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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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Jellyfish Originals Promotes Natalie Llewellyn to Managing Director

Former head of studio's IP development takes on broader strategic role heading up Jellyfish Pictures’ children’s animation production division, as the company pushes to increase its international profile and expand its programming slate.

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Nickelodeon Animation Names Ramsey Naito President

Already a driving force behind new projects, seasoned studio executive will continue to bolster the network’s animation content across all platforms while overseeing day-to-day operations of current series and series development.

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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.’ 

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Genius Brands Creating Stan Lee Universe with POW! Entertainment

New joint venture will assume perpetual, worldwide rights to over 100 original, previously unexploited, Stan Lee post-Marvel properties.

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Spotify, Warner Bros., and DC to Produce Slate of Original Podcasts

Multi-year deal calls for scripted narrative podcasts drawing upon existing IP, including iconic DC characters and Warner franchises.

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Starlight Media and Lion Forge Animation Sign Co-Production Deal

Companies enter into multi-year/multi-project joint venture to bring both existing and new IP projects to the Chinese market.

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