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Actor Anton Yelchin of Star Trek Films Dies in Freak Accident Actor who played Russian starship navigator Chekov in franchise reboot dies at age 27. Finding Dory Blows Animation Record ... Continue Reading →

Zag’s ‘Miraculous’ Greenlight for Seasons 2 & 3

On the strength of its ratings performance around the globe, Zag Heroes title Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir has been greenlit for second and third seasons. Produced by ... Continue Reading →

Skyrocket Taps Jared Wolfson to Lead New Media Division

L.A.-based Skyrocket Toys, a leading domestic manufacturer of tech toys and consumer products, has appointed kids and family entertainment executive and producer Jared Wolfson to lead ... Continue Reading →

Nottingham Forest Picks Up ‘Sammy & Co.’ Rights

Spain’s Nottingham Forest has acquired licensing, merchandising and promotion rights for animated series Sammy & Co. thanks to an agreement with the property’s master ... Continue Reading →

eOne’s ‘Zak Storm’ Gets Greenlight

Entertainment One (eOne)’s latest animated kids’ series Zak Storm has been greenlit for production, and is set to air on France’s leading kids network Gulli starting ... Continue Reading →

PGS Secures Deals For ‘LadyBug’

PGS Entertainment has recently closed licensing deals for the new series LadyBug (26 x 26min) on three continents. LadyBug is a co-production from French animation companies Zagtoon ... Continue Reading →

PGS and Zagtoon Sign Three-Year Distrib Deal

French distributor and brand manager PGS Entertainment has signed an exclusive, first-look deal with kids entertainment producer Zagtoon. The first project under the terms of the new ... Continue Reading →

ZagToon Launches 3D Film Division

Paris-based French animation production company Univergroup is launching a film division, Zagtoon Pictures, and is partnering with leading Korean studio SamG, reports Variety. Headed ... Continue Reading →