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Pixar’s ‘Blue Umbrella’ to Debut at SXSW

Pixar’s latest animated short The Blue Umbrella, which debuted this month at the Berlin Festival, will make its U.S. premiere at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference and ... Continue Reading →
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The Elephant Not in the Room (or Anywhere Else)

Last week’s announcement DreamWorks Animation that it was shutting off the lights on its CG/2D mix Me and My Shadow might have surprised some. But it was hardly the first time ... Continue Reading →
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Mediatoon’s ‘Spirou’ Goes Global

French distributor Mediatoon Distribution has announced a spate of new international broadcasting sales for its 2D animated series Little Spirou (78 x 7). Additionally the Spirou brand ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Moves For-Hire Ops to Canada

Canadian indie toon house DHX Media is moving its Los Angeles-based work for hire production operations to Canada to take advantage of tax credits, according to The Hollywood Reporter. ... Continue Reading →
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Google Pays Valentine’s Day Homage to Ferris

We couldn’t get enough of Google’s wonderful animated tribute to Valentine’s Day and the 154th birthday of George Ferris, the inventor of the Ferris wheel this year. The Feb. ... Continue Reading →
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Kid Glove Finds a Good Fit in Brazil

Production distribution and rights management company Kid Glove has officially announced its new branch in São Paulo, Brazil. The news was released today by the outfit’s president ... Continue Reading →
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Facebook and Pixar Animator to Reboot Emoticons

Facebook is teaming up with Pixar animator Matt Jones to come up with a new approach to online emoticons. Jones, who has also worked as storyboard artist on the Wallace and Gromit shorts. ... Continue Reading →
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Enrique Gato to Helm New Spanish 3D Feature

After hitting a home-run with his blockbuster CG-animated feature Tad, the Lost Explorer (Tadeo Jones), Spanish helmer Enrique Gato will direct Capture the Flag, a new 12 million euro ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Announces Kids’ Choice Nominees

Nickelodeon has revealed the nominees for the 2013 Kids’ Choice Awards, taking place March 23, airing live on the channel (and online at nick.com/KCA13) at 8 p.m./7 p.m. CT. The ... Continue Reading →
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Bullock, Brooks & Neeson Sign to Toon Projects

It’s a busy week for voice star announcements as a few studios have revealed key names for their upcoming projects. From Universal/Illumination comes the news that Sandra Bullock ... Continue Reading →