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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.

Licensing Headline News

GBI Acquires ‘Gumby,’ ‘ABC Monsters’ for Kid Genius Channel

Genius Brands International acquires two series from NCircle Entertainment, ‘Gumby,’ the timeless, innovative, stop-motion claymation series created by Art Clokey, and ‘ABC Monsters.’

Bardel Entertainment Headline News

Bardel Entertainment Launches New B.C. Animation Studio

Located in in British Columbia’s downtown Kelowna, new animation studio provides services for a diverse slate of partners including DreamWorks Animation, Nickelodeon, Disney, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network and Adult Swim.

Licensing Headline News

NBC Kids Sprout Acquires ‘Sydney Sailboat’

Produced by Essential Media and Entertainment in association with Shambles Communications, Ideate Media, Telegael Teoranta and Lemon Sky, CG-animated preschool series was commissioned by ABC KIDS.

Licensing Headline News

SND Acquires Season 2 of Les Armateurs’ ‘Martine’

French distributor bringing the completed season of ‘Zoom the White Dolphin,’ ‘Nicole Lambert’s Triplets’ and ‘Petz Club’ to buyers at this year’s MIP Jr. European animation marketplace.

Radical Sheep Headline News

Radical Sheep Options Three New Properties

Toronto-based Radical Sheep Productions acquires the rights to three new properties -- ‘Desmond Pucket,’ ‘Sprinkle and the Sweet Sugar Magics,’ and ‘Dinoswords’ -- in time for MIPCOM and MIP Jr.

9 Story Media Group Headline News

9 Story Announces Multiple Sales of ‘Guess How Much I Love You’

Licenses for award-winning preschool classic ‘Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare’ secured with NA distributor NCircle Entertainment, and broadcasters Z@pp in the Netherlands and Minimini in Poland.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nickelodeon Returns to the ‘90s with 'The Splat'

Nickelodeon takes fans back to the ‘90s with the launch of ‘The Splat,” brand-new destination for iconic Nick content including ‘CatDog,’ ‘Ren & Stimpy,’ ‘Rugrats’ and ‘The Wild Thornberrys.’

Cartoons Headline News

‘Simpsons’ Director Launches New Animated Solo Project, ‘Chow-Fuhn’

New animated ‘Sci-Foodieomedy’ series created by ‘The Simpsons’ director Gabriel DeFrancesco features the voices of Jon Lovitz, Margaret Cho and Bobby Lee; initial episodes launching with crowdfunding campaign.

Licensing Headline News

m4e Headed to Brand Licensing Europe

German brand management and media company will introduce its new production ‘Wissper, a co-production with Absolutely Cuckoo, Telegael, Discreet Art Productions and BASTEI Media, at BLE 2015.

Awards Headline News

'The Bigger Picture' Wins Cartoon d’Or at Cartoon Forum 2015

Daisy Jacobs’ Oscar-nominated animated short ‘The Bigger Picture’ is named the winner of the 2015 Cartoon d’Or at the 26th edition of the European pitching and co-production event in Toulouse, France.

2D Headline News

Frankie Helps Tackle Global Production for ‘Wussywat the Clumsy Cat’

Cospective’s cloud- and web-based review solution enables global production pipeline across four cities and two continents for Baby Cow Animation’s ‘Wussywat the Clumsy Cat.’