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Headline News Studio 100 Inks Deal for ‘Maya The Bee’ and ‘Florrie's Dragons’

Studio 100 Media signs a licensing pact with ITI Neovision in Poland for its key animation properties ‘Maya the Bee’ and ‘Florrie’s Dragons.’

Headline News Malaysia's ‘Ribbit’ Wins Best Family Film Award at NIFF 2014

3D animated comedy about a frog with an identity crisis wins award for Best Family Film at its world premiere at the Niagara Integrated Film Festival 2014.

Headline News HIT Entertainment Appoints New Senior Executives

Preschool entertainment company HIT Entertainment appoints Karen Davidsen in the role of Director of Production, Global Content; Phil Molloy as Senior Creative Manager, Global Content; and Luca Magnani as Global Brand Director, Thomas & Friends.

Headline News Disney XD Picks Up Season Two of ‘Camp Lakebottom’

9 Story Entertainment licenses an additional 26  episodes of the animated comedy series ‘Camp Lakebottom’ to Disney XD 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 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 Colin Firth Drops Out as Voice of 'Paddington'

Colin Firth exits the CGI/live-action family film ‘Paddington, noting that “It’s been bittersweet to see this delightful creature take shape and come to the sad realization that he simply doesn’t have my voice.”

Headline News Sylvain Chomet Steps into ‘The Thousand Miles’

The Oscar-nominated French director of ‘The Illusionist’ and ‘The Triplets of Belleville’ moves forward with ‘The Thousand Miles,’ a live-action/hand-drawn animation hybrid film inspired by various works and unpublished writings and drawings of Federico Fellini.

Headline News ‘Danger Mouse’ Readies for Return to TV

Thirty-three years since the classic animated series ‘Danger Mouse’ first aired, FreemantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment unveils plans to bring back the popular adventure comedy kids show to CBBC.

Headline News Atlantyca Announces New Sales of ‘Geronimo Stilton’

Transmedia entertainment company Atlantyca Entertainment licenses the first two seasons of its popular animated series ‘Geronimo Stilton’ to Network 10 and Universal Pictures in Australia and New Zealand.

Headline News Brazil’s ‘Boy and the World,’ Takes Cristal at Annecy

Following last year’s feature Cristal winner ‘Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury,’ Brazilian animation is once again in the spotlight at the 38th edition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. 

Headline News Annecy Film Market Records Stellar Year

The MIFA breaks records again with a 2 percent rise in accreditations and over 500 exhibiting companies, a 13 percent increase and an all-time high since the International Animation Film Market’s creation in 1985.

Headline News DreamWorks Animation Alums Launch Monkey’s Uncle

Creative Directors Eric "Bibo" Bergeron (‘Shark Tale,’ ‘Road to El Dorado’) and Mike de Seve (‘Beavis and Butt-Head Do America’) form Monkey’s Uncle, a joint venture with a consortium of industry creatives set to write and develop new animated feature IPs.

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