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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 →
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Sprout Grows with ‘Earth to Luna’

24-hour preschool network Sprout has acquired its newest animated series Earth to Luna! from Brazilian toon house TV PinGuim. The science-based series will air exclusively in the U.S. ... Continue Reading →
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Kids’ Channel POP Joins Freeview in U.K.

POP channel aimed at 4- to 9-year olds has launched on the U.K.’s Freeview — the first channel to be added to Freeview’s children’s portfolio in eight years. ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Multiplies ‘Peg + Cat’ Sales

Toronto-based 9 Story Entertainment has inked a raft of new sales for its educational preschool cartoon Peg + Cat, which follows an inquisitive girl and her pet sidekick on imaginative ... Continue Reading →