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• 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-

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