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Aardman Greenlights New Seasons for ‘Shaun the Sheep’ and ‘Very Small Creatures’

The award-winning animation studio announces a new 20-episode Season 7 and Season 3, respectively, for its 2 most popular stop-motion shows.

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Guru Studio Options ‘Spot’ TV Rights

The studio’s animated series adaptation of author Eric Hill’s bestselling children’s book series will follow Spot, the beloved, rambunctious, and curious puppy; former Amazon Kids+ exec Sarah Maizes comes on board to helm the project.

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Blue Zoo to Create ‘Fugglers’ Entertainment Universe

A 5-year deal with Libertas Brands tasks the animation studio with launching the popular plush characters into the entertainment realm via multiple digital platforms: online, on-screen, and in-game.

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9 Story Media Group Acquires Portfolio Entertainment

The deal includes its library, production slate, and development projects, with founder Lisa Olfman joining the media group to drive existing projects and expand 9 Story’s business opportunities.

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Baobab Studios Announces ‘Momoguro’ TV Series

The multiple Emmy Award-winning interactive animation studio teams up with 9 Story Media Group to co-produce and launch a kids’ series based on its hugely popular game-based IP; the franchise features a magical universe with contrasting creatures who use the magical power of ‘Momoguro.’

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Nelvana Greenlights ‘Piñata Smashlings’

The 2D animated kids’ series, based on the Roblox game, follows 4 friends who form a team to save the Piñataverse while involved in game-like shenanigans; available for international sale, the previously released ‘Smashling’ shorts are available on Nelvana’s ‘Keep It Weird’ YouTube channel.

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Podcast EP 236: Danny Robashkin & Creating ‘MAKE’ Originals Micro Shorts

The Minnesota-based animation studio founder discusses his company’s success with commercial projects and its new path creating original micro short series for social media. 

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2nd Animar_BCN Concludes, Announces EU Animation Industry Recommendations

EU animation players from 25+ countries identified five critical subjects pivotal for the future as they gathered in Barcelona to identify, debate, and make recommendations on key industry growth issues, including needed funding strategies, standards for co-production, and retention of talent and original independent IP.  

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Claynosaurz Releases ‘Claynos’ Teaser Trailer

The 3DCG short tells the origin story of the colorful stylized dinosaurs inhabiting the studio’s IP; following 2 months of concept development, the team tapped Autodesk Maya and Arnold, using the Conductor cloud-based rendering service, to complete the film.

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Studio Meala Announces ‘What the Fluffoverse’

The Irish studio has partnered with animation studio Funny Tales and creative collective Cosmonaut on a new sci-fi animated kids’ series based on the artwork of Phillip Kaeser; the show follows Neto, who traverses the galaxy while trying to regain his memory.

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‘Fireman Sam’ and ‘Polly Pocket’ Get New Season Greenlights from WildBrain and Mattel

International distribution deals were also announced for new and previous seasons of the popular animated series as well as ‘Bob the Builder’ and ‘Little People;’ WildBrain is heading to MIPCOM, which runs October 16-19.

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Podcast EP 224: How Nathan Pyle Turned ‘Strange Planet’ Into a Show on Apple TV+

The webcomic creator shares how he teamed up with Dan Harmon to make his viral Instagram IP into a streaming sensation, which he monetized via merchandise such as t-shirts, plushies and a book.

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Crayola Getting Drawn into Animation - Launches Crayola Studios

The venerable Crayon purveyor’s new kids and family-dedicated studio announces its first animated series, ‘The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian,’ a co-development with Mimo Studios based on the award-winning kid’s podcast.

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Chad Nelson Talks ‘Critterz’ and the Future Role of AI

The writer and director of the first animated short whose imagery was entirely generated with OpenAI’s DALL-E takes a deep dive into the nuts and bolts of AI production and what this hard charging, disruptive technology could mean for M&E.

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Lion Forge Entertainment and BWA Team Up on ‘Iyanu’ for Cartoon Network and Max

The ‘Hair Love’ producers, along with Black Women Animate Studios, have begun recruiting a diverse group of artists for pre-production of LFE’s upcoming Nigerian animated fantasy series.

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DIGIC and Axis Studios Partner on ‘Words Apart’ Animated Fantasy Adventure

The studios’ co-development projects kick off with the 4-quadrant film set in a world split by two powerful feuding brothers with clashing convictions.

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Frederator and BuzzFeed Team Up on ‘Chikn Nuggit’

The new animated series based on the online gender-inclusive comedy series about a weird, long-eared dog named Chikn Nuggit and his fast-food-named friends is the second property under development as part of Genius Brand’s first-look deal with Frederator.

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