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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 →
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Rachel Bader Named Licensing Director for Random House

Random House Children’s Books has appointed industry veteran Rachel Bader as its new Licensing Director. The new role tasks her with building and managing a consumer products ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Partners with Netflix, Scholastic on ‘Magic School Bus’ Reboot

9 Story Media Group has partnered with Netflix and Scholastic to produce a new version of the Emmy Award-winning 1990s animated children’s series The Magic School Bus — set ... Continue Reading →
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‘Saga,’ ‘Lumberjanes,’ ‘Nemo’ Top Eisner Award Winners

Saga, Lumberjanes and various incarnations of Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo were the top honorees at the 2015 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, presented July 10 at Comic-Con International: ... Continue Reading →
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Softline Licensees Cozy Up to ‘Little Charmers’

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has signed on five industry-leading softline licensees to its growing roster of partners for the CG preschool series Little Charmers, which follows ... Continue Reading →
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‘Little Charmers’ Casts Spell on Licensees

Nelvana Enterprises — the sales, brand-management and consumer products arm of Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana — has won over several notable licensees with its new CG animated ... Continue Reading →
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Universal Home Unpacks ‘Boxtrolls’

Last fall, LAIKA’s third stop-motion feature The Boxtrolls proved once again that there is room for all genres of animation on the box-office charts. Painstakingly hand-crafted ... Continue Reading →
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‘Clifford’ Creator Norman Bridwell Dies

Norman Bridwell, who achieved incredible success with his seminal children’s book creation Clifford the Big Red Dog, has died at age 86. According to an announcement from his ... Continue Reading →
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Sales Report: Raft of Global Sales Precede MIPCOM

With MIP Junior and MIPCOM looming in Cannes, reports of sales of animated programs around the world are stacking up. Here’s the latest: Genius Brands International has sold Stan ... Continue Reading →
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Ask a Baboon – Issue #241

Baboon Animation’s newest shining star, the accomplished Susan Kim, has written for more than three dozen children’s TV series, including PBS’s runaway hit Peg+Cat, ... Continue Reading →