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Netflix Headline News

Netflix Adding Six New Animated Series

Streaming network adding six new original animated series for older kids beginning this December, including ‘LEGO Bionicle: The Journey to One,’ ‘LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship,’ ‘Buddy Thunderstruck,’ ‘Las Leyendas,’ ‘Glitter Force’ and DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Dawn of the Croods.’

Splash Entertainment Headline News

Splash Entertainment Bringing ‘Tellur Aliens’ Feature to MIPCOM

Produced with the insight of more than 90 children, ‘Tellur Aliens’ is one of the first projects to be produced in Kazakhstan and offered through a U.S. distributor.

preschool Headline News

New Broadcast Deals Announced for ‘Kate & Mim-Mim’

FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment’s new hit preschool property, ‘Kate & Mim-Mim,’ is acquired by major international broadcasters in Asia, the Middle East, South Africa, Finland, Russia, Poland and Turkey.

animago AWARD & CONFERENCE Headline News

animago CONFERENCE Announces 2015 Program Highlights

Animation Experts and VFX Luminaries behind ‘Minions,’ ‘Terminator: Genisys,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘The Hobbit,’ ‘Paddington,’ ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E,’ and more will be guests at the animago AWARD & CONFERENCE running October 15 & 16, 2015.

preschool Headline News

Entertainment One Takes Controlling Stake in ‘Peppa Pig’

Fifty-two new episodes of preschool sensation ‘Peppa Pig’ currently in production; brand’s expansive international presence now includes over 700 licensing agreements globally.

PipelineFX Headline News

Burst Licensing Helps PipelineFX Hit Education License Milestone

Two-thousand rendering servers and workstations now managed by Qube! render farm management software; burst licensing new hallmark of finals routine.

Blue Sky Studios Headline News

New ‘Peanuts Movie’ Featurette Delves Into the Legacy of Charles Schultz

“My dad always said, ‘If you read the comic strip you know who I am,’ and you can see that all the characters in the comic strip are really elements of him.”

Light Chaser Animation Headline News

WATCH: Light Chaser Releases First Trailer for ‘Little Door Gods’

Final version of the Chinese-made CG-animated feature took 80 million CPU render hours, compared to 60 or 70 million render hours for recent Hollywood-made animated films.

call for entries Headline News

ITFS Opens Call for Entries for 2016 Competition

The 23rd edition of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film runs April 26 - May 1, 2016; deadline for entries is December 1, 2015.

41 Entertainment Headline News

41E Appoints BRB as Iberian Agent for ‘Kong - King of the Apes’

Commissioned by Netflix, original CGI animation series from 41 Entertainment is targeted at kids and introduced through a feature-length film that will be followed by 12 half-hour episodes starting in 2016.

Licensing Headline News

GBI Acquires ‘Gumby,’ ‘ABC Monsters’ for Kid Genius Channel

Genius Brands International acquires two series from NCircle Entertainment, ‘Gumby,’ the timeless, innovative, stop-motion claymation series created by Art Clokey, and ‘ABC Monsters.’