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In Passing Headline News

Paul Tibbett Talks About That Time David Bowie Did Voice Work for ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’

David Bowie voiced The King of Atlantis, otherwise known as Lord Royal Highness, in the 2007 one-hour ‘Atlantis SquarePantis’ TV special that kicked off season five.

Toei Animation Headline News

Toei Animation Launches Remastered Versions of ‘Dragon Ball Z’ and ‘Saint Seiya’ in Latin America

‘Dragon Ball Z’ licensed to Corporacion Ecuatoriana de TV.S.A. in Ecuador and Televisora Nicaraguense S.A. Canal 8 in Nicaragua; Saint Seiya sold to Televisora Nicaraguense S.A. Canal 8 in Nicaragua.

Awards Headline News

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Wins Big at 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ wins nine critics’ awards, including best director and best visual effects; Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ wins best animated feature; Netflix series ‘BoJack Horseman’ wins best animation series.

Aardman Nathan Love Headline News

Aardman Nathan Love Animates Revved Up Intro for New Camaro App

Animation entertainment studio infuses its trademark flourish in an all-digital intro film that showcases the multi-hued models in the mysterious confines of a hangar space.

Television Headline News

Union Media Appointed Worldwide Distributor for ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’

Lupus Films and Walker Productions appoint Union Media as the worldwide distributor for animated television special based on the children’s book written by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury and published by Walker Books.

GKIDS Headline News

GKIDS Scores Two Oscar Noms for Best Animated Feature at 2016 Academy Awards

Independent animation distributor garners double Oscar nominations for Best Animated Feature with Alê Abreu’s ‘Boy and the World’ and Studio Ghibli’s ‘When Marnie Was There.’

Genuis Brands International Headline News

GBI to Debut ‘Spacepop’ in Summer 2016

Genius Brands International to develop 100+ animated shorts featuring original music created by A&R veteran Ron Fair; Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group signed as worldwide publisher for new tween brand.

The Jim Henson Company Headline News

Henson Signs New Deals for ‘Dinosaur Train,’ ‘Pajanimals’ and ‘Sid the Science Kid’

The Jim Henson Company signs license agreements with media partners for preschool series ‘Dinosaur Train,’ ‘Sid the Science Kid’ and ‘Pajanimals.’

Licensing Headline News

CAKE and Cheeky Little Media Announce New Licensing Agents for ‘Bottersnikes and Gumbles’

Leading kids entertainment specialist and Australian production outfit appoint licensing and merchandising agents to represent their brand-new animated series in Eire & Australia and the U.K.

Business Headline News

Pam Lifford Named President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Disney veteran to succeed Brad Globe, who will step down in February after more than a decade overseeing WBCP.

Films Headline News

‘Dragon’s Lair’ Feature Surpasses Crowdfunding Goal

Legendary animator Don Bluth and producer Gary Goldman join forces to bring a classically animated ‘Dragon's Lair: The Movie’ to the big screen, raising more than $390,000 to produce a four-minute pitch presentation video.

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