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Video: LAIKA and Focus Features Debut Two New ‘Kubo’ Featurettes Learn the lineage of the movie’s villains in “Creatures of Darkness” and discover the “Myth of Kubo” ... Continue Reading →
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People on the Move: Blink Ink, Disney/ABC, FuseFX, marblemedia, Post Factory, ZDF

Academy Award nominated animator PES has signed on to Blinkink following recent spots for Honda and Android. Known for his ability to reimagine everyday objects in wholly new ways ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH ‘16 Wraps with Strong International Attendance

SIGGRAPH 2016 has come to a close, concluding its 43rd annual edition with strong attendance numbers from around the world, gathered in Anaheim to “Render the Possibilities.” The ... Continue Reading →
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NSPCC, Aardman Animate to Keep Kids Safe

Leading U.K. children’s charity NSPCC has called on the Aardman animators to help parents get talking to their children about sexual abuse with a new animated short. Launching in ... Continue Reading →
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Make a Date with Adult Swim’s Drive-In Tour

Vacuum the Dorito crumbs out of your backseat and wax up your hot rod: the 2016 Adult Swim Drive-In tour is coming soon! Fans across the country will get a chance to enjoy a free, magical ... Continue Reading →
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Daria, Beavis & Butt-Head Returning to TV as VH1 Classic Becomes MTV Classic Still want your MTV? You just have to hold out until August 1 when the channel rebrands and replays ... Continue Reading →
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Reallusion Announces 2016 3D Character Design Contest

Calling all 3D artists, game developers and animators: Reallusion and Polycount are seeking entries for the 2016 Game Character Design Contest! Participants can enter any animatable, ... Continue Reading →
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BAFTA Young Game Designers Winners Announced

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the winners of the 2016 BAFTA Young Game Designers competition, in association with Nominet Trust, at an awards ceremony held ... Continue Reading →
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‘Elena of Avalor’ Premiere Rules Ratings

The July 22 simulcast premiere of the original animated series Elena of Avalor on Disney Channel and Disney Junior snagged the No. 1 series telecast position among all kid-targeted ... Continue Reading →
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Milkshake Re-Ups Komixx Media’s ‘Toby’s Travelling Circus’

Channel 5’s Milkshake in the U.K. has commissioned U.K./U.S. family entertainment production company Komixx Media Group for a second season of Toby’s Travelling Circus, following ... Continue Reading →
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Clips: The Melvins’ Buzz and Dale on ‘Uncle Grandpa’

Cartoon Network is delivering a hearty double helping of Uncle Grandpa on Thursday, August 4 with two all-new, back-to-back episode premieres starting at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT — complete ... Continue Reading →
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Clips: ‘Adventures with Tip & Oh’ Premieres Friday

DreamWorks Animation’s all-new original series Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh premieres exclusively on Netflix Friday, July 29. Those strange alien creatures at DWA have issued ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV’ Official Trailer Launches

Sony’s Stage 6 and Square Enix have unveiled the official theatrical trailer for Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV — the CG animated feature companion to the latest installment ... Continue Reading →
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Calligraphy Takes Flight in an Award-Winning Animation Iranian director and animator Meghdad Asadi Lari’s graduate school thesis film Simorgh transforms beautiful lettering into unique ... Continue Reading →
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Shout!, Hasbro Date ‘Equestria Girls – Legend of Everfree’ Release

Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios announce a strategic distribution collaboration for the North American home entertainment release of the next installment of the popular My Little ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: Shotgun 7.0 Announced

Shotgun Software announced the latest edition of its flagship cloud-based review and production tracking software Shotgun 7.0 at SIGGRAPH this week. The tool is focused on solving collaborative ... Continue Reading →
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Musical Superhero ‘Tara Tremendous’ Gets Tooned Up

Kids and family production, music and publishing company Wonkybot Studios is in development on its first animated series, a tooned-up adaptation of hit music-driven superhero podcast ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: Nimble Collective End-to-End Animation Platform

Nimble Collective, a cloud-based collaborative production platform founded by Jason Schleifer and Rex Grignon, has opened up new opportunities for film-makers to create and prosper, ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: Shotgun Announces Pipeline Award Winners

Shotgun Software announced the winners of the third annual Pipeline Awards at SIGGRAPH in Anaheim on Tuesday. The Pipeline Awards recognize tools and individuals exhibiting excellence ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: IKinema’s INTiMATE Delivers Voice-Activated Animation

U.K.-based real-time inverse kinematics leader IKinema presented a technology demo at SIGGRAPH on Tuesday, showing virtual characters responding in real time to voice commands. The ... Continue Reading →