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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.

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Saturday Animation to Develop ‘Chase and CATCH’ with Unreal Pipeline

Studio announces its first original animated action series for global distribution; CGI show being produced using DDEG’s proprietary real-time technology.

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WildBrain CPLG Names Jasen Wright North America VP

In newly created role, veteran licensing executive will drive global expansion of entertainment brands and original IP including ‘Strawberry Shortcake,’ ‘Caillou,’ ‘Teletubbies,’ and ‘Chip & Potato.’

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Pixotope Adds to Global Staff

Mixed reality software company taps industry veterans Juan Rubio, Brad Rochon, and David Dowling as new project specialist, VP of sales and marketing, and chief revenue officer, respectively.

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‘Hotel Transylvania’ Theme Park Attraction Opens in Moscow

Dream Island Theme Park partnered with Sony on new attraction that offers visitors an authentic ‘scary’ experience worthy of the franchise; ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania,’ the film franchise’s final entry, hits theaters Summer 2021.

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‘Piper’s Pony Tales’ Preschool Series Launching on YouTube

Epic Story Media teams up with Milkcow Media on an all-new stop-motion / CG show that illustrates the power of roleplay and imagination; in the series, Piper and her friends make up stories about their toy horses, that magically come to life.

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Reimagined ‘Pinocchio and Friends’ CG Series Coming in 2021

From Italian animation pioneer Iginio Straffi, Pinocchio is transported to a contemporary world that combines old stories with traditional adventure and Italian locals, creating magic events that clash with modern everyday life.

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Christine Noël Named EP of NFB’s French Program Animation Studio

Longtime National Film Board of Canada development and marketing officer brings vast industry and creative experience to role of helping guide current and future slate of projects.

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‘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.

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2020 CEE Animation Forum Announces Winners

28 animated projects in 4 categories were considered in the 2020 pitching event; ‘The Garden of Heart’ wins in animated shorts with a special mention to ‘The Pet Named Stress;’ ‘Igi’ wins in feature films, ‘No Happy Ever After’ takes the TV award.

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‘Stories to Obsess Over’: WebToon’s Live-Action Comic Promos

The one-minute, black and white spotsfeature well-known U.S. actors taking on comic character personas, monologuing lines from stories in a promotional tease.

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Boutique Live-Action and Post-Production Studio Destro Launches in Los Angeles

New studio, founded by veterans Drew Neujahr, Sean McAllen, and Shane McAllen, will focus on producing, directing and post, including mixed media and VFX. 

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Reallusion Launches Cartoon Animator 4 2D Animation System

New system, formerly known as CrazyTalk Animator, provides fast and versatile tools to help novices and professionals easily and expertly design and animate.          

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Post-Production Specialist David Michaels Joins Framestore’s Chicago Office

Former Smoke & Mirrors producer brings his global expertise to further the company’s reach across their integrated advertising platform.      

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Epic Story Media Lands New Talent in Bid to Expand Global Licensing Reach

Former eOne exec Jessica Labi and Nickelodeon VP David Sztoser join company to head distribution, brand strategy, licensing and merchandising efforts. 

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