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Silvergate and Tencent Bringing ‘The Creature Cases’ Animated Series to China

Animated by TeamTO and recently launched on Netflix, the animated action comedy is coming soon to families in the Middle Kingdom through Tencent Video.

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Powerkids, Bonelli Entertainment and SBE Ink Deal to Adapt Comics to Animation

Partnership kicks off with comic ‘Dragonero,’ soon to be kids’ animated series, being co-produced with Rai Ragazzi and Nexus TV.

Barbies in the Big Apple! Headline News

Exclusive: ‘Barbies Rising’ Clip from Upcoming ‘Barbie: It Takes Two’

Hitting Netflix April 8, the new animated series focuses on Barbie BFFs ‘Malibu’ and ‘Brooklyn;’ caught in the bustle of the Big Apple they soon discover the necessity of having friends and family to lean on if they’re going to make their dreams a reality.

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Toonz Teams with Tunche on ‘Kayara’ CG Animated Feature

César Zelada helming film that follows a young Incan woman who dreams of breaking into the elite, male-only group of Chasqui messengers; release set for 2024.

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Skydance Animation Inks Licensing Deal with Spin Master

Multi-year, multi-film agreement with children’s entertainment company to become studio’s master toy licensee kicks off with upcoming animated feature ‘Spellbound.’

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ILBE and WWPS.TV Ink ‘Baby Puffins & Bunny’ Distribution Deal

Based on the popular ‘Arctic Friends’ animated film universe, the show will see 405 episodes released over 3 years; the agreement includes worldwide SVOD, AdVOD and RAVOD rights as well as the introduction of ‘Puffins’ NFTs.

What Would the Thin White Duke Think? Headline News

The Jim Henson Company Inks ‘Labyrinth’ Deal with Mighty Coconut

The ‘MetaQuest: Walkabout Mini Golf’ creators invite fans of the 1986 classic fantasy film to the VR Goblin Kingdom to… tee up! Coming Summer 2022.

Gumby and Pokey are In The House! Headline News

FOX Snags All Rights to ‘Gumby’

To think he was once a little green slab of clay! The iconic green star kicks off a new career, with the studio planning to showcase his classic series, movies, and specials across its linear, AVOD, blockchain-based and other platforms.

We Want More Small Blue Wrecking Crew! Headline News

Nickelodeon Animation and Paramount Pictures Ink ‘The Smurfs’ Multi-Movie Deal

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 7, 2022 at 9:26am

First feature project with LAFIG Belgium and IMPS, an animated musical, is set to release December 2024; 26-episode second season pickup of CG-animated ‘The Smurfs’ series also announced.

Business Headline News

‘It’ Producers Land Rights to Adapt Cult Fantasy Icon ‘Kane’

Trio behind the horror hit and ‘Paranormal Activity’ films strikes deal to turn Karl Edward Wagner’s beloved gothic anti-hero stories into a feature or TV series.

Nothin Up My Sleeve… Presto! Headline News

‘Rocky & Bullwinkle’ Owner Jay Ward Productions Partners with WildBrain

The new agreement includes the famed moose and squirrel, ‘George of the Jungle,’ ‘Dudley Do-Right,’ and other Ward properties, with brand new IP-based content to follow.

Animated Features Headline News

Wizart Animation Releases ‘The Snow Queen & The Princess’ Teaser

The next chapter of the hugely popular franchise follows the Snow Queen’s daughter, Ila, who, after she accidently unleashes evil forces must embark on an exciting adventure to save the world; the film hits theatres in Russia and CIS on May 26.

People Headline News

Genius Brands and ChizComm Founders Part Ways Under Contradictory Claims

Harold and Jennifer Chizick are out less than a year after their company was acquired by the growing kids’ media company; business will continue under the leadership of Donna MacNeil and Kathleen Campisano.

Events Headline News

In-Person Kidscreen Summit 2022 Postponed Until Summer

Miami event rescheduled to July 18-21; Kidscreen Summit Virtual to run as planned March 7-11 with full online program including panels, presentations and Q&As.

Business Headline News

AMC Networks Buys Anime Distributor Sentai

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 2:38pm

Deal includes company’s HIDIVE anime-focused subscription service and other brands, as well as its library of thousands of hours of popular titles including ‘Akame ga Kill,’ ‘Food Wars!’ and ‘Made in Abyss.’

Bringing Content to OTT Headline News

MKMG Teams With VlogBox to Explore New OTT/CTV Placements

The Ukraine-based international producer and distributor of video content has begun collaborating with the global video distribution, monetization, and advertising platform to explore new opportunities in the rapidly-developing OTT space. 

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Genius Brands Buys Wow! Unlimited Media

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 9:31am

Leading media company scoops up Canadian animation producer and its growing list of projects for clients like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Mattel; acquisition also includes famed Channel Frederator, which boasts 2,500 channels and over 1 billion ad-supported YouTube views each month.

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Nelvana Greenlights ‘Bakugan: Evolutions’ Season 4

Studio also secures new licensing deals in Canada and France; the Bakugan heroes return with all new episodes in early 2022 – Seasons 1-3 now streaming on Netflix in the U.S. and Canada.

Theme Park Fun! Headline News

Gardaland’s ‘Jumanji – The Adventure’ Ride Launching in 2022

Sony Pictures’ blockbuster franchise’s first fully themed ride will open in early 2022 at the Ronchi, Italy park; hugely popular in the region, the movie franchise grossed over $26.7 million at the Italian box office.

Anime Headline News

Crunchyroll and Fuji TV Ink Development Deal

Together with creative company Slow Curve, the anime streamer and TV network will develop new original anime series for Japanese and global audiences; current collaboration, ‘Muv-Luv Alternative,’ will be released next month.

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