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Warner Bros. Headline News

‘Scooby-Doo’ Headed for Live Stage Spectacular

‘Scooby-Doo and The Lost City Of Gold’ theatrical experience from Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Montreal-based Monlove to combine puppetry, aerial arts, magic, original music, dance, cutting-edge animation video and a brand-new story.

9 Story Distribution Headline News

9 Story Boosts Distribution Library with New Scholastic Deal

Bringing its distribution library to more than 4,000 half hours, 9 Story Distribution International to distribute over 460 half hours of classic children’s series from Scholastic Entertainment, including ‘Clifford The Big Red Dog’ and ‘The Magic School Bus.’

Licensing Headline News

‘Hello Kitty’ Feature in Development at New Line Cinema

Marking the only time Sanrio has granted film rights to the iconic character, feature film project to be produced by FlynnPictureCo. and distributed by Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. Headline News

Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara to Oversee New Global Kids & YA Division

New WarnerMedia organizational and management structure combines its family, kids and animation businesses -- including Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang -- into a single Global Kids & Young Adults division.

Licensing Headline News

GUND Appointed First Licensing Partner for Netflix Series ‘Hilda’

Award-winning 2D animated series co-produced by Silvergate Media and Mercury Films signs top plush toy manufacturer as first licensing partner.

Boat Rocker Media Headline News

Boat Rocker, BBC Enter Co-Production Deal for ‘Love Monster’ with China’s UYoung

Based on the ‘Love Monster’ series of books by British author and illustrator Rachel Bright, new 2D-animated preschool series will premiere on CBeebies and on major Chinese broadcasters and digital platforms.

ReelFX Headline News

China’s Alibaba to Partner with STX Entertainment on UglyDolls Franchise

New deal includes previously announced ‘UglyDolls’ animated feature film directed by Kelly Asbury along with an animated TV series, digital and print publishing, mobile and educational games, soundtrack and music, and merchandising and licensing programs.

Anime Headline News

Hulu, Funimation Expand Anime Partnership in New Multi-Year Deal

In Hulu’s largest deal for anime programming to date, Funimation to become a primary supplier for Hulu’s subtitled and dubbed content for popular series including ‘Tokyo Ghoul,’ ‘Attack on Titan’ and ‘My Hero Academia.’

Roald Dahl Headline News

Netflix Announces Slate of Roald Dahl Adaptations

Streaming giant to reimagine and extend some of the world’s most beloved stories including ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ ‘Matilda,’ ‘The BFG,’ ‘The Twits,’ and more.

In Passing Headline News

Fred Patten, Noted Anime and Manga Historian, Dies at 77

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 4:39pm

Prolific writer and collector was a pioneer in U.S. fandom, helping introduce previously obscure Japanese animation and comics to a new generation of consumers. 

SVOD Headline News

Conan O’Brien’s ‘Final Space’ Finds Exclusive SVOD Home on VRV

TBS sci-fi comedy adventure, along with WarnerMedia’s ‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’ and ‘Jabberjaw,’ to launch on Ellation’s fan-focused streaming platform. 

Television Headline News

Hulu Now Streaming ‘King of The Hill’

New deal with 20th Century Fox Television locks in exclusive streaming rights to ‘Family Guy,’ ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ ‘American Dad!,’ ‘The Cleveland Show’ and ‘Futurama.’

Animated TV Series Headline News

Mattel Signs Multiple Deals for ‘Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!’

Revamped show features a more multicultural and gender-balanced “Steam Team” character lineup that now travels around the world.

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