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Daily News Bytes

Video: The Making of The Jungle Book A quick behind-the-scenes summary of Jon Favreau’s groundbreaking approach to digitally retelling a classic tale, which continues to kick box-office ... Continue Reading →
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MIPTV News Bytes

+ Imira Entertainment in Spain is teaming up with Italian studio Just for Kids Factory to co-produce Dummysaurs (104 x 2), a non-dialogue slapstick comedy series. The first 13 chapters ... Continue Reading →
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‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Arrives on Amazon April 22

Amazon Original Kids Series Thunderbirds Are Go will be debuting on Amazon Prime Video in the U.S. on April 22. Prime members will be able to check out a sneak preview on April 15 with ... Continue Reading →
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Lisa Chatfield Named Head of Scripted Dev at Pukeko

Pukeko Pictures has appointed Lisa Chatfield as Head of Scripted Development, strengthening the New Zealand studio’s content creation team. Chatfield will come on board in April, ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Prime Orders Four Seasons of ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’

Amazon has placed an order for four 13-episode seasons of new Amazon Original Kids Series Thunderbirds Are Go. The first season of this modern reinvention of the 50-year-old property ... Continue Reading →
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Pukeko, Guangdong Huawen Ink ‘Kiddets’ Co-Pro Deal

New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures has signed a development deal with China’s Guangdong Huawen Century Animation Co. to produce Kiddets, a sister series to Pukeko’s hit ... Continue Reading →
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Clive Spink Appointed Pukeko CEO

New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures has appointed Clive Spink as Chief Executive Officer. He will replace Andrew Smith, who departs in August to take on the role at software developer Touchtech. ... Continue Reading →
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Tohokushinsha Acquires Japanese Rights for Thunderbirds Are Go

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has announced that the Japanese distributor Tohokushinsha Film Corp. has acquired the Japanese television and licensing rights for the highly anticipated ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer for ‘Thunderbirds Are Go!’

It’s not yet clear when Thunderbirds Are Go! will be shown in the United States, but with a preview like this, it can’t be soon enough for fans of the 1960s “supermarionation” ... Continue Reading →
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MIP Junior 2014 Highlights

Nine animated and hybrid series to work into your schedule during the kids’ content market, taking place October 11-12 in beautiful Cannes, France. Heroes: Legend of the Battle ... Continue Reading →