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The Animation Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide

FULLY BOOKED The Art of Ferdinand (Titan Books, $40) puts the colorful world of Blue Sky’s latest release into your hooves, with 160 pages of behind-the-scenes art and insights. Author ... Continue Reading →
Ollie & Moon

Cottonwood’s ‘Ollie & Moon Show’ Heads to Screens & Shelves in China

Federation Kids & Family and its sister prodco Cottonwood Media have forged a new key partnership with leading Chinese family entertainment company UYOUNG for preschool animation ... Continue Reading →
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Nick and (RED) Launch Cool (SPONGEBOB) Collection

A certain popular yellow absorbent hero is getting his own (RED) charity line of products this holiday season. Nickelodeon and AIDS-awareness-and philanthropic organization (RED) have ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Adds Two New Studio Ghibli Picture Books to Catalog

VIZ Media is adding two animation gems to its publishing catalog just in time for the holidays, with Castle in the Sky and Princess Mononoke Picture Books bringing the magic of these ... Continue Reading →
The Fixies

Aeroplane Announces ‘The Fixies’ Live Show US Tour

Moscow-based production and licensing company Aeroplane Productions (www.aeroplaneproductions.com) announces the North American premiere of live stage show The Fixie Show: How Tom Thomas ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s California Adventure Pier Getting Pixar Makeover

2018 is going to be a big year for Pixar fans — and not just with the return of The Incredibles to theaters! Disney Parks has revealed plans to transform the “Paradise Pier” ... Continue Reading →
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CraneKahn Enters Multiterritory Deal with Winsing Animation

CraneKahn LLC — the new company started by licensing hitmaker Al Kahn, who has helped put brands like Cabbage Patch Kids and Teenage Mutant Turtles at the top of kids’ holiday ... Continue Reading →
Arctic Justice

Firefly to Represent Animated Pic ‘Arctic Justice’

Firefly Brand Management has been appointed the exclusive global licensing agency for upcoming CG-animated feature Arctic Justice. The movie features the voices of Jeremy Renner, Heidi ... Continue Reading →
Avengers

Marvel Allies with Arms Manufacturer Northrop-Grumman

UPDATE: Marvel issued a statement Friday night to the effect that the reported partnership would not be pursued. Statement quoted at end of article. It’s no secret that the Marvel ... Continue Reading →
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BLE: Nelvana Strikes Exclusive UK Agreement with FMK

Nelvana Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of Nelvana, has announced a strategic partnership with FremantleMedia Kids & Family (FMK) to represent its products and ... Continue Reading →