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Cape Town Animation Fest Lines Up Local & International Speakers

Celebrated creative minds and experienced executives from the global industry will be assembling in South Africa next month, when Animation SA presents the seventh annual Cape Town ... Continue Reading →

CBeebies Ties Up with ‘Tinpo’ with AGE Order

American Greetings Entertainment — with partners Dentsu and OLM and in association production studios Sprite Ent. and OLM Digital — has kicked off production of a new construction-themed ... Continue Reading →
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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 →

Mattel Creations Appoints Digital Agents for Russia, France

Ahead of MIPTV, Mattel Creations has announced the appointment of ProjectFirst in Russia and Little Dot Studios in France to manage AVOD platforms and grow channel subscribers for top ... Continue Reading →

Cinesite Acquires Vancouver Animation Studio Nitrogen

Cinesite Studios has acquired full-service animation facility Nitrogen Studios Canada, Inc., based in Vancouver. The studio employs 70 creative and production staff, and is best known ... Continue Reading →

24/7 PBS KIDS Channel Launches Across US

As of Monday, January 16, the first ever nationwide 24-hour PBS KIDS channel launches in the US, provide by member stations across the map on TV and via live streaming on digital platforms, ... Continue Reading →

Mattel Creations Inks First LatAm Deal for ‘WellieWishers’

Mattel Inc.’s entertainment content division Mattel Creations has secured its first Latin American broadcast partner for WellieWishers (26 x 11). Aimed at girls 5-7, the new 2D ... Continue Reading →

Family Channel & Family Jr. Get Festive for December

DHX Media’s DHX Television channels Family Jr. and Family Channel will be bringing a sleigh-load of holiday programming into Canadian homes this month, including brand new themed ... Continue Reading →

PBS KIDS Gets Animated for the Holidays

Kiddy favorites are embarking on festive seasonal adventures on PBS KIDS, with new and returning holiday-themed episodes and movies airing throughout December. These include premiere ... Continue Reading →

‘Thomas & Friends’ Steams Ahead with New Deals

From the busy floor of MIPCOM in Cannes, Mattel Creations has announced a raft of new international deals for hit kids’ franchise Thomas & Friends, including broadcast, home ... Continue Reading →