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Daily News Bytes: Apple in Talks with Cartoon Saloon, Scooby Stamps, Award Winners & More!

Apple Is Close to a Deal for an Animated Movie Apple is reportedly looking to dip its toes into animated feature production in a bid to take on Netflix, Amazon and Google. The company ... Continue Reading →
Átomo Network

At Two, Frederator & Ánima’s Átomo Tops Spanish Toon Platforms

Átomo Network, the multichannel YouTube animation destination created by Channel Frederator and studio Ánima, has coalesced into the leading Spanish-language digital animation platform, ... Continue Reading →
Butch Hartman

Butch Hartman Launches Kids Streamer Oaxis with Crowdfund Campaign

Former Nickelodeon producer and series creator Butch Hartman (Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy, Bunsen Is a Beast,The Fairly OddParents) is forming Oaxis Entertainment, a new online subscription-based ... Continue Reading →
Sean Karp

Making Cool Sounds for Toons

We recently had the chance to catch up with Sean W. Karp, the sound-mixer and editor at children’s content studio Sinking Ship Productions. Over the past three years, Sean has been ... Continue Reading →
DuckTales "Fly"

Marshmello Spreads Wings with ‘DuckTales’ in MusicVid

Popular music producer and DJ Marshmello is taking a quack at a new animated frontier with Uncle Scrooge, Donald and the rest of the gang from Disney Channel’s popular DuckTales. ... Continue Reading →
Crossfire HD

Platige Image Releases Stunning ‘Crossfire’ Trailer

Poland’s Platige Image (Paths of Hate, Ark, Fallen Art) has produced the trailer for Crossfire HD, the sequel to one of the most popular multiplayer shooters in the world released ... Continue Reading →
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World Cup Fans Cheer for ‘Hey Duggee’s’ ‘Kick Song’

CBeebies’ Hey Duggee “Kick! Kick! Kick!” (Kick Song) has been released as a commercial download by popular demand. Its release coincides with England’s debut World Cup match ... Continue Reading →
Angela C. Santomero

Santomero Appointed CCO of 9 Story Media

Angela C. Santomero has been tapped to be 9 Story Media Group’s new Chief Creative Officer.. As CCO, Santomero will report to President and CEO Vince Commisso, and lead the creative ... Continue Reading →
The Incredibles 2

‘The Incredibles 2′ Smashes Records With $180 Mil Opening Weekend

As of Sunday morning, Disney/Pixar’s phenomenal movie The Incredibles 2 was on its way to bring in a grand total of $180 million at the box office. Brad Bird’s much anticipated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Funan,’ ‘Bloeistratt, 11′ Take Top Cristals at Annecy

Denis Do’s Funan and Nienke Deutz’s Bloeistratt, 11 were among the many prize-winning features, shorts and TV projects at the Annecy Festival’s closing night ceremonies ... Continue Reading →
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News Bytes: ‘Hotel Transylvania 3,’ ‘Playmobil’ and Friends of Mine

Tartakovsky Talks About Making of ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Director Genndy Tartakosky’s ghoul family comedy Hotel Transylvania 3 was one of the big audience favorites at this week’s ... Continue Reading →
Bao

Domee Shi’s Pixar Short ‘Bao’ Satisfies Artistic Appetite

For so many of us, food is home. The type of food made by parents or caregivers becomes as much a part of who we are as anything else that we experience growing up. And so it was for ... Continue Reading →
The Magnificent Cake!

‘La Chute,’ ‘Magnificent Cake’ Among Winners at Annecy

An eclectic group of animated shorts and features received special prizes at the 2018 Annecy Animation Festival today. Boris Labbé’s La Chute, Lucia Bulgerhoni’s Inanimate, Steve ... Continue Reading →
Robert B. Sherman and Richard M. Sherman

Academy Hosts Star-Studded Sherman Bros. Tribute

For the past 50 years, movie lovers have enjoyed the wonderful music of songwriting brothers Richard M. Sherman (1925-2012)  and Robert B. Sherman. The brilliant duo’s scores include ... Continue Reading →
Cartoon Network Africa Creative Lab

Cartoon Network Africa Launches Creative Lab Initiative

Cartoon Network Africa has launched a new initiative called “Creative Lab” to promote local short-form animated content for and from people living in Africa. The initiative ... Continue Reading →
Voltron: Legendary Defender

Clips: Netflix Premieres Sixth Season of ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’

If you’ve been wondering what is going to happen to Allura, Keith, Shiro, Lance and the rest of the gang on Voltron: Legendary Defender, you’ll be glued to Netflix today. The streaming ... Continue Reading →
Escape to India

Green Gold Joins Mundoloco’s ‘Escape to India’ Movie

Gaston Gorali’s upcoming animated feature Escape to India will get some help from Hyderabad-based studio Green Gold Animation, it was announced at Annecy this week. The CG-animated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Incredibles 2’ Expected to Smash B.O. Records This Weekend

All signs are pointing to Brad Bird’s The Incredibles 2 movie breaking major records at the box office this weekend. The Disney/Pixar sequel is the first fully animated wide release ... Continue Reading →
Big City Greens

Making Disney Channel’s ‘Big City Greens’

Shane and Chris Houghton’s Animated Guide to City Life When brothers Shane and Chris Houghton were growing up in St. Johns, Michigan, they were used to living a simple life surrounded ... Continue Reading →
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Will Apple Release Cartoon Saloon’s Next Movie?

Bloomberg reports that Apple has been in talks with acclaimed Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon. Insiders believe that the tech company is in hopes of striking a distribution deal ... Continue Reading →