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Cloudbabies expands global reach with Middle East, Portuguese and Korean deals

Headlines, Merchandise, Studio
The animated series teaching children to care will debut in the territories this year. Hoho Rights has signed a raft of new overseas deals for its growing pre-school property, Cloudbabies. The animated series is now expanding its global reach to RTP in Portugal, JCC in the Middle East and Kenny and Co in Korea, where it will make its respective debut this year. (more…)

Nickelodeon Announces 2014 Global Animated Shorts Program

Channels, Events, Headlines
Nickelodeon announces a call for submissions for its 2014 global Animated Shorts Program, designed to identify and develop new animation talent and provide a platform for new content for kids. BURBANK, CA -- Nickelodeon announced today its call for submissions for its 2014 global Animated Shorts Program, which is designed to identify and develop new animation talent and provide a platform for new content for kids. (more…)

Box Office Report: Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Crosses $800 Million

Animation, Headlines
Disney blockbuster Frozen continues to make headlines in its tenth week at the box office as it crosses the $800 million mark globally; animated family comedy The Nut Job nabs third place with $12.3 million. In a double victory for Universal, holdovers Ride Along and Lone Survivor remained at the top of the box office chart this past weekend. Starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, Ride Along made $21.2 million over its sophomore weekend for a total of $75.4 million and a first-place finish, while Peter Berg’s Afghanistan war drama, Lone Survivor -- now in its fifth week out -- made $12.6 million for a total of $93.6 million. (more…)

Cartoon Network & Pogo: New Shows, Movies & Contest

Channels, Headlines
Turner International India is pulling out all the stops to continue its reign in 2014 in the kids’ genre with new content, magnanimous contests and ultimate entertainment on POGO and Cartoon Network! Kids are in for an unbridled dose of humour, adventure and excitement with new and popular characters! POGO has a new superhero this year who is cute, funny, naughty and haughty.  (more…)

Sony Imageworks Shifting Staff from L.A. to Vancouver

Headlines, Studio
In a cost-cutting move, Sony Pictures Imageworks is transferring a portion of the staff from its Los Angeles HQ to its studio in Vancouver, B.C. Sony Pictures Imageworks is transferring a portion of the staff from its Los Angeles HQ to its studio in Vancouver, B.C., according to areport by Variety. The news was delivered to staffers at a meeting at its Los Angeles headquarters on Tuesday in a cost-cutting move that reportedly has employees in both locations bracing for layoffs. (more…)