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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.

CARTOON MOVIE Headline News

CARTOON Movie Announces 2016 Program & Dates

With 55 projects from 19 European countries selected to date for European pitching event, more than 700 animation film professionals are set to gather March 2-4 in Lyon, France.

Business Headline News

Click 3X Adds Juan Delcan and Tyler Greco to Directorial Roster

Accomplished directors join live-action division; company adds Roxanneanco as East Coast rep for live action, design and animation.

box office Headline News

Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Becomes Top Grossing Domestic Film

Latest installment in the ‘Star Wars’ saga becomes the highest grossing film of all time in the domestic market, surpassing the $760.5 million lifetime gross of ‘Avatar’ in a record-shattering 20 days of release.

Visual Effects Headline News

Digital Domain Appoints Daniel Rosen Technology VP

Longtime industry veteran previously served as Vice President of Technology at Warner Bros, Managing Partner and Chief Technology Officer for Group 47, and Chief Engineer for DreamWorks Animation.

Television Headline News

FX Orders Animated Pilot from Louis C.K. & Albert Brooks

Voice stars of Illumination Entertainment’s ‘The Secret Life of Pets’ are co-creating, co-writing and providing the two lead voices for an untitled animated pilot for FX.

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