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Brown Bag Films Headline News

Netflix, BBC Announce Voice Cast for ‘Watership Down’ Miniseries

Four-part CG miniseries based on the classic novel by Richard Adams to be directed by Noam Murro with animation produced at Dublin-based studio Brown Bag Films.

CAKE Headline News

CAKE, Cheeky Little Media & Mighty Nice Sign U.K. Publishing Deal for ‘Bottersnikes & Gumbles’

Australian production outfits sign a U.K. publishing deal with Hodder Children’s Books for their new CGI children’s comedy series ‘Bottersnikes & Gumbles.’

Business Headline News

OddBot Partners with Tails of Whimsy on ‘Mackie McKeens’

Los Angeles-based animation studio options ‘The Mighty Machines of Mackie McKeens,’ from author & illustrator Daryl Slaton to develop the property as an animated television series

Television Headline News

SuperProd to Animate Ringo Starr's ‘Octopus's Garden’

French animation powerhouse teams with Simon & Schuster, Universal Music Publishing and Startling Music for the TV adaptation of the book ‘Octopus's Garden,’ based on the famous song written and sung by Ringo Starr.

Books Headline News

Awesome Media to Develop ‘Princess Ponies’ for Television

With plans to develop the franchise for the small screen, London-based Awesome Media & Entertainment secures a deal with Bloomsbury Children’s Books to publish four new titles in the best-selling series by Jeff Norton.

The Jim Henson Company Headline News

Zuckerberg’s ‘Dot’ Lands on Sprout

Tech-savvy animated original series from Industrial Brothers and The Jim Henson Company is based on the book by author and executive producer Randi Zuckerberg.

Business Headline News

‘Winnie & Wilbur’ Headed to Discovery Kids Latin America

Winduna Enterprises secures co-production agreement with Discovery Kids Latin America for new 2D animated children’s series based on the ‘Winnie the Witch’ books by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul.

Books Headline News

Mercer Mayer’s ‘Little Critter’ to be Developed into Global Entertainment Property

All global rights to the ‘Little Critter’ IP acquired by the newly-established Little Critter LLC formed by John R. Sansevere-headed investment group.

preschool Headline News

King Rollo Enters Development Deal for ‘McDoogle’s Monster Farm’

Iconic U.K. producer joins talents with children’s author James McKnight and brand manager Clare Stead for a new animated series based on the popular preschool books.

Anime ANIMATIONWorld

Who Are We Kidding: Subliminal Child-Porn Images in Japanese Manga and Anime

By Kumi Kaoru | Monday, January 25, 2016 at 11:17am

Anime historian Kumi Kaoru’s unpopular position brings much-needed attention to the wink-wink-nudge-nudge world of subliminal child-porn imagery in Japanese manga and anime.

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.

Specials Headline News

Animated ‘Bear Hunt’ Special Marches to Channel 4

Channel 4 to air a special animated adaptation produced by the makers of ‘The Snowman and The Snowdog’ of the timeless classic children’s book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,’ by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.

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