ATF Animation Pitch 2017

Kids Entertainment Doorkeepers Back Inaugural ATF Animation Pitch

Having recently announced the first-ever Asia TV Forum & Market Animation Pitch, partners Reed Exhibitions and Green Gold Animation Pvt. Ltd. are pleased to welcome the support ... Continue Reading →
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Disney, Altice Reach Last-Minute Carriage Agreement

The Walt Disney Company and multiple-system operator Altice (the fourth largest in the nation) have resolved their Carriage Dispute. Their contract was originally set to lapse last ... Continue Reading →
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Rediscovering Oswald

Like many in the animation industry, I was very aware that Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was an early and popular animated character that ... Continue Reading →
John Lasseter. Photo Credit: Deborah Coleman / Pixar

John Lasseter to Be Honored at Disney Family Museum Gala

The Walt Disney Family Museum will be holding its third annual fundraising gala on November 7, 2017, and will take the opportunity to honor Disney-Pixar Chief Creative Officer John ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Takes Over BAMTech, Plans New OTT Services

The Walt Disney Company is acquiring majority ownership of direct-to-consumer streaming specialist BAMTech, with plans to introduce new OTT services which will include an exclusive ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend, Imagineer Marty Sklar, Dies at 83

Martin A. “Marty” Sklar, a key creative force in Disney Parks who worked closely with Walt Disney, died at his home in the Hollywood Hills on Thursday at age 83. Sklar was named ... Continue Reading →
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Cyber Group Hosts Int’l Emmy Kids Awards Semi-Final

For the sixth time, Paris-based Cyber Group Studios had the honor of presenting the Semi-Final round of judging in the International Emmy Kids Awards competition for two categories: ... Continue Reading →
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Ben Pyne Departing Disney Media Distribution

After 25 years with the company, Ben Pyne has announced his plans to step away from his post as President of Disney Media Distribution. Pyne will continue to fill the role he’s held ... Continue Reading →
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Activision Blizzard Announces Consumer Products Dept., ‘Skylanders’ S3

Activision Blizzard has launched a new consumer products division with the aim of supporting its global growth strategy by creating new avenues for fan engagement with its game franchises ... Continue Reading →
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Wage-Fixing Suit Draws to Close with $100M Disney Settlement

The end is in sight for the class-action lawsuit that shook up the animation industry. Holdout defendants Disney, Pixar and Lucasfilm (all under The Walt Disney Company umbrella) have ... Continue Reading →