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Endless LLP Acquires U.K. Effects House Cinesite

Indie U.K.-based equity firm Endless LLP has acquired top digital VFX house Cinesite from Kodak for an undisclosed amount. The deal involves Cinesite’s existing management team, supported ... Continue Reading →
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‘City of Friends’ Launches New Interactive Initiatives

Norway’s CreaCon Group is enhancing its digital presence by launching a new interactive website for its animated preschool series City of Friends. Launching this month, www.cityoffriends.com ... Continue Reading →
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Big Bad Boo’s ’1001 Nights’ Flies to New Territories

2012 is shaping up to be a good year for Vancouver-based indie animation house Big Bad Boo. The studio’s 2D animated series 1001 Nights will launch in over 1000 territories globally ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Appoints Mary Sandell as Head of Production

Mary Sandell is Portland-based animation house LAIKA’s new head of production, says The Hollywood Reporter. The animation veteran was a producer on the stop-motion studio’s Coraline ... Continue Reading →
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2012 Daytime Emmy Nominations Are Announced

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards. The nominations were announced ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination Plans a ‘Clifford the Big Red Dog’ Movie

Scholastic Entertainment’s Clifford the Big Red Dog will be wagging his tail on the big screen again, thanks to the team at Illumination Entertainment and Universal. According to ... Continue Reading →
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Butch Hartman to Give Keynote Address at Ottawa

The Fairly OddParents creator Butch Hartman will be delivering one of this years keynote addresses at the 2012 Ottawa Intl. Animation Festival’s industry event this September. Hartman ... Continue Reading →
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Clever Sci-Fi Toon ‘New Eden’ to Hit the Web

A new animated show about a pair of bickering space travelers called New Eden is set to debut on May 29 on the Web. Created and produced by Brett Snelgrove and Freek van Haagen, the ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Announces Emerging Technologies Highlights

SIGGRAPH 2012 (Aug. 4-9) has announced a few of the highlights of its Emerging Technologies showcase, which will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, August 4-9. Offering attendees ... Continue Reading →
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Demand for Animation Skills Increases 25%

Here is some good news for animation students. During the past 90 days, more than 4,000 jobs were advertised online that required animation skills, according to real-time business intelligence ... Continue Reading →