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French TV Animation: Major Hike in French Public Support Mechanisms in 2016 Tax rebates and automatic subsidies now account for 35% to 40% of average budgets for TV animation productions ... Continue Reading →
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TF1 & Zagtoon Team Up for ‘Ghost Force’

French broadcaster TF1 announced at Annecy that it is developing a new animated series with Zagtoon: Ghost Force. The two companies collaborated on the recently delivered superhero ... Continue Reading →
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‘Octonauts’ Grows Russian Presence

Silvergate Media has renewed its broadcast agreement with Russian broadcaster CTC for its undersea adventure preschool series Octonauts. The series also airs daily on the country’s ... Continue Reading →
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eOne Gets Greenlight for ‘PJ Masks’ Season 2

Entertainment One has announced a second season of its animated preschool series PJ Masks has been greenlit for production, with delivery set for Fall 2018. A new run of 52 x 11 episodes ... Continue Reading →
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APD 2017 Receives Creative Europe MEDIA Funds

Stuttgart’s Animation Production Day has received funding for its 2017 edition from the Creative Europe MEDIA program — making it the sole new addition to the “Access to Markets” ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Animation Sets ‘Smallfoot’ for Spring 2018

Warner Animation Group announced at the Annecy festival on Tuesday that Warner Bros. has set a release window of Spring 2018 for the Group’s original animated feature Smallfoot. The ... Continue Reading →
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Del Toro Reveals ‘Trollhunters’ Cast

During a retrospective of his career at the Annecy festival today, creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro announced the initial casting for Trollhunters — his epic, ... Continue Reading →
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Jeffrey Katzenberg Receives First Annecy Golden Ticket

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the art and industry of animation, the organizers of the Annecy Film Festival presented DreamWorks Animation’s CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg ... Continue Reading →
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‘Pete’s Dragon’ Trailer Is a Modern Flight of Fancy

Disney has released a new trailer for its update on classic hybrid kids flick Pete’s Dragon, landing in theaters August 12. The spot sets up the story of Pete, a semi-feral child ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Sets NYC & LA Dates for ‘Phantom Boy’

GKIDS has announced theatrical openings in New York and Los Angeles for Phantom Boy — the latest animated feature from Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, the Academy Award-nominated ... Continue Reading →