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  • Dino Dana roars into Lat Am with Nat Geo
    Nat Geo Kids, the children's channel from National Geographic Partners in Latin America, has picked up the pay TV rights to the first two seasons of a spin-off from Emmy-winning show Dino Dan.
  • Feeling social
    As Skam gets remade by Facebook and Finland’s pubcaster prepares more Instagram-only series, is social media the future of teen drama?
  • Bing bounces around globe
    Italy's Rai YoYo and Fox Kids in Finland are among the children's channels across Europe and Asia to have picked up preschool animation series Bing.
  • Universal Kids, C5 renew Floogals
    NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment-owned Universal Kids and Viacom’s Channel 5 In the UK have commissioned a third season of animated series Floogals.
  • 9 Story ups Santomero, rebrands Blue
    Canada’s 9 Story Media has appointed the co-founder of its recently acquired prodco Out of the Blue Enterprises as its new chief creative officer.
  • YouTube Kids scores World Cup double
    NEWS BRIEF: YouTube Kids has added football-themed episodes of Angry Birds and Masha & The Bear to its platform to mark the FIFA World Cup football tournament, which began last week.
  • Ketnet keeps hold of The Smurfs
    Belgian broadcaster VRT has boarded the forthcoming 3D CGI-animated reboot of The Smurfs and will air it on its children's channel Ketnet from 2020.
  • Gathering storm
    There was only one thing on the minds of French producers at MIFA this week: the future of children's channel France 4.
  • France 4 boss plots online future
    ANNECY: Preparations for France Télévisions kids' net France 4's controversial move online must begin immediately, the channel's director has said.
  • Gulli saddles up Adventures of Nasredine
    Lagardère-owned French kids’ network Gulli has commissioned an animated series about on a donkey-riding explorer.
  • Discovery lines up Charlie, reorders Luna
    ANNECY: Discovery Latin America has commissioned a new mixed-media preschool show as well as a fourth season of its science series Earth to Luna!.
  • SPFA demands rethink over France 4
    ANNECY: The president of French animation producers' union Syndicat des Producteurs Français d'Animation has called for the French government to reconsider its decision to axe kids' channel France 4.
  • 83 projects bound for Cartoon Forum
    Eighty-three projects are set to be pitched at the annual Cartoon Forum event in September, with a sharp rise in participation from UK and German companies compared with 2017.
  • VRV preps more Bee & PuppyCat
    Ellation, the video platform backed by AT&T and media investor Peter Chernin’s joint venture Otter Media, has commissioned a new season of animated franchise Bee & PuppyCat.
  • The Smurfs head to Tfou
    ANNECY: French commercial broadcaster TF1 has boarded the forthcoming TV reboot of The Smurfs and will air it on its children's channel Tfou.
  • AT&T to spark ‘blockbuster’ M&A summer
    AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner will usher in a “blockbuster summer” of media mergers and immediately trigger a bidding war between Comcast and Disney for 21st Century Fox, according to analysts.
  • Disney EMEA enrols in Vikingskool
    ANNECY: Disney in EMEA has ordered an animated series about a school for Vikings from producers in Ireland, France and Norway.
  • Superprod replants Vanilla Seed
    ANNECY: French production company Superprod has rebranded its animation studio Vanilla Seed as it gears up to work on a forthcoming Netflix original series.
  • France 4 shift online labelled 'suicide'
    ANNECY: The French government's plans to close France 4 and make it online-only have been attacked by local producers as potentially disastrous for the country's animation industry.
  • Warner Bros debuts new Looney Tunes
    ANNECY: Warner Bros Animation is set to produce multiple hours of new Looney Tunes shortform content, featuring characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Porky Pig.
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