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Mark Simon’s ‘The Key’ Wins Telly Award

Florida-based animator Mark Simon was honored with a 2015 Telly Award for his Toon Boom Animation showpiece, The Key. Nearly 12,000 entries from across the States and numerous foreign ... Continue Reading →
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Jorge Gutierrez Scores Multi-Year Deal with Reel FX

Reel FX Animation Studios, producers of the acclaimed CG feature The Book of Life, has entered the film’s writer and director Jorge R. Gutierrez into a multi-picture deal. The first ... Continue Reading →
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Anima Kitchent, Famosa Adapting ‘Pinypon’

Spanish toy company Famosa has teamed up with Anima Kitchent — the Spanish offshoot of Mexico’s Anima Estudios and part of the management team of Vodka Capital — to bring ... Continue Reading →
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Fifth ‘Pirates’ Film Kicks Off Production

Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films have commenced production for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales on location in Australia. The fifth film in the $3.7 billion-grossing ... Continue Reading →
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Jetpack Nabs ‘Moe Show’ Rights

U.K.-based Jetpack Distribution has inked deals with leading producer Pop-Up Workshop for exclusive, global distribution rights to kids’ series The Moe Show. The series is already ... Continue Reading →
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‘Waybuloo’ Coming to China

Zodiak Kids announces that CBeebies favorite Waybuloo will have its debut in China next month, with CCTV acquiring the full 150 x 19 series package for its kids’ channel CCTV-14. ... Continue Reading →
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Superights Picks Up ‘Story Time,’ ‘Will’

Superights Kids & Family Entertainment will be heading to the Kidscreen event with two new animated series in their catalog: Story Time and Will. Story Time (13 x 13) collects little-known ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kaguya,’ Season 4 of ‘Thrones’ Arrive on Video

Valentine’s Day was last weekend, but your love of animation can continue this week with the release of Oscar-nominated The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and season four of Game ... Continue Reading →
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Henson Sets Broadcast, Licensing Deals for ‘Doozers’

The Jim Henson Company has licensed the CG-animated preschool series Doozers to leading media partners around the world. Additionally, licensing agents have been appointed in key global ... Continue Reading →
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Inaugural Animate Dubai Fest Set for April

As part of Dubai Art Season, the Arabian Gulf region will see the launch of its first annual, international animated film festival: Animate Dubai, kicking off April 22-25. The organizers ... Continue Reading →