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Books We Love – Issue #255

The Nine Old Men: Lessons, Techniques, and Inspiration from Disney’s Great Animators By Andreas Deja [Focal Press, $44.95] Andreas Deja could be said to be living an animator’s ... Continue Reading →
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VOD Market Projected at $265 Billion by 2016

Analysts at Future Market Insights (FMI) have projected that the rising popularity of video on-demand and the growth of online platforms internationally will mean that the VOD market ... Continue Reading →
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YouTube Kids Expands to U.K., Ireland

Following a successful debut in the U.S., the YouTube Kids app has arrived in the U.K. and Ireland. Since launching Stateside in February, YouTube Kids has been downloaded more than ... Continue Reading →
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Zero VFX Opens LA Office

Visual effects and creative studio Zero VFX has opened a new West Coast post in Venice Beach, California. The new 5,000 square foot office expands on Zero’s Boston headquarters and ... Continue Reading →
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Seth MacFarlane Nabs WGA Lifetime Achievement Award

Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, has been honored with the 2015 lifetime achievement award from the Writers Guild of America West’s Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Edgar Wright Directing DreamWorks Pic

DreamWorks Animation has tapped Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs the World) to direct an original animated feature centered on the concept of shadows. Wright is also ... Continue Reading →
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23 Projects Picked for Asian Animation Summit

A healthy 23 animation concepts have been selected to be showcased at the 2015 Asian Animation Summit, taking place in Jeju, South Korea from December 7-9. Works representing the best ... Continue Reading →
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‘Endangered Species’ Get Lucky 7 Deals

DHX Media has signed seven new international distribution deals with broadcast and VOD partners for animated comedy Endangered Species (52 x 11). The show was originally commissioned ... Continue Reading →
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Lee Adams Appointed CCO of Toon Goggles

On-demand kids’ entertainment service Toon Goggles has hired on industry veteran Lee Adams as its new Chief Creative Officer. In this new position, Adams will be charged with expanding ... Continue Reading →
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CBBC Kicks Off Toon Pilot Initiative

CBBC — in partnership with BBC Worldwide — is launching its first ever animated series pilot initiative, ANIM8. The pubcaster is seeking pitches for character-driven toon ... Continue Reading →