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(OTTO) Dutch Animation Short Selection For Oscars
 

(OTTO) Dutch Animation
 
(OTTO), directed by Job, Joris & Marieke, studio has been selected by an independent committee of Dutch film professionals for Oscar® submission in the Animated Short Film category. It is the second film by Job, Joris & Marieke to be submitted for consideration to the Academy. A Single Life received an Oscar® nomination in the Best Animated Short Film category (2015). (Otto) had its world premiere at the recent Toronto International Film Festival. The film tells the story of a woman who is unable to have children who steals the imaginary friend of a little girl, and keeps this a secret from her husband…
(Otto) was produced, directed, written and animated by Job, Joris & Marieke who consist of: Job Roggeveen (1979), Joris Oprins (1980) and Marieke Blaauw (1979), all graduates of the Design Academy in Eindhoven. In 2007 they founded the Job, Joris & Marieke studio where they have produced numerous corporate and commercial films, as well as a host of personal projects. Last year, they received international acclaim for their Oscar® nominated animated short A Single Life. Before that, they won various (international) prizes with their short film Mute (2013) and helped develop the animated TV-series The Tumblies (2012). The film was established under KORT!, a joint project of the NTR, Dutch Film Fund and the Media Fund, with support from the CoBO. The aim is to jointly stimulate the production of Dutch short films.

Beta Rolls Out Patchwork Of Distinct Product
For The International Market At MipJunior

 
Patchwork Pals
 
Beta's new label Kids & Family has a line-up of 14 shows, among them nine series, at MipJunior market. The BBC recently acquired the preschool-series Patchwork Pals (26x4'), heart warming stories on an animated blanket. The company's extended NRK-slate includes the new English language documentary Message in a Bottle (13x12') about a Norwegian family who moved to Tikopia, one of the world's most isolated community in the Pacific Ocean. Two German box office hits: Enid Blyton's adventurous Famous Five IV, heads the feature film section – the Famous IV time travel thousands of miles and thousands of years back in time to solve yet another nail biting mystery; and The Pasta Detectives, about two boys solving crimes in their Berlin neighbourhood, the first collaboration between Beta Cinema and Fox International Productions. To round out Beta's Kids and family offering is Estonia's most successful family entertainment movie, The Secret Society of Souptown, which depicts the story of 10-year-old smart and brave Mari, who with her three best friends forms a secret society to play scavenger hunt games her grandfather is inventing for them.
 

Blinky Bill From Studio 100 Film
Continues Worldwide Cinema Roll Out

 
Blinky Bill The Movie
 
Studio100 Film International film sales company, a division of Studio 100 Media, rolled out the CGI feature film Blinky Bill The Movie across Europe and the Far East. During September the movie launched on screens in Poland, Bulgaria Australia, South Korea and Romania. Its October rollout includes Romania, Middle East, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.
Commenting on the worldwide release, Patrick Elmendorff, Managing Director Studio 100 Film, said: "We are really pleased to have received such great interest from international distributors and look forward to seeing our mischievous, cheeky and adventurous hero leave his unique footprint in cinemas around the world. Blinky Bill is a fantastic story, filled with amazing characters. Visually stunning, this action packed comedy movie, bursting with fun and adventure, is set to engage, inspire and entertain global audiences."
Blinky Bill The Movie is produced by Flying Bark Productions (Australia) in co-production with Assemblage (India) and Telegael Teoranta (Ireland) and in association with Screen Australia and Screen New South Wales. An all star cast voice the characters including Ryan Kwanten as Blinky Bill, Robin McLeavy as Blinky's best friend Nutsy, and Rufus Sewell as the treacherous feral cat Sir Claude. Starring alongside them are the voices of Toni Collette, Barry Humphries, David Wenham, Deborah Mailman, Richard Roxburgh and Barry Otto. The movie is based on the 1930's Australian book series Blinky Bill by Dorothy Wall and considered an iconic children's classic.
About Studio 100 Film:
Studio 100 Film is an international feature films sales agency for high quality children and family entertainment motion pictures. The Munich-based company is a subsidiary of Studio 100 Media. The Munich-based company is an international production and distribution company for quality and non-violent children's entertainment. It has a private, diversified library and develops and acquires new formats.

41 Entertainment Licenses Kong - King of the Apes™
For Spain and Portugal Markets To BRB International

 
Kong - King of the Apes™
 
41 Entertainment has appointed BRB International the licensing agent for Iberia on its KONG property. Allen Bohbot, Managing Director at 41E: "We are proud to add BRB as our agent in Iberia and to continue on the good relationship we have enjoyed over the past few years. The licensing program in the U.S. is rapidly expanding and we have high expectations in Spain and Portugal. We know that these guys can deliver." Javier Biern, Licensing Director at BRB, adds: "King Kong is an iconic property and the animation and storytelling of this TV show is truly world-class accompanied by a major style guide for the brand. We know our local customers and we can confirm they will be part of this upcoming blockbuster. Our team is very excited to start presenting our plans for this franchise which is as BIG as its main character." Kong - King of the Apes™ is scheduled to bow worldwide in spring 2016. Kong - King of the Apes™ is an exclusive Property of 41 Entertainment LLC.
 
 

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