Unveils 2012 Children’s Awards Nominees

The British Academy of Film & Television has announced its 2012 Children’s Awards nominees, which aim to recognize the best in the U.K.’s kids entertainment industry. Animation: The ... Continue Reading →
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CelAction2D Powers Up Seven Cartoon Forum Pitches

Cartoon Forum, the leading platform for European animated TV series being held in Toulouse, France September 12-14, will include seven pitches, which were created using CelAction2D ... Continue Reading →
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‘Angry Birds’ Lands Top Licensing Honor

Rovio Entertainment’s terribly addictive game Angry Birds won the Best Licensed Program of the Year award at this week’s Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. The game, which has spawned ... Continue Reading →
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Queen Elizabeth to Play with Peppa Pig

The Queen of England will make a special appearance on a new episode of the animated series Peppa Pig on Monday, June 4th. Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee, the special episode marks ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gumball,’ ‘Gruffalo’s Child’ Win British Animation Awards

Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball won the top award for Best Children’s Series and Children’s Choice British Animation Award at the toon kudosfest in London on Thursday. Harry ... Continue Reading →
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Best British Animated Character Race Is On

Wallace & Gromit, Paddington Bear and The Snowman are some of the popular animated characters competing against each other in a national poll to discover Britain’s Favorite Ever ... Continue Reading →
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CN’s ‘Gumball,’ Disney’s ‘Fish Hooks’ Win BAFTAs

Cartoon Network’s freshman show The Amazing World of Gumball (Best Animation) Disney Channel’s Fish Hooks (Best International Show) and U.K. Children’s channel CBeebies (Best ... 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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Aardman & Tate Movie Project Opt for CelAction

Acclaimed Brit studio Aardman Animations has completed The Itch of the Golden Nit, a production with Tate Media, using the animation software CelAction2D. The half-hour film was created ... Continue Reading →
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Kavaleer and Dinamo’s ‘Abadas’ Begins Production

Production has begun on Abadas, a 52 x 11 minute TV series that Irish toon house Kavaleer Productions  is co-producing with Welsh studio Dinamo Productions. The series is described ... Continue Reading →