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Shanghai TV & Film Fests Call for Animated Entries

Organizers of the 30th annual Shanghai TV Festival and Shanghai International Film Festival have opened submissions for animated TV series, specials and films to compete in these prestigious ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Film Pioneer Colin Low Dies Age 89

Colin Low, a pioneering filmmaker whose groundbreaking career with the National Film Board of Canada spanned over six decades, died in Montreal on February 24 at the age of 89. “The ... Continue Reading →
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Eric Barba Joins ILM Vancouver as Creative Director

Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm, is adding Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor Eric Barba to its Vancouver studio team as Creative Director. In addition ... Continue Reading →
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MPC Whips Up Stormy Seas for ‘The Finest Hours’

Disney’s heroic action-thriller The Finest Hours, now in theaters, is the true story of the most daring small boat rescue in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard. To bring the harrowing ... Continue Reading →
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Field Report: Cape Town International Animation Festival

Cape Town is not the easiest place to get to if you aren’t based in South Africa, but the view of the spectacular Table Mountain makes up for it, and now there is a new reason to ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Viacom Exploring Sale of Minority Stake in Paramount Pictures The L.A. Times explores what Chief Exec Philippe Dauman’s announcement could mean for the media giant’s future. Popular ... Continue Reading →
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‘Puffin Rock’ Hatches First Picture Book

Award-winning preschool animated series Puffin Rock is heading to book shelves as Puffin Books announces the release of the first of a new series of picture books centered on the character ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Home to Distribute Genius Brands Kids Titles

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Genius Brands International have finalized a multi-year deal that will see Sony providing marketing and distribution GBI’s Kids Genius and Baby ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Home, eOne Ink Multi-Territory Pact

Entertainment One (eOne) and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment have entered a multi-territory home entertainment agreement, which will also see the launch of a joint venture in Canada. ... Continue Reading →
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Media I.M. Seals Deals for ‘Kikoriki’, ‘Rosa & Dara’, ‘Pin-Code’

London-based content distributor Media I.M. — which specializes in animation and family entertainment — has sold three of its top kids’ toons to broadcaster in Sweden, ... Continue Reading →