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If Comcast Deal Happens, How Would DWA and Illumination Co-Exist? If the $3 billion-plus acquisition goes through, will Chris Meledandri do for DWA-Illumination what John Lasseter has ... Continue Reading →
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Refreshed ‘Danger Mouse’ Arrives on Netflix in NorAm

North American fans will finally get to binge-watch the warmly received reboot of classic cartoon Danger Mouse, which arrives on Netflix at long last April 29 after premiering on CBBC ... Continue Reading →
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Global Screen Picks Up ‘Bayala’ for Cannes Market

Global Screen has acquired worldwide distribution rights to English-language animated feature Bayala — a new 3D fantasy project aimed at family audiences from the producers of ... Continue Reading →
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Aussie Producers Invited to Cartoon Connection Korea

Four Australian animation production companies have been invited by the Korean Trade Commission to attend the country’s Cartoon Connection 2016, a conference and meeting event for ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Celebrates ‘Beauty and the Beast’ 25th Anniversary

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invites the community to “Be Our Guest” to its 25th anniversary celebration of Disney Animation classic Beauty and the Beast. A special ... Continue Reading →
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Wizart Defrosts First ‘Snow Queen 3’ Teaser

Russia’s Wizart Animation has kindly shared with us the first teaser-trailer for their latest CG animated feature film, The Snow Queen 3. Subtitled Fire and Ice, the third outing ... Continue Reading →
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Andreas Hykade Keynote Toasts 25 Years of Filmakademie at FMX

The internationally acclaimed Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. As part of its celebrations, Stuttgart’s FMX event invited Professor Andreas ... Continue Reading →
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Comcast in Acquisition Talks with DreamWorks Animation

Reports have surfaced that international mass media giant Comcast Corporation is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation in a deal that The Wall Street Journal says is worth over $3 ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Full Program Revealed

Taking place June 13-18, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (accompanied by the MIFA market, June 15-17) will once again offer the very best in animation from around the ... Continue Reading →
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Trio of DePatie-Freleng Collections Arrive on Disc

Kino Lorber Studio Classics has released three complete collections of cartoons from the iconic DePatie-Freleng studio: The Ant and the Aardvark, Crazylegs Crane and The Inspector, ... Continue Reading →