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Oscars Go Indie for Animated Feature Noms

The Academy decided to go indie this year, deviating from most of the season’s other awards choices and nominating only one major studio feature for the Best Animated Feature Oscar. The ... Continue Reading →
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Final Call: Stuttgart Int’l Festival of Animated Film Competitions Submission deadline for AniMovie Feature competition and Animated Com Award is January 15 ’The Chonicles of Narnia’ ... Continue Reading →
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Emmy Winner Andy Bate Joins ArsenalCreative

Santa Monica visual effects studio ArsenalCreative is expanding its creative team with the hiring of award-winning artist Andy Bate as the Head of 2D and Lead Visual Effects Supervisor. ... Continue Reading →
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Pam Lifford Named President of WB Consumer

Industry veteran Pam Lifford, previously EVP of global licensing for Quiksilver, has been named President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, effective February 1. The announcement was ... Continue Reading →
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Televisa Snags 400 Hours of Nick Content

Viacom International Media Networks and Mexico’s Televisa have extended a content deal which will deliver 400 hours of Nickelodeon content south of the border. The agreement is part ... Continue Reading →
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GLAS Fest Unveils Official Selection

The organizers for the 2016 GLAS Animation Festival — taking place March 3-6 in Berkeley, California — have completed the official selection film list. Culled from over ... Continue Reading →
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Cake, Cheeky Little Line Up ‘Bottersnikes and Gumbles’ Agents

London-based CAKE and Australian production company Cheeky Little Media announce the appointment of licensing and merchandising agents for new animated series Bottersnikes and Gumbles ... Continue Reading →
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First ‘Frozen’ Broadcast Set for Valentine’s Day

Smash-hit animated feature Frozen will give fans an extra sweet Valentine, making its broadcast debut on Disney Channel on February 14 at 7 p.m. (ET/PT). Directed by Chris Buck and ... Continue Reading →
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HBO Premiering Duplass Bros. ‘Animals’ Feb. 5

HBO will premiere a new animated series from production house Duplass Brothers TV, Animals, on Friday, February 5 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. The adult-targeted series debuted the first two ... Continue Reading →
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Final Call: Animatricks Submissions Close Jan. 31

Helsinki’s Animatricks Animation Festival has issued its final call for short film submissions, which must be received by January 31 for consideration for the 2016 event. The ... Continue Reading →