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People Headline News

Genius Brands Adds Kerry Phelan to Manage Company Licensing and Merchandising

Consumer branding pro will lead global management of the company’s existing IP across licensing, merchandising, retail, and promotions; previously spearheaded successful licensing programs for major franchises including ‘Star Wars’ for Lucasfilm Ltd. and ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Twilight’ for Lionsgate.

Business Headline News

Saturday Animation to Develop ‘Chase and CATCH’ with Unreal Pipeline

Studio announces its first original animated action series for global distribution; CGI show being produced using DDEG’s proprietary real-time technology.

Business Headline News

Animaccord and Amazon Ink ‘Masha and the Bear’ European Distribution Deal

Company’s strike collaborative, multi-territory deal expanding reach on Prime Video of popular animated series and its spin-offs, ‘Masha's Spooky Stories’ and ‘Masha's Tales.’

Business Headline News

Kid’s Media Execs Launch Epic Storyworlds

Québec-based creative media company secures first commission from Radio Canada for original 2D animated series, ‘Dex and the Humanimals.’ 

Animated TV Series Headline News

‘Blue’s Sing-Along Spectacular’ All-New Musical Special Premieres Today

‘Story Time with Josh & Blue,’ podcast, narrated by Josh Dela Cruz, will bring sleep-time adventures to listeners this August.

streaming Headline News

The Streaming Wars Heat Up as Disney Unveils Details for Disney+

Taking a direct shot at Netflix, The Walt Disney Company announces plans to release more than 25 original series and 10 original films, documentaries and specials in the first year of its rival streaming service.

Warner Bros. Headline News

Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara Exits Company Amid Sexual Misconduct Investigation

Toby Emmerich, Peter Roth and Kim Williams appointed as the company’s interim leadership team.

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.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nickelodeon Marks 20 Years Of SpongeBob SquarePants With ‘Best Year Ever’

‘Best Year Ever’ kicks off July 12 with ‘SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout,’ mixed live-action/animated special featuring voice cast playing human versions of their characters.

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.

Disney Headline News

Disney Creates Direct-to-Consumer Unit to Oversee Streaming

Kevin Mayer, who oversaw the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox, will lead the new division.

People Headline News

Promotions, New Hire Bolster Nelvana’s Senior Management Team

Masterson rejoins as VP sales, consumer products and international, while promotions up Yan to head of brands, Ferguson to senior international sales manager and Brinder to senior content distribution manager, domestic and digital.

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