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VIDEO: SIGGRAPH Now ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Join Weta Visual Effects Supervisor Anders Langlands as he discusses the body and facial performance capture used to create ... Continue Reading →
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The Nuttery Teams with Meow Wolf for ‘Galaga Chronicles’

The Nuttery Entertainment has joined forces with creative powerhouse Meow Wolf to develop Galaga Chronicles, an animated series based on the cult-classic BANDAI NAMCO game, announced ... Continue Reading →
FMX 2018

Tippett, Aardman’s Sproxton Set for FMX 2018, Trailer Revealed

Organizers have announced that “Creating Worlds” will be the theme of FMX 2018 – Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media (April 24-27, Stuttgart). ... Continue Reading →
Nanoha

Eleven Arts Sets NorAm Release for ‘NANOHA’

ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio has picked up North American distribution rights to Magical Girl Lyrical NANOHA Reflection, a movie inspired by hit Japanese animated series which was released ... Continue Reading →
Bob Givens

Bugs Bunny Designer Bob Givens Dies at 99

Robert “Bob” Givens, an animator whose long and celebrated career brought him through the gamut of 20th century animation milestones from Walt Disney’s Snow White, to the first ... Continue Reading →
Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

‘Batman: Gotham By Gaslight’ Premiering at “DC in D.C.”

Over Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, Warner Bros. Television Group and DC Entertainment will bring their hit TV series and comic-book worlds to Washington, D.C. at the Newseum for “DC ... Continue Reading →
Arkie

Aussie Flick ‘Arkie’ Picked Up for China

Vision Film Entertainment has snapped up animated feature Arkie for distribution in China across some 10,000 theaters. Produced by Passion Pictures (Australia), the fantasy-adventure ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Animating ‘The Ray,’ ‘Simpsons’ Predicted Disney-Fox Deal, Patty Jenkins Receiving PSIFF Honor & More

‘Wonder Woman’ Director Patty Jenkins to Receive PSIFF Award Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival will honor the first female recipient of its Creative Impact in Directing Award in ... Continue Reading →
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

‘Birdboy’: How to Make an Indie Angsty Critters Movie

It would be quite an understatement to say that Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero’s  acclaimed Birdboy: The Forgotten Children is unlike any movie you will see this year. After all, ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands’ ‘Llama Llama’ Premieres on Netflix in January

Genius Brands International has announced the global premiere of its new animated preschool series Llama Llama on January 26, 2018 via Netflix. Based on the award-winning, bestselling ... Continue Reading →
The Adventures of Kid Danger

Nickelodeon Debuts ‘Kid Danger’ in January

Nickelodeon will continue the exciting exploits of Henry Hart in all-new animated adventures when The Adventures of Kid Danger premieres Friday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT. The series ... Continue Reading →
Ben Lehmann

Ben Lehmann Named Exec Producer of ‘Sesame Street’

Award-winning Sesame Street producer Ben Lehmann has been tapped by Sesame Workshop to serve as the new Executive Producer of the iconic preschool series, leading the show through its ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Animation Group Names Abbate EVP, Leahy SVP

Warner Animation Group has appointed two senior-level creative executives to shepherd its upcoming feature animation and live-action hybrid production and development slate. Veteran ... Continue Reading →
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FCC Axes Net Neutrality

In a 3-2 vote on Thursday, the US Federal Communications Commission approved a measure to remove the net neutrality rules it enacted just two years ago, which barred internet providers ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Acquires Majority of Fox in $66 Billion Deal

The Walt Disney Co. has acquired a majority of 21st Century Fox in a deal valued at $66.1 billion, including assumption of debt, which gives the Hollywood landscape a major makeover. ... Continue Reading →
ASTEROIDS!

Ingrid Nilsen, Elizabeth Banks Star in Baobab’s ‘ASTEROIDS!’

Leading immersive animation shop Baobab Studios today debuted its highly anticipated VR film ASTEROIDS! The short features Ingrid Nilsen as the voice of Peas in her first VR endeavor, ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Birdboy’ Opens Friday, Syfy Gets ‘Happy!’, Image Engine Breeds ‘GoT’ Dragons & More

Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt on the Insane Syfy Series ‘Happy!’ Having just premiered to strong ratings, the hybrid series adaptation of Grant Morrison’s graphic novel ... Continue Reading →
Kidscreen Summit 2018

Kidscreen Summit 2018 Awards Shortlist Revealed

Organizers of the Kidscreen Summit 2018, taking place Feb. 12-15 in Miami, FL (summit.kidscreen.com), have announced the nominees for the upcoming children/teen TV awards. After undergoing ... Continue Reading →
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Live-Action ‘Woody Woodpecker’ Takes Flight in February

Walter Lantz’s iconic cartoon bird makes his live-action feature film debut in Universal 1440 Ent.’s family comedy Woody Woodpecker debuts on DVD, Digital and On Demand (Movies ... Continue Reading →
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Legend 3D Expands into China with Fourth Facility

Leading 3D conversion, VFX, VR and animation studio Legend 3D, Inc. has finalized terms for expansion into China through a far-ranging deal involving multiple strategic partners, including ... Continue Reading →