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DQE’s ‘Jungle Book’ Wins Top TV Animation Prize

DQ Entertainment’s The Jungle Book won the Best Indian Animated TV Series Award at the Infocom/Assocham EME ceremony last weekend. Creative director Siddharth Vasudev, received the ... Continue Reading →
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Ireland’s Brown Bag Launches Digital Division

Dublin-based animation studio Brown Bag Films has launched a new digital division that will focus on the company’s tablet, mobile and web ventures as well as developing new IP. Digital ... Continue Reading →
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Smiley Guy to Produce ‘Captain Canuck’ Web Toon

Richard Comely and George Freeman’s popular comic-book hero Captain Canuck is being adapted into a five-part animated series by Toronto’s Smiley Guy Studios. The lead character ... Continue Reading →
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A Powerful ‘Oz’ Makes Lots of Green in Theaters

Disney’s much-anticipated prequel to The Wizard of Oz followed the yellow-brick road all the way to the top of the box office this past weekend. The Sam Raimi-directed feature delivered ... Continue Reading →
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South Korean Company Bids for Rhythm & Hues

JS Communications Co., a South Korean media company, has signed a letter of intent to buy financially-troubled VFX studio Rhythm & Hues, asking the bankruptcy court to handling ... Continue Reading →
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Summer Debuts on Disney XD for New ‘Hulk,’ ‘Avengers’

Two new Marvel animated series will premiere this summer on Disney XD, with Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. to debut Aug. 11 and Avengers Assemble on July 7. Here’s how Marvel ... Continue Reading →
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Peters Named to VES Board for Northern California

Jon V. Peters, CEO and founder of Athena Studios, has been named to the board of directors for the Visual Effects Society’s Northern California chapter. I am thrilled to play a more ... Continue Reading →
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An Aardvark’s Road to Animated Success

To paraphrase Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, there remains one fixed point in an ever-changing world of television animation: the desire to sell a show. Those (you know who you are) who are ... Continue Reading →
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Will ‘Oz’ Prove Great and Powerful at the Box Office?

Disney is looking to heat up a so-far tepid year at the box office with its VFX-heavy reimagining Oz: The Great and Powerful. Directed by Sam Raimi, who turned Spider-Man into a billion-dollar ... Continue Reading →
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Iger: No 2D Features in Disney’s Immediate Future

An overall strong year for Disney did little to quell questions at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting this week, including the future of 2D animated features. When ... Continue Reading →