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Biz Markie to Guest on ‘SpongeBob’

Following Nickelodeon’s 27th annual Kids’ Choice Awards, American rap star Biz Markie (“Just a Friend”) will take a guest starring role on the network’s ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Debuts Miyazaki Memoir ‘Turning Point’

VIZ Media will release a new collection of essays, interviews, memoirs and illustrations by animation legend Hayao Miyazaki. The new title, Turning Point: 1997-2008 (a follow up to ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Adopts FLIX for Story Development

London-based software developer The Foundry has revealed that DreamWorks Animation has incorporated FLIX into its pre-production process. The visual story development tool will be used ... Continue Reading →
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Film Roman Inks First Look Deal with Transition

Starz Animation’s Film Roman studio has inked a first-look deal with producer-director-writer William Butler’s Transition Entertainment. Butler and his team, which includes ... Continue Reading →
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Shade VFX Opens NY Facility

Shade VFX has opened a new facility in New York, prompted by a favorable economic climate and client requests. The Park Avenue location will build up a medium sized staff over the coming ... Continue Reading →
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Pixel Animation Offers Major Studio Master Classes

The Pixel Animation event taking place in Quebec City’s TRYP Hotel Pur April 4-5 will offer two days of master classes and networking events with 14 key artists from major studios ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Shorts Program Seeks Pre-K Concepts

Nickelodeon is looking for preschool-targeted comedy gold for Nick Jr.’s 2014 Animated Shorts Program. Prospective short filmmakers have until April 28, 2014 to submit their concepts ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yup Yups’ Make New Friends

Just ahead of MIPTV, Canada’s Picture Box Distribution has gained two new broadcasting partners for its animated preschool series Yup Yups (50 x 2). The show has been picked up ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boondocks’ Returns to Adult Swim

Peabody Award-winning animated series The Boondocks is set to return to Adult Swim for a fourth — and final — season, premiering April 21 at 10:30 p.m. Produced by Sony ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Fest Calls for Entries

The 2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) has announced its worldwide call for entries. The biggest toon-dedicated film fest in North America will take place in Canada’s ... Continue Reading →