News & Notes
• Interactive — Adapted: Get Well Soon hospital app, Juliet Tzabar, Anne Brogan, Ranj Singh.
• Game: LEGO Dimensions.
• Channel of the Year: CBeebies.
• Independent Production Company: Sixteen South.
Fox has ordered 29th and 30th seasons of The Simpsons, which will bring the series’ episode total to 669, the largest number of episodes for any scripted TV ever, breaking the record of 635 previously set by Gunsmoke. ... Aardman Animations and StudioCanal are officially going ahead with a second Shaun the Sheep Movie. Production is set to begin in January. ... Disney has swapped dates for two hotly anticipated Pixar sequels. The Incredibles 2 will now land June 15, 2018, while Toy Story 4 will come out to play June 21, 2019. ... L.A.-based Tonko House and Fox Animation are partnering to develop a feature film based on The Dam Keeper, the 2015 Academy Awardnominated animated short written and directed by Tonko House founders Robert Kondo and Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi. ... Film Roman has entered a joint venture with Boxel Studios to create full-service animation and visual effects studio Film Roman Baja in Tijuana, Mexico. ... GKIDS has picked up the North American distribution rights for the forthcoming animated feature Mune: The Guardian of the Moon, a vibrant fantasy directed by Alexandre Heboyan and Benoît Philippon. ... DreamWorks Animation has reached a $50 million settlement in the wage fixing and anti-