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Imira's Saari Sells To Tallinna Television Ahead Of DISCOP 2011

Imira Entertainment, Spain’s leading production and distribution company specialising in youth programming, has sold its music-based, animated preschool series Saari to Free TV channel Tallinna Television in Estonia in advance of Discop this month.

Animation Headline News

Toei Closes Latin American Broadcast Deals for Dragon Ball

Toei Animation has secured major Latin American broadcast deals in Mexico and Colombia for Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Kai, it was announced today by Eduardo Lucio, Senior Sales Manager for Toei Animation.

Licensing 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.

Entertainment Headline News

Sony Launches Battle: Los Angeles App

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment today announced its Battle: Los Angeles Layar app is now available in the U.S. in the Android Marketplace and the iTunes App Store, making it the first Home Entertainment studio to leverage the latest Layar software release for a promotional campaign.

Series Headline News

The Hub To Air Making Of Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

The Hub television network, a destination for kids and their families, will present -- in advance of the theater debut of the eagerly anticipated blockbuster film -- the world premiere of the original special “The Making of ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’,” a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming third feature film in the hugely successful film franchise.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nick Announces Jakks Pacific As Master Toy Licensee For Winx Club

Nickelodeon and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAKK) today announced from the Licensing International Expo in Las Vegas, NV a multi-territory master toy license agreement for JAKKS Pacific to manufacture, distribute and market a line of toys and other products based on the animated action and fantasy series, Winx Club.

Mattel Headline News

Masters Of The Universe 30th Anniversary Plans Announced

Next stop: Grayskull! Mattel, the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products, and Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading family entertainment brands, today announced they will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Masters of the Universe with the launch of a consumer products program for the iconic franchise that will include 30th Anniversary apparel from Changes, costumes from Disguise, and a special 30th Anniversary edition DVD box set from Mill Creek Entertainment.

Headline News

Academy Announces Medal Placement for 2011 Student Academy Award Winners

Fifteen students from colleges and universities around the world were honored tonight (June 11) as winners in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 38th Annual Student Academy Awards competition.

Animation Headline News

Animation Mentor Releases Student Showcase 2011: Back To Basics

Animation Mentor, the leading online character animation school created by animators for animators, has released Student Showcase 2011: Back to Basics featuring creative work from its students around the world.

Media Headline News

Postman Pat Kicks Off 30th Birthday Celebration

Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading family entertainment brands, today announced a further commitment from the BBC for the UK’s favourite postie and popular pre-school television series, Postman Pat Special Delivery Service (SDS).

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