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BAFTA Children’s Awards Nominees Unveiled

October 22, 2015

LONDON: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has revealed the nominations for the 20th British Academy Children’s Awards, with the animated series Peppa Pig up for two honors. Peppa Pig, Operation Ouch!, Sam & Mark’s Big Friday …

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CBeebies Re-Ups for Rastamouse

October 23, 2015

LONDON: The Rastamouse Company has signed a new five-year deal with the BBC. The deal sees the relicensing of the first 52 episodes of the animated stop-motion children’s series Rastamouse, which premiered on CBeebies in January 2011. Rastamouse has been featured on the …

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Video: What Do Kids’ Buyers Want?

October 23, 2015

NEW YORK: At MIPJunior, Nickelodeon’s Jules Borkent, Lagardère Active’s Caroline Cochaux, Disney’s Karen K. Miller, Cartoon Network’s Adina Pitt and KiKA’s Sebastian Debertin talked acquisitions, co-productions, brand values and more in conversation with World Screen’s Anna Carugati.   brightcove.createExperiences(); The …

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Peanuts Shorts to Debut on Boomerang in the U.S.

October 26, 2015

PARIS: A deal between francetv distribution and Turner Broadcasting will see shorts based on Charles M. Schulz's classic Peanuts comic strip premiere on Boomerang in the U.S. The 500 shorts will debut with promotional crossover on Cartoon Network and the Cartoon Network …

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2015 Cinekid for Professionals Award Winners Unveiled

October 26, 2015

AMSTERDAM: Three prizes for the Cinekid for Professionals Awards were presented to projects selected for the Junior Co-Production Market 2015. Bo (the Netherlands) received the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award, while Kaytek the Wizard (Poland, the Czech Republic) received the special …

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New Web Series Based on American Girl Brand

October 26, 2015

NEW YORK/MADISON: American Girl has teamed up with Driver Digital for the development and production of AG Life, an original lifestyle web show on YouTube. Hosted by five upbeat girls sharing their real-life experiences, AG Life features different themes and …

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Disney XD Goes for New Comedy Prank Show

October 26, 2015

BURBANK: Disney XD has placed an order for Walk the Prank, a comedy prank series created by Adam Small (MAD TV) and Trevor Moore (Whitest Kids U Know). Walk the Prank follows a group of practical jokers who create over-the-top …

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New Exec Appointments at Saban Brands

October 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES: Saban Brands has hired five new executives for its retail, consumer products, marketing, creative and legal departments. Tori Cook joins Saban Brands as senior VP of global retail business development, while Marcy George becomes VP of global consumer …