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’SpongeBob SquarePants’ Creator Stephen Hillenburg Reveals ALS Diagnosis The 55-year-old creator of the long-running Nick hit told Variety: “I wanted people to hear directly from ... Continue Reading →
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‘Koe no Katachi,’ ‘Yuri!!! On ICE’ Take Top Tokyo Anime Awards

Following the reveal of the Japan Academy Prize picks earlier this month — with Sunao Katabuchi’s In This Corner of the World taking the animated feature prize — more ... Continue Reading →
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One Animation Staffs Up for Global L&M Roll Out

One Animation, the Singapore-based CG animation studio behind award-winning TV series Oddbods and Insectibles, has made two key hires to its international licensing and merchandising ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie Wraps a Successful Bordeaux Debut

Premiere European pitching event for animated features Cartoon Movie took place last week in its new host burg of Bordeaux, France, welcoming 850 participants (up 14% from last year) ... Continue Reading →
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Gaumont Options ‘Star Shards Chronicles’ for Animated Series

Nicolas Atlan, President of Animation for Gaumont, announced that the Paris- and LA-based company has optioned global rights to the epic trilogy The Star Shards Chronicles, from New ... Continue Reading →
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‘Bear Hunt’ Wins at Inaugural CAMEO Awards

Lupus Films and Walker Productions’ hand-drawn animated special We’re Going on a Bear Hunt — from the classic picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury — has ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim Celebrates Toonami’s 20th with New Mamoru Oshii Series

Adult Swim’s dedicated weekend block “Toonami” is celebrating 20 years with an exciting lineup of live streams, never-before-seen animation, and giveaways kicking off Friday, ... Continue Reading →
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Millimages to Rep ‘Rainbow Chicks’ Worldwide

Paris-based animation producer/distributor Millimages has entered an agreement with TThunder Animation to represent its chirpy and cheerful preschool series Rainbow Chicks (39 x 5 min.) ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 3’ Trailer 2 Drops. Oh, Brother!

Illumination Entertainment has dropped a fraternal bombshell with the latest trailer for Despicable Me 3, in theaters through Universal Pictures on June 30. We already got a good look ... Continue Reading →
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‘Coco’ Teaser Uncovers Family Secrets & Fantastical Worlds

A brand new teaser trailer for Disney-Pixar’s fall feature release Coco has arrived in theaters and online. From this brief glimpse, the Lee Unkrich-directed take on Mexican folklore ... Continue Reading →