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Daily News Bytes: Behind the Scenes of ‘Weeds’, ‘Stranger Things’ Sneakers, 1st Palm Springs Toon Fest & More

Spotify Cancels TV Shows in Reboot of Video Efforts The popular music streaming service is nixing its video content in order to revamp the whole department under new head Courtney Holt. ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Interactive CEO Andrew House Steps Down

Following six years as the president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Andrew House will be stepping down. Replacing him will be John (Tsuyoshi) Kodera, formerly deputy president ... Continue Reading →
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Jam City Delivers ‘Futurama’ Podcast Extension on Nerdist

Jam City (via its game studio TinyCo), FoxNext Games and Matt Groening are expanding the Futurama universe with a double-length podcast episode, arriving on Nerdist, SoundCloud and ... Continue Reading →
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PBS KIDS Sets New ‘Daniel Tiger’ Special for May 8

An all-new one-hour special from the Emmy-nominated preschool series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is heading for PBS KIDS, with “Tiger Family Trip” set to premiere ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Teases ‘Emoji Movie’ with Steven Wright as “Meh”

Sony Picture Animation has launched a first mobile teaser trailer for its upcoming 21st century comedy The Emoji Movie, featuring new voice talent Steven Wright as “Mel Meh,” ... Continue Reading →
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‘Drawn & Recorded’ Selected for Sundance, Tops Spotify Views

Gunpowder & Sky’s little-known music history series Drawn & Recorded, launched last month, has officially become Spotify’s most-viewed series to-date. On top of the warm ... Continue Reading →
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Music History Gets Animated in ‘Drawn & Recorded’ on Spotify

L.A.-based studio Gunpowder & Sky has teamed up with Oscar- and Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett, acclaimed animator Drew Christie and music television producer Bill Flanagan ... Continue Reading →
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‘SpacePOP’ Debuts on Kabillion Girls Rule!, Kid Genius

Genius Brands International has inked a deal with Kabillion to debut its hit, music-driven YouTube tween series SpacePOP on Kabillion Girls Rule! Today. Reaching over 50 million U.S. ... Continue Reading →
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‘SpacePOP’ Launches Exclusively on YouTube

Genius Brands International is taking advantage of new media avenues by launching its new music and fashion-driven animated property SpacePOP exclusively on YouTube. The first six episodes ... Continue Reading →
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Spotify Solicits U.K. Musical Animations

Music streaming service Spotify is teaming up with Talenthouse in the U.K. to invite animators to create artwork showing how music can express a thousand words and emotions. The companies ... Continue Reading →