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Territory Report: French TV Animation in 2013

It’s no surprise that France continues to be a market leader in animation production in Europe. Despite the tough economic climate in the continent, French studios strive to bring ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering Annette

I’m going to take a little detour this week out of the Toon Trenches to remember a person who was enormously important to the Walt Disney Studios in the 1950s, and whose passing was ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Simpsons’ Pays Tribute to ‘Breaking Bad’

Mr. White, Homer is going to get you! That’s right, this Sunday night’s episode of The Simpsons will feature a new couch opening sequence which pays homage to AMC’s  acclaimed ... Continue Reading →
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Open Road Films Gets ‘The Nut Job’

Open Road Films (The Host, The Grey) has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to ToonBox and Redrover Co.’s 3-D, CG-animated The Nut Job. The family pic, which is directed by Peter ... Continue Reading →
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Golaem Releases Crowd Character Pack

Golaem has released Crowd Character Pack, a set of free ready-to-use characters and motions enabling faster crowd shots creation. “We discovered that, on a given crowd production, our ... Continue Reading →
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Top Animated Pics to Screen at L.A. Children’s Fest.

GKIDS’ New York Intl. Children’s Film Festival will pay a visit to the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre in Los Angeles, April 26-May 5. Sponsored by Family Drysdale, the ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Snags ‘Trolls’ IP

DreamWorks Animation has acquired the IP for the fad-tastic Troll doll franchise from the Dam Family and Dam Things of Denmark with plans to reintroduce the bouffant characters to a ... Continue Reading →
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Sullivan’s ‘Consuming Spirits’ to Screen in L.A.

L.A. audiences will have the chance to check out indie animator Christopher Sullivan’s widely acclaimed movie Consuming Spirits as the pic begins a week run at the Cinefamily theater ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Junior HD launches in the U.K.

Disney’s preschool channel Disney Junior has officially launched in the U.K. in high definition. The Mouse cabler already transmits HD versions of its core Disney Channel and Disney ... Continue Reading →
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Teletoon Commissions New Season of ‘George’

Jay Ward’s classic animated series George of the Jungle will continue to swing into action thanks to a new season of the show commissioned by Teletoon Canada and produced by Singapore’s ... Continue Reading →