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Toho Acquires 50% Stake in Key Frederator Network Shows

The Japanese media company makes multi-million-dollar investment in the animated series ‘Bee and PuppyCat’ and Frederator’s ‘Bravest Warriors;’ companies to co-produce new series’ content and develop global consumer products campaign.

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IDW Expands into Series Animation with Three Graphic Novel Adaptations

‘Dragon Puncher & Spoony’ chronicle the adventures of a cute ruthless kitty and his sidekick Spoony as they battle evil dragons; ‘Korgi’ is a coming-of-age tale of a fairy and her magical puppy; and ‘Relic of the Dragon’ is a fantasy-adventure following an ordinary man searching for a relic with the power to change the fate of his nation.

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Former Crunchyroll Execs Kristin Parcell and Stacy Burt Join Toho

Pair will lead the Japanese entertainment production giant’s U.S. expansion, including its first E-Commerce platform outside of Tokyo, launching in 2023.

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Ukrainian-Produced ‘Brave Bunnies’ Returns with Season 2 in 2023

New Wildbrain, Glowberry and Ánimas’ agreement ensures the continued production of the popular preschool animated series despite its disruption caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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U.K. Considering Additional Tax Incentives for Screen Sector

UK Screen Alliance and Animation UK propose 25% tax relief increase to better compete in an international market and incentivize industries to remain in the U.K.

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MGA Entertainment Acquires Pixel Zoo, Forms MGA Studios Subsidiary

Studio will leverage MGA’s IP developing content in concert with newly acquired animation studio, a collaborative partner on previous projects, including ‘L.O.L. Surprise! The Movie,’ ‘L.O.L. Surprise! House of Surprises,’ and most recently ‘L.O.L. Surprise! Winter Fashion Show’ which premiered on Netflix in October.

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Trilogy Animation Group Reveals New Animation Slate

Roster includes reboots of Emmy-nominated preschool series, ‘Jay Jay The Jet Plane,’ and Emmy-winning ‘Tutenstein’ along with original IP ‘Doots,’ ‘Earth to Eden,’ and ‘Rubbernecks.’

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‘Rabbert’ Creator Launches Smallstep Animation Studio

Finnish animator Robert Hanses and French animation art director Remy Chanfreau have teamed up to write and produce engaging original animated content for high-profile companies’ social media platforms.

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Jetpack Scores Global Rights to ‘Viking Skool’ and ‘Once Upon a Time…Objects’

Kids content distributor ramps up acquisitions with new 2D animated kids’ series from Paris-based animation studio, Samka; other recent additions to their content collection include the BAFTA Award-winning stop-motion series ‘Clangers’ in 2021 and ‘Alice’s Diary’ earlier this year.

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Jetpack Inks Deals to Distribute Large Animated Show Library Across Europe

Global kids and family content distributor bringing 760 half hours of character-driven, animated and mixed content to broadcast partners such as UK’s BBC Children, Norway’s NRK, IFC Media in the Czech Republic and TV Joj in Slovakia.

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Nick Launches ‘Content Accelerator Program’

Initiative aims to reach BIPOC and underrepresented emerging professionals and provide an opportunity to develop original content, from pitch to production, with mentorship and support from Nickelodeon development teams; submission deadline is September 30.

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Falcon’s Beyond and BRON Studios Ink Strategic Partnership

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 8:12am

The companies will co-produce and promote original IP in feature films, TV series, Web3 activations, and location-based entertainment; ‘Katmandu’ franchise theme park to feature BRON’s animated IP, ‘Gossamer.’

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Ánima Teams with Green Kids’ Club on ‘Victor and The Infinite & Mysterious Hallway of Loos’

Inspired by original IP developed for the environmental group, the new animated series follows a young ‘every kid’ kid who embarks on an epic quest to overcome challenges, find his inner hero, and learn to embrace and accept the imperfections of himself and his family.

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Honoring a Pioneer’s Memory: The Max Fleischer Cartoons Restoration Project

Max’s granddaughter Jane Fleischer and Rockin Pins CEO Mauricio Alvarado are heading to San Diego ComicCon to share their efforts at tracking down and restoring famous Fleischer Studios cartoons, starring characters like Betty Boop, Superman and Popeye, to bring them to the screen before they are lost forever.

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Atomic Cartoons Scales Creative Pipeline with AWS

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 8, 2022 at 8:35am

Cloud solution specialists, DeadDrop Labs, helped the studio with custom integration of Amazon Web Services and Pixar Tractor, making for a smooth transition to scalable, cloud-based rendering.

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Andreas Hykade to Step Down at Filmakademie’s Animationsinstitut

After an 8-year stint as director, the professor and filmmaker will take on a new teaching role, Head of Animation Directing, at the institute, beginning in the upcoming academic school year.

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NFT-Financed ‘Unlikely Love Stories’ Anthology Moves Forward at StudioDAO

The web3 collective strikes deal to produce animated short series based on the real-life love story of Oscar-nominated ‘Anomalisa’ producer Rosa Tran and Emmy Award-winning VFX artist Derek Smith.

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‘Looney Tunes: What's Up Block?’ Blockchain Program Launches This Summer

Warner Bros. and Nifty’s launch story driven NFTs for the legendary animated franchise; first drop features ‘Tweety’ in celebration of his 80th anniversary.

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Powerkids, Bonelli Entertainment and SBE Ink Deal to Adapt Comics to Animation

Partnership kicks off with comic ‘Dragonero,’ soon to be kids’ animated series, being co-produced with Rai Ragazzi and Nexus TV.

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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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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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