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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.

Da-Dum Da-Dum…! Headline News

MGM Launches ‘Pink Panther Time Traveler’ Game

Studio teams with Play.Works games platform on three titles based on the iconic animated character; first game is now available on the platform’s connected TV network via leading streamers.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

‘The Jolliest Elf’: A New Holiday Tradition Coming to YouTube Thanksgiving Day

From Chad Eikhoff, director of ‘The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story,’ with animation by Trick 3D, the new short/pilot features the North Pole’s creative inhabitants in a first-of-its-kind animated talent competition.

Disney Headline News

‘LEGO Star Wars’ Leaps into Hyperspace on Disney XD

The highly-rated series developed for television by Bill Motz and Bob Roth will return for a second season on Monday, July 31 at 7:00 am ET and debut new episodes Monday through Thursday until Wednesday, August 16th.

SyBo Games Headline News

SYBO Names Amy Kalson Senior Game Developer

After previous experiences working in senior-level capacities with Electronic Arts and Disney Interactive, Kalson will play a key role in the development of both existing and new SYBO games, where she will apply her extensive background in AI to focus on analysis, narrative and player behavior throughout game experiences, with the goal of delivering more interactive connections between the game characters inhabiting the SYBO universe and the company’s millions of fans.

China Headline News

WingsMedia Plans Ambitious, Collaborative Sci-Fi Franchise Expansion

Tiny Island Productions will adapt and expand their ‘Dream Defenders’ animated series for the China market with a TV series, feature film, comics and an augmented reality experience, all as part of WingsMedia’s hope to grow ‘Starship MZ’ properties into China’s Marvel Universe equivalent.

Animated TV Headline News

Technicolor Animation Productions Announces ‘Sly Cooper’ Animated Series

The new CG series is based on the best-selling PlayStation game franchise of the same name, representing a collaboration among Technicolor, Sony Interactive Entertainment and investment group PGS, and will be distributed for audiences around the world.