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Jane Fonda Joins Cast of Apple and Skydance Animation’s ‘Luck’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 12:23pm

The Academy Award winning actor will voice ‘The Dragon’ in Peggy Holmes’ tale of the unluckiest girl in the world, the first project under the animation studio's new multi-year deal to produce films and TV shows for Apple TV+. 

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Apple and Skydance Animation Sign Multi-Year Film and TV Deal

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 2:06pm

Partnership kicks-off with features ‘Luck’ and ‘Spellbound,’ and two-season order for ‘The Search for WondLa,’ all set to stream on Apple TV+.

TV Animation Headline News

WarnerMedia Launches Cartoonito Preschool Programming Block

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 10:38am

Coming to Cartoon Network and HBO Max this fall, new block will debut with 20 titles; ‘Bugs Bunny Builders’ and Sesame Workshop’s ‘Bea’s Block’ greenlit, joining development slate that will expand to 50 originals within two years.  

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Guru Studio Names Jody Jessop Head of Recruiting and Community Engagement

20-year industry veteran will be tasked with leading creative talent recruitment as the company continues a period of unprecedented growth; will also promote the studio’s community initiatives including mentorship and training programs for artists.

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9 Story Media Group Announces Strategic Hires to Bolster Senior Leadership

Additions across distribution, development, legal, and technology include veteran executives Joss Duffield; Gráinne McNamara; Jennifer Bol; and Boris Beaubien.

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Warner Bros. Names Tom Ascheim President of Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics.

Freeform president will step down this summer and join WarnerMedia to lead Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and Boomerang while managing Cartoon Network and Warner Animation Studios in Los Angeles.

Awards Headline News

2020 Kidscreen Award Winners Announced

The year’s best work in children’s television and digital media was recognized by the global kids entertainment industry at the annual Kidscreen Summit in Miami.

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Enters Into Overall Deal with ‘Doc McStuffins’ Creator Chris Nee

Peabody, Emmy, and Humanitas Prize-winning children’s television screenwriter and producer to write and produce new animated and live action series for preschool and all audiences exclusively for Netflix.

Education & Training ANIMATIONWorld

‘Breaking the Glass Frame’ Celebrates Diversity, Seeks Strategies

Three-day symposium spotlighting female contributions to the field of animation and exploring solutions to sexual harassment, bias, and lack of diversity within the industry calls for heightened awareness of and increased empowerment for women, people of color, and those in the LGBTQ+ community.

Education Headline News

New York Officials Unveil ‘Made in NY Animation Project’

Young New Yorkers receive training on state-of-the-art animation software, opening doors to careers in film, gaming, advertising and more. New Animation Industry Council, comprised of professionals from New York-based animation studios, will advise the program.

Documentaries Headline News

Independent Documentary ‘Street Gang’ Explores Origins of ‘Sesame Street’

New documentary feature from Macrocosm Entertainment and Citizen Skull Productions to include archival materials from Sesame Workshop and The Jim Henson Company.

Nelvana Headline News

Nelvana Showcases Dynamic New Look, New Properties at MIPCOM

Nelvana reveals new logo alongside a slate of new series being distributed worldwide including ‘Hotel Transylvania: The Series,’ Pendleton Ward’s ‘Bravest Warriors,’ ‘Mysticons,’ and ‘Esme and Roy.’

Pre-School Headline News

Sesame Workshop Unveils Newest Muppet

Sesame Workshop unveils the newest Muppet, Raya, who will engage with children about sanitation and latrine use as part of the Cleaner, Healthier, Happier campaign in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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