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Between Kids Click and Universal Kids, A Small Rebirth of Sorts is Starting.

Comcast and Sinclair are two companies that have many detractors. And some of criticisms are not without merit. But the announcements over the last several weeks, first with the Universal Kids rebrand of Sprout (once owned by CTW, creators of Sesame Street), and Kids Click, the MGM/Weigel/Sinclair project which will bring both weekend and weekday animation back to the network airwaves (via ...

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In the all of the Craziness dealing with Sinclair and Tribune – Sinclair ALSO is getting into the animation business with new Block.

On the heels of one of the biggest deals for local stations, Sinclair is (coming back?) to the animation and Kids industries, with KidsClick. They will be working with Wegels and MGM’s THIS TV to show the block on a 3 hour basis every day, and 7 to 10 every Saturday. The reason possibly for the LONGER daily strip is that they want to get over credit (similar) for e/i shows like PBS ...

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Comcast Buys Dreamworks for 3.8 BILLION Dollars…But Illumination Entertainment wins?

Here are the details from the Press Release: NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA), today announced the acquisition of DreamWorks Animation (NASDAQ: DWA). One of the world’s most admired family brands, DreamWorks Animation creates animated feature films, television series and specials, live entertainment and related consumer products. The studio will become part of ...

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In the continuing story of the Animation Wage Scandal, Pixar Wins Big.

In a massive set back to the case from the plaintiffs, a Judge Ruled that Pixar’s Emails to a former lawyer does not conclude that there was a scheme to hinder wages to workers. The Hollywood Reporter continues: On Wednesday, Grewal wrote in an order that the DOJ’s conclusions were “never admitted or established” and are “irrelevant for purposes of establishing ...

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Why I miss 4Kids Entertainment, and the problems with Saban’s Vortexx

Thankfully, Toonbarn has done well to show what has happened to Toonzai/Toonzaki and so on. However, here is a point people tend to forget: 4kids was different from the other kids’ companies that existed during and after the last 10 or so years. You have to realize the type of marketplace that existed when the company was at its peak and when it passed on. The problem with people’s ...

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