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Leslie Sorrentino & Team Join Big Block

Executive producer Leslie Sorrentino, formerly of Animal West and The Syndicate, has joined digital production and design studio Big Block. He brings with him his production team, Flame artist Gizmo Rivera and producer Cindy Chapman.

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David Heyman to Produce 'Paddington Bear' Feature

"Harry Potter" producer David Heyman is partnering with France's StudioCanal to produce a CG/live-action adaptation of "Paddington Bear," bringing the iconic brown bear from Peru to the big screen.

Henson Headline News

Henson to Produce 'Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio'

Guillermo Del Toro will co-direct "Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio" with Mark Gustafson. The Jim Henson Company production will be a 3D stop-motion animated version of PINOCCHIO based on the edition of Carlo Collodi’s classic tale illustrated by Gris Grimly.

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Hasbro Earns Eight Daytime Emmy Nominations

Hasbro Studios has collected eight Daytime Emmy Award nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for “Transformers Prime,” “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic” and “Family Game Night.”

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Sony Corp. Reports Fourth Fiscal Year Loss

The entertainment and consumer electronics giant attributed its record $5.7 billion deficit to the effects of disasters in Japan, a weak global economy and a strong yen as its film unit reported full-year revenue growth, but a lower operating profit.

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Daytime Emmy Nominations Announced

Six animated series were nominated for Daytime Emmy awards this year, including PBS’s “Curious George,” “Peep & The Big Wide World” and “Sid the Science Kid,” and Nickelodeon’s “Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness,” “Penguins of Madagascar” and “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

Studio Headline News

Studio AKA Ignites Olympic Torch Relay

Studio Aka completed a dazzling trail sequence for the BBC as part of their Olympic Campaign 2012 coverage. The sequence depicts an impressionistic world rendered with nothing more than shimmering golden dots of light, and dramatically traversed by Olympic torchbearers.

Technology Headline News

SIGGRAPH Previews 2012 Emerging Technologies

SIGGRAPH 2012 Emerging Technologies provides attendees an exclusive hands-on opportunity to interact with the newest developments in multiple fields including 3D displays, robotics, interactive input devices, and more.

Marvel Headline News

Bob Iger Announces 'Avengers' Sequel

Marvel and Disney made box office history with the gargantuan success of The Avengers, which has brought in over $700 million worldwide in less than two weeks. And Disney CEO Bob Iger surprised no one with the announcement that a sequel is in the works during a conference call with analysts to discuss quarterly earnings. But already industry pundits are asking if Disney and Marvel can do it again.

Universal Headline News

Illumination and Universal to Adapt 'Clifford the Big Red Dog'

Illumination Entertainment, the company behind the recent family hit Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, and Universal are teaming up to bring Clifford the Big Red Dog to the big screen.

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Red Giant Wins Webby Award for 'Plot Device'

Red Giant announced that its short film, “Plot Device,” has won the 16th Annual Webby Award in the Best Editing category.

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'Total Drama Revenge of the Island' Coming to Cartoon Network

The contention, the rivalries, the tension, the money and…Chef are all coming back to Cartoon Network on Tuesday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m. for the animated reality competition series Total Drama Revenge.

Million Headline News

Box Office Update: 'Avengers' Crosses $700M Worldwide

Disney and Marvel Studios' “The Avengers continues” to make headlines as the film’s worldwide earnings, totaling $702.2 million, cross the $700 million mark in less than two weeks after its debut.

Licensing Headline News

'PAC-MAN' Gets U.S. Licensing Agents

NAMCO BANDAI Games, 41 Entertainment (41e) and Arad Productions announced that they have appointed several new agents in relations to the U.S. licensing and promotional efforts for the upcoming PAC-MAN TV series (26 x 22’) property slated to begin broadcast on Disney XD in fall 2013.

Licensing Headline News

Evolution Expands Exec Licensing Team

Evolution has joined forces with Stanley Lerman and Ryan Broomberg to expand the capabilities of the firm, which is focused on identifying and monetizing all forms of intellectual property on a global basis.

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