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Tito Ortiz Hired as Illumination’s Development VP

Veteran animated features exec Tito Ortiz (Ice Age, Despicable Me) is returning to Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment after being absent for two years pursuing his music ... Continue Reading →
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TeamTO’s Animated ‘Gus’ Flies with SC Films

U.K.’s SC Films will be selling the new CG-animated feature Gus, which showcases an English-language script by Cory Edwards (Hoodwinked) and a voice cast that includes Dakota Fanning, ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Characters to Entertain in Macao

It looks like Shrek, Po, Alex and Hiccup are getting ready to take their show on the road—at the Cotai Strip Resorts in Macao, China. DreamWorks has made a deal with Sands, China ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News Bytes: ‘Lalaloopsy’, Imira’s Hot Slate

Lalaoopsy Lands on Treehouse: MGA and Corus Entertainment’s new animated series Lalaloopsy is set to premiere on Canada’s preschool network Treehouse on Saturday, May 4 at 8 a.m. The ... Continue Reading →
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Hulu Plus to Premiere Animated ‘Awesomes’ in August

Seth Meyers and Michael Shoemaker’s new animated series The Awesomes will premiere on August 1st on Hulu. Entertainment Weekly reports that the that the 10-episode series will revolved ... Continue Reading →
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Cinema 4D Aids Futuristic Vision of ‘Oblivion’

VFX and animation tech house Maxon has announced that the designers and animators charged with visualizing the complex in-camera and on-screen motion graphics sequences of Universal ... Continue Reading →
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FMX 2013: The VFX View from Europe

FMX, Europe’s most influential conference on digital entertainment successfully concluded last Friday (April 26) drawing an international audience of professionals, innovative ... Continue Reading →
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New DVDs: ‘Ricky Gervais’, ‘Tom & Jerry Kids’

There are plenty of animated DVDs to keep toon heads busy this week as we all wait for the arrival of Fox/Blue Sky’s Epic and Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University in theaters. First ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Tells ‘Dodo’ Tale

Bristol-based Aardman Animations has created a four-minute, digital 2D animated short titled The Lonely Dodo to highlight the plight of endangered species around the world for international ... Continue Reading →
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Kabillion, Saban Launch Vortexx VOD

Kids free on-demand TV network Kabillion has partnered with Saban Brands to launch a new Vortexx Video On Demand channel. Vortexx provides boys action and entertainment programming ... Continue Reading →