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Cartoons Headline News

Boomerang Signs Global Acquisition Deal for ‘Grizzy and the Lemmings’

New dialog-free 2D animated series from French production company Studio Hari follows the adventures of Grizzy the bear and a pesky tribe of Lemmings as they attempt to co-exist in a forest ranger’s house in the Canadian wilderness.

Bardel Entertainment Headline News

Bardel Entertainment Launches New B.C. Animation Studio

Located in in British Columbia’s downtown Kelowna, new animation studio provides services for a diverse slate of partners including DreamWorks Animation, Nickelodeon, Disney, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network and Adult Swim.

9 Story Media Group Headline News

9 Story Secures Multiple Sales for ‘Peg + Cat’

Canadian preschool channel Treehouse acquires second season to the Emmy-winning series, while Germany’s Super RTL and France’s Canal+ Family and Piwi+ picks up an additional 40 episodes of season one.

Festivals Headline News

Fantasia International Film Fest Unveils Full 2015 Lineup

Japanese animated feature ‘Miss Hokusai,’ winner of the Jury Award at Annecy 2015 from director Keiichi Hara and Production I.G., and Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ set to open Fantasia 2015.

Sardine Productions Headline News

Sardine Productions Launching Third Season of ‘Leon’

Canada's ‘Leon’ to enter the Chinese market in 2016 in partnership with SHIAO Animation; multiplatform strategy to include TV and VOD distribution, publishing, interactive, and licensing and merchandising.

HIT Entertainment Headline News

‘Bob the Builder’ Greenlit for Season Two

Second series will see 52 new 11-minute episodes set for delivery in 2016, with 60-minute special set to follow in 2017; new ‘Bob the Builder’ shorts set to launch on YouTube in August 2015.

Toronto Animated Image Society Headline News

Toronto Animated Image Society Issues 2015 Call for Entries

Deadline for submissions to the annual Independent Animation Showcase is May 15; Psychedelic Anijam submissions will be accepted until May 29.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nickelodeon Announces Int’l Finalists for 2014 Global Animated Shorts Program

Eight shorts selected from the U.K., Spain, Italy, Canada and Australia to be considered for long-form series production on Nickelodeon.

OIAF Headline News

‘Hipopotamy,’ ‘Seth’s Dominion’ Take Top Prizes at Ottawa

The 2014 Grand Prize for Best Animated Feature is given to ‘Seth’s Dominion’ by Luc Chamberland at the Ottawa International Animation Festival; ‘Hipopotamy’ by Piotr Dumala wins the Nelvana 2014 Grand Prize for Best Short Animation.

Home Entertainment Headline News

Mill Creek Entertainment Acquires Leach-Rankin Holiday Specials

Home entertainment giant to release animated family holiday specials ‘Witch’s Night Out’ and ‘The Gift of Winter,’ featuring the voice talents of Gilda Radner, Catherine O’Hara and Dan Aykroyd.

Team Generous Headline News

Team Generous Travels to North America for Habitat for Humanity

Danish non-profit to gather 12 artists for two weeks to design, animate, create and produce a short film expressing the heart of Habitat’s intention and community service.