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Amazon Launches First Global Anime Acquisition

As of Thursday, April 7, Amazon Prime Video customers in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Japan will have unlimited streaming access to new series Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress — the ... Continue Reading →
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Studio 100, Svensk Filmindustri Ink ‘Heidi’ Deal

Studio 100 Media has secured a home video and VOD distribution agreement with Svensk Filmindustri for the revived CG animated Heidi series. The show is proving a broadcast success across ... Continue Reading →
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Debra Pierson Appointed GM of Kid Genius Channel

Genius Brands International has named former Kabillion executive and respected distribution, production, licensing and merchandising expert Debra Pierson as General Manager of its Kid ... Continue Reading →
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Four Live-Action Films That Need Animated Remakes Rotoscopers weighs in on the silver screen icons overdue for a toon treatment — if Hollywood is listening? Fuji TV Shows to Stream ... Continue Reading →
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Those Licensing People Take on ‘Zou’

Cyber Group Studios has appointed Those Licensing People to handle U.K. and Eire licensing rights for Zou. Broadcast in the U.K. on Disney Junior, Zou is a top performing show centered ... Continue Reading →
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Kids Streaming Platform Ameba Updates Xbox 360 App

Canadian-based kids only on-demand service Ameba is expanding its North American reach with an updated streaming app for Xbox 360. Available February 16 in the U.S. and Feb. 18 in Canada, ... Continue Reading →
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Media I.M. Reps Belarus Toon ‘Sunny Bunnies’

London-based Media I.M. has taken on representation for Belarusian producer Digital Light Studio’s Sunny Bunnies (26 x 3’5″) and appointed Julia Oginska to head up ... Continue Reading →
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VOD Market Projected at $265 Billion by 2016

Analysts at Future Market Insights (FMI) have projected that the rising popularity of video on-demand and the growth of online platforms internationally will mean that the VOD market ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Signs Three-Toon Hulu Deal

9 Story Media Group has licensed three animated kids’ programs to Hulu in the U.S. The streaming service will take on subscription VOD rights to Get Ace (52 x 11), Nerds and Monsters ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Picks Up ‘Extraordinary Tales’

New York-based distributor GKIDS has acquired North American rights to the five part Edgar Allen Poe anthology flick Extraordinary Tales from Melusine Productions. Directed by award-winning ... Continue Reading →