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How Netflix Created a Boom in the Cartoon Industry

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As the war between video streaming services heats up, the biggest battleground is being fought over cartoons like “Kung Fu Panda,” “Captain Underpants” and “Curious George.”

Hoping to draw in families and children, services like Amazon, Apple, Hulu and especially Netflix are ordering so many new animated movies and series that studios are struggling to keep up, producers say. That’s creating a rush of work for newer animation outfits like Kuku Studios as well as more established companies like Technicolor and Wow Unlimited Media, a Canadian animator.

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