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2017 Ottawa Animation Fest Opens Submissions

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), North America’s premiere festival for animated works, is now open for competition entries for 2017. This year’s edition will ... Continue Reading →
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Farshid Almassizadeh Named SPYR Chief Strategic Advisor

SPYR, Inc. — a holding company with wholly owned subsidiaries in the mobile game and app development/publishing industry (as well as restaurants) has hired on Farshid Almassizadeh ... Continue Reading →
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TinyCo & Fox Team for ‘Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow’

TinyCo, a Jam City Company, and Fox Interactive have announced the development of a new mobile game inspired by the hit animated series, Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow. The game features ... Continue Reading →
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Will Mahmood Named Head of Strategy at DHX’s WildBrain

Leading online kids’ network and AVOD expert WildBrain has appointed senior executive Will Mahmood to the newly created position of Head of Strategy. Mahmood will focus on helping ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Short ‘The Fairly Odd Phantom’ Is a Butch Hartman Reunion

The worlds and characters created by animation hitmaker Butch Hartman collide in the new, original animated short The Fairly Odd Phantom. The Nickelodeon presentation features an ensemble ... Continue Reading →
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Floyd Norman & Leo Sullivan to Lead New Punch Animation

Punch TV Studios is expanding its media endeavors by unveiling its latest division: Punch Animation, Inc. The studio will focus on developing animated series and movies for syndication ... Continue Reading →
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Up to 10% of Jobs May Be Cut at Restructuring Rovio Animation

Rovio Entertainment, creator of the hit Angry Birds mobile game, entertainment and licensing franchise, may eliminate up to 35 jobs or nearly 10% of total employees as it restructures ... Continue Reading →
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Cinesite Adapting Classic Harold Lloyd Films to Animation

Montreal-based Cinesite Studios has partnered with the Harold Lloyd Estate and Comic Animations to adapt the early Hollywood legends’ films into a series of animated features. ... Continue Reading →
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DI4D Receives £900k Growth Investment

Scotland-based animation and VFX studio DI4D has secured £900,000 (about $1.1 million USD) in investment funds from Percipient Capital and its shareholders, which will go towards strengthening ... Continue Reading →
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‘Super Geek Heroes’ Soars to AmebaTV

AmebaTV has teamed up with The Think Tank Emporium to bring tyke-targeted series Super Geek Heroes to its kids’ entertainment streaming platform. Seven episodes launch this month, ... Continue Reading →