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LAIKA Unveils Final ‘Boxtrolls’ Trailer

Stop-motion animation house LAIKA has released the final trailer for the upcoming film The Boxtrolls (September 26 through Focus Features). The trailer premiered at the Annecy festival ... Continue Reading →
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International Co-Pro to Reboot ‘Astro Boy’ for TV

Monaco’s Shibuya Productions, Japan’s Tezuka Productions and France’s Caribara Animation are joining forces to reboot globally famous anime franchise Astro Boy with ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Preps ‘Lion Guard’ TV Movie and Series

Disney Television Animation has kicked off production on The Lion Guard, a new animated TV movie and series that will continue to story of Walt Disney Studios’ Oscar winning 1994 ... Continue Reading →
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Technicolor to Acquire Mr. X VFX Studio

Technicolor has reached an agreement to acquire Toronto-based visual effects studio Mr. X, which will join Technicolor’s Production Services division — already home to Oscar-winning ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Vet Troy Skabelund Joins Starburns Industries

Former Disney Interactive finance leader Troy Skabelund will join the ranks of toon house Starburns Industries (Rick and Morty, Anomalisa) as Chief Financial Officer. Skabelund brings ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Adopts ‘Boy and the World’

A new international animated feature will be joining the GKIDS family as the distributor has picked up North American rights to the upcoming Brazilian film Boy and the World. Director ... Continue Reading →
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‘Love Games’ Wins Animafest Grand Prix

The 24th World Festival of Animated Film, better known as Animafest Zagreb, has revealed the winners of its juried competitions. The winners were culled from a selection of 144 contenders ... Continue Reading →
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Cyber Group Packs Up ‘The Long Long Holiday’

Paris-based Cyber Group Studios has inked a deal with Les Armateurs for worldwide representation of the studio’s newest television series, The Long Long Holiday (10 x 26 or 5 ... Continue Reading →
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The Animated Movie Dossier

The past few years have seen familiar animated faces as well as franchise reboots and original concepts raking in the box office bucks, and the toon features landscape for the next ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #240

Magic Color Flair: The World of Mary Blair By John Canemaker [Walt Disney Family Foundation Press, $40] Iconic Disney artist Mary Blair (1911-1978) is one of the most notable illustrators ... Continue Reading →