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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.

 

Headline News ‘Danger Mouse’ Readies for Return to TV

Thirty-three years since the classic animated series ‘Danger Mouse’ first aired, FreemantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment unveils plans to bring back the popular adventure comedy kids show to CBBC.

Headline News Season Two of Disney’s ‘Gravity Falls’ to Premiere August 1

Second season of Disney's popular animated series ‘Gravity Falls,’ starring Jason Ritter and Kristen Schaal, premieres Friday, August 1 on Disney Channel and Monday, August 4 on Disney XD.

Headline News Atlantyca Announces New Sales of ‘Geronimo Stilton’

Transmedia entertainment company Atlantyca Entertainment licenses the first two seasons of its popular animated series ‘Geronimo Stilton’ to Network 10 and Universal Pictures in Australia and New Zealand.

Headline News Annecy Film Market Records Stellar Year

The MIFA breaks records again with a 2 percent rise in accreditations and over 500 exhibiting companies, a 13 percent increase and an all-time high since the International Animation Film Market’s creation in 1985.

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