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New Kidz Global Study: SpongeBob, Peppa Pig, Doraemon Among Top Toons

LIMA has released its bi-annual Kidz Global Study, providing a snapshot of children’s favorite brands and characters across more than 40 countries. Calculated from consumer surveys ... Continue Reading →
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2017 Licensing Awards Nominees Selected from Record Entries

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) has revealed the nominees for the 2017 International Licensing Awards, selected from a record number of submissions ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Debuts Animated TV Movie ‘Albert’ for the Holidays

Nickelodeon is giving audiences a very animated gift this holiday season with the debut of Albert, an original TV movie about a little Douglas fir who strives to become the city’s ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Soi Puts CG Shine on ‘Rasmus Klump’ for ZDF

Carla and Vilhelm Hansen’s beloved bear cub Rasmus Klump is getting a brand new CG-animated preschool show thanks to a partnership between producing partners Studio Soi (The Gruffalo) ... Continue Reading →
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Magic Light Producing ‘The Highway Rat’ for BBC One

Magic Light Pictures — the Oscar nominated and BAFTA award-winning production company behind The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child and Stick Man — has announced it is crafting ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 683 New Members for 2016

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has extended membership invitations to 683 distinguished filmmakers, artists and executives “who represent the best in our global ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Fast & Furious Director Reportedly Tapped for Space Jam 2 Starring LeBron James Justin Lin will helm the long-awaited sequel to the B-Ballin’ hybrid flick, which looks close ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Upfronts Include New Toons, TV Movie

Nickelodeon held its annual upfront presentation in New York’s Lincoln Center on Wednesday, detailing plans to head into the season with over 650 episodes of new and returning series. ... Continue Reading →
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Cape Town Animation Fest Welcomes the World

South Africa’s largest animation event will welcome shining personalities and buzzworthy films from around the world this week as the Cape Town International Animation Festival runs ... Continue Reading →
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Magic Light Adapting ‘Stick Man’ for BBC Special

Magic Light Pictures has announced its next project will be animating the modern classic picture book Stick Man for a Christmas season special on BBC One in the U.K. Based on the 2008 ... Continue Reading →