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Rainbow Headline News

Live-Action ‘Winx Club’ Feature in the Works

Warner Bros.-based production shingle Hollywood Gang teams with Italian animation studio Rainbow Group to develop and produce a live-action feature inspired by the animated ‘Winx Club’ television series.

Bento Box Entertainment Headline News

Bento Box Entertainment Launches Digital Studio

New digital business unit to produce a slate of original content for digital and mobile formats; studio teams with top Virtual Reality and 360-degree video destination Littlstar to create exclusive trailblazing immersive animated stories & technology.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of ‘Shimmer and Shine’

Additional 20 episodes feature brand-new characters including an evil sorceress voiced by actress Lacey Chabert and new magical locales; first-ever ‘Shimmer and Shine’ toy line to debut at New York Toy Fair.

Lucasfilm Headline News

‘LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures’ Coming to Disney XD

All-new animated television series developed by Bill Motz and Bob Roth and produced by Wil Film, the LEGO Group and Lucasfilm is scheduled to debut this summer.

Visual Effects Headline News

Postal Adds UVPHACTORY’s Damijan Saccio & Gene Nazarov

Humble’s sister shop increases post offerings and talent pool with the addition of executive producer Damijan Saccio and creative director Gene Nazarov.

Amazon Headline News

Amazon Orders ITV Studios’ ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’

Amazon orders four seasons of the new series, which is a reinvention of the 50-year-old classic ‘Thunderbirds’ series; Rosamund Pike to star as Lady Penelope.

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Announces Beatles-Inspired ‘Beat Bugs’ Series

Original animated series for kids inspired by the music of The Beatles to feature international artists Eddie Vedder, P!nk, James Bay, Sia, The Shins, Of Monsters and Men, Chris Cornell, Regina Spektor, James Corden and Birdy.

Amazon Studios Headline News

Flaunt Launches Long-Form Division with ‘Lost in Oz’

Pilot for Amazon Studios is created and produced by Los-Angeles based Bureau of Magic; other projects include two ‘Monster High’ animated features for Mattel.

broadcast design Headline News

loyalkaspar Hires Executive Producer Rhys Demery in L.A.

Former Troika EP with more than a decade of production experience spanning broadcast design, integrated content, traditional on-air spots, branded content, digital and social has worked with a wide range of brands.

9 Story Media Group Headline News

9 Story Announces Raft of Sales of ‘Monkey See Monkey Do’

Animated and live-action hybrid preschool series co-produced by Smartoonz and Title Entertainment sold to Turner Broadcasting System’s Cartoonito U.K., AMC Networks in Central Europe, HOP! In Israel, and Pixel TV in Ukraine.

Splash Entertainment Headline News

Splash Entertainment Acquires Global Rights to ‘Journey to Glo E’ Feature

Children’s entertainment company acquires worldwide distribution rights to toy company Cepia’s animated feature about the magic of a child’s wishes and dreams.

Cinesite ANIMATIONWorld

Cinesite Animation Becomes a Feature Production Powerhouse with ‘Klaus’

CG-animated feature directed by ‘Despicable Me’ co-creator Sergio Pablos enters production at London-based VFX house’s animation division lodged in a new 54,000 square-foot studio located in downtown Montréal.

Shout! Factory Headline News

Shout! Secures U.S. Rights to Rémi Chayé’s ‘Long Way North'

Shout! Factory and Urban Distribution International enter film distribution deal for animated feature directed by Rémi Chayé and produced by Sacrebleu Productions, Maybe Movies and Norlum Studios.

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.

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