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VIDEO: Animation Dingle 2017
JAM Media put together this upbeat video breakdown of the Irish toon confab, which will return with more films, frolics and perfectly poured pints in 2018. See 2017.animationdingle.com for more info.

Tencent and bilibili Lead in China’s Projected 150B Yuan Animation Market
The China Int’l Cartoon and Animation Festival recently wrapped up in Hangzhou, reporting a record 15.3 billion yuan ($2.2 billion USD) in contracts and sales completed during the event — and that’s just a slice of the exploding local market.

New President in Place at VIZ Media Europe
Kazuyoshi Takeuchi, formerly of Shodensha Publishing, is taking over for Hyoe Narita — the previous prez of 5 years will remain onhand as an executive advisor.

How BabyMoana Went from Being a Test Subject to a Scene Stealer in Walt Disney Animation Studio’s Latest Hit
Between Baby Moana and Baby Groot, Disney is giving us some major baby fever this year. Or maybe it’s just spring allergies? Either way, it’s all too cute.

The Animation Podcast Ep. 81: Bambi, Wallace & Gromit, Caillou
FilmBook author Mathieu Brunet has been laying down some weekly audio scoops on the animation news and views front. Check it out!

Animation Dingle 2017

Animation Dingle 2017