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Around the World in Animation: Leanne Passafonti

Globe-trotting animation professional Leanne Passafonti reflects on a decade in Toon Town during a brief respite between travels. The founder of Bright Box Creative (UK) has recently ... Continue Reading →
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Blue Spirit Increases 2017 Project Slate, Racks Up ‘Courgette’ Honors

With the success of Claude Barras’ acclaimed stop-motion feature My Life as a Zucchini (Ma Vie de Courgette) — which has won 20 awards to-date, including two Césars and ... Continue Reading →
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Hulu Snags Exclusive VOD Rights to ‘Camp Lakebottom’

9 Story Media Group has struck a deal with Hulu for the exclusive streaming rights to its global animated hit, Camp Lakebottom (26 x 22). The agreement includes Hulu’s retention ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Takes ‘ToonMarty’ on International Spree

Nickelodeon has picked up international TV and digital rights for animated comedy series ToonMarty, excluding North America, China and Japan. The show is produced by Sardine Productions ... Continue Reading →
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Radical Sheep’s ‘Bagel and Becky Show’ Bows on Teletoon Feb. 6

Corus Entertainment’s Teletoon will debut Radical Sheep Productions’ brand-new animated comedy series The Bagel and Becky Show on Monday, February 6, with the toon set to ... Continue Reading →
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Deirdre Brennan Named GM for Sprout

Deirdre Brennan has been tapped as General Manager of 24-hour preschool network Sprout, overseeing all aspects of Sprout’s programming, marketing, business strategy and performance. ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Shops ‘Camp Lakebottom’ S3 to Disney LatAm

9 Story Media Group has licensed an additional 13 x 22 episode package of its animated comedy series Camp Lakebottom to Disney Channel in Latin America. The third season joins 52 half-hours ... Continue Reading →
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eOne Sells ‘Winston Steinburger’ to France & Belgium

Entertainment One (eOne) has secured broadcast sales for its new 2D-animated comedy series Winston Steinburger and Sir Dudley Ding Dong in two key European territories. The news follows ... Continue Reading →
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CN Takes CAKE, TeamTO & Thuristar’s ‘My Knight and Me’ on Global Crusade

Cartoon Network is taking viewers back to the “Dark Ages” with the global acquisition of CG comedy series My Knight and Me, distributed by international kids’ entertainment specialist ... Continue Reading →
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TeamTO & CAKE Prep Production for ‘Angelo Rules’ Season 4

Leading French CGI studio TeamTO and kids entertainment company CAKE have announced they will produce a fourth season of International Emmy Award-nominated, hit animated series Angelo ... Continue Reading →