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China Lion & HB Wink Team with Cinesite for David Silverman’s ‘Extinct’

China Lion Film and HB Wink Animation have given the greenlight to their first CG animated family feature, Extinct, being directed by David Silverman (The Simpsons, Monsters, Inc.) ... Continue Reading →
John Musker

Disney Director John Musker Retires After Four Decades

Writer and director John Musker, a Disney Animation icon whose neary 40-year career saw him at the helm for major titles from the 1980s renaissance with The Little Mermaid to the innovative ... Continue Reading →
On Happiness Road

Tokyo Anime Awards Fest Winners; Grand Prize Feature Gets Euro Pick-Ups

Winners of the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2018 (animefestival.jp/en) were announced last week at Toshima Center Square. The competition aims to spotlight “unique animation works with ... Continue Reading →
2018 EBU Children & Youth Media Experts Group officials: (L-R) Deputy Yago Fandino Lousa, Deputy Vanessa Amberleigh, Chairperson Luca Milano.

Rai Kids’ Luca Milano Elected to EBU Kids Media Experts Group

Luca Milano, Director of Rai Regazzi (the children’s division of the Italian public broadcaster RAI), has been elected as the new chairperson of the European Broadcasting Union’s ... Continue Reading →
The Incredibles 2

Annecy Announces French Premiere of ‘Incredibles 2,’ Cristal for Brad Bird

The Annecy International Animated Film Festival (June 11-16) has revealed that its Friday will be turned over to honoring the animation powerhouse Pixar, with the French premiere of ... Continue Reading →
FLCL

Grab Your Guitars! New ‘FLCL’ Smashes into Adult Swim This Summer

More than 15 years after its original launch in Japan, two new seasons of arguably the craziest anime ever FLCL are coming to screens thanks to co-producers Adult Swim and Production ... Continue Reading →
The Stolen Princess

‘Stolen Princess’ Kicks Off International Release in Romania

Animagrad and FILM.UA Group’s animated feature The Stolen Princess is commencing its international theatrical roll-out, beginning with 79 screens across Romania through local distributor ... Continue Reading →
The Snow Queen 3: Fire and Ice

Wizart Announces ‘Snow Queen 3’ Release Date to Follow FILMART

Just as the annual Hong Kong Film & TV Market (FILMART) kicks off in the bustling seaport city this week, Russian animation powerhouse Wizart has announced that its popular CG fantasy ... Continue Reading →
Lady and the Tramp

‘LEGO Ninjago’ Helmer Charlie Bean Leashed to ‘Lady and the Tramp’

Toon Town veteran Charlie Bean, who most recently directed The LEGO Ninjago Movie, has signed on to helm a new live-action/CGI hybrid reimagining of animated classic Lady and the Tramp. ... Continue Reading →
1001 Nights

Big Bad Boo’s ‘1001 Nights’ Hops a Magic Carpet to GAS Region

Big Bad Boo Studios and BWO TV and Licensing announced that hit animated series 1001 Nights will be streaming on German-language online platform kinderkino.de, the Kixi App and Kixi ... Continue Reading →