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Animation Oscars Nominees React

With the Oscar nominations for 2015 now in the books, it’s time for the reactions. Up first is Disney’s Big Hero 6 co-director Don Hall, on behalf of Chris Williams and Roy Conli: “As ... Continue Reading →
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DLA Picks Up PGS Titles for LatAm

PGS Entertainment has signed a deal with leading SVOD content provider DLA to license several animated hits under its representation for Latin America. Titles include The Jungle Bunch ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Signs Multiple Sales for ‘Get Ace’

9 Story Media Group has racked up new sales for its animated comedy series Get Ace (52 x 11). The recently added broadcast partners include TVE (Spain), Zoom (Israel), E-Junior (UAE) ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maya’ Movie Gets Limited U.S. Release

Shout! Factory Kids and Studio Movie Grill have teamed up to introduce kids and families in select U.S. cities to the buzzing world of fantasy and discovery in the Maya the Bee Movie. ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Penn Zero’ to Materialize Feb. 13

Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, an animated comedy adventure series about a regular boy who inherits the not-so-regular job of part-time hero, is set for a simulcast premiere Feb. 13 at ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #246

Original Folk & Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm Translated & Edited by Jack Zipes [Princeton Univ. Press, $35] When German brothers, linguists and cultural researchers Jacob ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #245

  The Art of The Boxtrolls By Philip Brotherton [Chronicle, $40] Feast your eyes on the brilliant array of drawings, paintings, maquettes and puppetry minutia that went into LAIKA’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Song of the Sea,’ ‘Kaguya’ Crash Oscars Noms

The academy showed its independent streak this morning by nominating a pair of indies for best animated feature. The nominees for Best Animated Feature are: Big Hero 6 The Boxtrolls How ... Continue Reading →
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3D Training Inst. Presents ‘Dream Job’ Webinar

Leading production-based Autodesk training programs producer 3D Training Institute has announced that senior VFX, animation and digital media executive Stan Szymanski will be the inaugural ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Acquires Ghibli’s ‘Marnie’ for North America

GKIDS continues its successful relationship with legendary Japanese toon house Studio Ghibli with a newly signed distribution agreement which will bring the animated feature When Marnie ... Continue Reading →