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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 →
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Right On: ‘Cuphead’s 1930s-Style Animation Will Exist Beyond Boss Fights The hotly anticipated game that brings retro rubber-hose animation to the new millennium has greater depth ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Exclusive: Talking DreamWorks with Jeffrey Katzenberg

One of the surprise appearances at Annecy 2016 is Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation. Katzenberg was in town to support the studio’s presentations for the features Trolls ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy: Aardman’s Peter Lord and David Sproxton

Few studios around the world are as beloved as Aardman Animations, the U.K. stop-motion and Claymation studio behind such hits as Creature Comforts, Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run ... Continue Reading →
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Animatsu Brings ‘Corner of the World’ to Annecy

Animatsu Entertainment, a new London-based producer, licensor and distributor of anime in the U.K. & Ireland (with global expansion in the cards), has secured global distribution ... Continue Reading →