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Adult Swim & Cartoon Network Up Programming, Digital Prod Execs

Turner’s Adult Swim and Cartoon Network have announced a combined four key executive promotions who will help lead the networks’ ever expanding programming efforts in content strategy ... Continue Reading →
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Open The Portal to Premiere First Short ‘Jeom’ at Sundance

Los Angeles-based stop-motion animation studio Open The Portal is gearing up to premiere its first original short film project, Jeom, as an official selection of the 2018 Sundance Film ... Continue Reading →
Rock the Dots

Torrid Marks Minnie Mouse 90th Anniversary on Polka Dot Day

Retailer Torrid kicked off an extra special National Polka Dot Day celebration by launching the bold new “Rock the Dots” collection, in honor of cartoon fashion maven Minnie Mouse’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Will Wrap Up on March 5

Disney XD has announced the dates for the final episodes of its acclaimed animated series Star Wars Rebels. The final episodes will begin airing on Monday, Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. Two back-to-back ... Continue Reading →
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U2 Releases Politically Charged Animated Video

Irish superband U2 has released a new animated video for its song “Get Out of Your Own Way, produced by Israeli graffiti collective known as the Broken Fingaz Crew. The video, premiered ... Continue Reading →
Old Street

Ankama and Benlai Team Up for ‘Old Street’

France’s Ankama is teaming up with China’s Benlai Pictures to co-produce an animated movie titled Old Street, based on the Chinese comic book by Nie Jun. The development is facilitated ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s ‘Toy Story 4′ Finds a New Writer

The fourth chapter in Pixar’s blockbuster franchise Toy Story has a new writer on board. Deadline reports that Stephany Folsom is in charge of imagining Cowboy Woody and Buzz Lightyear’s ... Continue Reading →
Trolls: The Beat Goes On

Clips: ‘Trolls: The Beat Goes On’ Stars Netflix Gig Friday

It’s a new year, and 2018 is finally getting into the groove with the Netflix streaming debut of Trolls: The Beat Goes On this Friday, January 19. Produced by DreamWorks Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Producer Darla K. Anderson to Receive AIS Harold Lloyd Award

Pixar producer Darla K. Anderson has been named the 2018 recipient of the Advanced Imaging Society’s Harold Lloyd Award for Filmmaking, to be presented during AIS’S annual black-tie ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Celebrates 20 Years of ‘Powerpuff Girls’

Can you believe Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup have been saving the world before bedtime for two dang decades? Well, you better believe it, because Cartoon Network is making big plans ... Continue Reading →
The Girl Without Hands

GKIDS, Shout! Bring ‘Girl without Hands’ Home on Feb. 20

A real treasure of independent European animation that brings new dark depths to animated fairy tales is coming home next month, when GKIDS and Shout! Factory release the dazzling French ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana Bolsters Senior Management with New Hires, Promotions

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has worked out some management and structural changes to its core team, welcoming a new addition and promoting top talent to key positions under the ... Continue Reading →
Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay

Trailer: WB Unleashes ‘Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay’ This Spring

It’s good to be bad! A delightfully devilish trailer has dropped for the all-new super villain smash-up Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay — the next entry in the DC Universe toon library ... Continue Reading →
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Shaleen Sangha Upped to VP of Boat Rocker’s Radical Sheep

Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier, Co-Executive Chairman of Boat Rocker Media and Co-Presidents of Boat Rocker Studios, announced this week some management changes on Wednesday: Shaleen ... Continue Reading →
Flora of the Forest

Yeti Farm, Emmy Winner Scott Cameron Board ‘Flora of the Forest’

Bejuba! Entertainment and Koko Rose Media have partnered with Canadian studio Yeti Farm and Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Scott Cameron on their animated preschool series Flora ... Continue Reading →
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Spain & Mexico Lead Nominations for First Quirino Animation Awards

The nominees have been announced for the inaugural edition of the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards, taking place April 7 on the Spanish island of Tenerife. In total, 54 works ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Unikitty’ Clips, Waffle Brings Toons to Gear VR, MoCCA Art Fest Guests & More

Animation Ireland Celebrates Sheila de Courcy’s Contributions to Irish Children’s Television As Head of Children’s Content for RTE, de Courcy (retiring later this year) “transformed ... Continue Reading →
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James L. Brooks to Receive Writers Guild 2018 Laurel Award

Screenwriter, director and producer James L. Brooks — who has crafted iconic feature films Terms of Endearment, Broadcast News and As Good as It Gets in addition to being a driving ... Continue Reading →
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NYC’s Film Forum Sets US Premiere of ‘Tehran Taboo’

The Film Forum in New York City will be presenting the US theatrical premiere of Ali Soozandeh’s audacious, attention-grabbing animated feature Tehran Taboo on Wednesday, February ... Continue Reading →
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axisVFX Delivers 900 Shots for SyFy’s ‘Happy!’

Axis Studios’ visual effects are axisVFX has helped bring an imaginative new SyFy series to life, delivering 900 shots across eight episodes of Happy! — an imaginative send-up ... Continue Reading →