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Headline News Box Office Report: ‘Maleficent,’ ‘Dragon 2’ Dominate Overseas

Disney’s ‘Maleficent’ takes first place at the international box office with $44.7 million; DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ comes in second place with $43.5 million.

Headline News Aardman Lands Exclusive U.S. Deal with Amazon

Amazon strikes an exclusive licensing pact with Aardman Animations to stream ‘Wallace and Gromit,’ ‘Shaun the Sheep’ and other animated series and specials on its Prime Instant Video service in the U.S.

Headline News Trunk’s Alasdair + Jock Create New Short for IMO’s ‘Day of the Seafarer’

Taking inspiration from the illustrations of Charley Harper and iconic 1920s and 30s travel posters, Trunk directors Alasdair Brotherston + Jock Mooney embark on a painterly journey for the International Maritime Organization.

Headline News California Art Institutes Settle Lawsuit with $4.4M Agreement

Students at the for-profit California Art Institutes could get part of their education paid for under a $4.4 million settlement between the City of San Francisco and parent company Educational Management Corporation.

Headline News Nexus Director Kibwe Tavares Recognized at Cannes

Nexus Director Kibwe Tavares is named one of the top 20 young global directors at Saachi & Saachi YDA showcase, receiving the prize for Best Short Film for ‘Jonah’ at the CFP-E and SHOTS YDA awards.

Headline News ShortsHD Acquires Bill Plympton Library for Distribution

ShortsHD strikes its biggest movie deal to date, acquiring Oscar-nominated animation icon and pioneer Bill Plympton’s entire library of award winning shorts and feature films for global distribution on all ShortsTV and ShortsHD platforms.

Headline News Nickelodeon Greenlights Season 4 of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

Nickelodeon picks up a fourth season of the popular ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ CG-animated series with a 20-episode order; Seth Green to join Turtles as Leonardo beginning Season 3 airing this fall.

Headline News LIMA Announces Licensing Excellence Awards Winners at 2014 Licensing Expo

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ collects two prizes for Film, Television or Entertainment Licensee in both the Hard and Soft Goods categories; ‘Angry Birds’ from Rovio receives the prize in the new Digital/New Media category.

 

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