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WIN Tickets to Crunchyroll Expo 2017!

On August 25-27, the Santa Clara Convention Center in California’s Bay Area will be inundated with otaku for the first-ever Crunchyroll Expo, presented by the leading anime multi-media ... Continue Reading →
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Chinese VOD Giant iQiyi Slates 7 Animated Projects

China’s leading online video platform iQiyi announced in Beijing on Friday that it is moving forward on seven locally produced animated titles. The company aims to expand beyond ... Continue Reading →
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Zoic Ups John Kilshaw to Creative Director

VFX company Zoic Studios has promoted John Kilshaw to the post of Creative Director, to steer the vision of studio projects out of the East Coast office in New York including TV, feature ... Continue Reading →
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Kabillion Launches on Mediacom

Kids’ VOD network Kabillion and Mediacom Communications finalized a deal to carry Kabillion and Kabillion Girls Rule! on the latter’s on-demand service, with an initial ... Continue Reading →
Revengeance

Plymptoons Announces Free NYC ‘Revengeance’ Screening

Indie animation fans in the New York area have a great opportunity to catch a free screening of Revengeance — an adult-targeted action toon from Bill Plympton and Jim Lujan. The ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: IDW Uncovers ‘Powerpuff’ Comics, ‘Lupin III’ Tix on Sale, ‘Aladdin’ Casting & More!

IDW Publishing Reveals ‘Powerpuff Girls: The Bureau of Bad’ #1 Covers In the upcoming three-part story from show and comics writers Haley Mancini & Jake Goldman, the ... Continue Reading →
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Games Vet Martin Carrier Named CEO of Frima

Canadian digital entertainment studio Frima has brought on videogame industry veteran Martin Carrier as its new President & Chief Executive Officer. The announcement was made by ... Continue Reading →
Samurai Jack: The Complete Series

Complete ‘Samurai Jack’ Set, Movie Event and More Coming This Fall

Following its epic fifth and final season, Adult Swim’s four-time Emmy Award-winning animated series Samurai Jack is getting a complete series release on Blu-ray and Digital HD ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Animation Fest Opens Pitch Contest

North America’s top toon fest, the Ottawa International Animation Festival, has opened submissions for the 2017 Pitch THIS! competition, presented in partnership with Corus Entertainment’s ... Continue Reading →
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2017 Gamescom Awards Nominees Announced

The jury panel of German and international games journalists and YouTubers has set the list of nominees for the 2017 Gamescom Awards. Over 100 entries were submitted this year, and ... Continue Reading →
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FOX Orders Toon Pilot from Amy Poehler, ‘Simpsons’ Scullys

FOX TV has placed an order for an animated series script and pilot presentation from actor-producer Amy Poehler and her Paper Kite Productions (Broad City, Difficult People). Poehler’s ... Continue Reading →
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2017 AEAF Awards Winners Announced in Sydney

The 2017 Animation Effects Awards Festival (AEAF) was held August 16 in Sydney, Australia, with a full day of top visual effects and animation industry speakers — hailing from ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: 3rd Day for ‘Castle in the Sky’, Blomkamp’s Shorts Shop, Women in VR, & More

Third Date Added for Studio Ghibli Classic ‘Castle in the Sky’ Due to overwhelming demand, GKIDS will present Studio Ghibli Fest screenings of Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved sci-fi/fantasy ... Continue Reading →
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‘Descendants’ Star Cameron Boyce Guests on ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’

With the latest animated web-slinger series Marvel’s Spider-Man set for a special one-hour premiere on Disney XD this Saturday, Aug. 19 at 7 a.m. ET/PT, the network announces that ... Continue Reading →
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Funko Opens Flagship Store in Everett, WA

Toys and collectibles company Funko has opened its first brick-and-mortar retail store and headquarters, dubbed The Funko HQ, in Everett, Washington. A Grand Opening street fair style ... Continue Reading →
Masha and the Bear

More ‘Masha’ for Broadcasters Worldwide

Russia’s smash-hit animated comedy Masha and the Bear continues to build on its global success. In the Americas, the series launched in April on Corus Entertainment’s top-rated ... Continue Reading →
Leap!

Weinstein Co. Sets Up Mizchief Animation Label for ‘Leap!’ Debut

The Weinstein Company will be inaugurating a new animated features label, Mizchief, with the August 25 release of Leap! (trailer). The new branch will also serve as a nesting ground ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-Winning Chilean Studio to Debut ‘Guitar & Drum’ Series at MIP

Punkrobot Animation Studio in Santiago, Chile — the shop behind Oscar-winning animated short Bear Story — will be presenting the pilot for a new short-form series called ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Big Hero 6’ TV Tease, Boov-Groovin’ with Cher, Giraffe Challenge & More

‘Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh’ – “Ooga Boo” Music Video feat. Cher If this dancey empowerment tune isn’t the song of the summer, I don’t know what is. ... Continue Reading →
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6 Toons Included in 2017’s Pro-Diversity NYTVF Pilot Competition

The New York Television Festival has announced the 52 Official Selections for its flagship Independent Pilot Competition for TV and digital projects. This year’s contenders include ... Continue Reading →