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The Acknowledged Art of Gary Baseman

Even with the growing awareness of cartooning as an actual art, it is still rare that a popular cartoonist is honored with an exhibition of his work in an established museum. Graphic ... Continue Reading →
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France Televisions Shows Its Support for Animation

France Televisions underscored its dedication to creating new animation at its annual news conference at the Annecy International Film Festival. The public broadcaster spent last year ... Continue Reading →
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CN Sets Debut for ‘Chima’, Renews ‘Teen Titans Go!’

Cartoon Network has set a premiere date for the new Lego Group series Legends of Chima, and has renewed for a second season the hit series Teen Titans Go!. Premiering July 10 at 8 p.m. ... Continue Reading →
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Tezuka Plans Localized Re-Versions of ‘Astro Boy’

Astro Boy is in talks to go local. Tezuka, the anime studio that owns the famous manga and anime character, has entered talks to create localized versions of the character in markets ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party: First-Person Perspective

I’ve told the evolution of ABP story before, but for readers foreign to Animation Block Party – here’s the abridged breakdown. I was organizing animation screenings in downtown ... Continue Reading →
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Mediatoon Picks Up ‘The Crumpets’ at Annecy

Mediatoon has signed a worldwide distribution agreement for the new animated children’s series The Crumpets, with French production company 4.21 productions. Comprised of 52 ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Global Shorts Program Draws Hundreds of Entries

Nickelodeon has launched a global animated shorts program to identify and develop new animation creative talent from around the world, receiving more than 100 submissions from artists, ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Skeds Five Animated Features a Year for 2017-2018

20th Century Fox has upped the ante in the animated feature film game, announcing Monday plans to release five animated movies a year in 2017 and 2018. With both Blue Sky Studios and ... Continue Reading →
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Distribution Deals Make the Scene at Annecy

Deals for animated features have been heating up at the Annecy Film Festival. Among the major announcements made in the trades around or during the festival, which kicked off Monday ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Promo for New ‘Fairly OddParents’

The Fairly OddParents creator Butch Hartman is one of our favorite people in animation. And we’re even more excited about the upcoming new season of the Nick show after seeing ... Continue Reading →