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Spielberg to Produce Microsoft’s ‘Halo’ Series

Steven Spielberg will exec produce a live-action TV series based on the popular video game franchise Halo for Microsoft’s new console Xbox One. The series will include exclusive interactive ... Continue Reading →
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Jon Vitti to Pen ‘Angry Birds’ Flick

Emmy-winning writer Jon Vitti, who has worked on hit toons The Simpsons and King of the Hill in addition to live-action series like The Office, The Larry Sanders Show and Saturday Night ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News Bytes: Guru, DHX, Imira

+ Canadian indie Guru Studio and publishing partner Immedium have released a second book based on the toon house’s Emmy and Annie-nominated kids series Justin Time (52 x 11), now ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD Sneaks ‘Avengers Assemble’ on May 26

Disney XD has announced that it will debut Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, a new animated series reuniting some of Marvel’s most iconic Super Heroes (Iron Man, Thor, Captain ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman, Sony & BinWeevils Launch Animation Contest

British BAFTA-winning social website BinWeevils.com has joined forces with Aardman Animations and Sony Music to find the best pop video animator in the U.K. This innovative new competition ... Continue Reading →
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Smith Micro Introduces Poser 10 & Poser Pro 2014

Animation software producer Smith Micro has announced the official launch of Poser 10 and Poser Pro 2014, the newest versions of its 3D animation creation software. Perfect for artists, ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki Double Treat Arrives on DVD & Blu-ray

Today is a great day for fans of anime master Hayao Miyazaki as two of his most popular movies arrive on DVD and Blu-ray in the U.S., thanks to Disney Home Entertainment. First up, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney to Debut Animated ‘Star Wars’ Series in 2014

The new animated Star Wars Rebels series will premiere in the fall of 2104 as a one-hour special on Disney Channel, kicking off the series on Disney XD channels around the world. The ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Makes Animation Category Rule Change

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made a new rule regarding the Animated Feature Oscar category. This new rule designates a maximum of two ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! Unleashes ‘Wolverine: Origin’ July 9

The Eisner Award-winning comic-book series by Joe Quesada, Paul Jenkins, Bill Jemas, Andy Kubert and Richard Isanove is pouncing on shelves as Shout! Factory unleashes Wolverine: Origin ... Continue Reading →