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Headline News Nickelodeon, Activision to Develop ‘Legend of Korra’ Console Game

Nickelodeon and Activision announce plans to develop and publish the first-ever video game inspired by the fan-favorite animated series, ‘The Legend of Korra,’ in conjunction with Platinum Games.

Headline News PBS KIDS Video App Launches on Android and Chromecast

Free app is Chromecast’s first children’s offering, making it easy for more families to stream full episodes and clips of PBS KIDS’ curriculum-based shows on increasingly varied platforms.

Headline News ‘Legend of Korra’ Season Three Debuts This Friday

Nickelodeon premieres ‘The Legend of Korra Book 3: Change’ this Friday, June 27, with two back-to-back episodes – “A Breath of Fresh Air” and “Rebirth” followed by a special bonus episode, “The Earth Queen.”

Headline News Fred Rogers Co's ‘Peg + Cat’ Wins 3 Daytime Emmys

The Fred Rogers Company's animated series ‘Peg + Cat’ wins three Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, including “Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program, ” “Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program” and “Outstanding Individual Achievement in Production Design.”

Headline News PBS KIDS Launches on Apple TV

Full-length episodes and clips from PBS KIDS programs such as ‘Curious George,’ ‘Dinosaur Train,’ ‘Peg + Cat',’ ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,’ ‘Arthur,’ ‘Wild Kratts’ And ‘Sesame Street’ are now available to users in the United States directly on Apple TV.

Headline News Studio 100 Inks Deal for ‘Maya The Bee’ and ‘Florrie's Dragons’

Studio 100 Media signs a licensing pact with ITI Neovision in Poland for its key animation properties ‘Maya the Bee’ and ‘Florrie’s Dragons.’

Headline News Malaysia's ‘Ribbit’ Wins Best Family Film Award at NIFF 2014

3D animated comedy about a frog with an identity crisis wins award for Best Family Film at its world premiere at the Niagara Integrated Film Festival 2014.

Headline News HIT Entertainment Appoints New Senior Executives

Preschool entertainment company HIT Entertainment appoints Karen Davidsen in the role of Director of Production, Global Content; Phil Molloy as Senior Creative Manager, Global Content; and Luca Magnani as Global Brand Director, Thomas & Friends.

Headline News Nickelodeon Brings Animated Shorts Program to San Diego Comic-Con

Nickelodeon brings its Animated Shorts Program to San Diego Comic-Con with open call for original projects; network for first-time ever to take meetings from convention floor with goal to greenlight pitch from attendees.

Headline News Disney Starts Production on New ‘Pickle & Peanut’ Animated Series

Disney Television Animation begins production on "Pickle & Peanut," a buddy comedy for Disney XD Starring Jon Heder And Johnny Pemberton; studio also receives season pickups for ‘Mickey Mouse’ cartoon shorts and ‘Wander Over Yonder.’

Headline News Disney XD Picks Up Season Two of ‘Camp Lakebottom’

9 Story Entertainment licenses an additional 26  episodes of the animated comedy series ‘Camp Lakebottom’ to Disney XD in the U.S. 

Headline News FX’s ‘Archer’ Wins Critic’s Choice Animation Award

FX’s ‘Archer’ takes home the prize for Best Animated Series at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards, beating out Fox’s ‘Family Guy,’ ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ as well as Disney XD’s ‘Phineas and Ferb’ and Cartoon Network’s ‘Adventure Time.’

Headline News PBS Leads Kids Categories at Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards

PBS leads once again in the children’s categories at the Daytime Emmy Awards, claiming 12 wins in the Creative Arts segment at the 41st annual awards show; Nickelodeon is close behind with 10 awards, followed by The Hub with six wins, Cartoon Network with two and Disney Channel with one.

Headline News Aardman Lands Exclusive U.S. Deal with Amazon

Amazon strikes an exclusive licensing pact with Aardman Animations to stream ‘Wallace and Gromit,’ ‘Shaun the Sheep’ and other animated series and specials on its Prime Instant Video service in the U.S.

Headline News ShortsHD Acquires Bill Plympton Library for Distribution

ShortsHD strikes its biggest movie deal to date, acquiring Oscar-nominated animation icon and pioneer Bill Plympton’s entire library of award winning shorts and feature films for global distribution on all ShortsTV and ShortsHD platforms.

Headline News Nickelodeon Greenlights Season 4 of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

Nickelodeon picks up a fourth season of the popular ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ CG-animated series with a 20-episode order; Seth Green to join Turtles as Leonardo beginning Season 3 airing this fall.

Headline News LIMA Announces Licensing Excellence Awards Winners at 2014 Licensing Expo

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ collects two prizes for Film, Television or Entertainment Licensee in both the Hard and Soft Goods categories; ‘Angry Birds’ from Rovio receives the prize in the new Digital/New Media category.

 

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