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Licensing Expo Redux

Licensing Expo took over Las Vegas this week, which means news of many new toon tie-ins coming to shelves around the worlds! Here’s a brief run-down. Among the LIMA 2018 International ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sesame Street’, Spin-Offs & Shorts Go North with Nelvana

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has inked a Canadian licensing and broadcasting partnership with Sesame Workshop to bring Sesame Street and Sesame Studios content north, exclusively ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Scores 5 Daytime Emmys; Netflix Tops Toon Outlets

The 45th Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards took place Friday night in Pasadena, honoring programs, performers and creative craftspeople in the television and digital streaming space. ... Continue Reading →
Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited

Henson Exhibit Coming to L.A.’s Skirball Center in June

If Disney Jr.’s awesome new Muppet Babies series has whetted your appetite for more Jim Henson goodness, then you’re in for a treat. L.A.’s Skirball Cultural Center will be hosting ... Continue Reading →
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45th Daytime Emmy Award Nominees Announced

Nominations for the Television Academy’s  45th Daytime Emmy Awards were announced Wednesday on CBS show The Talk. While ABC’s long-running soap opera titan General Hospital made ... Continue Reading →
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Maura Regan Named President of LIMA

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) announced that Maura Regan has been named President of the organization effective July 1. She will succeed current ... Continue Reading →
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Animator & Voice Actor Bud Luckey Dies Age 83

William “Bud” Luckey, a multitalented artist and performer who touched many facets of animation, has died at age 83. Among his many credits, Luckey earned an Annie Award ... Continue Reading →
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‘Shape of Water,’ ‘Coco’ Win PGA Film & Animation Awards

The Producers Guild of America held its 29th annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night, bestowing the prestigious Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical ... Continue Reading →
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Jim Henson Co. Shows to Air on Tiny Pop in UK

The legendary Jim Henson Company of The Muppets fame has announced a partnership with Sony Pictures Television Networks UK to air three new series on the free-to-air Tiny Pop channel ... Continue Reading →
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Ben Lehmann Named Exec Producer of ‘Sesame Street’

Award-winning Sesame Street producer Ben Lehmann has been tapped by Sesame Workshop to serve as the new Executive Producer of the iconic preschool series, leading the show through its ... Continue Reading →