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Cartoon Movie Announces 2017 Tribute Nominees

Organizers of Cartoon Movie — Europe’s premiere animated feature pitching and co-production event — have revealed the finalists for the 2017 Cartoon Tributes honors. ... Continue Reading →
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J.K. Simmons Voices Maestro Mackerel in New ‘SpongeBob’

Oscar-winning actor J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) is taking his first trip to Bikini Bottom for a guest voice star role in SpongeBob SquarePants “Snooze You Lose” — a brand-new ... Continue Reading →
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WeKids Brings Four Studio 100 Series to China

German producer-distributor Studio 100 Media has inked a multi-title deal with animation distribution specialists WeKids Asia which will bring popular CG-animated series Maya the Bee, ... Continue Reading →
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FMX 2017 Conference Spotlights Oscar Honorees

The international conference on animation, VFX, VR, games and transmedia known as FMX is gearing up for its 2017 edition, set for May 2-5 in Stuttgart. This year’s program, headlined ... Continue Reading →
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Bonita Siegel Presiding over Anglophone YMA Awards

Canada’s Youth Media Alliance announces that kids’ entertainment veteran Bonita Siegel will serve as President of its English-language Awards of Excellence jury for 2017. ... Continue Reading →
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Studio 100 Closes Acquisition of m4e Majority Stake

The Executive Board of Germany’s m4e AG announced Monday that Studio 100 N.V.’s acquisition of a majority interest in the company has closed. The contract was signed Friday, ... Continue Reading →
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Kidscreen Summit Posts 12% Growth, Dates 2018 Event

The 2017 edition of Kidscreen Summit has wrapped up in Miami, with organizers reporting a 12% year-over-year increase in registrations. The event attracted nearly 2,000 attendees, with ... Continue Reading →
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CALL FOR ENTRIES: 3D Wire Fest Submit animated shorts, music videos, ads/promos and VR shorts/experiences by May 31 through 3D Wire, ShortFilmDepot.com, or festhome. The 2017 festival ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Where to Watch ‘Piper,’ the Adorable Oscar Winning Animated Short Film If you missed Alan Barillaro’s beautiful CG exercise in feathers, water effects, and devastating ... Continue Reading →
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LIVE! Oscars go to ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Piper,’ ‘The Jungle Book’

Disney’s Zootopia won the best animated feature award at the 89th annual Academy Awards. Disney-Pixar’s Piper won the best animated short film category. Another Disney project, ... Continue Reading →