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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.’

Cartoons Headline News

FOX Orders New Seasons of ‘Bob’s Burgers’

Critically acclaimed animated series celebrates its 100th episode this season, featuring guest voices Jenny Slate, Billy Eichner, Steve Buscemi, Wanda Sykes, Henry Winkler, Tim Meadows, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele and Zach Galifianakis.

The Fred Rogers Company Headline News

Fred Rogers Company Receives National Science Foundation Grant for ‘Peg + Cat’

Three million-dollar grant to support production of Emmy-winning PBS KIDS program, new teacher engagement initiative, and research.

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.

Dreamworks Animation Headline News

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show’ Launches Oct. 9

Debuting exclusively on Netflix October 9, DreamWorks Animation Television’s ‘The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show’ stars Chris Parnell as Mr. Peabody and Max Charles as Sherman.

Cartoons Headline News

Boomerang Signs Global Acquisition Deal for ‘Grizzy and the Lemmings’

New dialog-free 2D animated series from French production company Studio Hari follows the adventures of Grizzy the bear and a pesky tribe of Lemmings as they attempt to co-exist in a forest ranger’s house in the Canadian wilderness.

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.’

preschool Headline News

New Broadcast Deals Announced for ‘Kate & Mim-Mim’

FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment’s new hit preschool property, ‘Kate & Mim-Mim,’ is acquired by major international broadcasters in Asia, the Middle East, South Africa, Finland, Russia, Poland and Turkey.

preschool Headline News

Entertainment One Takes Controlling Stake in ‘Peppa Pig’

Fifty-two new episodes of preschool sensation ‘Peppa Pig’ currently in production; brand’s expansive international presence now includes over 700 licensing agreements globally.

41 Entertainment Headline News

41E Appoints BRB as Iberian Agent for ‘Kong - King of the Apes’

Commissioned by Netflix, original CGI animation series from 41 Entertainment is targeted at kids and introduced through a feature-length film that will be followed by 12 half-hour episodes starting in 2016.