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Elite Animation Opens Tampa Academy

Florida’s Elite Animation Academy, which staged its summer youth camp in Orlando last year, is growing its operations by opening a second location in Tampa. The facility will offer ... Continue Reading →
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‘Harlock: Space Pirate’ Arrives March 31

Ketchup Entertainment has announced it will be releasing Shinji Aramaki’s Harlock: Space Pirate on Digital HD, On Demand and DVD on March 31. Based on the classic manga and anime ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Commissions Radical Sheep’s ‘Fangbone’

DHX Television, the broadcasting division of DHX Media, has ordered a brand new animated comedy-adventure series titled Fangbone! from Toronto-based Radical Sheep Productions. Production ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Announces English ‘Marnie’ Cast

GKIDS has announced the English-language voice cast for its North American release of its latest Studio Ghibli title, When Marnie Was There. In addition to Hailee Steinfeld as “Anna” ... Continue Reading →
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‘My Little Pony’ Season 5 Hoofs it to Discovery Family

An all-new season of Hasbro Studios’ smash hit animated series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic will debut on Discovery Family on April 4 with two back-to-back premiere episodes ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Director Jeff Hale Dies in Oregon

The following information has been pulled from a tribute compiled by ASIFA-SF president Karl Cohen with the assistance of Geraldine Clarke and Margot Hale. Jeff Hale, a prolific animator ... Continue Reading →
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Breakthrough Names Craig McGillivray VP Distribution

Breakthrough Entertainment has appointed Craig McGillivray as Vice President, Distribution. Based in the company’s Toronto headquarters, McGillivray will serve in a senior-level role ... Continue Reading →
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‘Barbapapa’ Co-Creator Talus Taylor Dies

San Francisco-born cartoonist Talus Taylor, who with his wife Annette Tison created the charming pink blob character Barbapapa in 1970, died in Paris on February 19 at the age of 82. ... Continue Reading →
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World Famous Toons Up Comedy Central’s ‘Pixelheads’

Seattle-based creative collective World Famous recently teamed up with Comedy Central for a new online animated series, Pixelheads. The geek-powered comedy features gameplay from Divekick ... Continue Reading →
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American Cinematheque Sets Bakshi Retrospective

Legendary animator Ralph Bakshi is coming west for a two-day retrospective of his feature film work at the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. Set for March 27 and ... Continue Reading →