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News Bytes: ‘Madagascar’ Holiday Special, DDEG’s 2nd MegaGrant, ‘Tomb Raider’ Anime Cast & More

DreamWorks Madagascar: A Little Wild is back with an exciting new season November 11 on Hulu and Peacock! In Season 5, the fearless Zoo...

Digital Dimension Appoints New Animation Production Execs

Following a year of significant growth, Digital Dimension Entertainment Group (DDEG), a company focusing on the creation and production of original animated content and...

Lion Forge Animation Adds Creative Execs to Growing Studio

David Steward II’s Lion Forge Animation studio (Academy Award-winning Hair Love) is expanding its global creative, executive and production teams, announcing the addition of...

Universal Talent Development Launches Animation Writers Program

Universal Filmed Entertainment Group’s (UFEG) Global Talent Development & Inclusion (GTDI) department announce the launch of the Universal Animation Writers Program, a first-of-its-kind animation...

News Bytes: ‘Arthur’ Spreads the Love with Gay Wedding, Disney Eyes Last Hulu Stake, Winnie the Pooh Welcomes Archie & More

WATCH: Making-Of Trailer for ‘Ask Dr. Ruth’ Neko Productions pored over historical photos to tenderly recreate the iconic health guru’s early life in Nazi...

Margie Cohn Announces New DreamWorks CCOs, Management Structure

DreamWorks Animation announced two new leadership roles in addition to a realigned executive structure under recently appointed President Margie Cohn. Kristin Lowe has been named...

Yeti Farm and Surprise Bag Form Strategic Partnership

Yeti Farm Creative of Kelowna, BC, has formed a content partnership with LA- and Vancouver-base Surprise Bag, Inc. Leveraging Yeti Farm’s state-of-the-art 2D/3D animation...

Kelly Betz Named CFO of DreamWorks Animation

DreamWorks Animation has named Kelly Betz Chief Financial Officer. The appointment, effective immediately, was jointly announced by Margie Cohn, President of DreamWorks Animation Television...

DreamWorks Toons, ‘Deep’ & ‘Masha’ Animate Universal Kids Debut

NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment is officially launching rebranded kids’ network Universal Kids (formerly Sprout) on Saturday, September 9. Highlighted in the expanded content offerings are...

Nelvana’s ‘Ranger Rob’ Makes US Camp on Sprout

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has inked a deal with NBCU’s Universal Kids network Sprout to bring the animated preschool series Ranger Rob to screens across...

Deirdre Brennan Named GM for Sprout

Deirdre Brennan has been tapped as General Manager of 24-hour preschool network Sprout, overseeing all aspects of Sprout’s programming, marketing, business strategy and performance....

Chris deFaria Named CEO of DreamWorks Animation

The post-acquisition restructuring of DreamWorks Animation continues, with the news breaking Tuesday via Deadline that Warner Bros. animation exec Chris deFaria is stepping in...

DreamWorks Layoffs Hit Glendale with 170 to Go

Post-acquisition DreamWorks Animation has announced another round of layoffs, with 170 employees at its Glendale campus to be let go in January, San Fernando...

BLE: Roundtable Seminars, Ink, ‘Oggy,’ Rainbow, ‘Smurfs’

Organizers of Brand Licensing Europe (Oct. 11-13, Olympia, London) announce that for the first time, visitors can take part in a roundtable discussions. Set...

Jeffrey Katzenberg Net Worth Estimated at $880M

Following the official closure of Comcast's $3.8 billion purchase of DreamWorks Animation -- which puts the studio's film, television and digital operations under the...

NBCU Closes DWA Deal, Announces Leadership Changes

NBCUniversal's acquisition of DreamWorks Animation has been finalized, folding the studio into the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group -- joining Universal Pictures, Fandango and NBCU...

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Just Keep Swimming: Pixar’s ‘Finding Dory’ Is a Major Breakthrough for Water Animation MoviePilot’s Elise Jost explores the Bay Area studio’s latest tech breakthrough, including...

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TVKids Special Report: Kids' Comedies Top entertainment execs talk the surprisingly difficult task of making kids laugh and the benefits of animation. Disney Exec Joins WBCP...

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The World's First Snoopy Museum Is Opening in Tokyo Charles Schulz's work-famous beagle gets the recognition he deserves with a new Rippongi attraction featuring original...

BREAKING: NBCU Buys DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 Billion

NBCUniversal announced this morning that it has bought DreamWorks Animation and will add it to the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. According to reports, Chris Meledandri,...
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