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U.K. Introduces Children’s TV Tax Relief Scheme

In a budget announcement by the British Film Commission and Film London today, Chief Executive Adrian Wootton announced that key changes will include a new Children’s Television Tax ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Teases ‘Pixels’

Columbia Pictures has released a teaser for the upcoming action-comedy Pixels, coming to theaters July 24, 2015. The film is directed by Chris Columbus (Percy Jackson: The Lightning ... Continue Reading →
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Three Top Toon Execs Depart Nick

Three top execs exited Nickelodeon Animation Studio last week: Rich Magallanes, senior VP, current series; Jenna Boyd, senior VP, animation development; and Jill Sanford, VP, animation ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Opts for Foundry’s FLIX on ‘Kubo’

Award-winning stop-motion studio LAIKA (The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, Coraline) has picked London developer The Foundry’s web-based FLIX software solution to aid its pre-production ... Continue Reading →
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Michel Ocelot Gets Animafest Lifetime Award

The council of the 25th Animafest Zagreb will honor French animation master Michel Ocelot with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the festival’s official opening ... Continue Reading →
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Karen Vermeulen Named Head of Global Sales & Co-Pros at American Greetings

Zodiak Kids executive Karen Vermeulen is joining up with American Greetings Properties as the new Head of Global Sales and Co-Productions. Vermeulen’s appointment, which she will ... Continue Reading →
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Hamill Joins Forces With Free Comic Book Day

Actor and lifelong comic book fan Mark Hamill has lent his iconic voice to promote this year’s Free Comic Book Day, set for May 2. The prolific voice actor is best known as Luke ... Continue Reading →
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Brown Bag Tops Inaugural Irish Animation Awards

Brown Bag Films was the big winner at the first Irish Animation Awards, presented this past weekend in Dingle, Ireland. Dingle has been home to the Dingle Film Festival and specifically ... Continue Reading →
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‘Penguins,’ ‘Song of the Sea’ Ride New Disc Wave

This week’s key DVD/Blu-ray releases have a distinct aquatic theme, with DreamWorks’ Penguins of Madagascar and Cartoon Saloon’s Song of the Sea hitting shelves and ... Continue Reading →
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Nucleus Examines Origins of ‘Home’

Artist Adam Rex, whose book The True Meaning of Smekday is the basis of the DreamWorks Animation feature Home, will appear March 28 at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, Calif., for an exhibition ... Continue Reading →