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Academy Invites 26 to Join Animation; 23 VFX

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 322 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →
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80 New Projects Slated for Cartoon Forum

More than 80 new animated TV projects from across Europe are to be presented at the 26th edition of Cartoon Forum, set for Sept. 15-18 in Toulouse, France. More than 150 projects were ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD Dials Up ‘Yo-Kai Watch’ Series

Disney XD has picked up the United States broadcast rights to 26 half-hours of Yo-Kai Watch from Dentsu Entertainment USA and Level-5, Inc. The show will begin airing later this year. Based ... Continue Reading →
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Tom Holland Cast as Next Spider-Man

Nineteen-year-old English actor Tom Holland has been cast as the lead in Sony’s next Spider-Man feature film, due in theaters July 28, 2017. The new feature will be a stand-along ... Continue Reading →
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Deals and Highlights from Annecy 2015

Another Annecy festival has wrapped, with plenty of deals and news coming out of the ever-growing event. Among the highlights of the festival: Attendance at MIFA was up 10 percent ... Continue Reading →
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Nick’s ‘Pig Goat Banana Cricket’ Premieres July 18

Independent comic-book collaborators Dave Cooper and Johnny Ryan have teamed up to create and co-executive produce Pig Goat Banana Cricket, a new comedy series for kids debuting July ... Continue Reading →
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‘April,’ ‘Cosmos’ Top Annecy Awards

Another Annecy festival is in the books, with the announcement of the awards for the 2015 edition of the animation festival in France. The feature film April and the Extraordinary World ... Continue Reading →
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‘Inside Out’ Opens to $91M, 2nd to ‘Jurassic’ Juggernaut

It’s rare that a Pixar film doesn’t open atop the weekend box office rankings, but Jurassic World is shaping up to be a rare phenomenon. Inside Out exceeded expectations ... Continue Reading →
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First Trailer for DreamWorks’ ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’

The first trailer has been rolled out for DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3. Returning voice cast members include Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Teases New ‘Dragons’ Series, Debuting June 26 on Netflix

The Dragons are back, and they’re coming exclusively to Netflix. DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge is a new series that will premiere June 26 with 13 full episodes that follow ... Continue Reading →