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Oscar-Nominated Animator Michael Sporn Dies at 67

We are sad to report the passing of Oscar-nominated American animator Michael Sporn at the age of 67 from pancreatic cancer. The influential New York-based artist was working on Poe, ... Continue Reading →
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PBS Kids Orders More ‘WordGirl’

Scholastic Media has announced a new production order from PBS KIDS for 26 more episodes of Emmy-winning kids series WordGirl. The show, produced by Scholastic’s animation studio ... Continue Reading →
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‘Geronimo Stilton’ Debuts on DVD Next Month

U.S. fans of Scholastic’s popular mouse journalist Geronimo Stilton will finally be able to enjoy the popular animated series based on the character on DVD in September. Entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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Mondo TV to Sell Home Plate Ent.’s Shows

Italian distributor and producer Mondo TV has become the exclusive agent and rep for TV rights of a slate of shows by Home Plate Entertainment across Africa and the Middle East. The ... Continue Reading →
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MIPTV: Nelvana Invites ‘Zack’ & ‘Mike’

Corus Entertainment’s Canadian toon studio/distributor Nelvana Enterprises will be hyping two animated series in production at MIPTV this year–the new oddball comedy Zack ... Continue Reading →
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Gotham Group and Principal Ent. Join Forces

Management-production company The Gotham Group, which reps a lion’s share of animation professionals, and talent management outfit Principal Entertainment Los Angeles have launched ... Continue Reading →
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Scholastic Inks Book Deal for ‘Almost Naked Animals’

9 Story Entertainment and Scholastic have announced the signing of a publishing deal for the hit kids’ animated comedy series Almost Naked Animals. The deal was brokered by The Licensing ... Continue Reading →
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Scholastic Editors Predict Trends in Children’s Books

The editors at Scholastic have published their list of the top ten trends in children’s books for the coming year. They are predicting 2013 to be a big year for books about war, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Implements New Paper Policy

The Mouse House is being commended by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) for making a commitment to change its policy on sourcing paper products in an effort to eliminate the use of ... Continue Reading →
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Spain’s Imira Touts a Strong Sales Period

Barcelona-based Imira Entertainment has signed a raft of sales in Spain from its library of third-party content. RTVE has acquired two shows including live action tween-skewed series ... Continue Reading →