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Chinese Animation Legend Ma Kexuan Dies

Chinese animation fans who grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s are mourning the passing of national animation trailblazer Ma Kexuan, the artist and director who was the driving force behind ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoons on the Bay Sets Pulcinella Award Nominees

The nominees have been announced for the 2015 Pulcinella Awards, with the winners set to be announced the Cartoons on the Bay festival set for next week in Venice. The nominees are: TV ... Continue Reading →
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Animators, Fans Celebrate Draw A Bird Day with Woodstock Art

Wednesday was Draw A Bird Day online, and the filmmakers at Blue Sky took the opportunity to put one of cartoon-dom’s most-famous birds in the mix with a Draw Woodstock promo tied ... Continue Reading →
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Cyber Group Reports Strong 1st Quarter Sales

Paris-based animation producer and distributor Cyber Group Studios reports robust sales of its series — including Zou, Mini Ninjas, The Long Long Holiday and Balloopo — in the ... Continue Reading →
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Atomic in Production on Hybrid Series ‘Nico Can Dance’

Vancouver-based Atomic Cartoons is growing its slate of hybrid offerings and is now in production on its first preschool TV series, Nico Can Dance!, which will be headed to broadcast ... Continue Reading →
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HIT Greenlights Second Season of New ‘Bob the Builder’

HIT Entertainment, a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., has greenlit a second season plus a 60-minute special for its new CG-animated Bob the Builder series. The 52 x 11 season 2 package is ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ready Jet Go!’ Takes Flight on PBS Kids in 2016

PBS Kids will premiere a new 3D animated series aimed at helping kids learn astronomy and Earth science concepts in winter 2016, with the launch of Wild Dancer Films’ Ready Jet Go! ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Junior Slates ‘Mickey and the Roadster Racers’ for 2017

A brand new preschool adventure series starring old school characters is revving up production as Disney Junior announces it will debut Mickey and the Roadster Racers in 2017. Starring ... Continue Reading →
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Technicolor to Acquire Mikros Image

Technicolor has entered an exclusive agreement with Mediacontech to acquire French production and postproduction company Mikros Image, which has studios in Paris and Montreal, Canada. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Brother Bear’ Director Bob Walker Dies

Disney artist and Oscar-nominated director Bob Walker died suddenly April 1 at his home in California at age 54. According to his hometown paper, the Ottawa Citizen, the suspected cause ... Continue Reading →