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VIDEO: ‘Clash-A-Rama! The Series’ What happens when a trio of writer/producers from The Simpsons and Rough Draft Studios take on the Clash of Clans game universe? Webtoon gold, ... Continue Reading →
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J.J. Sedelmaier & Bill Plympton Team for Ford Spot

J.J. Sedelmaier Productions, Inc. has joined forces with Bill Plympton Studio to produce a distinctive animated short for GTB’s (formerly JWT Team Detroit) three-spot “Distracted ... Continue Reading →
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Cardiff Fest Calls for Animation Submissions

The Cardiff Independent Film Festival (CIFF) has opened its call for submissions for the 2017 edition, taking place in the Welsh capital May 5-7, 2017 at arts venue and cinema space ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Experience Returns to Universal Studios for the Holidays

Due to enthusiastic popular demand, LAIKA animation studio has announced an encore holiday presentation of “Form Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience” at Universal Studios ... Continue Reading →
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Koko Rose Taps Icon to Rep ‘Deer Little Forest’ in Russia

Koko Rose Media has appointed Icon Company, Ltd. as its licensing agent in Russia and CIS for Deer Little Forest, an arts & lifestyle brand created by Jo Rose. This deal brings ... Continue Reading →
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IDW Publishing Setting Up Portland Shop

It’s official: San Diego-based IDW Publishing is establishing a satellite office in Portland, Ore. — a burgeoning hub of the comic-book industry. The new set-up will serve as ... Continue Reading →
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Clips: ‘LEGO Disney Frozen Northern Lights’ Debuts

Disney Channel debuts an all-new four-short animation compilation Friday, December 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT with LEGO Disney Frozen Northern Lights. Ahead of the evening premiere, Disney ... Continue Reading →
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How Seth Rogen Brought Back Adult Animation with ‘Sausage Party’ Watch Deadline’s The Contenders video and hear about the comedy icon and director-producer Conrad Vernon’s inspiration ... Continue Reading →
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‘Drawn & Recorded’ Selected for Sundance, Tops Spotify Views

Gunpowder & Sky’s little-known music history series Drawn & Recorded, launched last month, has officially become Spotify’s most-viewed series to-date. On top of the warm ... Continue Reading →
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Breakthrough’s Owen Kelly Upped to Features S&A Exec

Leading Canadian studio Breakthrough Entertainment has appointed Owen Kelly to the post of International Sales and Acquisition Executive for Feature Films. Kelly, who started in the ... Continue Reading →
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Downing Street Fetes Aardman, UK Animation

Animation UK and the newly formed UK Screen Alliance joined Aardman Animations on Tuesday in celebration of the iconic Bristol-based studio’s 40 year anniversary at a reception hosted ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Studios First Feature Toon: ‘Emily the Strange’

Retail’s iconic Goth girl may finally be getting the feature animation treatment after years of quiet shuffling. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the character created by Rob ... Continue Reading →
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DUST Hooks Fresh Catch with ‘The Fisherman’

Sci-fi content curator DUST has launched its first animated premiere with the exclusive digital release of Luke Saunders’ The Fisherman — a stylized, dialog-free meditation ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Presents Red Carpet LA Premiere of ‘Sailor Moon R’ Movie

Toei Animation and VIZ Media have announced that aspiring Sailor Scouts in the Los Angeles area will have an exclusive opportunity for a unique fan experience: a one-night, Red Carpet ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Enrolls ‘My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea’ for NorAm

GKIDS has picked up North American distribution rights to acclaimed cartoonist Dash Shaw’s feature animation debut, My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea (2016). The American ... Continue Reading →
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CN’s Curtis Lelash & Tramm Wigzell Upped to Original Series SVPs

Longtime Cartoon Network development executives Curtis Lelash and Tramm Wigzell have been promoted to Senior Vice President, Original Series, as announced by Chief Content Officer Rob ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ Teaser Trailer (2017) Medieval knights! Dragons! Nazis! Mark Wahlberg! And robots from space! Michael Bay’s latest kajillion dollar franchise ... Continue Reading →
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Monster Introduces ‘Brewster the Rooster’ and Pals to ATF

Dublin-based Monster Entertainment has flown the coop for Singapore and its first Asia Television Forum, and it brought along some of its most animated friends. The distributer is highlighting ... Continue Reading →
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Mickey & Friends Get Holly-Jolly in ‘Duck the Halls’ Christmas Special

A brand new seasonal special featuring classic Disney characters is coming to a screen near you this Friday, December 9 at 8:30 ET. Premiering on Disney Channel, the Disney Channel ... Continue Reading →
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MLP Album Makes Holiday Magic in ‘A Pony Kind of Christmas’

It’s that time of year again — the time of year when you look over your long neglected box of holiday themed CDs (or for some of us fossils, tapes) desperately trying to pick ... Continue Reading →