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Cottonwood, Gulli Partner on ‘Squish’

Cottonwood Media and Gulli have teamed up to produce Squish (52 x 11), an animated comedy about the secret life of amoebas. The deal is a first collaboration between David Michel’s ... Continue Reading →
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Jackie Chan Returns To Toons with ‘La & Zy’

Jackie Chan is returning to animation with a CGI animated comedy series titled Jackie Chan Presents: The Adventures of La & Zy. The series is being developed as a 104 x 11 min. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wild Kratts’ Builds on Ratings with New Licensees

Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group are expanding their Wild Kratts licensing program based on the hit animated television series. New licensees include In Character (Halloween ... Continue Reading →
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‘Archer’ Tops Animation Category at Critics’ Choice Television Awards

The Broadcast TV Journalists Association gathered this weekend to present its TV awards, naming the FX series Archer the Best Animated Series. The fifth annual Critics’ Choice ... Continue Reading →
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Digital Human League Publishes 1st Set of Open Data

The Digital Human League has released the first batch of data in its attempt to overcome the “uncanny valley” effect in creating digital versions of humans. The league is ... Continue Reading →
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Google Sets More Animated Spotlight Stories

Google’s Spotlight Stories project has announced the next wave of mobile-based moviemaking projects, including the next animated short from Patrick Osborne, Oscar-winner for the ... Continue Reading →
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Reubens Honor Animators for ‘Song of the Sea,’ ‘Garden Wall’

The National Cartoonists Society honored Song of the Sea director Tomm Moore for best feature animation and Patrick McHale of the Cartoon Network miniseries Over the Garden Wall for ... Continue Reading →
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Reitman to Adapt ‘Beekle’ For DreamWorks

Oscar-nominated director Jason Reitman is stepping from live-action to animation to writer and direct Beekle as a feature for DreamWorks Animation. Beekle is the story of an imaginary ... Continue Reading →
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Animated ‘Waves ’98′ Wins Short Film Palme D’Or at Cannes

The animated short film Waves ’98 by Lebanese director Ely Dagher has won the Palme D’Or for best short film at the Cannes Film Festival. Waves ’98 is an artistic ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tomorrowland’s’ Opening a Bit Soft at $41 Million

Tomorrowland handily topped the Memorial Day weekend box office even as it fell short of expectations for the live-action Disney feature directed by sometime-animator Brad Bird. Tomorrowland ... Continue Reading →