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Hamsta World lands its own animated series with AMGI Animation Studios

Hamsta World, the Happy Ink owned property based on the lives of a cast of hamsters, has landed its own animated series, thanks to a new partnership with the LA-based AMGI Animation Studios. AMGI will develop, produce, and distribute the animated series, making it available for video streaming services across …

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European children’s specialist Chicco picks up Bing for pre-school capsule collection

Acamar Films’ hit pre-school IP, Bing is embarking on a new European jaunt, thanks to a partnership with the children’s products specialist, Chicco. Maurizio Distefano Licensing closed the licensing agreement for the Italian market this year, in a deal that will now see Bing become the inspiration for a capsule …

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Mr Magoo makes his move on the US market thanks to DreamWorks deal for Xilam

Mr Magoo is making his move on the US market, thanks to a new deal struck between the award-winning French animation studio Xilam Animation and DreamWorks Animation’s Classic Media. Under the deal, DreamWorks has exclusively picked up all US TV, home video, and VOD rights to season one of the …

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Magic Light Pictures’ Zog makes US broadcast premiere on Amazon Prime

The multiple Oscar-nominated Magic Light Pictures – the team behind the animated adaptations of The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom, Revolting Rhymes, and Chico & Rita has detailed the release of its latest acclaimed short film, Zog, on Amazon Prime in the US. The animated short film will be available …

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Star Trek legend George Takei lends voice to all-star cast for Love Monster

Star Trek legend George Takei has joined a cast of some of the UK’s best actors and to lend his voice to a new animated children’s series, Love Monster, scheduled to air on CBeebies in January 2020. Produced by Boat Rocker Studios and UYoung, Love Monster is a 2D animated …

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Rainbow’s 44 Cats picks up Golden Dolphin award at China’s International Animation Festival

The animated children’s series, 44 Cats, has been awarded the Golden Dolphin for Best Animated Series in the overseas category at the Cyber Sousa Competition, part of the Xiamen International Animation Festival, the premiere festival for animation and comics in China. The XIAF is supported by ASIFA (the Association Internationale …

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Llama Llama season two to launch on Netflix this month

Season two of the popular animated preschool series, Llama Llama is to launch on Netflix later this week, with Jennifer Garner returning to her role as Mama Llama. Developed by Genius Brands International, Llama Llama series one launched on Netflix in January 2018 to a worldwide Netflix audience. It made …

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Dr Seuss Enterprises grows awards cabinet with Gold W³ Award

Dr Seuss Enterprises’ The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That has been selected by The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts to receive a 2019 Gold W³ Award for “Arcade Escapade,” one of the series’ new digital games. This will mark the sixth award win for the acclaimed …

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Xilam’s Oggy and the Cockroaches pre-school spin-off, Oggy Oggy lands on Netflix

The French production company, Xilam Animation will produce an original CGO animated pre-school series, Oggy Oggy, based on the hit franchise Oggy and the Cockroaches, for the streaming platform, Netflix. In the new series, Oggy is freed from the ceaseless tyranny of the cockroaches and lives in a fantasy world …

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Aardman’s Peter Lord and BBC Children’s Sarah Muller to lead Manimation keynotes

Manimation, the UK’s annual gathering of the animation community, has detailed this year’s keynote, welcoming speeches fromPeter Lord, co-founder and creative director of Aardman Animations, and Sarah Muller, head of BBC Children’s acquisitions and independent animation. The Manchester event will gather key industry players together to offer creative and business …

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