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Nominees Announced for 89th Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed Tuesday morning which of the year’s onscreen accomplishments will go for the gold as nominees in the 89th Annual Academy ... Continue Reading →
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Kerry Shea Named Head of Deluxe’s Vancouver Studio

Deluxe Entertainment Services has tapped veteran production executive Kerry Shea to head its 500-person Vancouver studio, overseeing day-to-day operations for the company’s global ... Continue Reading →
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Mikki Rose Named SIGGRAPH 2019 Conference Chair

ACM SIGGRAPH has selected Mikki Rose, Fur Technical Director at Blue Sky Studios, as the SIGGRAPH 2019 Conference Chair. The longtime event volunteer and last year’s Production ... Continue Reading →
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Brad Bird to Receive ADG Cinematic Imagery Award

Two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker, director, producer, animator and writer Brad Bird will be honored with the Cinematic Imagery Award from the Art Directors Guild at its 21st Annual ... Continue Reading →
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DRG Invests in Wildseed Incubator, Submissions Open

Indie distribution company DRG — owned by the nice entertainment group and backed by Modern Times Group — has partnered with BAFTA-winning content and incubation company ... Continue Reading →
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Turner Brands on Top in APAC

Turner’s children’s brands in Asia Pacific — Cartoon Network, Boomerang, POGO and Toonami — combined forces over the last year to create the region’s No. ... Continue Reading →
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Media I.M. Inks More Disney Deals for ‘Sunny Bunnies’

London-based animation & family entertainment distributor Media I.M. has closed a raft of new territory agreements with Disney channels for the Belarus-produced CG series Sunny ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Counts on ‘Numberblocks’

A new animated series that asks, what happens when numbers come to life?, has launched on CBeebies in the UK with the Monday arrival of Numberblocks — a 30 x 5 sister series to ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: GLAS Animation Festival 2017 Signal Film Director Albert Omoss and electronica duo Pal&Drome create a monochromatic digital metamorphosis for the fest, which will highlight ... Continue Reading →
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Preliminary Approval Granted in DWA Settlement

US District Judge Lucy Koh has given her preliminary approval to the $50 million payment proposed by DreamWorks Animation back in October as settlement for the ongoing animators’ ... Continue Reading →
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Friends Electric Opens Shop in LA & London

VFX studio Electric Theatre Collective has birthed a brand new, full-service production company and creative consultancy called Friends Electric, based in London and LA. Focused on ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mickey and the Roadster Racers’ Gets a Roaring Reception

The Mouse House has really gotten its TV ratings engine revving with last Sunday’s premiere of its new preschool toon Mickey and the Roadster Racers. The series bowed on Disney ... Continue Reading →
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More Theaters Added for ‘Sailor Moon R: The Movie’ VIZ Media has secured additional theaters and new cities to the nationwide cinematic debut of the magical girl movie! ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer: ‘Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh’ S2 Blasts Off Jan. 27

Next Friday, January 27, DreamWorks Animation Television’s Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh will bring a whole new second season of out-of-this-world hijinks exclusively to Netflix ... Continue Reading →
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Julia Bond Named Kids’ Comm. for BBC Scotland & N. Ireland

Experienced executive producer Julia Bond has been appointed BBC Children’s first Commissioning Executive for Scotland and Northern Ireland, effective March 1. Based out of Glasgow, ... Continue Reading →
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Cast & First Look Revealed for ‘Teen Titans: Judas Contract’

The key talent and a first look at the upcoming DC Universe original animated movie Teen Titans: The Judas Contract have been unmasked, per Hollywood Reporter. The 2D production from ... Continue Reading →
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CMG Picks Up Peruvian 3D Flick ‘Ainbo’

Just ahead of the Berlin film confab next month, Beverly Hills-base Cinema Management Group has snapped up international sales rights to Peruvian 3D animated feature Ainbo, produced ... Continue Reading →
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First-Look at First-Ever ‘Godzilla’ Anime Feature

Legendary Japanese studio Toho announced last August that monster movie icon Godzilla would be starring in his first animated feature. Now, the first six voice cast members have been ... Continue Reading →
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Sundance Projects: Chocolate Tyler Hurd and Gentle Manhands have created a candy-colored, wondrous VR experience set to the Giraffage song in which your arms turn into chrome kitten-spraying ... Continue Reading →
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Stuttgart Fest Calls for Arab Animation Forum Entries

The 2017 Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (May 2-7) and one of Germany’s largest foundations, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, are calling for project entries for the four-day Arab Animation ... Continue Reading →
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