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WEBTOON Promotes David Shinok Lee to VP of Content

One of the company’s first US hires, he has led development of a diverse IP catalogue; in his new role he will consolidate the US and LatAm content teams, bringing more stories to the platform's readers.

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Cyber Group Studios Acquires Majority Stake in Graphilm Entertainment

The strategic partnership bolsters studio’s ability to meet growing global demand for kids and family content while giving the award-winning entertainment company additional resources to develop, produce and distribute its original IP.

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FOX Snags All Rights to ‘Gumby’

To think he was once a little green slab of clay! The iconic green star kicks off a new career, with the studio planning to showcase his classic series, movies, and specials across its linear, AVOD, blockchain-based and other platforms.

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Genius Brands Takes Stake in YFE

With Canada’s WOW! Unlimited Media Inc. firmly in the company’s stable, media company moves to increase European and global streaming foothold by acquiring 28.6% of Your Family Entertainment AG; former Disney executive Paul Robinson tapped to guide and oversee international growth of Kartoon Channel!

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Did I Err Productions Acquires Sergio Aragonés’ ‘Groo the Wanderer’

Josh Jones licenses animated film and TV rights to famed cartoonist’s award-winning comic, now in its 40th year of publication; property follows the exploits of an invincible barbarian warrior who negotiates his days with an I.Q. three points lower than a boulder.

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Animated NFT ‘Blockchain Buddies’ Launches

Confidential Creative and NC Labs have partnered on a first of its kind interactive animation project; NFT holding community members will be able to shape the project’s creative universe.

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Nickelodeon Launches ‘Chikoo aur Bunty’ In India

Marking the 11th home grown IP for the Indian kids’ entertainment market, Nick continues to lead the way with innovative entertainment and immersive storytelling for local audiences; new series runs Monday-Friday at 10:00 a.m.

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WarnerMedia Ups Brian Robillard for its Adult Swim and Kids & Family Business Operations

Newly promoted assistant GM and VP of business operations will also lead new music strategy arm for kids, Young Adults and Classics group; he is joined by new hire Michael Akiko who will run the new unit.

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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.

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Hero4Hire Creative Names Jordan Beck Head of Development

Veteran industry exec will oversee development and launch of original IP and creative projects for kids at the Massachusetts-based animation, motion graphics, and mixed media studio.

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Rooster Teeth Inks Animation Production Deal with Albert Whitman Media

Drawing on the children’s book publisher’s extensive library, the companies will co-develop and produce a slate of original animated series; literary works ‘Zapato Power’ and ‘The Wish Library’ are currently in development and will be introduced at MIPCOM 2021.

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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.

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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.

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Wattpad and WEBTOON Merge Studio Divisions

New Wattpad WEBTOON Studios will create multi-platform, data-driven TV, film, and book content; parent company Naver commits $100M for production development and financing.

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Xentrix Launches Melbourne Studio, Acquires Viskatoons

India-based animation house enters the competitive Australian animation industry with studio expansion; newly acquired Victoria-based animation studio includes 30 years of IP and ties to Film Victoria, Film Finance Corporation, and the Australian Children’s Television Foundation.

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Great Wolf Resorts Moves into Animation with ‘The Great Wolf Pack’

The family vacation brand forms Great Wolf Entertainment, revealing slate of animated projects based on its popular signature woodland characters; first animated film due in early 2022.

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‘MeteoHeroes’ Video Game Coming to PlayStation in 2022

Mondo TV Iberoamerica teams up with SIE España and Gammera Nest to adapt the popular environmentally themed animated series; game will launch on PlayStation in Spring 2022, followed by other platforms later in the year.

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Netflix and WIA Vancouver Expand Animation Career EXCELerator Program

Women in Animation Vancouver’s ACE program mentors, supports, and trains women to help develop and create their own original IP; applications for 2022-2024 program open at the Spark Animation Festival 2021.

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Games Workshop Names Finn Arnesen Head of Entertainment Development

Group taps former Hasbro Studios exec to expand the company’s extensive ‘Warhammer’ IP with new live-action and animated content; three animated shows are nearing completion with a half dozen still under development.

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Discreet Arts Opens U.S. Office, Names Steven Wendland President

India-based studio opens in Los Angeles with plans to expand the studio’s 2D and CGI-animated work-for-hire services while developing current and new original IP.

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Outpost VFX Secures Private Equity Investment

Studio strikes multi-million-pound deal with YFM Equity Partners; The Mill co-founder and CEO Robin Shenfield named new board chair, will leverage his vast experience to support company’s global expansion.

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Snipple Animation Studio Launches Snipple Originals

Company’s new UK-based division kicks off with a slate of five new shows including ‘Peeled Prawn & Shaved Sheep,’ ‘Snö,’ ‘Wise Island Woohoos,’ ‘Trippin,’ and ‘Cassidy’s Castle;’ BGF Invests £6 million, acquiring a minority share in the animation studio.

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