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‘Shaun the Sheep’ Hooks U.S. Partners

Having enjoyed a brilliant reception for Shaun the Sheep Movie, Aardman has inked deals with two major partners for the charming non-dialog series in the U.S. On the home entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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10 VFX Oscar Contenders Remain

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the ten remaining films in the ongoing race for the Visual Effects category for the 88th Academy Awards, being held in ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Orders More ‘Tumble Leaf,’ Three New Series

Amazon Studios has reaped a new harvest from its latest fall pilot season, giving the green light to three original kids series and placing an order for a third season of Tumble Leaf, ... Continue Reading →
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Reel FX Gives First Look at ‘Wish Police’

Reel FX, the L.A. and Dallas-based studio behind The Book of Life, is offering up details of its latest feature project, Wish Police, including the first concept painting for the film. ... Continue Reading →
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Hasbro, Paramount Enter Five Film Partnership

Hasbro and Paramount Pictures will be collaborating on five theatrical features based on the toy company’s properties, to be produced by Hasbro’s film branch Allspark Pictures. ... Continue Reading →
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Disney, Alibaba Bringing DisneyLife OTT in China

The Walt Disney Company and online mobile commerce giant Alibaba Group have inked a multiyear license agreement to bring over-the-top content service DisneyLife to users in China. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘YooHoo & Friends’ Goes Green for Publishing Deal

Eco-friendly publishing group Green Kids Club (GKC) is teaming up with Aurora World, licensing their YooHoo & Friends endangered species characters for a series of exclusive, globally ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars’ is Top Domestic B.O. Opening with $238M

So, the Force is definitely with the bottom line for Disney. Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered plenty of box office openings in posting a $238 million domestic gross in its opening ... Continue Reading →
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Congress Adds 3 Toons to National Film Registry

Three animated animated films are among the 25 the Library of Congress inducted this year into the National Film Registry. This year’s animated inductees are George Pal’s ... Continue Reading →
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JumpStart Adds Second ‘Dragons’ Expansion

Learning-based gaming company JumpStart announces a second expansion pack for its popular massively multiplayer online game School of Dragons title, with “Battle for the Edge” launching ... Continue Reading →