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Tezuka Plans Localized Re-Versions of ‘Astro Boy’

Astro Boy is in talks to go local. Tezuka, the anime studio that owns the famous manga and anime character, has entered talks to create localized versions of the character in markets ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party: First-Person Perspective

I’ve told the evolution of ABP story before, but for readers foreign to Animation Block Party – here’s the abridged breakdown. I was organizing animation screenings in downtown ... Continue Reading →
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Mediatoon Picks Up ‘The Crumpets’ at Annecy

Mediatoon has signed a worldwide distribution agreement for the new animated children’s series The Crumpets, with French production company 4.21 productions. Comprised of 52 ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Global Shorts Program Draws Hundreds of Entries

Nickelodeon has launched a global animated shorts program to identify and develop new animation creative talent from around the world, receiving more than 100 submissions from artists, ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Skeds Five Animated Features a Year for 2017-2018

20th Century Fox has upped the ante in the animated feature film game, announcing Monday plans to release five animated movies a year in 2017 and 2018. With both Blue Sky Studios and ... Continue Reading →
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Distribution Deals Make the Scene at Annecy

Deals for animated features have been heating up at the Annecy Film Festival. Among the major announcements made in the trades around or during the festival, which kicked off Monday ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Promo for New ‘Fairly OddParents’

The Fairly OddParents creator Butch Hartman is one of our favorite people in animation. And we’re even more excited about the upcoming new season of the Nick show after seeing ... Continue Reading →
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An Interview From Abroad with Brenda Chapman

Academy Award winning writer and director Brenda Chapman recently gave a masterclass at the Verdens Beste Children’s Film Festival in Tromso, Norway, meeting professionals from the ... Continue Reading →
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Teletoon Order Includes New ‘Inspector Gadget’ Series

Teletoon Canada is resurrecting Inspector Gadget. A new CG version of the beloved series from DHX Media was one of two new series commissioned by the network, with the other being a ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana Announces Three New ‘Beyblade’ Series

Nelvana Enterprises and d-rights, Inc. have announced production on three new series of Beyblade. Beginning this fall, Beyblade: Shogun Steel will launch with 26  half-hour episodes. ... Continue Reading →