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Netflix, Disney Announce Feature Film Agreement

Walt Disney Studios

Netflix Inc. and The Walt Disney Company announced Tuesday a new multi-year licensing agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive United States subscription television service for first-run animated and live-action feature films from The Walt Disney Studios.

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Cartoon Zebras From South Africa Get Distributor


South Africa’s Triggerfish Studios’ 3D animated feature Khumba has been picked up for North American distribution by Millennium Entertainment. The film has just completed production. Khumba is a half-stripped zebra who sets out on a daring quest to earn his stripes.

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Brasil Animado 3D Cartoon Movie Offered for Distribution

Brasil Animado

The stereoscopic “Brasil Animado 3D” is among the slate of feature films from the acquisitions team at ITN Distribution Inc. which will be offered at the 2012 American Film Market, taking place from October 31 to November 7 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach hotel.

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DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor Partner On Distribution Deal

DreamWorks Animation SKG

In a major strange bedfellows pairing, DreamWorks Animation and Technicolor announce a joint venture in a content distribution deal. Their new company- called M-Go- will be pushing out content digitally. But not just DWA’s content… the agreement announced Tuesday are with NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.

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GKids plans to distribute 4 Oscar-qualifying films

Oscar Statuette, Academy Awards

New York-based animation distributor GKids announced Tuesday that it plans to give runs to four films in order to qualify them for this year’s Oscars.

Three of the four are French features: Zarafa (Pathe), Le Chat du Rabbin (The Rabbi’s Cat) (TF1) and Le Tableau (The Painting) (Rezo). The fourth is Kokurikozaka Kara (From Up on Poppy Hill), from Japan’s Studio Ghibli.

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DWA rejects Paramount offer to extend distribution

DreamWorks Animation SKG

The board of DreamWorks Animation has turned down an offer by Paramount to extend its current distribution agreement for one more year.

Paramount’s deal with DWA expires at the end of 2012.

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