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Anime specialist Crunchyroll hits 3 million streaming subscribers

The anime specialist, Crunchyroll has hit a new milestone of 3 million subscribers to its global streaming service, highlighting both the growing audience for the animation genre and the platform’s own accelerating growth. The WarnerMedia-owned business was founded in 2006 and had reached one million streaming subscribers in 2016. By …

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Apple TV+ to adapt Where the Wild Things Are and other works for kids’ series and specials

Apple has struck up a new deal with The Maurice Sendak Foundation that will take it Where the Wild Things Are, having secured the rights to develop kids’ series and specials based on the author’s famous stories. The multi-year deal is the first of its kind for Apple, who will …

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Aardman strikes major deal with Tencent for Shaun the Sheep streaming in China

The iconic British animation studio, Aardman has just struck up a new deal with Tencent Video in a new move to grow the audience for its hit Shaun the Sheep property in China. Tencent Video is the leading online video streaming platform in China. Under the new deal, it will …

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Surge in Disney+ subscribers amid global lockdown boosts demand for Hasbro’s ‘Baby Yoda’

The surge in subscribers to Disney+ amid global coronavirus lockdown measures has already provided a boost to Hasbro’s licensed toy sales, particularly, the global toymaker has stated, to the popularity of the ‘Baby Yoda’ character from the Disney original TV series, The Mandalorian. Demand for the character – officially called …

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Netflix acquires streaming rights for Studio Ghibli catalogue in landmark deal for the Japanese animation studio

Netflix has picked up the exclusive streaming rights to the full film library from the popular Japanese animation house, Studio Ghibli for everywhere in the world outside of the US and Japan. The deal is a landmark partnership for the distribution of Japanese animation and animé to the world’s audiences, …

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“Disney+ will be a standout in the market,” says firm as more content is revealed

Disney+ marks a “bold step forward in a new era for the company,” is the message to emerge from the official launch details of Disney’s new streaming service. The new platform will launch on November 12th this year armed with content from the worlds of Marvel, Pixar, classic Disney, Star …

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