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Daily News Bytes: Licensing Expo

Continuing coverage of the announcements coming out of the Las Vegas Licensing Expo and related industry this week. Prior snippets can be found here and here. + DHX Brands and Dentsu ... Continue Reading →
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Disney, WB & Mattel Top 2017 LIMA Licensing Awards

Tuesday night, LIMA presented the 2017 International Licensing Awards to winners in 20 categories at a ceremony held during the Licensing Expo, underway at the Mandalay Bay Concention ... Continue Reading →
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Cirrina Studios Unearths First Feature ‘The Extincts’

Recently launched entertainment finance, development and production outfit Cirrina Studios has announced its first animated feature project: The Extincts. Based on the popular middle-grade ... Continue Reading →
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WB Builds Out ‘LEGO Batman’ Licensing Program

Warner Bros. Consumer Products has been busy constructing a multi-tiered licensing program for the upcoming animated comedy-adventure The LEGO Batman Movie — swinging into theaters ... Continue Reading →
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WB Throws Director Mark Osborne ‘Bone’

The feature animation adaptation of Jeff Smith’s Bone is finally picking up steam, with Warner Bros. tapping Oscar-nominated Kung Fu Panda and The Little Prince director Mark Osborne ... Continue Reading →
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Fox & Blue Sky Adapting ‘Frogkisser!’ as Hybrid Flick

Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios will be producing a live-action/animation musical feature based on Garth Nix’s upcoming book, Frogkisser! — a tongue-in-cheek take on the ... Continue Reading →
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Magic Light Producing ‘The Highway Rat’ for BBC One

Magic Light Pictures — the Oscar nominated and BAFTA award-winning production company behind The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child and Stick Man — has announced it is crafting ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Vets Form Astro-Nomical Entertainment

Animation industry veterans Jay Ahn and Chris Henderson have partnered to form Astro-Nomical Entertainment, a full-service development and production company geared for high-quality, ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Disney and DreamWorks Animation Want Appeals Court to Stop Fight with 10,000 Animation Workers With Sony and Blue Sky dealing out, other heavyweights in the anti-trust legal conflict ... Continue Reading →
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DHX and Mattel Creations Ink Content Deal for ‘Rainbow Magic’

DHX Media has licensed much-loved children’s publishing property Rainbow Magic from Mattel, Inc., in a long-term, exclusive, worldwide agreements managed under the Mattel Creations ... Continue Reading →