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Saban’s ‘Julius Jr.’ Arrives on Nick Jr. This Month

Saban Brands’ latest animated preschool series Julius Jr. will debut on Nick Jr. on Sunday September 29 at 11 a.m. Inspired by Paul Frank’s popular family of characters, ... Continue Reading →
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Moonbot Animates Chipotle’s ‘The Scarecrow’ Project

Moonbot Studios has done it again. The talented team at the Louisiana-based studio, which is founded by illustrator/animator/producer William Joyce, Brandon Oldenburg and Lampton Enochs, ... Continue Reading →
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The Making of ‘Justin and the Knights of Valour’

Kandor Graphics’ Justin and the Knights of Valour delivers a charming adventure set in an enchanted kingdom. After a summer packed with animated movies about racing snails and ... Continue Reading →
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Eight Shows to Track Down at MIP Junior

One of the great draws of the MIP Junior market in Cannes (Oct. 5 and 6 at the Carlton Hotel) is that buyers and execs can take a look at the kids’ entertainment crystal ball ... Continue Reading →
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Spain’s BRB Captures the Monster Hit ‘Invizimals’

Spanish studio BRB/Studio 21 and Sony are ready to unleash an immersive animated TV show based on Sony’s popular game franchise, Invizimals. Barcelona-based animation producer ... Continue Reading →
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Rising Stars of Animation

2013’s crop of up-and-coming animators proves there’s still room for originality and inventiveness in the toon landscape.       Graham Annable Graham Annable Co-director, ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #233

        Directing for Animation: Everything You Didn’t Learn in Art School By Tony Bancroft [Focal Press, $34.95] Imagine taking a one-on-one class with one ... Continue Reading →
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Putting the Punch in Your Punch-Up

Part 1: Funny Goddamn Pictures I humbly borrow (okay, steal) this column’s sub-headline from a famous 1996 essay by John Kricfalusi entitled “Funny Goddamn Drawings,” ... Continue Reading →
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Firth to Voice Paddington Bear; Brooks Joins ‘Little Prince’

In voice-casting news, Colin Firth has confirmed to the British press that he will be doing the voice-over lines for Paddington Bear in a new animated feature, and Albert Brooks will ... Continue Reading →
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Russia’s Luxor, Argus Open New Toon House, L.A. Studio

Russian exhibitor Luxor has teamed up with Argus Entertainment to open L.A. Studio, a new animation venture that aims to compete with the American and European animation projects that ... Continue Reading →