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Shout! Bringing ‘Maya the Bee’ to U.S. Theaters

Shout! Factory Kids will be bringing the CG animated Maya the Bee Movie to theaters in Los Angeles and New York on May 1, 2015. Based on the globally known children’s novel, the ... Continue Reading →
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PGS Signs Euro and Asian Deals for Playmobil Show ‘Super 4′

PGS Entertainment has inked a bundle of media licensing agreements for the Playmobil-inspired animated series Super 4 from Method Animation and Morgen Studios (commissioned by France ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy Completes its Journey Home

The final battle is coming home at last to complete the collection of J.R.R. Tolkein fans everywhere with the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Warner Bros., $44.95, ... Continue Reading →
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Pio Vernis Named Marketing Director of DeAPlaneta Group

DeAPlaneta Group, comprising fiction (DeAPlaneta Cine) and animation (Planeta Junior) divisions, has named company veteran Pio Vernis as Marketing Director. Vernis will be charged with ... Continue Reading →
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‘Home’ Earns $19 Million in Overseas Debut

DreamWorks Animation’s Home had a strong opening overseas with a $19.2 million gross in a handful of markets one week before its United States release. That total included $9.3 ... Continue Reading →
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GDC: Making Money from Free Games, Part 2

This is a continuation of a previous article on one of the hottest topics at GDC 2015: How to earn money from free-to-play games, an increasingly important genre. The two top F2Ps, ... Continue Reading →
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Ireland Honors Four Animation Projects with Stamps

Guess it’s time to find an animation pen pal in Ireland! Ireland has issued a new set of four postage stamps honoring the nation’s most iconic animated projects. The honored ... Continue Reading →
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First Look at ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

It’s coming up quickly, and Paramount has sneaked out an early look at the upcoming Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, due in theaters July 31. Take a look: The fifth ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Teases ‘Astro Boy Reboot’ Series

As proof that some franchises are perennial, a new TV version of Astro Boy is in the works and an advance trailer of the new series, Astro Boy Reboot, was screened at a convention in ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation Night Presents Poland Focus

Cinema Without Borders, East Los Angeles College and the Polish Film Festival Los Angeles are planning a World Animation Night Festival on May 7 focused on work from Poland. The program, ... Continue Reading →