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Teaching Kids to Care About our Planet Headline News

UNESCO Screens ‘The Refuge of Audrey’ at Biodiversity Talks

New animated series from Watch Next Media features the adventures of a 7-year-old girl and her best friends, living in a refuge for endangered species, that entertain, educate, and encourage kids to care more about our planet; now on Okoo, the series is coming to France Télévisions.

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Kids First Secures New ‘Hello Kitty: Super Style!’ Distribution Deals

The new series, based on Sanrio’s pop culture icon Hello Kitty, gets picked up by WildBrain TV/ Télémagino; RTVE/Clan, MBC and ETISALAT/E-Junior; ABC Frontier, a distributor in Asian territories, announced an additional deal with Youku in China.

The Future of EU Animation Headline News

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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Watch Next Greenlights ‘Nate is Late’ Season 3

Popular series gets 7-million-euro budget for new season, co-financed by France Télévisions, Super RTL, COFIMAGE 34, SOFITVCINE 11, and CNC; use of ‘Sherlock’ asset bank allows creatives to tap and reuse models, animations, and special effects from previous episodes to produce new ones.

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Kids’ Series‘ Audrey’s Shelter’ Scores UNESCO Support

The World Heritage Convention will host a premiere screening for primary school children at its Parisian headquarters, followed by a discussion led by biodiversity and animal conservation experts; series set to launch Spring 2024.

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Watch Next Talks ‘Dungeons & Kittens’ and the Magic of Non-Linear Storytelling

Philippe Alessandri, Clément De Ruyter and Sylvain Huchet discuss their serialized animated kids’ show – and tabletop game – filled with ‘meowgic’ and adventure, that follows four kittens banished from the ‘Kingdom of Cats’ who must learn to work together to find the treasure that will be their ticket home. 

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Watch Next Brings ‘Dungeons & Kittens’ to Cartoon Forum 2023

Inspired by role-playing game tropes, the kids’ series follows four kittens banished from the ‘Kingdom of Cats’ who must learn to work together to find the treasure that will be their ticket home. 

European Animation Advocacy Headline News

Animation in Europe Federation Expands to 20 Countries

Estonia, Greece, and Portugal join member countries collectively calling on streamers to invest more heavily in European animation; new board members/advocates elected at a general meeting last week in Annecy.