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preschool Headline News

Media I.M. Closes Licensing and Merchandise Deal with Düşyeri

London-based distribution company signs international 360 pact with Turkish animation studio Düşyeri for preschool series ‘Kikoriki’ and ‘Pin-Code.’

Mattel Headline News

Mattel Unveils 2016 Kids Slate

Iconic portfolio includes ‘Barbie,’ ‘Hot Wheels,’ ‘Fireman Sam,’ ‘Monster High,’ ‘Thomas & Friends,’ ‘Bob the Builder,’ and Fisher-Price brands including the new first series of ‘Little People.’

Visual Effects Headline News

Stargate Studios Appoints Peter Ware and Andy Williams

Award-winning production company specializing in virtual production and visual effects for episodic TV appoints Peter Ware and Andy Williams to oversee the company’s production department.

Business Headline News

‘Freaktown’ Takes Off with International Sales

Portfolio Entertainment  signs its first set of international sales deals for new animated series with Cartoon Network in Asia Pacific, Turner’s Kids Networks in EMEA, The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia and ABC Australia.

Sony Pictures Animation Headline News

‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’ Series Going Global

Produced by DHX Media and Sony Pictures Animation, animated series commissioned by Canada’s TELETOON has been picked up by Turner Broadcasting for its second flagship kids channel, Boomerang, across EMEA, APAC and Latin America.

Bento Box Entertainment Headline News

Corus and Bento Launch Bento Box Canada

New partnership to develop and produce animated series targeting 18-34 demographic; production begins on ‘The Pandas,’ from internationally renowned comic strip creators Mikael Wulff and Anders Morgenthaler.

Studio 100 Media Headline News

Studio 100 Presenting ‘Arthur and the Minimoys’ at MIPCOM 2015

Paris-based Studio 100 Animation to co-produce new kids series based on the children’s book and feature film from EuropaCorp’s Luc Besson.

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.