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The Creator of the Original Regal Cinemas Roller-Coaster Animation Has Died Portland, Oregon vfx animator John McLaughlin’s credits also include Shark Tale, Kung Fu Panda and ... Continue Reading →

Disney Invites Guests into Beast’s Castle in ‘Beauty’ Teaser

Walt Disney Studios has released a first sneak-peek teaser for its upcoming live-action musical revamp of Beauty and the Beast — arriving in theaters March 17, 2017. The subtle ... Continue Reading →

VIZ Developing ‘Gakkimals’ Series

VIZ Media has acquired production and licensing rights to develop an animated series based on the Japanese children’s property Gakkimals. The show will follow the wonderful adventures ... Continue Reading →

Annecy Details Trio of VR Events

The Annecy International Animation Festival is welcoming some next-gen gate crashers at this year’s edition, with three special virtual reality events schedule for the 2016 program. ... Continue Reading →

Animation Goes MSU Presenting 13 Plein-Air Films

Animafest Zagreb and the Croatian capital’s Museum of Contemporary Art (Muzej suvremene umjetnosti) are once again teaming up to present Animation Goes MSU as a central program ... Continue Reading →

‘Yu-Gi-Oh’ Racks Up Global Streaming Deals

4K Media and Cinedigm have secured several new SVOD and VOD partners for animated action franchise Yu-Gi-Oh! across Europe and other international territories. “4K Media has ... Continue Reading →

Heritage Presents Chuck Jones Auction for Grinch’s 50th

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, one of the most beloved animated TV holiday specials of all time. To help the mean green machine ... Continue Reading →

Canada-China Film Fest Holds Prelaunch in Beijing

The Canada China International Film Festival Committee held its first Chinese pre-launch event at the Beijing International Film Festival late last month, attended by over 200 representatives ... Continue Reading →

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TVKids Special Report: Kids’ Comedies Top entertainment execs talk the surprisingly difficult task of making kids laugh and the benefits of animation. Disney Exec Joins WBCP as ... Continue Reading →

‘Angry Birds’ Feathers Nest with No. 1 Opening

CG action-comedy The Angry Birds Movie from Rovio Animation and Columbia Pictures (with animation by Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver) is off to a strong start at the worldwide ... Continue Reading →