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Boxtrolls Gift Wrapping Truck Tours L.A. Area

If you’re in Los Angeles and in need of getting some gifts wrapped, keep your eyes open for some animated assistance courtesy of LAIKA’s The Boxtrolls. The Boxtrolls Gift ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy to Spotlight Women, Spain

The Annecy International Animated Film Festival will celebrate women who have left their mark on the history of animation, current figureheads and promising young creatives from film ... Continue Reading →
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Moonbot, Amplify Trailer Annie-Nominated ‘The Raven’

Moonbot Studios and Amplify have released a trailer to their Annie-nominated short film collaboration, The Raven. The 11-minute short is based on Edgar Allan Poe’s classic poem ... Continue Reading →
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‘Luxo Jr.’ Named to U.S. National Film Registry

Luxo Jr., the 1986 computer-animated short film directed by John Lasseter, has been named to the National Film Registry of the U.S. Library of Congress. The registry selects each year ... Continue Reading →
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FXX Picks Up ADHD Program Block

Fox’s Animation Domination High-Def block has a new home, debuting Jan. 22 on FXX with new episodes of Lucas Bros. Moving Co. and Stone Quackers. Fans will get a sneak peek of ... Continue Reading →
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Mimic Opens Mo-Cap Stage in Berlin

Mimic Productions, most well known for its high-end facial animation services, has added to its repertoire by introducing body motion capture to its clients with a new high-fidelity ... Continue Reading →
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Nick, Nick Jr. Coming to Pay TV in Mideast, North Africa

Viacom International Media Networks will expand its offerings on OSN, the leading pay TV network in the Middle East and North Africa region, with the addition of three new 24-hour channels. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Pet Pals’ Flick Heads Down Under

Gruppo Alcuni’s latest Pet Pals movie Pet Pals – Marco Polo’s Code has been picked up by VM Distribution for Australia and New Zealand. The deal includes home video ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wakfu’ Gets New Asia Broadcasters

Ankama has signed new deals for its popular animated series Wakfu across Asia and the Pacific. In a few weeks, viewers of Australia’s Network 10 and Malaysia’s ntv7 will ... Continue Reading →
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‘Clifford’ Creator Norman Bridwell Dies

Norman Bridwell, who achieved incredible success with his seminal children’s book creation Clifford the Big Red Dog, has died at age 86. According to an announcement from his ... Continue Reading →
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Kids Animation Rife with Violent Death Says Study

A new study published in the Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal suggests that, while less graphic than a live-action gore fest, children’s animated films seem to feature ... Continue Reading →
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Frederator Network Takes on 185 New Channels

Channel Frederator Network continues to establish itself as a go-to global animation destination online by bringing on board 185 new channels. New signees like Domics, Lee Hardcastle ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gigglebug’ Series Presells to 10 Countries

Helsinki-based Gigglebug Entertainment has kicked off production on a preschool-targeted TV series, Gigglebug, with 10 broadcasters already on board. The show follows the company’s ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering Martha Sigall

Very few people can be called irreplaceable, but Martha Goldman Sigall, who passed away this week at the age of 97, was one. Martha was a walking encyclopedia of the American animation ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kate & Mim-Mim’ Hops to Disney Junior

Disney Junior viewers in the U.S. will unwrap a new animated treat this holiday season as preschool series Kate & Mim-Mim launches December 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The show is created ... Continue Reading →
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Ex-Sony Exec Hopper Joins ‘Auntie Claus’

Athena Studios has signed Nate Hopper as co-producer of its in-development stop-motion animation feature film Auntie Claus. Hopper was previously the senior VP of creative affairs at ... Continue Reading →
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Boris FX Acquires mocha Maker Imagineer

Visual-effects software developer Boris FX has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Imagineer Systems, the U.K.-based developer of the exclusive Planar Tracking and masking tools. Imagineer’s ... Continue Reading →
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Factory Studio Rebrands

U.K.-based animation studio Factory (formerly Factory Transmedia) has unveiled its new rebrand and website, which is rolling out across all of the company’s platforms. The update ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jungle’ Juggle: A First Look and a Push Back

Disney has released via Twitter the first concept art from its live-action version of The Jungle Book. Directed by Jon Favreau of Iron Man fame, the film will be a mix of live-action ... Continue Reading →
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Lost Oswald Short Emerges in Norway

A long-lost short film created by Walt Disney back in 1927 has been uncovered in the National Library of Norway. Titled Empty Socks, the newly rediscovered toon features Oswald the ... Continue Reading →