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GKIDS Acquires NA Rights for Ghibli’s ‘Princess Kaguya’

North American theater-goers will have a chance to see Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata’s (Grave of the Fireflies) first new feature in 14 years as New York-based distributor ... Continue Reading →
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McKay to Direct ‘LEGO’ Sequel

Animation supervisor and co-director Chris McKay will step into the big chair as director of The LEGO Movie sequel. McKay takes over from the team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who ... Continue Reading →
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‘House of Monsters’ Series Seeks Funding

Artist and filmmaker Dawn Brown is campaigning for funds on Kickstarter to bring back her stop-motion short film House of Monsters as a web series. The 2012 original film was a throwback ... Continue Reading →
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Stuttgart Fest Reveals Animated Com Noms

The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS), which attracts over 80,000 visitors and 2,500 industry professionals to the German city each year, has made its selection for the Animated ... Continue Reading →
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Key and Peele Develop Animated Series

Comedy Central sketch stars of Key & Peele have a deal to get animated. As part of an overall deal that extends the run of Key & Peele’s fourth season, the network has ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Releases RenderMan for Katana

Pixar Animation has released a new iteration of its Oscar-winning RenderMan rendering software that is bridged with The Foundry’s KATANA asset-based look development and lighting ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story’s ‘Joe & Jack’ Headed for KiKA

Canada’s 9 Story Entertainment has sold its animated preschool series Joe & Jack (39 x 7) to Germany’s ARD/SWR, which will broadcast the show on children’s pubcaster ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mr. Hell’ Trio Reunites for ‘Unstable’ Feature

Unstable, a 2-D animated feature film to be co-directed by Phineas & Ferb co-creator Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, has moved into development for production and a theatrical ... Continue Reading →
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‘Beat Bugs’ Acquires Beatles Music Rights

The in-development animated children’s series Beat Bugs got a big boost by acquiring worldwide rights to the music catalog of The Beatles. Australia-United States production company ... Continue Reading →
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Short Previews DreamWorks’ ‘Home’

DreamWorks Animation has released online a short film offering a sneak peek of its next feature film, Home, which arrives in theaters Nov. 26. The clip, titled Almost Home and released ... Continue Reading →