The Kid

FilmNation Adapting Chaplin’s ‘The Kid’ with Sci-Fi Twist

American production and film sales shop FilmNation will make its first foray into feature animation with a science-fiction tale inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s silent classic, The Kid ... Continue Reading →
Morgann Favennec

Morgann Favennec Joins Xilam as EVP Development & Global Sales

Morgann Favennec, a 20-year veteran of the global audiovisual market,  has been tapped by Xilam Animation as its new Executive Vice President of Development and Global Sales, effective ... Continue Reading →
In This Corner of the World

Shout! Factory & Funimation to Bring ‘In This Corner of the World’ Stateside

Multiplatform media company Shout! Factory has tapped Funimation Films as its theatrical partner for a joint launch of acclaimed Japanese animated feature In This Corner of the World ... Continue Reading →
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VFS Opens Largest Mo-Cap Studio in Canada

The Vancouver Film School — celebrating its 30th anniversary this year — has partnered with cutting-edge company Mimic Performance Capture to build the largest commercial ... Continue Reading →
Steven Universe Soundtrack: Vol. 1

‘Steven Universe Soundtrack: Vol. 1’ Track List Revealed

Following last month’s announcement, a track list for Steven Universe Soundtrack: Volume 1 has been revealed. Among the highlights are all the tunes from the season 3 musical episode ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Vivid Increments: The Making of Stop Motion Animation at Tracy, CA’s Grand Theater The art center will close its 10th season with a fascinating exhibit (June 10-July 22) and special ... Continue Reading →
Floyd Norman

Disney Legend Floyd Norman to Be Honored with Ford Freedom Award

The 19th Annual Ford Freedom Award ceremony will put the spotlight on veteran Disney animator Floyd Norman next Monday, May 22. Norman, a Ford Freedom Scholar, will be in attendance ... Continue Reading →
Monkey King: Hero is Back

Cannes China Focus Includes ‘Monkey King,’ ‘Have a Nice Day,’ ‘Dragonkeeper’

This year’s Cannes film confab will put the spotlight on the opportunities in one of the world’s largest markets on May 19. As part of the China Co-Production Day, the CNC, Marché ... Continue Reading →
Duck Duck Goose

Original Force’s ‘Duck Duck Goose’ Takes Wing with Open Road

Open Road Films has acquired all US rights to animated family comedy Duck Duck Goose, produced and financed by Original Force Ltd. The deal, announced by Open Road’s CEO Tom Ortenberg ... Continue Reading →
DuckTales

Disney TV to Spotlight ‘DuckTales,’ ‘Tangled’ at D23 Expo

The ultimate House of Mouse fan event, D23 Expo will be taking over the Anaheim Convention Center in southern California from July 14 to 16. As part of the jam-packed programming, Disney ... Continue Reading →