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The 8th Annual Hollywood Film Festival concluded Monday night with an awards gala ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Among the honorees was DreamWorks’ Shrek 2, which received the special Hollywood Animation Award. Vis wiz John Dykstra was also honored for his pioneering work in visual effects from Star Wars [...]
The West Coast premiere of the new animated feature, The Easter Egg Escapade, will be held during at the 8th Annual Hollywood Film Festival on Sunday, October 17th at 5:00 p.m., at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood. The pic was named Best Animated Feature at the SpudFest Drive-in Family Film [...]
As video games get more cinematic and Hollywood producers continually look to interactive entertainment for source material, the lines between the two industries continue to dissolve. Celebrating this convergence of media is the ION Animation, Games & Film Festival and Summit, scheduled for Oct. 29-31 in Culver City, Calif. The [...]
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is now accepting entries for its Short Animation Award. BAFTA is dedicated to promoting, supporting and rewarding excellence in film, television and interactive entertainment. The competition is open to international entries. Past winners include Nick Park for the Wallace and Gromit [...]
DIC Ent. has inked deals with U.K.’s CBBC and TF1 in France for its new tween-targeted animated series, Trollz. Both broadcasters have acquired rights to 26 half-hour episodes to begin airing in 2005 and their merchandising arms will serve as the local consumer products agents for the property. In April [...]
Buena Vista International Television (BVITV) has signed a deal with terrestrial broadcaster RTÉ in Ireland for the action series Sonic X and Tutenstein. Both shows are from the BVITV-distributed Jetix portfolio, which saw the launch of the upcoming series W.I.T.C.H. and Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! this year at [...]
ADV Films COO Kevin Corcoran announced yesterday that his company will be joining forces with Funimation Productions and Geneon Entertainment to develop and market anime fare in the U.S. The new joint-venture aims to develop high-quality entertainment series primarily targeting children and young adults, merging the team’s respective resources. Together [...]
After bringing its hit Atomic Cartoons co-production, Atomic Betty, to the market, Breakthrough Animation is partnering with Ellipsanime to launch a new Franco-Canadian 3D-animated series titled MISS BG. Adapted from the acclaimed 12-volume Gudule & les Bebes book series penned by Fanny Joly and illustrated by Roser Capdevilla, the 52×12 [...]
Producer/distributor PorchLight Ent. and Jetix Europe (formerly Fox Kids Europe) have entered into a development deal for the comic adventures of Bladder Lad and Plunger Pete. Described as a youth-oriented Get Smart, the show centers on two boys who work for the secret government agency F.L.U.S.H. in an effort to [...]
“We are happy to be able to secure more funding for animation,” says CBBC head of acquisition Michael Carrington during a brief chat at MIPCOM Jr. “Of course, our first priority is to commission work from U.K. animation studios, but that doesn’t mean that we’ll rule out working with people [...]