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Headline News Genius Brands Announces Partnership with FatRedCouch

Release of master app for ‘Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab’ to coincide with the premiere of the new animated series on U.S. public television stations later this year.

Headline News Coming Soon…to Your Living Room: Studio Ghibli Titles on Blu-ray

From Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, three Studio Ghibli classics -- ‘Tales from Earthsea,’ ‘Porco Rosso’ and ‘Pom Poko’ -- make their way onto Blu-ray.

Headline News Warner Bros. & DC Entertainment Develop Toy-Based Slate

‘Batman Unlimited,’ inspired by Mattel’s new batman toy line, and all-new animated shorts based on the Fisher-Price Imaginext DC Super Friends toy line to debut Spring 2015.

Headline News 9 Story Signs Licensing Deal with Hispanic Network MundoFox

Fox International Channels and RCN-owned network acquires three 9 Story properties, including ‘Wibbly Pig,’ ‘Finding Stuff Out’ and ‘Artzooka!

Headline News FMX 2015 to Spotlight Immersion and Virtual Reality

Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia to explore the impact of immersive technologies on financing, content creation, distribution and viewing behavior across different platforms.

Headline News ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ tops 42nd Annual Annie Awards

Disney’s ‘Feast,’ directed by Patrick Osborne and produced by Kristina Reed, receives award for Best Animated Short Subject.

Headline News Watch the 42nd Annual Annie Awards Live!

Black tie event at UCLA’s Royce Hall kicks off at 5 p.m. with Red Carpet arrivals and a VIP champagne reception, followed by the awards ceremony at 7 p.m.

Headline News 2015 HPA Tech Retreat Unveils Expanded Session Schedule

The Hollywood Post Alliance invites engineering, technology and strategic business leaders join top creative talent to explore and debate the most compelling topics facing the media and entertainment industry today.

Headline News Don Hertzfeldt’s ‘World of Tomorrow’ Wins Sundance Short Film Grand Jury Prize

‘Storm Hits Jacket’ from French director and screenwriter Paul Cabon receives the Short Film Jury Award for Animation.

Headline News Disney Unveils First Latina Princess, Elena of Avalor

Billed as a “confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairytale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore,” Princess Elena of Avalor will be introduced in a special episode of Disney Junior’s hit series ‘Sofia the First’ beginning production now for a 2016 premiere.

Headline News New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival Announces 2015 Slate

Program highlights include East Coast premiere of new Aardman feature, ‘Shaun The Sheep The Movie,’ North American premiere of new Studio Ghibli film ‘When Marnie Was There,’ U.S. premiere of ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet,’ and more.

Headline News Hilary Swank, Susan Sarandon, Jessica Biel to Voice ToonBox Feature ‘Spark’

Award-winning actresses sign on to star in the forthcoming 3D-animated feature film, ‘Spark,’ from ToonBox Entertainment, Redrover and Gulfstream Pictures.

Headline News NFB French Animation Founder René Jodoin Dies at 94

NFB director-producer was an early collaborator of Norman McLaren, founder of the NFB’s French Animation Studio, and the recipient of the 2001 Prix Albert-Tessier.

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