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Laika to Expand Studio by 70 Percent

Stop-motion house Laika, the Hillsboro, Oregon-based studio behind The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Coraline, has announced plans to increase the size of its facility by 70 percent. The ... Continue Reading →
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New Disney, Discovery Content Coming to Nabi

Fuhu, Inc. has finalized deals with Disney and Discovery Communications to bring a range of content from their kids’ entertainment libraries to Fuhu’s nabi tablet via the nabi Pass ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Develops Online Channels for Verizon

DreamWorks Animation is developing with Verizon two new channels for its online children’s channels DreamWorksTV and AwesomenessTV. AwesomenessTV will produce more than 200 hours ... Continue Reading →
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Virtual Reality Enters a New Era

One of the major new trends at the recent Game Developers Conference was the introduction of headsets that enable gamers to enter high-resolution three-dimensional worlds that they ... Continue Reading →
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Making Money from Free Games, Part 1

One of the hottest topics at this year’s Game Developers Conference was how to earn money from free-to-play games, an increasingly important genre for both home and mobile devices. One ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ellen’ Debuts New ‘Inside Out’ Trailer

Guests Amy Poehler and Bill Hader brought along a special treat from Disney-Pixar to their appearance on The Ellen Show this week: the world premiere of the latest trailer for Pete ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Launches Animation Scholarship

Nickelodeon has partnered with national non-profit Get Schooled — co-founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Viacom — to award one skilled, innovative animator ... Continue Reading →
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41 Entertainment Names Anna Kislevitz Senior L&M Manager

41 Entertainment has appointed Anna Kislevitz as Senior Manager – Licensing and Merchandising for the Greenwich, Connecticut-based animation production, distribution and marketing ... Continue Reading →
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‘China, IL’ Season Three Set for April

Adult Swim will be premiering the third season of Brad Neely’s 2D comedy China, IL this April as part of its spring 2015 line-up. The half-hour series takes place at the worst ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Co-Creator Sam Simon Dies Aged 59

Sam Simon, the nine-time Emmy winning writer who helped make TV animation history by co-creating The Simpsons, has died of colorectal cancer at home in Los Angeles, aged 59. Simpsons ... Continue Reading →
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