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’American Gods’ to Launch on Amazon Prime in Germany, Austria, UK & Japan The Starz TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s contemporary fantasy will be an Amazon exclusive in multiple ... Continue Reading →
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Rovio Plans ‘Angry Birds Movie’ Sequel

Finnish entertainment company Rovio Entertainment has announced plans to produce a sequel to The Angry Birds Movie. No details for the follow-up were revealed in the statement by Chief ... Continue Reading →
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China’s LETV Scores Exclusive Nick SVOD Deal

Viacom has inked an exclusive content deal for 778 episodes of classic Nicktoons with China’s leading family-targeted SVOD service, LETV Membership. The agreement covers 18 seasons ... Continue Reading →
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VRDC Session Highlights Announced

The VRDC (Virtual Reality Designers Conference) event from the organizers of GDC is gearing up, with the first raft of games and entertainment VR/AR sessions lined up. VRDC will be ... Continue Reading →
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Animago Award Nominees Announced

An independent jury of experts representing 14 different fields have pored over the 1,076 entries from 58 nations to the 2016 animago Award competition, selecting a total of 39 nominated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Adventure Time: The Complete Sixth Season’ Coming Oct. 11

Cartoon Network will be taking home entertainment audiences back to the fantastic Land of Ooo with the October 11 release of Adventure Time: The Complete Sixth Season on DVD (SRP $34.98) ... Continue Reading →
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Jeremy Renner Joins ‘Arctic Justice’ Cast

Two-time Academy Award nominated actor Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Avengers, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) has signed on to voice the lead character “Swifty” ... Continue Reading →
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Hageman Bros. Rewriting ‘Croods 2’

Kevin and Dan Hageman, the fraternal screenwriting duo who created the original story for Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Movie, have been tapped to rewrite upcoming DreamWorks Animation sequel ... Continue Reading →
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NBCU Closes DWA Deal, Announces Leadership Changes

NBCUniversal’s acquisition of DreamWorks Animation has been finalized, folding the studio into the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group — joining Universal Pictures, Fandango ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer for ‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders’ Swoops In

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment have unmasked the official trailer for upcoming animated feature Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. The campy cartoon features ... Continue Reading →
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VES Awards Rules & Procedures Announced

The Visual Effects Society has posted the rules and procedures for the 15th Annual VES Awards. Changes this year include formatting modifications to the online instructions, the elimination ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: ‘DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year’ Out Now

The first home video original movie for DC Super Hero Girls has arrived, following its premiere at San Diego Comic-Con. Available now on DVD and digital from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Takes Off in Europe

ITV Studios Global Entertainment’s revamped series Thunderbirds Are Go has proven a hit across Europe, drawing strong ratings throughout France, Benelux and the Nordics. To meet ... Continue Reading →
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Kids Net POP Coming to Virgin Media U.K.

Sony Picture Television’s children’s network POP will launch on the U.K.’s Virgin Media later this week as part of a new long-term deal which also includes SPT’s ... Continue Reading →
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Ubongo Snaps Up ‘Phonics School’ & ‘Little Poets’

London-based educational entertainment studio EnablinGenius has inked a deal with broadcaster Ubongo to air its series Phonics School and Little Poets in Africa. Ubongo, which reaches ... Continue Reading →
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The 21st Century’s 100 Greatest Films The BBC list includes animated treasures of the last 16 years: Pixar’s Finding Nemo (#96), Ratatouille (#93), Inside Out (#41) and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Milo Murphy’s Law’ Starring Weird Al Debuts Oct. 3

Legendary satirist and Grammy-winning artist Al Yankovic (a.k.a. Weird Al) is voicing the title role in Milo Murphy’s Law, a new animated comedy series premiering Monday, October ... Continue Reading →
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Boat Rocker’s Jam Filled Ent. Acquires Arc Assets

Jam Filled Entertainment — a full service Canadian animation company recently acquired by Boat Rocker Media — has purchased the principal assets of recently shuttered Arc ... Continue Reading →
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‘My Life as a Courgette’ Is Swiss Oscar Entry

Switzerland has selected stop-motion animated feature My Life as a Courgette (Ma vie de Courgette) from director Claude Barras to represent the country in the Foreign Language Film ... Continue Reading →
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44th Annie Awards Call for Entries Opens

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has opened submissions for the 44th Annual Annie Awards, taking place Saturday, February 4, 2017 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. ... Continue Reading →