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Daily News Bytes: ‘Han Solo’ Helmers Out, LA Schwizgebel Event, D23 Goodies & More

’Star Wars’: Why the Han Solo Film Directors Were Fired Sources say the the LEGO Movie helmers clashed creatively with Star Wars script vet Lawrence Kasdan. Possible replacements ... Continue Reading →
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Adam Goodman Producing Animated Adaptation ‘Wolf Totem’ for Le Vision

Adam Goodman, formerly president of Paramount, is turning his sightline to animation, according to Hollywood Reporter. The film biz vet will be producing the adaptation of award-winning ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Forms 3-Year Plan to Uplift Indigenous Peoples

The National Film Board of Canada has unveiled a three-year plan and series of commitments shaped by the work and recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada ... Continue Reading →
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BANPRESTO to Host Loot Crate Anime Figure Sculpt Contest

Artists and anime fans heading to New York Comic Con (Oct. 5-8, www.newyorkcomiccon.com) will get to witness the first-ever BANPRESTO World Figure Colosseum, a sculpting competition ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Master,’ ‘Parque Pesadelo’ Light Up Lanterna Mágica Awards

An Estonian stop-motion short swept Brazil’s Lanterna Mágica animation festival awards this weekend, with Riho Unt’s The Master taking three prizes (Best Film, Best Direction and ... Continue Reading →
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David Oyelowo Voicing Scar in ‘Lion Guard’

Acclaimed actor of stage and screen David Oyelowo (A Most Violent Year, Selma, Queen of Katwe) will be putting on the pelt of one of animation’s most iconic villains to voice Scar ... Continue Reading →
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Fred Seibert, Netflix’s Andy Yeatman to Keynote MIPJunior

MIPJunior (www.mipjunior.com) has announced that two major influencers in the kids’ animation industry have been confirmed a keynote speakers for the 2017 confab: Fred Seibert and ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Clip: First Look at Nick’s ‘Welcome to the Wayne’ Opener

Nickelodeon will bid viewers Welcome to the Wayne when the brand-new animated mystery series debuts Monday, July 24. Ahead of the big debut of Emmy-winning writer and composer Billy ... Continue Reading →
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Pélénope Bagieu’s ‘Brazen’ Getting Animated Series Treatment

Illustrator and comicker Pélénope Bagieu’s celebrated feminist webcomic Brazen (Les Culottées) is being adapted into an animated 30 x 3 min. TV series by France’s Agat ... Continue Reading →
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UK’s Blue-Zoo, China’s CU Animation Form Lanzu JV

Award-winning UK-based animation studio Blue-Zoo announced at Annecy a funding deal with China UK Animation Company (a subsidiary of Zhong Ze Culture Investment Group) that will see ... Continue Reading →