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VIDEO: ‘Coco’ Official Trailer Disney-Pixar strikes a chord with a brand-new spot for its Day of the Dead-inspired tale, featuring an all-Latinx voice cast and debuting in theaters ... Continue Reading →
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Hijinx Accepts Master Toy Mission for ‘Zafari’

INK Global announces that appointment of Hijinx as master toy licensee for new animated kids’ series Zafari. A wild array of plush, figurines, collectibles, creative and role play ... Continue Reading →
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Jellyfish Pictures Opens Europe’s First Virtual VFX Studios

Emmy, VES and BAFTA Award-winning production house Jellyfish Pictures is breaking new ground by opening two new, virtual visual effects facilities in the Oval area of London — ... Continue Reading →
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Wow! Unlimited Inks Strategic Pact with Bell Media

Canadian kids’ entertainment company Wow! Unlimited Media and Bell Media have struck a deal that will bring Wow! programming to Bell channels in exchange for equity in the production ... Continue Reading →
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2017 Asian Animation Summit Returns to ‘Straya

The sixth annual Asian Animation Summit will see the co-production promotion event return to Brisbane, Australia from November 29 to December 1 this year. Organizers expect some 250 ... Continue Reading →
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Women in Animation Looks to the Future with Academic Partnerships

Women in Animation has announced a first round of academic partnerships to encourage the next generation of animation professionals to engage with its network of support. New York’s ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Serves Up Kids Original ‘Danger & Eggs’ June 30

Some fresh high-energy adventure is coming to streaming to Amazon Prime Video viewers in the US and UK with the launch of Amazon Original Kids Series Danger & Eggs set for June ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Animation Pulled into Michelle Cuevas’ ‘Black Hole’

Fox Animation has picked up adaptation rights to forthcoming middle grade book The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole, Deadline reports. The book is coming this September from Dial ... Continue Reading →
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Not to Scale Signs Oscar Winner John Kahrs

Commercial production company Not To Scale have signed Academy Award-winning director John Kahrs, who will join its newly opened Los Angeles studio for exclusive commercial representation. ... Continue Reading →
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Laura Laas Appointed VP Animation TV Sales at Gaumont

LA- and Paris-based entertainment mainstay Gaumont has appointed Laura Laas as Vice President, International TV Sales, Animation. Charged with selling the company’s TV toon slate ... Continue Reading →