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SGN Buys TinyCo, Maker of ‘Marvel Avengers Academy’ Mobile Game SGN, founded by MySpace and Fox vets, marks its third acquisition since its 2010 founding with the company also behind ... Continue Reading →
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Magic Mall Beijing Commissions Cloth Cat for ‘Luo Bao Bei’

Magic Mall Beijing and Cloth Cat Animation announce their collaboration on a new 52 x 11 animated preschool series, based on the popular Chinese character Luo Bao Bei. Award-winning ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Archive Screenings Include Suzan Pitt & Pat O’Neill Works

The Academy is celebrating the quarter-century anniversary of the Academy Film Archive with summer screening series “Archival Revival – 25 Years of the Academy Film Archive.” ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix and CW Deal Includes New Series, DC Titles

The CW and Netflix have confirmed a new multi-year agreement that will bring in-demand CW scripted series to streaming more quickly than ever. As reported by Variety, CW shows will ... Continue Reading →
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Switch VFX Launches Animation Biz

Switch VFX has grown a new production company, Switch Animation, to be headed by the former Yowza Digital’s co-founder Pete Denomme. Based in Toronto, the new united force of Switch ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Animation Fest Reveals Features Line-Up

The Ottawa International Animation Festival — North America’s leading animation fest — has announced the Official Selection for its 2016 Animated Feature Competition. ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak and Discovery Kids LatAm Team Up for ‘Lilybuds’

Zodiak Kids Studios has inked a co-production agreement with Discovery Kids Latin America for a new 52 x 11 CG-animated series, Lilybuds. Centered on a group of funny little magical ... Continue Reading →
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Seeso Trailers Original Series ‘HarmonQuest’

A new animated fantasy world — chock to the brim with daring adventurers, buxom barbarians, terrifying beasts and plenty of booze — is about to unfold on streaming service ... Continue Reading →
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Jackie Chan Joins ‘Nut Job 2′ Cast

Award-winning actor Jackie Chan has signed on to voice a fuzzy but fearsome Kung-Fu master mouse in The Nut Job 2. The film also features the voices of Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl ... Continue Reading →
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Sixteen South Opens £1M Belfast Studio

BAFTA-winning and Emmy-nominated children’s television producer Sixteen South has opened a brand new, four-story animation studio in the heart of Belfast to accommodate its growing ... Continue Reading →