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‘Simpsons’ & ‘Futurama’ Dominate WGA Nominations

The Writers Guild of America has announced the nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio, promotional writing and graphic animation for the 2014 ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’ Wins N.Y. Critics’ Prize

The New York Film Critics Circle has selected Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises as the Best Animated Movie of the Year. The Circle is well known for being one of the earliest groups ... Continue Reading →
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NBCUniversal Purchases Remainder of Sprout

In another shakeup in the small-screen landscape, NBCUniversal has bought out its partners in preschool cable network Sprout. The company says this move demonstrates its increased commitment ... Continue Reading →
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Global News Bytes: Oznoz, Elmo, Naruto Shippuden

+ Oznoz, a new online channel for bilingual kids, is introducing Sesame Street content in six languages to its multi-platform service. Available through web (oznoz.com), PC, iOS, streaming ... Continue Reading →
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Big Bad Boo Launches ’1001 Nights’ on comiXology

Vancouver and New York-based animation studio Big Bad Boo has launched a new line of digital comic-books based on its hot property 1001 Nights on the digital platform comiXology.com. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sesame Street’ Muppets to Holiday in ‘Furchester’

In a first-ever partnership, U.K. broadcaster BBC’s CBeebies and Sesame Workshop are joining forces on a new children’s show, The Furchester, set to debut on CBeebies in ... Continue Reading →
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Creators Discuss Origins of ‘George & Paul’

Rotterdam-based animation studio Ka-ching Cartoons and Dutch distributor Pedri Animations will pitch a preschool series for ages 4-6 called George & Paul at Cartoon Forum, set ... Continue Reading →
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PlayTales Launches Multilingual Sesame St. Apps

Children’s interactive bookstore app PlayTales has kicked off a newline of eBook apps featuring Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, and many more popular characters from PBS’s ... Continue Reading →
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Nick’s ‘Kung Fu Panda’ Wins Kids’ Animation Emmy

The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, June 15, 2013. Here is the complete list of the animation-related winners. OUTSTANDING ... Continue Reading →
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New York Museum to Pay Tribute to Henson Puppets

A special gallery devoted to the art of Jim Henson and his puppets will be built at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City. Henson’s family has donated nearly 400 puppets, ... Continue Reading →