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Toonz Goes Open Source with Ghibli Edition

Italian indie developer Digital Video and Japanese publisher Dwango have inked an agreement for the latter to acquire Toonz, a digital animation software solution. The deal goes forward ... Continue Reading →
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‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ Snags Broadcast Partners

Lupus Films’ latest hand-drawn animated special We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is setting its sights overseas with the addition of four key broadcasting partners. Produced with Walker ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Animated Movies Hit High Point; So Do Studios’ Costs, Potential Rewards Bloomberg reporter Kyle Stock examines the crowded animation release calendar for 2016 and weighs the financial ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Picks Up ‘The Little Prince’

A day before it was originally set for theatrical release in the U.S., Mark Osborne’s The Little Prince has been swiftly picked up and dusted off by Netflix after being dropped by ... Continue Reading →
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Lucasfilm Taps Rob Bredow as CTO

Lucasfilm has promoted Rob Bredow to the position of Chief Technology Officer, the production company’s General Manager Lynwen Brennan announced today. Bredow joined Lucasfilm’s ... Continue Reading →
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Director Sean McClintock Joins Aardman Nathan Love

Aardman Nathan Love has added Sean McClintock to its directorial roster. The Brooklyn-based artist brings nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of creative enterprises, including ... Continue Reading →
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Oznoz Multilingual Toons Now on Roku

Roku customers in North America will now have access to a wealth of kids’ shows in a variety of tongues through the newly launched Oznoz Video Channel. The partnership introduces ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Heads to Annecy with Three Films

The National Film Board of Canada will be represented by three short films included in the official selection for the Annecy festival this summer. NFB’s selected titles include the ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Reveals Poster, Official Selection

The 2016 Annecy International Animation Film Festival (annecy.org), taking place June 13-18, has announced its official competition lineup and revealed this year’s poster designed ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Names ‘April and the Extraordinary World’ English Cast

North American animation importer GKIDS has announced the English language voice cast for April and the Extraordinary World — the latest French-produced feature from Christian ... Continue Reading →