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Books We Love – Issue #240

Magic Color Flair: The World of Mary Blair By John Canemaker [Walt Disney Family Foundation Press, $40] Iconic Disney artist Mary Blair (1911-1978) is one of the most notable illustrators ... Continue Reading →
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New Signe Baumane Film to Premiere at Karlovy Vary

The first ever feature effort from acclaimed indie animator Signe Baumane, titled Rocks in My Pocket, will have its world premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in ... Continue Reading →
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Ex-Film Roman CEO Charged in Fraud Case

Federal agents have accused a Los Angeles production company of defrauding investors in a 3D animated remake of more than $22 million and arrested the company’s principals, including ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Sets ‘Boxtrolls’ Final Trailer Premiere for Annecy

The stop-motion wizards at LAIKA have announced that the final trailer for its upcoming neo-Victorian fantasy tale The Boxtrolls will have its world premiere at the Annecy International ... Continue Reading →
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‘ALVINNN!!!’ Finds Homes in Spain, Germany

Germany’s Super RTL and Atresmedia Television in Spain have pre-bought two seasons (104 x 11) of the upcoming animated series ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks from Bagdasarian Productions ... Continue Reading →
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Imira’s ‘Lola & Virginia’ Comes to Amazon On-Demand

Spanish kids’ entertainment production/distribution house Imira Entertainment has inked a deal that will boost its on-demand content availability by bringing its original series ... Continue Reading →
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SPA Buys ‘Medusa’; Lauren Faust to Director

Sony Pictures Animation has acquired an original animated comedy feature pitch by Todd Alcott and Holly Golden, titled Medusa, which will tell an all-new story behind the infamous snake-headed ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Takes Short Submission ‘Loud House’ to Series

Nickelodeon has ordered 13 episodes of The Loud House, the first series to be greenlit out of its 2013 Animated Shorts Program. Inspired by first-time creator Chris Savino’s (Rocko’s ... Continue Reading →
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Fionna and Cake Return to ‘Adventure Time’

Fionna and Cake, intrepid stars of the fan favorite gender-swapped (oh, and species-swapped) episodes of Penn Ward’s Adventure Time, will return to the Land of Aaa in their third ... Continue Reading →
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SeaWorld Toons Up for Licensing Expo

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has announced it will be scouting broadcast and licensing partners for three new 52 x 11 animated series at next month’s Licensing Expo in Las ... Continue Reading →