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Antitrust Officials Clear Comcast’s $3.8B DreamWorks Animation Acquisition It’s smooth sailing for the major Toon Town takeover as far as the Justice Department is concerned. The ... Continue Reading →
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Archer Renewed for Three More Seasons at FX The irreverent action-comedy has been re-upped for seasons 8, 9 and 10, taking audiences through to 2019 with more boozing, workplace sexual ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Unveils 2017-18 Animation Slate

Sony Pictures Animation has laid out its project release slate through 2018, signalling an expansion of its production output with a lineup that includes five theatrical features, three ... Continue Reading →
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Special Delivery: New ‘Storks’ Trailer Arrives

A second official trailer for Warner Animation Group’s high-flying fall release has arrived, offering us an expanded look at the world of Storks. The new spot reveals that audiences ... Continue Reading →
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SXSW Winner Tower Gets October Release Kino Lorber picks up U.S. rights for Keith Maitland’s animated documentary about the 1966 University of Texas massacre. Jennifer Twiner-McCarron ... Continue Reading →
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Actor Anton Yelchin of Star Trek Films Dies in Freak Accident Actor who played Russian starship navigator Chekov in franchise reboot dies at age 27. Finding Dory Blows Animation Record ... Continue Reading →
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’Finding Dory’ Sets Animation Film Record with $9.2 Million Thursday Preview Pixar’s hotly anticipated sequel scores highest Thursday night preview take of all time, and might ... Continue Reading →
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Zag’s ‘Miraculous’ Greenlight for Seasons 2 & 3

On the strength of its ratings performance around the globe, Zag Heroes title Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir has been greenlit for second and third seasons. Produced by ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Announces International Co-Pros

The National Film Board of Canada has entered a new international co-production agreement with Germany’s Studio Film Bilder for a project titled Altötting, directed by renowned filmmaker ... Continue Reading →
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‘Overcoat’ Casts Cillian Murphy and Alfred Molina

Dublin-based Giant Animation has kicked off production on The Overcoat — a 26-minute animated film being co-produced with A Film Estonia — and announced that the short story ... Continue Reading →