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Frederator Studios Developing Corgi Duo ‘Hammy and Olivia’ Hybrid Series

Launched on Tik Tok during the COVID shutdown, the social media darlings / adorable canine team are making the big showbiz leap with a new live-action/animated show.

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Iconic Muppets Get Supersized in ‘Sesame Street Mecha Builders’

New CG animated series from Guru Studio reimagines Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Abby Cadabby as mecha robot superheroes-in-training who use STEM to help solve wacky, larger-than-life problems; show premieres today, May 9, on Cartoon Network’s Cartoonito and May 10 on HBO Max.

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Adult Swim Promotes Gill Austin to VP/Creative Director

The Cartoon Network veteran began in 1996 as an intern working on ‘Space Ghost Coast to Coast,’ before becoming a production assistant on the launch of Toonami; will now lead creative direction and implement all network promotion, communication, and sponsorships.

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Elizabeth Waybright Taylor Named VP, Development, Disney Television Animation

Long-time Disney exec promoted to oversee team steering new Disney Channel animated content for kids and families; previous projects include ‘The Wonderful World of Mickey Mouse’ cartoon shorts, ‘Amphibia,’ ‘Kiff,’ and the upcoming ‘Primos.’

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‘Ultraman’ Celebrates 55th Anniversary with All-Day Streaming Event

On July 10, Shout! Factory TV and TokuSHOUTsu host a full-day streaming event filled with fan-favorite episodes, giveaways, and a brand-new special; program includes 19 hand-picked episodes across 9 ‘Ultraman’ series, culminating the debut of ‘Ultraman Zero: The Revenge of Belial.’

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Sesame Workshop Names Olexa Hewryk VP & Head of Animation

Other recently announced promotions include Sal Perez to supervising producer and VP for Sesame Street Productions, and ‘Sesame Street’ EP Ben Lehmann to senior VP & head of live-action.

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Lucasfilm Teams with Iconic Brands to Promote ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

Campaigns with Porsche, Bose, United Airlines, General Electric, McDonald’s, Samsung Mobile, General Mills, and Dannon will add to anticipation of the final chapter, coming December 20.

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Promotions, New Hire Bolster Nelvana’s Senior Management Team

Masterson rejoins as VP sales, consumer products and international, while promotions up Yan to head of brands, Ferguson to senior international sales manager and Brinder to senior content distribution manager, domestic and digital.

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Updated: Fox Bumps Up 3 Execs in Animation Division Shakeup

Vanessa Morrison will oversee Fox Family, covering all animated and live action projects aimed at young viewers and their parents, on both TV and in theaters. 

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Genius Brands Promotes Two Executives

Deb Pierson, credited with the rapid growth of the video-on-demand Kid Genius Cartoon Channel into nearly 50 million U.S. households, has been upped to SVP, global content distribution and marketing & president of Kid Genius Cartoon Channel, while 25-year licensing, merchandising and business development veteran Lloyd Mintz was promoted to SVP, head of worldwide consumer products.

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Xilam Appoints Nicolas Halftermeyer SVP of Marketing and Digital

The award-winning French animation company will rely on Halftermeyer’s marketing and digital expertise to increase brand recognition of Xilam properties and increase online revenue.