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Jetpack Acquires International Rights to Emmy & Gooroo

Global content distributor Jetpack Distribution has recently acquired the international rights for Emmy & Gooroo, covering seasons 1 and 2 of the hit animated preschool series. Emmy & Gooroo focuses on a five year old girl named Emmy and her furry, huggable best friend named Gooroo. The stories revolve around Emmy being the only human in a magic forest, relying only on practical skills ...

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Mini Pet Pals Finds New Home in China

Italian pet-centric toon Mini Pet Pals is making its way to China via different VOD platforms starting in November, as a result of a deal with Beijing-based JY Animation. The deals apply to the first two seasons – which consist of 104 x 6 min episodes – and will debut with a new China-made Mandarin version on platforms such as Baidu’s iQiyi. The theme song, however, will still be in ...

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Jing-Ju Cats Acquired by Splash

Coinciding with MIPCOM, Splash Entertainment has recently announced their acquisition of the audio-visual rights of the award-winning Chinese animated series Jing-Ju Cats for all regions outside of Asia and Africa. The series is notable for being one of the first Chinese cartoons to blend the principles of kung-fu and Beijing opera. Jing-Ju Cats consists of 80 x 13 minute episodes and first ...

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Universal Trying to Sell Stake in Oriental DreamWorks

Well, it looks like the honeymoon is over. Despite many of Hollywood’s biggest studios seemingly warming up to the idea of establishing operations in China in the recent years, it looks like Universal wants out. According to a recent report from The Financial Times, the studio is seeking to sell its 45% stake in the venture that it received upon Comcast’s acquisition of DreamWorks Animation ...

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Yellowbird Making its Way to China

EU CG Studio TeamTO has recently inked a distribution deal with China’s Taikong Works for the rights to the debut theatrical CG animated feature Yellowbird, making it the first ever successful deal for TeamTO’s Beijing office, which was only started in June 2016. Under the deal, Taikong Works will be distributing Yellowbird in China through various platforms, including cinemas, digital media, ...

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Tudou Creator Launches New Toon Studio

Gary Wang, who is the man responsible behind the massively popular online video venture Tudou, has just unveiled a new Beijing-based animation studio that will focus on domestic feature projects. Wang already sold his online venture to Youku, and told the Wall Street Journal that he is in the process of hiring LA and San Francisco based directors, storyboard artists, and senior animators for ...

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