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Women in Animation’s Intiatives Aim to Boost Female Creative Talent in the Biz
Karen Idelson digs into WIA’s “50/50 by 2025″ gender parity initiative with co-chair Marge Dean and animation director Kathy McNeal.

How Moana’s Animators Brought a Tattoo to Life
Dwayne Johnson’s CG demigod has to compete for audience favor with his small 2D alter-ego. (You can also read more about Maui and “Mini Maui” in the January ’17 issue of Animation Magazine!)

Animated Teen Flick Your Name. Scores Lucrative Debut in China
Smash-hit Japanese animated feature arrived on the mainland Friday, pulling in roughly $10 million the first evening — despite the historical-political tension between the countries.

Aardman Nathan Love Animates Launch of Crayola’s Fun Cast of Characters in Audition
The studio teamed with creative agency McGarryBowen to introduce some colorful characters for the brand’s fresh new national broadcast spot.

SEGA Partners with Sanrio
The companies have joined forces for a Sonic the Hedgehog X Sanrio product collection, launching with too-cute 10-inch “mash-up” plush characters.

WIA's "50/50 by 2025"

WIA’s “50/50 by 2025″

Marge Dean and Kristy Scanlon

Marge Dean and Kristy Scanlon