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‘Breadwinners’ Graduates to Nick Series Feb. 17

Breadwinners, a new animated series that sprang from Nickelodeon’s 2012 Animated Shorts Program, is set to premiere as a half-hour series Feb. 17 on the network. The series follows ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Unveils Jolie as ‘Maleficent’

Disney has released a teaser trailer for Maleficent, a live-action reimagining of Sleeping Beauty told from the point of view of that story’s antagonist. The film stars Angelina ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Boom Products Turn Japanese with HeARTBIT

Montreal-based Toon Boom Animation has signed a deal with HeARTBIT Digital Creation to localize and distribute its Storyboard Pro and Harmony software applications in Japan. HeARTBIT ... Continue Reading →
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First Peek at WB’s Animated ‘Son of Batman’

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Son of Batman, the upcoming animated DC Universe feature due late this spring. Based on the 2006 comic-book storyline by writer Grant ... Continue Reading →
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Laika’s Annable to Keynote TIFF Kids Conference

Graham Annable, co-director of Laika’s upcoming stop-motion animated feature Boxtrolls, will give the opening keynote address at the Toronto International Film Festival’s ... Continue Reading →
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Blackmagic Updates Resolve, Enables Sundance Short

Blackmagic Design has updated its DaVinci Resolve color correction software and announced its technology backs the Sundance-screening live-action short film Me+Her. The software update, ... Continue Reading →
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DQ Restructures Partner Studio Method

Indian animation producer/distributor/licensor DQ Entertainment has reorganized its French sister company Method Animation, in which it holds a 20% equity stake. Method has joined with ... Continue Reading →
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New This Week: Geek Out with ‘Dilbert’ and Others on DVD

The Emmy-winning toon adaptation of Scott Adam’s hilarious working schlub comic strip is once again available to fans as Mill Creek Ent. releases Dilbert: The Complete Series ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Ghibli Earns Two Japanese Academy Noms

The Japan Academy announced its five nominations for Best Animated feature last week. The nominees are: • The Wind Rises (Directed by Hayao Miyazaki) Studio Ghibli • The Tale ... Continue Reading →
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Tanya Green Promoted to VP at 9 Story Entertainment

9 Story Entertainment announced that head of production Tanya Green has been promoted to VP of production at the studio. In this expanded role, Tanya will continue reporting to company ... Continue Reading →