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‘Ready Jet Go!’ Takes Flight on PBS Kids in 2016

PBS Kids will premiere a new 3D animated series aimed at helping kids learn astronomy and Earth science concepts in winter 2016, with the launch of Wild Dancer Films’ Ready Jet Go! ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Junior Slates ‘Mickey and the Roadster Racers’ for 2017

A brand new preschool adventure series starring old school characters is revving up production as Disney Junior announces it will debut Mickey and the Roadster Racers in 2017. Starring ... Continue Reading →
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Technicolor to Acquire Mikros Image

Technicolor has entered an exclusive agreement with Mediacontech to acquire French production and postproduction company Mikros Image, which has studios in Paris and Montreal, Canada. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Brother Bear’ Director Bob Walker Dies

Disney artist and Oscar-nominated director Bob Walker died suddenly April 1 at his home in California at age 54. According to his hometown paper, the Ottawa Citizen, the suspected cause ... Continue Reading →
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Splash, Lionsgate Enter Three Picture ‘Alpha and Omega’ Deal

Splash Entertainment has partnered with Lionsgate to produce three new 45-minute films in the Alpha and Omega animated franchise. Under the terms of the agreement, Lionsgate will hold ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Writer Rob Edwards Offers Master Class

Writer Rob Edwards, whose credits include the animated Disney features The Princess and the Frog and Treasure Planet, will teach a class titled “Constructing Engaging and Dynamic ... Continue Reading →
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CTN Road Trip Burbank Set for April 11-12

The CTN Road Trip Burbank returns April 11-12 to showcase the work of local animators and artists. Part of the 15th annual Burbank Fine Arts Festival, the free event is open to the ... Continue Reading →
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Carrington to Head Up New Zodiak Kids Studio

Zodiak Kids has minted a new operation called Zodiak Kids Studios that will encompass all of its production across the United Kingdom and France. The new operation will comprise Marathon ... Continue Reading →
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Recording Legend Stan Freberg Dies at 88

Acclaimed satirist, radio and recording artist and animation voice actor Stan Freberg died April 7. He was 88. Freberg’s death was reported by his estranged son, Donavan Freberg, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star vs. The Forces of Evil’ Is No. 1 XD Toon Premiere

The March 30 premiere of new original toon Star vs. The Forces of Evil from first-time series creator Daron Nefcy is officially the #1 animated series debut in the 15-year history of ... Continue Reading →