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‘Playmobil’ Joins Toy-to-Film Bandwagon

News out of AFM brings tidings that the classic tyke-targeted Playmobil toy brand is the latest to pursue a big-screen feature film adaptation. Paris-based ON Entertainment has secured ... Continue Reading →
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Tony Millionaire’s ‘Sock Monkey’ in Works for Film

Tony Millionaire, the indie comicker behind Maakies, and animator Matt Danner (The Looney Tunes Show, Xiaolin Showdown) have joined forces to develop the iconic Sock Monkey toy into ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH 2015 Calls for Submissions

Preeminent CG and tech event SIGGRAPH has officially opened its call for submissions for the 2015 edition, taking place August 9-13 in Los Angeles. Artists, scientists and scholars ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks, Hasbro Talking Merger

First it was Softbank looking to acquire DreamWorks Animation; now it’s been reported that talks are well underway for the animation powerhouse to merge with toy and media megacompany ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer for ‘Song of the Sea’

GKIDS has released a new trailer for Song of the Sea, the most-recent animated feature film from Cartoon Saloon and director Tomm Moore. Song of the Sea tells the story of Ben and his ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hippopotamy’ Wins Top KLIK! Prize

The eclectic KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival (klikamsterdam.nl/festival) wrapped up over the weekend, awarding Polish animator Piotr Dumala’s Hippopotamy (Hippos) the Best ... Continue Reading →
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‘One Night in Hell’ Unleashed Online

One Night in Hell, a haunting new animated short from Unanico Group and rock visionary Brian May (of Queen) in association with the London Stereoscopic Company, has arrived for international ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Offers On-Air Feast Thanksgiving Week

Nickelodeon will be serving up a hearty helping of entertainment for Thanksgiving week, kicking off Monday, November 24. Highlights include new episodes of toon favorites, an original ... Continue Reading →
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Cathal Gaffney Keynoting U.K.’s Manimation

MIDAS, Manchester’s inward investment agency, and the Children’s Media Conference have announced the speakers for animation and content creation conference Manimation, taking ... Continue Reading →
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‘Blue Umbrella’ Helmer Unseld Joins Passion

Saschka Unseld, director of the Pixar short film The Blue Umbrella, has joined Passion New York as creative director. In addition to The Blue Umbrella, which screened in front of Monsters ... Continue Reading →