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Headline News Netflix, Disney Expand Streaming Pact to Canada

Netflix and The Walt Disney Studios announce a new multi-year licensing agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive Canadian subscription television service for first-run Disney live-action and animated feature films.

Headline News Marvel Announces New Thor, Captain America

Marvel Entertainment reveals that it will be replacing the comic book incarnation of ‘Thor’ with a new, female version; Sam Wilson, formerly the superhero known as The Falcon, will be taking over the role of ‘Captain America.’

Headline News Disney Television Animation Developing ‘Haunted Mansion’ Special

TV animation studio continues to expand roster of top creative talent with production on three pilots and new short-form series; extends overall development deal with ‘Phineas and Ferb’ co-creator and executive producer Dan Povenmire.

Headline News Genius Brands Int’l Appoints Stone Newman President, Global Consumer Products

Newman brings roster of clients from former company Art + Science International to GBI as he builds company’s global consumer products business.

Headline News Disney's Animated Series ‘The 7D’ Launches with Solid Ratings

Last Monday's premiere of Disney's animated series ‘The 7D,’ a contemporary, comedic take on the world of the Seven Dwarfs, delivers strong ratings, ranking as the network’s #2 animated original-series premiere on record among Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11.  

Headline News Christina Miller Tapped to Head Cartoon Network, Adult Swim & Boomerang

Christina Miller is named President and General Manager for Turner Broadcasting networks Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, with global oversight of linear and non-linear content, the consumer products group and franchise management.

Headline News Jerry Rees Tapped to Helm ‘The Marvel Experience’

VFX vendors Rhythm & Hues and Prana Animation Studios join visualization studio The Third Floor to help create an innovative, traveling attraction that affords guests the opportunity to actively participate with dozens of Marvel Entertainment’s iconic Super Heroes.

Headline News Adult Swim Signs First-Look Deal With Aaron McGruder

Adult Swim expands its relationship with The Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder; first project under the pact will be a live-action/ adventure pilot with the working title of ‘Hooligan Squad.’

Headline News Power Rangers' Movie Recruits 'X-Men' Writers

The upcoming Power Rangers movie from Lionsgate and rights holder Saban Brands will be scripted by ‘X-Men: First Class’ writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz; Roberto Orci boards the project as executive producer.

Headline News Paramount Television Signs First-Look Deal With Robert Zemeckis

Paramount Television inks a first-look deal with Oscar-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis; first project will be a drama series inspired by Nicholson Baker’s bestselling novel 'The Fermata.'

Headline News Box Office Report: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Rules with $73M Debut

Even with box office revenue down from last year, the debut of ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ pushes Fox to become the first major Hollywood studio to cross the $1 billion mark in 2014 domestic ticket sales.

Headline News Emails, Court Docs Show Sony Resisted Wage-Fixing Cartel

Emails and court documents from the Silicon Valley “Techtopus” wage-fixing cartel class action lawsuit show that Sony Pictures Animation resisted efforts made by other studios to keep wages down.

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