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Fred Rogers Productions Secures ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ Grant

The award-winning production company receives funding from the Bezos Family Foundation to develop resources surrounding the show for caregivers, organizations, and professionals in partnership with foundation program Vroom.

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‘King of the Hill’ Revival Not Happening at Fox

While the animated series revival still ‘has a very good chance’ of happening, it will not be on the network where it originally ran for 13 seasons, which is focusing its animation programming on new, fresh material that can be partially or completely owned.

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Dan Lin No Longer in Talks to Rule the DCEU

The prolific producer exits negotiations on possible role to take charge of all things DC superhero; position would report directly to company CEO David Zaslav, effectively relieving current DC Films president Walter Hamada of his duties.

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Peppa Pig Play Café Launches in China

Hasbro’s hugely popular global kids’ entertainment franchise and animated series character, at one time the center of controversy in the Middle Kingdom, OK’d for commercialization only a few years after facing sweeping bans. 

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Director Didier Ah-Koon and Mythology Expert Liv Albert Join TeamTO's ‘Next Level: Odyssey’

The animated series follows 11-year-old Kiran, who, after falling into a mythical world, must save Odysseus if he is ever to return home.

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Corus Entertainment Launches Teletoon+

Premium kids streaming service now available in Canada on Amazon Prime Video Channels, Bell Fibe TV app and set-top-box, Virgin Plus, and RiverTV; popular series include ‘Teen Titans Go!’ ‘Looney Tunes Cartoons,’ and ‘Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?’

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Gore Verbinski’s ‘Cattywumpus’ Exits Netflix

The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ director’s new animated film, featuring fuzzy space felines, will be shopped to other studios despite production being well underway at the streaming giant.

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Jetpack Inks Deals to Distribute Large Animated Show Library Across Europe

Global kids and family content distributor bringing 760 half hours of character-driven, animated and mixed content to broadcast partners such as UK’s BBC Children, Norway’s NRK, IFC Media in the Czech Republic and TV Joj in Slovakia.

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VlogBox Launches Kids Room TV

Now on Roku, new kids’ channel delivers engaging, entertaining and educational animation to young viewers while increasing audiences for content creators; will hit Apple TV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV next month.

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Floating Rock Studios Ltd Nabs $1.5M NZ Investment

New Zealand-based creative studio secures support from new finance partner Hillfarrance Capital Venture to further its growth in high-end animaiton and VFX production.

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Famed Studio Ghibli Library Now Available for Digital Rental

GKIDS is making ‘Spirited Away’, ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’, ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ and other classic films available for download-to-rent in North America.

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Cinesite Nabs Majority Stake in FX3X

The VFX/animation company’s latest acquisition significantly increases its talent roster and global capacity and follows recent additions of Canadian-based studios L’Atelier Animation and Squeeze Animation.

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GKIDS Acquires North American Rights to ‘New Gods: Yang Jian’

Hitting U.S. Cinemas in early 2023, Light Chaser’s animated feature tells the story of Chinese god Yang Jian, and his journey to thwart those who would seek the power to alter their world’s balance.

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Plask Launches Namesake Cloud-Based Motion Capture Tool

Startup tech company reveals new signature animation SaaS tool designed to make 3D animation more accessible; user-friendly design allows recording, editing, and animating projects through browser-based tool’s interface.

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FOLKS Announces New Mumbai Studio

The Fuse Group VFX company expands with new India-based studio, increasing overall resources for affiliated brands, including FOLKS, FuseFX, Rising Sun Pictures, and El Ranchito; Griboshin 'Grib' Vellanthrov joins as head of studio.

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World’s Largest Anime Information Database Now Open to the Public

The Association of Japanese Animations’ ‘Anime Next 100’ project launches ‘Anime Taizen,’ an online archive referencing roughly 180,000 episodes from 15,000 titles.

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