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‘Tron: Uprising’s’ Bean to Direct ‘Ninjago’ Movie

Tron: Uprising director Charlie Bean is moving up to the big screen, having been hired to direct Warner Bros.’ toy adaptation feature film Ninjago. Based on the popular Lego toy ... Continue Reading →
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TV Helmer Sues For ‘Johnny Test’ Credit

A veteran live-action TV drama director is suing his former partner over being denied credit and compensation as the co-creator of the animated series Johnny Test. David Straiton, whose ... Continue Reading →
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Wexner Center to Premiere Quays’ ‘Mistaken Hands’

Acclaimed animators Stephen and Timothy Quay will premiere Nov. 2 their new short film Mistaken Hands at the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio. Mistaken Hands revolves around the work ... Continue Reading →
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‘Julius Jr.’ Debuts Sept. 29 on Nick Jr.

Julius Jr., a preschool series inspired by the Paul Frank character Julius the monkey, will premiere Sept. 29 at 11 a.m. ET/PT on Nick Jr. The series follows the adventures of a young ... Continue Reading →
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Kidobi Streams ‘Bananas in Pyjamas’ to U.S.

Online video platform Kidobi has added the popular animated preschool series Bananas in Pyjamas to its library for viewing in the United States. Aimed at ages 2-6, the series was was ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Pushes ‘Good Dino’ to 2015, ‘Dory’ to 2016

Fans are going to have to wait a big longer than expected for two upcoming Pixar animated features. The Walt Disney Studios announced the release of The Good Dinosaur will be pushed ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Acquires Chapman Library

DreamWorks Animation acquired the library of Chapman Entertainment, including well-known preschooler properties Fifi and the Flowertots, Roary the Racing Car, Raa Raa the Noisy Lion ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Events Spotlight Animator Richard Williams

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present This Amazing Medium, an animation master class and retrospective tour with Oscar-winning animator Richard Williams. Presented ... Continue Reading →
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2013 VES Summit Sets Speakers, Content

The Visual Effects Society has confirmed featured sessions for the fifth annual VES Summit, with the theme “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution.” The daylong ... Continue Reading →
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BAF 2013 Lineup Celebrates Event’s 20th Anniversary

The Bradford Animation Festival — the United Kingdom’s longest-running animation festival — and its sister event, BAF Game 2013, announced their full programs, featuring a ... Continue Reading →