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Music Headline News

Mind Candy Signs Deal with Sony Music

Global kids phenomenon Moshi Monsters is set to take the music world by storm after parent company Mind Candy confirmed a major partnership deal with Sony Music.

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The Osbournes Get Animated

Heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne and his family are returning to TV screens, voicing stop-motion animated versions of themselves in a new comedy sitcom, produced by Cuppa Coffee Studios.

Toon Headline News

Toon Goggles to Showcase Growing Library at MIPTV

Online kids channel Toon Goggles is coming to MIPTV 2012 to showcase the free COPPA-compliant online kids’ channel and build on its growing library of kid friendly content.

Shorts Headline News

Aardman Creates Comedy Shorts for DC Nation

Aardman Animation has teamed up with Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment to create DC’s World’s Funnest, a series of original animated shorts that will be a part of DC Nation, a full hour of exclusive kid’s programming and shorts based on DC Comics characters.

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Turner Hires New VP of Program Acquisitions

Turner Broadcasting Systems has named Valerie Watts Meraz as VP of program acquisitions for Turner Entertainment Networks (TEN) and the Young Adults and Kids Media Group (AYAKM).

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HITN and Zinkia Announce 'Pocoyo' Educational Initiative

Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN) announced a Ready To Learn (RTL) educational partnership with Zinkia Entertainment, SA, that will establish Zinkia’s internationally acclaimed “Pocoyo” property as the foundation for the English Language Learning (ELL) component of Project LAMP.

Season Headline News

Nickelodeon Signs Canadian TV Deals

Canadian French-language broadcasters Telequebec, TVA/Yoopa and VRAK TV, along with English-language kidsnet YTV, have acquired and renewed licenses for a raft of Nickelodeon series from Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN).

Cartoon Headline News

Cartoon Movie Tribute Nominations Announced

The European animation industry will pay tribute to the sector's personalities of the year during the Cartoon Movie Tributes ceremony on 9 March in Lyon, France.

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New Pac-Man Series Coming to Disney XD

Namco Bandai Games, Arad Productions and 41 Entertainment LLC (“41e”) announced that they have granted the U.S. television rights to Disney XD for the brand new animated action comedy series tentatively entitled “PAC-MAN - The Adventure Begins” in time for a fall 2013 airing.

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Everything’s Rosie Strengthens Spanish Presence

The Spanish success of pre-school animation Everything’s Rosie continues to go from strength to strength as two further names have been added to an already impressive licensing programme.

Media Headline News

Classic Media Expands Across APAC

Classic Media announced that it has inked a range of new deals across the Asia-Pacific region, placing over 1,200 hours of programming with Free & Pay TV and Home Entertainment partners, as well as increasing the catalogue’s presence on IPTV platforms.

Books Headline News

Jan Berenstain Dies at 88

Jan Berenstain, who with her husband, Stan, wrote and illustrated the Berenstain Bears books that have charmed preschoolers and their parents for 50 years, resulting in two television series, a number of TV specials and even a videogame, suffered a severe stroke on Thursday and died Friday in Solebury, Pennsylvania.

Comedy Blogs

Frenzer Foreman Animation Forum (podcast) x 27

Live, from the Ottawa International Animation Festival 2011, entertainment's own comedy pangea, Dino Stamatopoulos, is paid to sit down with the very Joel Frenzer and Alan Foreman for the most overmodulated audiophonic conver-senation* about his animated series Morel Orel and Mary Shelley's Frankenhole. Topics include: writing for adult animated comedy while drinking, drinking for adult animated comedy while writing, star-shaped facial hair, adopting classical horror literary author names into titular innuendo forever linking them historically, and poutine.

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