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Kids Animation Rife with Violent Death Says Study

A new study published in the Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal suggests that, while less graphic than a live-action gore fest, children’s animated films seem to feature ... Continue Reading →
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Frederator Network Takes on 185 New Channels

Channel Frederator Network continues to establish itself as a go-to global animation destination online by bringing on board 185 new channels. New signees like Domics, Lee Hardcastle ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gigglebug’ Series Presells to 10 Countries

Helsinki-based Gigglebug Entertainment has kicked off production on a preschool-targeted TV series, Gigglebug, with 10 broadcasters already on board. The show follows the company’s ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering Martha Sigall

Very few people can be called irreplaceable, but Martha Goldman Sigall, who passed away this week at the age of 97, was one. Martha was a walking encyclopedia of the American animation ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kate & Mim-Mim’ Hops to Disney Junior

Disney Junior viewers in the U.S. will unwrap a new animated treat this holiday season as preschool series Kate & Mim-Mim launches December 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The show is created ... Continue Reading →
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Ex-Sony Exec Hopper Joins ‘Auntie Claus’

Athena Studios has signed Nate Hopper as co-producer of its in-development stop-motion animation feature film Auntie Claus. Hopper was previously the senior VP of creative affairs at ... Continue Reading →
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Boris FX Acquires mocha Maker Imagineer

Visual-effects software developer Boris FX has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Imagineer Systems, the U.K.-based developer of the exclusive Planar Tracking and masking tools. Imagineer’s ... Continue Reading →
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Factory Studio Rebrands

U.K.-based animation studio Factory (formerly Factory Transmedia) has unveiled its new rebrand and website, which is rolling out across all of the company’s platforms. The update ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jungle’ Juggle: A First Look and a Push Back

Disney has released via Twitter the first concept art from its live-action version of The Jungle Book. Directed by Jon Favreau of Iron Man fame, the film will be a mix of live-action ... Continue Reading →
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Lost Oswald Short Emerges in Norway

A long-lost short film created by Walt Disney back in 1927 has been uncovered in the National Library of Norway. Titled Empty Socks, the newly rediscovered toon features Oswald the ... Continue Reading →