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French TV Animation: Major Hike in French Public Support Mechanisms in 2016 Tax rebates and automatic subsidies now account for 35% to 40% of average budgets for TV animation productions ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Animation Sets ‘Smallfoot’ for Spring 2018

Warner Animation Group announced at the Annecy festival on Tuesday that Warner Bros. has set a release window of Spring 2018 for the Group’s original animated feature Smallfoot. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Pete’s Dragon’ Trailer Is a Modern Flight of Fancy

Disney has released a new trailer for its update on classic hybrid kids flick Pete’s Dragon, landing in theaters August 12. The spot sets up the story of Pete, a semi-feral child ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Sets NYC & LA Dates for ‘Phantom Boy’

GKIDS has announced theatrical openings in New York and Los Angeles for Phantom Boy — the latest animated feature from Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, the Academy Award-nominated ... Continue Reading →
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Piper Exclusive Clip: Catch a First Look at the New Pixar Short Preceding Finding Dory IndieWire has the honor of introducing Alan Barillaro’s wee feathered hero, coming to theaters ... Continue Reading →
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‘Moana’ Teasers Offers a Touch Demi-Godly Power

Disney has released a teaser for its upcoming CG animated feature, Moana, which comes out November 23, 2016. The trailer opens with an invigorating narration by Maui, illustrated by ... Continue Reading →
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E3 2016: Batman: The Telltale Series‘ First Screens, Cast Revealed Developer promises “a living, breathing comic book” featuring the voices of Troy Baker as Bruce ... Continue Reading →
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A Tentacle Spectacle

Pixar digs deep to make a septopus named Hank — arguably the studio’s ... Continue Reading →
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Rovio’s Maiden Flight

Finnish game developer pecks out a space in the animated feature market with The Angry Birds ... Continue Reading →
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NBCU Buys DreamWorks in $4B Deal

Rich buyers bulk up to compete with Disney but no one knows what the post-Katzenberg DreamWorks will look like. The animation industry woke up April 28 to a new landscape, learning ... Continue Reading →