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China Prepares Animated Pic about Mao’s Teen Years

China’s popular animated character Pleasant Goat is getting some politically powerful competition. Founder of Communist China Mao Zedong will reportedly be the subject of an animated ... Continue Reading →
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Categories Announced for British Animation Awards

The British Animation Awards (BAA) has announced the nomination categories for its 2014 awards. The 2014 awards will include standard categories: Best Student Film, Best Short Film, ... Continue Reading →
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iam8bit Studio To Host Ben Butcher Exhibit

L.A.-based iam8bit studios is hosting “Part of a Complete Breakfast,” the first-ever solo exhibition by former Pixar artist Ben Butcher. The exhibit will open Thursday, Nov. 7 (7-11 ... Continue Reading →
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Yummico, Sprout and DHX Launch ‘Edison’ Appisodes

Yummico, the children’s media company founded by Blue’s Clues creator Traci Paige Johnson, and filmmakers Caroline Baron, Robert Mowen and Anthony Weintraub, has teamed ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Summit Announces Full Lineup of Events, Guests

Animation Magazine has announced its full lineup of guests and events for next month’s three-day event (Nov. 3-5). Sony Pictures Imageworks’ award-winning vfx supervisor ... Continue Reading →
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Is Disney Preparing Darth Vader-Themed TV Specials?

Folks who have been attending London’s Brand Licensing Show got some unexpected news about the Star Wars franchise through Disney’s consumer branch. A brochure from Disney’s ... Continue Reading →
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R.I.P. Lou Scheimer (1929-2013)

We are sad to report that TV animation giant Lou Scheimer has passed away at the age of 85. The Emmy and Grammy award-winning producer, was one of the original founders of Filmation ... Continue Reading →
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‘Turbo’ TV Series Largely Produced in S. Korea

DreamWorks chief Jeffrey Katzenberg told reporters in Seoul that a large part of its upcoming Netflix Turbo series is being produced in South Korea. According to The Hollywood Reporter, ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Basks in Licensing Rewards of Hit Shows

This past week at the Brand Licensing Show in London, Nickelodeon was in the spotlight for its popular L&M programs for its hit animated series, the new CG-animated Teenage Mutant ... Continue Reading →
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Henson’s ‘Doozers’ to Play on Nick Australia

The Jim Henson Company has licensed its new animated children’s series Doozers to Nickelodeon Australia, with the series airing on the network’s dedicated preschool channel, ... Continue Reading →