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+ Faceware Technologies, purveyor of markerless 3D facial motion-capture solutions, announced a new realtime product called Faceware Live which can capture a live actor’s facial ... Continue Reading →
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JumpStart Goes Back to School with ‘Dragons’

Educational kids’ games developer JumpStart has launched its newest multiplayer online game, School of Dragons, at Comic-Con International. Based on DreamWorks Animation’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘American Dad!’ Moving to TBS

Seth MacFarlane’s popular toon sitcom American Dad! will be packing up for a re-lo from Fox TV to TBS, beginning next year with the 11th season. The animated series will join ... Continue Reading →
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Japan Dominates Ottawa Lineup

Visitors to the Ottawa International Animation Festival this year (September 18-22) will definitely get their fix from the animation masters of the East: out of the record-breaking ... Continue Reading →
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Azaria Hints at ‘Smurfs 3' Plot

During a series of cast interviews conducted by ComingSoon.net in preparation for the release of Sony Pictures Animation’s The Smurfs 2 (July 29), actor Hank Azaria—who plays ... Continue Reading →
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‘Angry Birds Star Wars II’ Launches This Fall

Rovio Entertainment Ltd. and Lucasfilm Ltd. have announced they are continuing their collaboration by offering a sequel to their hot property smash-up game Angry Birds Star Wars. The ... Continue Reading →
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Canal+ Says Bonjour to ‘Monster Math Squad’

Indie kids’ entertainment creator/producer/distributor/licensor DHX Media has secured a deal with French network Canal+ to air its CG animated series Monster Math Squad (50 x ... Continue Reading →
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Digital Manga to Release Complete Tezuka Works

Great news for fans of classic Japanese comics, otherwise known as manga: California based e-publisher Digital Manga Inc. has nabbed the rights to the entire back catalog of the legendary ... Continue Reading →
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Hasbro and Madman Renew Home Ent. Deal

Hasbro Studios has renewed its Australian and New Zealand home entertainment partnership with Melbourne-based Madman Entertainment for the second seasons of Transformers Prime and My ... Continue Reading →
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Crystal, Goodman Make Disney Legends List

At the premiere Disney fan event, D23 Expo, taking place in Anaheim, Calif. from August 9-11, the organizers will celebrate this year’s crop of inducted Disney Legends at a 2 ... Continue Reading →