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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.

Business Headline News

Netflix Acquires Roald Dahl Story Company

The streaming giant unwraps the golden ticket, joining forces with the famed author’s IP rights company to create a unique universe across animated and live-action films and TV, bringing Dahl’s iconic stories and characters to more audiences in new formats.

People Headline News

Frank Zhu Named Managing Director Riot Games' China Entertainment

Former CEO of Pearl Studio and executive producer of Netflix’s ‘Over the Moon’ will head up new division to develop and expand existing IP, building on relationships with key Chinese partners to launch entertainment products targeting Chinese audiences.

TV Animation Headline News

‘Octonauts: Above & Beyond’ Coming to Netflix

Silvergate’s global hit eco-series spins-off an all-new CG animated show extending the team’s adventures beyond the sea and onto land; Season 1 hits the streamer on September 7 with Season 2 coming in 2022. 

Business Headline News

Crunchyroll and Zoe Saldana Developing ‘Dark Star Squadron’

Actress’ Cinestar Pictures partners with the global anime brand to develop epic space opera; deal coincides with platform’s announcement they’ve surpassed 5 million subscribers and 120 million registered users worldwide.

Business Headline News

Falcon’s Beyond Taps Epic Story for Move into Animation and Games

Popular family vacation brand from Sol Katmandu Park & Resort in Mallorca, Spain reveals expansive plans to grow its IP universe across animated films, episodic series, consumer products, and gaming.

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.

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