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Headline News Nick Announces Merchandising Programs For Hot Properties

During a special presentation held today at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Nickelodeon highlighted its leadership position as the world's number-one TV-based licensing business by unveiling plans for new product launches and retail initiatives.

Headline News Global Smurfs Day Smurfaces This Month

On Saturday, June 25, 2011, in celebration of the birthday of Peyo, the creator of the Smurfs (born June 25, 1928), Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation will coordinate events all over the world as part of Global Smurfs Day, a worldwide event in anticipation of the release of the Smurfs’ trip to movie theaters, it was announced today by Marc Weinstock, president, Worldwide Marketing for Sony Pictures.

Headline News SpongeBob: Heroes Of Bikini Bottom Arrives on DVD

SpongeBob swings into superhero mode with an all-new eight-episode DVD: SpongeBob SquarePants: Heroes of Bikini Bottom, including the special episode, “Back to the Past,” guest starring Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway and Batman’s Adam West and Burt Ward.

Headline News Zinkia's Pocoyo Expands Across Asia & Latin America

Continuing the prolific global expansion of its flagship multiplatform property, POCOYO, Zinkia Entertainment has secured a number of new licensing partners for the popular children’s brand across Asia and Latin America.

Headline News Universal, Cepia To Release ZhuZhu Pets on DVD, TV

Cepia LLC, the maker of ZhuZhu Pets, the world's favorite interactive hamsters, today announced a worldwide television rights and home entertainment arrangement with Universal Pictures to release two feature-length, animated films, "Quest for Zhu" and "Power of Zhu," to debut exclusively on DVD in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

Headline News A Brighter Future for Children’s TV Animation in the UK

Household favourites including Rolf Harris and Richard E Grant are backing animated television programmes for children despite the lack of government support for the UK animation industry.

Headline News Paley Center Hosts "Prime-time/Late Night Animation: What Envelope?"

As part of the ongoing "Interview with an Animator" conversation series, the Paley Center is hosting "Prime-time/Late Night Animation: What Envelope?" on June 8th at 6:30 pm in New York City.

Blogs Does Self-Promotion Really Work? Let’s Try It And Find Out

I got a huge response to my last post, Why Do Many Artists & Writers Hate Self-Promotion?, including several active discussions on various LinkedIn groups. Self-promotion is a very hot topic! Many of the people who commented on the post talked about their shyness, self-doubts, the unworthiness of their creativity, and other barriers to promoting themselves and their work.  One of the biggest concerns was whether or not self-promotion was really effective.  Well, let's find out...

Headline News New Mr. Men and Little Miss Product Lines Debut In Brazil

Leading family entertainment producer and distributor Chorion has secured new licensing and retail deals for Mr. Men and Little Miss in Brazil through its agent Exim Licensing.

Headline News Imira Entertainment Scores Further Iberian Sales

Imira Entertainment, Spain’s leading production and distribution company specialising in youth programming, has underscored its position as a preeminent distributor in the region signing further deals across its slate of third-party animation and live action.

Headline News Fox Releases Trailer for Upcoming 'Napoleon Dynamite' Animated Series

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 10:11am

Fox has released a teaser trailer for their midseason 2012 animated series Napoleon Dynamite. The series, based on the 2004 cult classic film of the same name, teams the original cast behind the lineup of odd-duck characters.

Blogs Why Do Many Writers & Artists Hate Self-Promotion?

A funny thing happened on the way to my Facebook page.  A handful of professional contacts refused to be my friend, not because they didn’t like me, but because they weren’t on Facebook.  The interesting thing was that they seemed to take pride in not being on Facebook.  This reminded me of something I’ve noticed over my career, an odd anomaly about many writers and artists: They don’t like to promote themselves.  Not a good idea!

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