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Disney Southeast Asia Orders ‘Chuck Chicken’

Malaysia’s Animasia Studio has licensed its original 2D animated series Chuck Chicken (52 x 11) to Disney Channel Southeast Asia. Beginning in August, the action-comedy will be ... Continue Reading →
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Gloob Nabs ‘Get Ace’ and ‘Nerds and Monsters’ for Brazil

9 Story Media Group has licensed animated children’s comedy series Get Ace (52 x 11) and Nerds and Monsters (40 x 11) to Gloob, Globosat’s Brazilian kids’ TV channel. ... Continue Reading →
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NY Children’s Fest Sets 2016 Dates

The 19th edition of the New York International Children’s Film Festival — an Oscar-qualifying event for the Best Animated Short Film category — will be held February ... Continue Reading →
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Softline Licensees Cozy Up to ‘Little Charmers’

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has signed on five industry-leading softline licensees to its growing roster of partners for the CG preschool series Little Charmers, which follows ... Continue Reading →
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Critics at Cannes Rave About ‘Inside Out’

Most of us will have to wait another month to see Inside Out, but the lucky critics and attendees who caught the film in an out-of-competition spot at this year’s Cannes Film ... Continue Reading →
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Vicon, Audiomotion Set ‘Most People Mo-Capped’ Record

Motion-capture technology specialist Vicon and Audiomotion Studios have set a new Guinness World Record for the most people motion-captured in real-time, with 19 people. The record ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Names Brad Woods Chief Marketing Officer

VIZ Media has appointed Brad Woods to the role of Chief Marketing Officer. The seasoned entertainment exec will be responsible for developing a range of marketing and product strategies ... Continue Reading →
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Boy Scouts Announce Animation Merit Badge

The Boy Scouts of America have announced that as part of its commitment to incorporate STEM experiences to help kids prepare for possible future careers, it has officially added “animation” ... Continue Reading →
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Frankie Helps Hinge Craft Impactful PSA

Portland, Oregon-based Hinge Digital has build an impressive roster of clients since opening in 2009, working with major brands like Microsoft, Adidas, Electronic Arts and Dunkin Donuts. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maya’ Flies, ‘Strange Magic’ Casts Spell on Disc

A pair of under-the-radar animated features make this an interesting week for home video releases. First, is Maya the Bee Movie (Shout! Factory; $24.97, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and ... Continue Reading →