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Licensing Headline News

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Tops 2015 Licensing Expo Awards

The consumer products campaign for Disney’s mega-hit animated movie ‘Frozen’ takes top honors for Overall Best Licensed Program and Best Film, Television, or Entertainment (Animated) Program at the annual International Licensing Awards.

Animated Features Headline News

Animated Feature ‘Back to the Jurassic’ In Theaters June 12

Now available on disc, CJ Entertainment is releasing the new animated family adventure featuring the voices of Melanie Griffith, Jane Lynch, William Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin and Rob Schneider in theaters on June 12.

Rainmaker Entertainment Headline News

Corus Greenlights Mainframe’s ‘Reboot: The Guardian Code’

Hybrid live-action/CG-animated reimagining of the classic series to be produced by Mainframe Entertainment, the television division of Vancouver-based Rainmaker Entertainment.

Titmouse Headline News

New ‘Three Stooges’ Animated Series in the Works

CAKE, Titmouse AND C3 Entertainment bringing ‘The Three Stooges’ animation back to the international market with pilot episode directed by Christy Karacas; additional directors to be announced.

Shout! Factory Headline News

Shout! Factory Sets U.S. Theatrical Release for ‘The Seventh Dwarf’

Peyton List, Norm Macdonald, Nina Hagen and Joshua Graham lead all-star voice cast for highly anticipated CG-animated feature opening in Los Angeles and New York on July 31.

Studio Ghibli Headline News

Serious Lunch Named Global Rep for Studio Ghibli’s ‘Ronja’

U.K. distributor Serious Lunch to handle international rollout of the Studio Ghibli animated series directed by Goro Miyazaki, ‘Ronja, the Robber's Daughter.’

Disney Headline News

Disney Planning Live-Action Feature Based on ‘Fantasia’s ‘Night on Bald Mountain’

Project continues Disney's recent trend of remaking its animated classics into live-action films, beginning with ‘Maleficent’ and ‘Cinderella,’ and now including ‘Mulan,’ ‘Winnie The Pooh,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Dumbo’ and a new movie starring ‘Peter Pan’s Tinker Bell.

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Announces Four New Animated Kids Series

Streaming service will premiere four new animated shows: ‘Kulipari: An Army of Frogs’ and ‘Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan and Jane’ along with preschool shows ‘Cirque du Soleil - Luna Petunia’ and ‘Puffin Rock.’ 

Cartoons Headline News

Jackie Chan Returns to ‘Toons with ‘Adventures of La & Zy’

Written by Randy Rogel of ‘Animaniacs’ and ‘Pinky and the Brain’ fame, CG animated series produced by Dasym Media will be the martial arts icon’s first return to the small screen since ‘Jackie Chan Adventures.’

DQ Entertainment Headline News

DQ Entertainment Posts Year-End Earnings

India’s DQE shows adjusted pre-tax profits of $306.2 million, up from last year’s earnings of $299.9 million; operating profit before financing costs and foreign exchange rose to $964.2 million from $647 million. 

Licensing Headline News

Federico San Martin Joins Henson as VP, Global Consumer Products

Former DreamWorks Studios executive to oversee licensing activities for The Jim Henson Company’s celebrated fantasy and beloved children’s brands like ‘Dinosaur Train,’ ‘Sid the Science Kid,’ and ‘Doozers.’

Licensing Headline News

‘Wild Kratts’ Expands Global Licensing Program

Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group expand ‘Wild Kratts’ licensing program to include Halloween costumes, cake toppers and games and puzzles, with new products expected to hit shelves in the fall of this year.

Television Headline News

HBO Orders Two Seasons of The Duplass Bros.’ ‘Animals’

New animated adult television series ‘Animals,’ created by Phil Matarese & Mike Luciano and produced by Duplass Brothers Television, to debut exclusively on HBO in 2016.

Smith Micro Software Headline News

Smith Micro Announces Anime Studio 11

Latest Anime Studio release streamlines animation production for studios and professionals with frame-by-frame design and raster-like characteristics with natural freehand drawing and painting for more life-like results.