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Jellyfish Dives into IP with New Head of Dev Natalie Llewellyn

BAFTA-winning production studio Jellyfish Pictures is crewing up to pursue original children’s animation properties with the appointment of Natalie Llewellyn as Head of Development. ... Continue Reading →
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No One’s Playing in ‘Fallen Kingdom’ Game Day Trailer

Universal Pictures let something big and bad loose on Super Bowl Sunday, when viewers first got to see star Chris Pratt come face-to-teeth with a new, terrifying dinosaur hybrid (of ... Continue Reading →
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Who’s Scruffy Looking? Disney Debuts ‘Solo’ Trailer

I’ve got a *good* feeling about this..! Disney/Lucasfilm dropped a new teaser trailer for the highly anticipated origin tale Solo: A Star Wars Story, landing in US theaters May 25. ... Continue Reading →
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Ex-Rovio Head Launches New Animation Co. Haruworks

A new Finland-based animation start-up studio has officially opened today, dubbed Haruworks. The company is headed by animation and mobile entertainment expert Nick Dorra as Founder, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Coco’ Conquers at 45th Annie Awards

ASIFA-Hollywood held its 45th Annie Awards ceremony Saturday night, honoring the best in animation production and individual achievement across 36 categories (including this year’s ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Backs $15K CalArts Scholarship

Turner’s Cartoon Network, which turned 25 last year, is reiterating its commitment to supporting the next generation of innovative animators by working with the California Institute ... Continue Reading →
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Alpha Group Named Global Master Toy for ‘SpongeBob’

Nickelodeon has tapped The Alpha Group LLC — a wholly owned subsidiary of major Asian animation, toy and entertainment player Alpha — as global master toy partner for the ... Continue Reading →
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

DHX Serves Up Second Helping of ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’

DHX Media has received an order for a second, 26-episode season of animated comedy series Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, which will be produced with Sony Pictures Animation, in ... Continue Reading →
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Hopster Originals Join Aardman Distribution Offerings

Preschool entertainment/education platform Hopster has struck a deal with Aardman for global distribution of its originally produced content, including animated projects Clever Brenda ... Continue Reading →
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China’s CMC Buys Out Oriental DreamWorks, Now Pearl Studio

CMC Capital Partners (previously China Media Capital), China’s leading investor in media/entertainment and additional sectors, has announced it is leading its existing China consortium ... Continue Reading →