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The eighth edition of the annual Animation Block Party — now open for submissions — will take place July 29-31 at Rooftop Films and BAM Cinematek in Brooklyn, N.Y. The largest animation festival on the East Coast, ABP is accepting submissions now through May 27. For details, visit http://animationblock.com/submit.php. The schedule [...]
Cartoon Network has picked up 9 Story Entertainment’s animated series Almost Naked Animals and will begin airing it later this year. The Canadian-produced comedy series, with 40 22-minute episodes, is about free-spirited animals in their underwear that run a beach-front hotel called the Banana Cabana like kids at a summer camp. [...]
Ireland’s Kavaleer Productions has added veteran producer Jackie Leonard to build its commercial department and manage its animation productions. Leonard comes to Kavaleer with more than 14 years of experience and was previously a commercials producer for Brown Bag Films for more than 8 years. Among her credits: Olivia, the Oscar-nominated [...]
The Arnold Schwarzenegger-backed animated project The Governator has added former SpongeBob SquarePants head writer Steven Banks to its ranks. The Emmy-nominated Banks will be head writer for the new action-comedy series, a joint venture between Schwarzenegger, Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, Archie Comics and A Squared Entertainment. Banks worked as head [...]
Seventeen projects from eight countries have been selected for the Animation Production Day, a business platform event for the animation industry hosted by the 18th Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film and FMX 2011. The two-day event is scheduled for May 3-4 and will bring together 100 representatives of the German [...]
Get in line, Seth-heads — the most recent release from the Seth McFarlane-Fox animation alliance is arriving this week with the release of American Dad, Vol. 6 (Fox, $39.98). The three-disc box set includes all 18 episodes from season five, including “Rapture’s Delight.” Bonus features include deleted scenes and audio [...]
Kung Fu Panda 2 is getting a big send off from DreamWorks Animation with a premiere and press junket during the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, Variety reports. Though it won’t be an official part of the festival like the first Kung Fu Panda — it screened out of competition back [...]
Manga and anime publisher Tokyopop has announced it will close the doors on its remaining U.S. publishing operations effective May 31. According to a statement from the Los Angeles-based company, Tokyopop’s film and TV projects and its European publishing will not be affected. It will maintain an office in Hamburg, [...]
It looks like Rio found the party it was looking for. The animated feature from Blue Sky Studios and Fox trounced the competition at the box office, earning an estimated $40 million in ticket sales its opening weekend. That’s the best opening weekend gross of any movie to date for [...]
The organizers of the prestigious Annecy Festival of Animation unveiled the list of the features competing in the 2011 edition of the event (June 6-11) earlier today. The nine nominated movies are: Ferrnando Trueba and Javier Mariscal’s Chico and Rita (Spain) Keiichi Hara’s Colorful (Japan) Esben Toft Jacobsen’s Den Kaempestore [...]