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Viscardi to Oversee Nick Franchises; ‘Hey Arnold!’ TV Movie Planned

Nickelodeon has named Chris Viscardi, co-creator of The Adventures of Pete and Pete, to the newly created role of senior VP, content development, Nickelodeon Franchise Properties. Viscardi ... Continue Reading →
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TeamTO Opens New Production Studio in France

French CGI studio TeamTO has opened a new production facility in Bourg-lès-Valence, France. The move will see TeamTO’s existing operation in Bourg-les-Valence – which has grown ... Continue Reading →
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Pukeko, Guangdong Huawen Ink ‘Kiddets’ Co-Pro Deal

New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures has signed a development deal with China’s Guangdong Huawen Century Animation Co. to produce Kiddets, a sister series to Pukeko’s hit ... Continue Reading →
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Atlantyca to Pitch ‘Jurassic Cubs’ in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific

Atlantyca Entertainment has secured exclusive distribution rights to Animundi Studio’s animated series Jurassic Cubs for all of Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. A co-production ... Continue Reading →
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‘Zootopia’ Trailer Explains DMV Experience Perfectly

Disney has released a trailer offering the first look at Zootopia, the studio’s 55th animated animated feature, due in theaters March 4. The movie follows the adventures of rookie ... Continue Reading →
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Alex Hirsch Ending ‘Gravity Falls’

Popular Disney XD series Gravity Falls is coming to an end — a decision made by the show’s creator, Alex Hirsch. “There’s no easy way to say it so I’m just ... Continue Reading →
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‘Minions’ Mini-Movie Debuts Online

Minions is coming to home video, and to celebrate Illumination Entertainment has released online an all-new mini-movie titled “Competition.” This is the first time a mini-movie ... Continue Reading →
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‘My Little Pony’ Feature Set for 2017 Bow

My Little Pony is returning to the big screen, with Hasbro and Lionsgate announcing My Little Pony: The Movie will ride into theaters Nov. 3, 2017. Meghan McCarthy, exec producer of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gumball,’ ‘Gravity,’ ‘Minions’ Win BAFTA Children’s Awards

The Amazing World of Gumball, Minions and Gravity Falls were among the big animation category winners at the BAFTA Children’s Awards, presented Nov. 22 in a ceremony at Roundhouse, ... Continue Reading →
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Smith Micro Unveils Poser Pro 11

Smith Micro has released Poser Pro 11, which includes new features designed to simplify usage, streamline workflow and put more power at the artists’ fingertips. In addition to ... Continue Reading →