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Headline News Have Yourself A Smurfy Little Christmas on DVD

Warner Home Video (WHV) brings two very merry specials, ‘Tis The Season to be Smurfy and The Smurfs’ Christmas Special onto one DVD with the release of The Smurfs Holiday Celebration, available October 4, 2011.

Headline News Nick Favorites Celebrate Christmas on DVD

Get in the holiday spirit with preschoolers’ favorite characters from Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, The Wonder Pets!, Blue’s Clues, Team Umizoomi and Ni Hao, Kai-lan, who star in the all-new DVD, Nickelodeon Favorites: Merry Christmas!

Headline News Real Steel Comes To VIEW Conference

In a surprise addition to an already powerful roster of speakers lined up for the VIEW Conference, October 25 to 28, overall visual effects supervisor ERIK NASH from DIGITAL DOMAIN has has chosen to give the world’s first presentation of that studio’s work at VIEW Conference.

Headline News Kung Fu Panda TV Series Kicks Ass With Multiple Pre-Sales

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), owned by Viacom Inc (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), has agreed multiple international pre-sales for Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, the latest CG animated comedy to result from Nickelodeon’s hugely successful long-time partnership with DreamWorks Animation SKG, adapted from the studio’s 2008 blockbuster film.

Headline News Sony Finds Writing & Directing Foundation for Asimov Adaptation

Sony Pictures has tapped Dante Harper (HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS) to adapt Isaac Asimov's sci-fi trilogy FOUNDATION for director Roland Emmerich, reports Deadline.com.

Headline News Sparky Animation Embarks on Singapore’s First Animation Co-Production with Japan

Sparky Animation--in conjunction with Japan's Duckbill Entertainment, Baku Enterprise Inc. and Bandai Visual Inc.--is producing a new CGI animated television program based on the best-selling Japanese book series, One Stormy Night.

Headline News Sesame Workshop Appoints H. Melvin Ming As President/CEO

Vincent A. Mai, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sesame Workshop, today announced the appointment of H. Melvin Ming as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sesame Workshop.

Headline News Le Petit Spirou Gets the Harmony Treatment

Toon Boom Animation Inc. announced today that Dupuis Edition & Audiovisuel (France) along with Luxanimation (Luxembourg) and Aranéo (Belgium) have chosen the Toon Boom pipeline to produce a new series titled Le Petit Spirou.

Headline News Lionsgate Acquires Chaos Walking YA Series

LIONSGATE, a leading global entertainment company, announced today that it has obtained worldwide rights to develop, produce and distribute films based on the award-winning, best-selling and critically acclaimed "Chaos Walking" young adult novel trilogy by Patrick Ness.

Headline News Hasbro To Provide Five Series To New Turkish Powerhouse ATV

Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based production and distribution division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), today announced it has concluded a deal to supply five animated kids’ series based on its popular global franchises to ATV’s new Turkish kids network, Minika.

Headline News Everything’s Rosie Inks Deal with Spanish-Lingo Network Vme

V&S Entertainment, a leading UK independent children’s media company, has concluded a significant deal for its flagship animated pre-school series Everything’s Rosie with Vme, one of America’s largest Spanish language networks.

Headline News Universal Soldier To Become TV Series

FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), the commercial and brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, today announced it has acquired the rights to Universal Soldier, the hit movie franchise, rebooting it as a major new global television property.

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