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CALL FOR ENTRIES: TOFUZI 2017 Submit your animated films and series by June 30, 2017 for consideration in the 9th annual international festival of animated films, taking place Oct. ... Continue Reading →
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Gallery: Cast & Character Art for ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’

Sony Pictures Animation has released some smurftastic special art featuring voice cast stars and their characters from its upcoming, fully-animated, Peyo-inspired family adventure Smurfs: ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Trailers ‘My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea’

GKIDS has released the official trailer and a poster for My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea — a visually inventive, offbeat animated comedy feature from cartoonist Dash ... Continue Reading →
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CEO Brad Grey Departing Paramount Pictures

Brad Grey is stepping down from his role as Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, but will remain for a time to support a transition to new leadership. Viacom President & CEO ... Continue Reading →
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2017 Ottawa Animation Fest Opens Submissions

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s premiere festival for animated works, is now open for competition entries for 2017. This year’s edition will ... Continue Reading →
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Farshid Almassizadeh Named SPYR Chief Strategic Advisor

SPYR, Inc. — a holding company with wholly owned subsidiaries in the mobile game and app development/publishing industry (as well as restaurants) has hired on Farshid Almassizadeh ... Continue Reading →
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TinyCo & Fox Team for ‘Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow’

TinyCo, a Jam City Company, and Fox Interactive have announced the development of a new mobile game inspired by the hit animated series, Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow. The game features ... Continue Reading →
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Will Mahmood Named Head of Strategy at DHX’s WildBrain

Leading online kids’ network and AVOD expert WildBrain has appointed senior executive Will Mahmood to the newly created position of Head of Strategy. Mahmood will focus on helping ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Short ‘The Fairly Odd Phantom’ Is a Butch Hartman Reunion

The worlds and characters created by animation hitmaker Butch Hartman collide in the new, original animated short The Fairly Odd Phantom. The Nickelodeon presentation features an ensemble ... Continue Reading →
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Floyd Norman & Leo Sullivan to Lead New Punch Animation

Punch TV Studios is expanding its media endeavors by unveiling its latest division: Punch Animation, Inc. The studio will focus on developing animated series and movies for syndication ... Continue Reading →
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Up to 10% of Jobs May Be Cut at Restructuring Rovio Animation

Rovio Entertainment, creator of the hit Angry Birds mobile game, entertainment and licensing franchise, may eliminate up to 35 jobs or nearly 10% of total employees as it restructures ... Continue Reading →
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Cinesite Adapting Classic Harold Lloyd Films to Animation

Montreal-based Cinesite Studios has partnered with the Harold Lloyd Estate and Comic Animations to adapt the early Hollywood legends’ films into a series of animated features. ... Continue Reading →
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DI4D Receives £900k Growth Investment

Scotland-based animation and VFX studio DI4D has secured £900,000 (about $1.1 million USD) in investment funds from Percipient Capital and its shareholders, which will go towards strengthening ... Continue Reading →
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‘Super Geek Heroes’ Soars to AmebaTV

AmebaTV has teamed up with The Think Tank Emporium to bring tyke-targeted series Super Geek Heroes to its kids’ entertainment streaming platform. Seven episodes launch this month, ... Continue Reading →
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Bay Area Kid Film Fest Celebrates ‘Women Breaking the Mold’

The Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival (BAICFF) is coming up on is 9th annual edition, set for March 10-12 at Chabot Space & Science Center. In celebration of ... Continue Reading →
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One Animation Taps Brandgenuity as ‘Oddbods’ Agent in NorAm

Global brand licensing agency Brandgenuity has been appointed by One Animation as the licensing agent for global hit animated series Oddbods in the US and Canada. The New York-based ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: ‘Moana Easter Eggs’ Disney’s Pacific island adventure sets sail on Digital release today, so the studio is offering up this fun guide to its Easter eggs and ... Continue Reading →
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‘BoJack Horseman’ Takes TV Animation WGA Award

On Sunday night, Patton Oswalt hosted the 69th annual WGA Awards — with honors presented by the Writers Guild of America at dual ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles. The animated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Moana’ Wins MPSE Golden Reel for Animation

The 64th Golden Reel Awards, presented by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), took place Sunday to celebrate the best in cinema and television soundcraft from 2016. The feature ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: “Rough Night” | ‘Archer’ Season 8 Official Trailer Archer Dreamland gets noir (or a slightly darker noir) when the incompetents formerly known as ISIS ... Continue Reading →