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Geographical Region: South America

Million Headline News

Hasbro Posts First Quarter Loss on Toy Sales

Toy giant Hasbro posted a first-quarter loss as the company’s U.S. and Canadian sales declined 16 percent, masking across-the-board growth abroad, particularly by Latin America.

Series Headline News

Distribution360 Licenses 'Olive the Ostrich' to Nickelodeon Int'l

Distribution360 announced a multi-territory deal for the Blue-Zoo-produced preschool series "Olive the Ostrich" to air on Nick Jr. Channels across Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

International Headline News

CAKE Appoints Helen Blayney VP International Sales

Leading kids’ and family entertainment specialist CAKE has today announced the appointment of Helen Blayney as VP of International Sales, alongside two internal promotions within the sales team.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nick Latin America, One Laptop per Child Announce Kid’s Contest Winner

Nickelodeon Latin America and One Laptop per Child, a nonprofit whose mission is to help provide every child in the world access to a modern education, announced today the winner of their competition in which primary school children across Central and South America were challenged to use their XO laptops to create videos focused on creating a better environment.

Motion Headline News

Gyroscopik Studios Opens Largest Vicon Motion Capture Stage in Latin America

Vicon, developer of motion capture systems for the entertainment, life science and engineering industries, announced that Gyroscopik Studios, one of Mexico’s largest 3D animation and VFX facilities, is opening Latin America’s largest Vicon motion capture stage at the new Chapala Media Park near their headquarters in Guadalajara, Mexico – the region’s filmmaking hub.

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.

Licensing Headline News

New Mr. Men and Little Miss Product Lines Debut In Brazil

Leading family entertainment producer and distributor Chorion has secured new licensing and retail deals for Mr. Men and Little Miss in Brazil through its agent Exim Licensing.

Entertainment Headline News

Imira Ent. Goes On Latin American Sales Spree

Imira Entertainment, Spain’s leading production and distribution company specialising in youth programming, has signed a number of deals across its portfolio in Latin America, with sales to Brazil, Argentina and Ecuador.

Friends Headline News

HIT Ent. Partners With Falabella Stores For New Thomas & Friends

HIT Entertainment, a leading provider of quality children’s entertainment, has partnered with Falabella, a leading department store in Latin America, to launch an exclusive Thomas & Friends direct to retail program in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Peru.

Million Headline News

Rio Scores Big in International Debut

Debuting internationally ahead of its U.S. premiere this weekend, RIO flew away with the biggest international opening of the year thus far, writes The Hollywood Reporter. Opening in 72 markets, the animated comedy made approximately $55 million.

Friends Headline News

HIT Ent. Launches Latin Publishing Deals For Barney, Thomas & Friends, Angelina Ballerina

HIT Entertainment, a leading provider of quality children’s entertainment, is pleased to announce three new publishing deals for Barney, Thomas & Friends, and for the first time, Angelina Ballerina, in Latin America.

Studios Headline News

ZIO Studios Names Iohann Sanmartin Director of its Animation Unit

ZIO Studios announced the key hire as part of its current expansion phase in which it will be developing next-generation 3D social and mobile games, as well as its own animation titles for film and television.

Headline News

Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Highest Grossing Potter Film Internationally

Warner Bros. Pictures’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 has become the highest grossing installment in the Harry Potter franchise in international markets.

Animation Headline News

ZIO Studios Announces $1.3 M Investment in Gaming, Animation Ops

ZIO Studios, one of Latin America’s leading animation and gaming companies, announced today it closed its first institutional funding round for $1.3 million from fund manager Promotora through its venture capital arm, which focuses on technology, software, and life sciences investments in the region.

Animation Headline News

Toei Animation Inks New Deals In Latin America

Toei Animation announced today that it has finalized new licensing and merchandising deals in Latin America for several of the company’s animated properties.

Cartoon Headline News

Toei Licenses Dragon Ball Kai-Freeze Saga To Cartoon Network Latin America

Toei Animation announced today that Cartoon Network Latin America has acquired the broadcast rights to the new anime series, Dragon Ball Kai – Freeze Saga, while also renewing Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT.

Concept Headline News

Artistic Image Creates a Magnetic Concept That Grants the Power to Transform

There isn’t a kid alive (or big kid, commonly known as “adults” for that matter) who doesn’t wish for the power to transform. Artistic Image captured that fantasy, transforming it into a magnetic concept for a series of graphic-driven openings, teasers, and bumpers about a boy with the ability to morph into alien creatures.

Headline News

Nola Seeks Truth on Latest For Chilevision

Working via 180 Grados, Nola Pictures' Juan Delcan directed and animated La Verdad, yet another spot for Chilean TV network Chilevision, which promotes the channel's approach of respecting all people, without judgment and reporting clear unbiased truth.

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