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‘Cat in Paris’ Stakes Limited Release; ‘Snow’ Hunts Wide

A live-action Snow White makes a big push at the box office this weekend, while an Oscar-nominated animated feature from France gets a limited release. Universal’s Snow White ... Continue Reading →
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Former WB Head Alan Horn to Lead Walt Disney Studios

Former Warner Bros. president Alan Horn will take over as chairman of the Walt Disney Studios on June 11. Horn was tapped by Disney chief Bob Iger to replace Rich Ross, who left the ... Continue Reading →
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Beyonce, Farrell, ‘Idol’s’ Tyler Lead Blue Sky’s ‘Epic’ Voice Cast

A voice cast including Beyonce Knowles, Steven Tyler and Colin Farrell has been set for Epic, an upcoming animated feature film from Fox and Blue Sky Studios. Directed by Chris Wedge, ... Continue Reading →
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Coolabi Signs French, Korean Agents for ‘Poppy Cat’

Coolabi has appointed two new agents for its hit property, Poppy Cat, extending the brand further into the key territories of France and Korea. Planeta Junior has been granted the agency ... Continue Reading →
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CN Ups Curtis Lelash to VP of Comedy Animation

Curtis Lelash has been promoted to vice president of comedy animation for Cartoon Network. Lelash will oversee the development of Cartoon Network’s animated comedy series, which ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD Picks up DQE’s ‘Jungle Book’ for U.S.

Disney XD has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights for DQ Entertainment’s 3D animated series The Jungle Book. The 26 x 22 mins. series will debut June 11 on the channel, which reaches ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ronal’ Premiere Highlights New Toronto Animation Arts Fest

Long a hotbed of animation production, Toronto is getting a new animated film festival. The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International will run July 6-8 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Firefall’ Maker Red 5 Studios Expands to Ireland

Games maker Red 5 Studios is leaping the pond, establishing new European headquarters in Cork, Ireland. The office will create about 30 jobs and oversee the rollout in Europe of Red ... Continue Reading →
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Pitch Party ’12: Adult Swim’s Manning Joins Judges’ Table

Animation Magazine is pleased to announce that Adult Swim programming honcho Kim Manning has joined our judges line-up for the 2012 Pitch Party competition! Entries to our annual animation ... Continue Reading →
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Final Push Seeks to Restore Historic Disney Studio in Kansas City

A group looking to restore Walt Disney’s first professional animation studio, in Kansas City, is launching the final push of its 15-year campaign with an eye toward completing ... Continue Reading →