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Animated Wearables

The 2015 Wearables TechCon in Santa Clara was proof positive of how large—and how rapidly changing—this technology is. Wearables are devices other than smartphones which are worn ... Continue Reading →
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Henson, Cyber Group Strike Two Title Co-Pro Deal

The Jim Henson Company and Cyber Group Studios have finalized a first-time agreement to co-finance and co-produce two new children’s series: Jim Henson’s Enchanted Sisters and Cyber ... Continue Reading →
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Milk VFX Opens Cardiff Studio

BAFTA-winning London visual effects company Milk is opening a second studio in Cardiff, Wales, to support its expanding slate of TV and film projects. Milk is one of the latest creative ... Continue Reading →
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StudioCanal Bringing Acamar’s ‘Bing’ to DVD

Acamar Films’ award-winning preschool show Bing is set to expand its U.K. presence with a new deal that will see Canal+ Group’s StudioCanal label launching a DVD in the country. ... Continue Reading →
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Untitled Smurfs Film Gets 2017 Release

Sony Pictures Animation has announced that its “Untitled Animated Smurfs” feature project has been slated for global release March 31, 2017, taking advantage of the family-friendly ... Continue Reading →
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Philippe Alessandri Launches WatchNext Media

Former CEO of Tele Images, Marathon and GTV (Zodiak Media) Philippe Alessandri has launched his new venture, WatchNext Media — a next-generation animation and drama production ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yoko’ Named Toon with Most Potential by MIP Organizers

Russian-Spanish animated co-production Yoko has for the second year in a row been named the “Animated Series with Highest International Potential” by Reed MIDEM, the organizing ... Continue Reading →
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Turkey’s ‘Limon and Oli’ Rolls Out on Disney Junior

Disney Junior has picked up popular Turkish cartoon Limon and Oli for its programming lineups in 111 different markets, including Poland, South Africa, Greece, Romania, Middle East ... Continue Reading →
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Dusty Fest Sets Schedule, Honors Kupershmidt

The School of Visual Arts will honor Disney animator Alex Kupershmidt and TV director Daniel Minahan with outstanding alumni awards at this year’s Dusty Awards, set for May 12. Kupershmidt ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Books ‘Prophet’ for Aug. 7 Release

GKIDS will release Aug. 7 the animated feature Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet in New York and Los Angeles, followed by expansion to major markets. Adapted from the award-winning book ... Continue Reading →