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Corus Restructures Original Content Leadership Team

Original Programming and Corus Studios VP Lisa Godfrey, Nelvana president Pam Westman, and head of Waterside Studios Jeff Norton exit the company as Rachel Nelson and Mellany Welsh are appointed to key leadership roles.

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Aardman Inks Deals for ‘Pop Paper City’ and ‘Interstellar Ella’

The award-winning animation studio’s distribution arm scores worldwide deals for third-party animated series that share studio’s ‘values of quality and originality, with humor as a core theme.’

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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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Build-A-Bear Expands IP with ‘Kabu’ Animated Series

Build-A-Bear Entertainment, Foundation Media Partners, and Laughing Dragon Studios head to Kidscreen next month to present a first look at the ‘Build-A-Bear’ character-inspired animated series.

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Delicious Seconds: Nick Orders ‘The Tiny Chef Show’ Season 2 Plus 2 Holiday Specials

The Annie Award-winning stopmo series starring culinary social media sensation Tiny Chef will return to Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels beginning with the ‘Fwendsgiving’ special on November 20 and ‘Tiny Chef's Marvelous Mish Mesh Special’ on December 4.

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PBS KIDS Announces New Series ‘Super Why’s Comic Book Adventures’

The collection of animated musical shorts inspired by the original ‘Super Why!’ series aims to help grow the literacy skills of young readers; show premieres October 18.

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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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9 Story Media Announces ‘Open Season: Call of Nature’ Animated Series

Based on Sony Pictures Animation’s feature film franchise, the show follows a lovable, risk-averse grizzly bear and a fast-talking, ‘act-first, think-later’ deer; currently in production at Brown Bag Films, it’s slated for 2024 launch.

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New ‘Bakugan’ Series Coming to Netflix and Disney XD

Episodes 1 and 2 of the new Spin Master anime to debut August 1 on the Roblox immersive platform before the series rolls out on the streamer and network in September.

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Watch Teaser: ‘Tom and Jerry’ Headed to Singapore in New Cartoon Network Series

The iconic franchise will feature unique Asian stories and locations – produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios in association with Aum Animation Studios India.

Conference Events

Kre8tif! Conference 2023

Begins: September 27, 2023

The MDEC event aims to connect Southeast Asian animation companies with international markets; the conference, in conjunction with Malaysia Digital Content Festival, runs September 27- October 1.

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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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Genius Brands Moves to NYSE, Renames as Kartoon Studios

An animated ‘Stan Lee’ will ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange June 26 – exemplifying continued expansion of the IP under the new corporate name; the event will stream live on Kartoon Channel!

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Epic Story Media Reveals Upcoming Production and New Property Slate

At Licensing Expo, the kids’ entertainment company shares new brands, partners, and co-productions, including L&M for Studio 100 and Cheeky Little’s animated preschool property ‘Vegesaur,’ ‘The Gummy Bear Show’ produced by Toonz Media Group, and Bidaya Media’s ‘The Adventures of Mansour: Age of AI.’

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Sony Pictures Television – Kids Announces ‘The Creature Cases’ Chapter 3

Popular series returns to Netflix May 7 with all-new episodes following the adventures of the dynamic detective duo Sam Snow and Kit Casey, cracking cases involving giraffes, capybaras, scorpions, and an assortment of other strange and compelling creatures.

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Disney Absorbs Marvel Entertainment, Dismisses Chairman Ike Perlmutter

As a series of 7,000 layoffs began this week at the Mouse House, cost-cutting has led to the ouster of Perlmutter, a major company shareholder, co-president Rob Steffens, and chief counsel John Turitzin.

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Stephanie Sperber Named President and CCO at Lion Forge Entertainment

Along with a name change, the Oscar-winning animation studio adds live-action to its production slate as well as a veteran family entertainment executive to lead the company.

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‘Beyblade Burst Quadstrike’ Coming to Disney XD and Hulu

The 7th Season of the popular anime franchise, featuring a theme song by alt-metal band ‘Our Last Night,’ kicks off in the U.S. April 3 on Disney XD and May 8 on Hulu before rolling out globally.

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Guru Studio and Future Today to Launch ‘True and the Rainbow Kingdom’ Fast Channel

The dedicated channel will deliver content from the hit animated preschool series across major connected CTC and OTT platforms.

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Disney TV Renews ‘Firebuds,’ ‘SuperKitties’ and ‘Pupstruction’

Second season pickups are the order of the day for Disney Branded Television at the 2023 Winter Television Critics Association press tour.

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