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Production Starts on China-N.Z. Co-Pro Feature ‘Beast of Burden’

Animated feature Beast of Burden — a China-New Zealand co-production — begins production this month. Producing the film are China Film Animation, part of state-owned China Film ... Continue Reading →
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Turner Brings ‘Masha’ to U.K.’s Cartoonito

United Kingdom-based preschool channel Cartoonito will air the second season of the hit Russian animated series Masha and the Bear. The channel is already airing the first season, which ... Continue Reading →
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Lord and Miller Develop Animated Spider-Man Feature for Sony

The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have signed on to develop an animated Spider-Man movie for Sony with an eye to directing the feature. The project already has ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Clips Establish ‘Tomorrowland’ Backstory

Disney’s Tomorrowland doesn’t hit theaters until May 22, but a terrific 2D animated sequence cut from the film has found new life online as promo clips for the movie. The clips ... Continue Reading →
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Animafest Picks ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Theme

The 25th Animafest Zagreb event (June 9-14), which for the first time this year will combines shorts and feature programming, has selected Lewis Carroll’s eternally inspiring Alice ... Continue Reading →
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Peabody Awarded to Cartoon Network’s ‘Adventure Time’

Pendleton Ward’s smash hit animated adventure-comedy Adventure Time has been awarded a Peabody honor in the children’s entertainment category. The 2D series produced by Cartoon ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Doc McStuffins’ Wins Peabody

Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins has won the prestigious Peabody Award for Excellence in Children’s Programming. The acclaimed CG-animated series for kids ages 2-7 was recognized ... Continue Reading →
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Hulu, Turner Ink Extensive Multi-Year Deal

Turner Broadcasting System and Hulu have completed an extensive, mutli-year licensing agreement that will grant Hulu exclusive SVOD rights to previous seasons of popular Cartoon Network ... Continue Reading →
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First Digital Nick Series ‘Welcome to the Wayne’ Greenlit for TV

Nickelodeon has put in a 20-episode production order for comedy-adventure toon Welcome to the Wayne, making it the network’s first digital short-form series to be greenlit for television ... Continue Reading →
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Building a New Foundation

Tim Johnson A tale of an unlikely inter-species friendship, Home steers ... Continue Reading →
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High-Tech Goes Low-Fi

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Fast Starter

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Breaking the Rules

Chowder creator C.H. Greenblatt explains how his new Nickelodeon series Harvey Beaks took flight. Carl H. Greenblatt, best known for his work on shows like SpongeBob SquarePants and ... Continue Reading →
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Playing Fairy Godmother

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Academy’s N.Y. Animation Series Spotlights Technique

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI, an animation series that takes place April 24-May 28 in New York City. Aimed ... Continue Reading →
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Tohokushinsha Acquires Japanese Rights for Thunderbirds Are Go

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has announced that the Japanese distributor Tohokushinsha Film Corp. has acquired the Japanese television and licensing rights for the highly anticipated ... Continue Reading →
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Rai Fiction Announces Hybrid Production Slate

Italian pubcaster Rai Fiction announced new animated productions on the final day of the Cartoons on the Bay festival in Venice. The productions are part of a slate mixing live action ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ms. Marvel,’ ‘Multiversity,’ ‘Saga,’ ‘Bandette’ Top Eisner Noms

Comic-Con International is proud to announce the nominations for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards for 2015. The nominees, chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of judges, highlight the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Penn Zero’ Gets Second Season Pickup

Disney XD has ordered a second season of Disney Television Animation’s Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero. Created and executive-produced by Jared Bush (All of Us, Zootopia) and Sam Levine ... Continue Reading →
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Valiant Comics Come to Movies with 5-Picture Sony Deal

Move over Marvel and DC, comics publisher Valiant Entertainment is coming to the big screen thanks to a deal it struck with Sony Pictures for a five-movie series starring Bloodshot ... Continue Reading →