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Natalie Nourigat’s Animation Job Quest Inspires Graphic Novel from BOOM!

A new, terribly relatable original graphic novel about one woman’s quest to fulfill her animation career dreams will be hitting shelves in December, when BOOM! Studios releases I ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Expo Redux

Licensing Expo took over Las Vegas this week, which means news of many new toon tie-ins coming to shelves around the worlds! Here’s a brief run-down. Among the LIMA 2018 International ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: The Deal with the FOX Deal, Seed’s Synesthetic ‘Finger Machines,’ Rodeo Wrangles ‘Jumanji’ FX & More

Comcast’s Fox Bid Would Carry Less Antitrust Risk Than Disney’s, Says Comcast-Backed Expert On the heels of Comcast’s cash offer reveal, Geoffrey Manne (exec director of the nonprofit ... Continue Reading →
Ready Player One

‘Ready Player One’ Brings the OASIS Home in July

Home audiences can immerse themselves in an incredible virtual universe all over again when Steven Spielberg’s gameworld action-adventure Ready Player One arrives on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray ... Continue Reading →
The Ice Dragon

George R.R. Martin’s ‘Ice Dragon’ Takes Flight with Warner Animation Group

Fans of George R.R. Martin’s genre redefining fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s smash-hit TV adaptation Game of Thrones will be excited to hear that the author’s ... Continue Reading →
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Deakin Motion.Lab’s Real-Time Virtual Production Magnifies ‘Minibeast Heroes’

Viewers get a bug’s eye view of fascinating insects, with unforgettable commentary by a pint-size version of host Carl Smith in Australian Broadcast Company’s Minibeast Heroes. ... Continue Reading →
KIDS

Double Fine Partners with Playables on ‘KIDS’ Interactive Animation

Double Fine Production’s publishing branch Double Fine Presents has partnered with Playables to publish upcoming interactive animation KIDS. Due out this year on iOS, Android and ... Continue Reading →
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PlayKids Platform Brings ‘Masha and the Bear’ to NorAm

Animaccord has inked an agreement with leading worldwide family educational platform PlayKids, which will be adding hit animated preschool series Masha and the Bear as well as its popular ... Continue Reading →
The Breadwinner

Exclusive Clip: ‘The Breadwinner’ Arrives in UK Cinemas May 25

This Friday, May 25, family audiences and lovers of great animated storytelling will be able to take in The Breadwinner on the big screen thanks to distributor Studiocanal. Directed ... Continue Reading →
Popeye

WildBrain Tapped to Produce ‘Popeye’ Cartoons for YouTube

Leading digital kids’ network and studio WildBrain has been recruited by King Features Syndicate (a division of Hearst) to manage and produce original content starring E.C. Segar’s ... Continue Reading →
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Michele Schofield Named Content SVP at ‘Oddbods’ Studio One Animation

Emmy nominated studio One Animation has appointed Michele Schofield as Senior Vice President, Content Development and Sales. The 20-year industry pro has earned recognition for her ... Continue Reading →
Fireworks

GKIDS Sets Off New ‘Fireworks’ Trailer

North American distributor GKIDS has revealed a new, English-subtitled trailer for the intriguing new anime sci-fi/drama Fireworks, directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (studio Shaft) and Nobuyuki ... Continue Reading →
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‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ Returns to XD with Hour-Long Premiere in June

Peter Parker returns for a fresh set of web-slinging adventures when the action-packed second season of Marvel’s Spider-Man premieres Monday, June 12 in a one-hour telecast featuring ... Continue Reading →
Uglydolls

Hulu Inks ‘Uglydolls’ Animation Franchise Deal with STX Ent.

Streaming service Hulu is boosting its family programming lineup with a new agreement with STX Entertainment for the oddly adorable Uglydolls franchise. The deal includes a 26-episode ... Continue Reading →
Disenchantment

Netflix Gives First Glimpse of Matt Groening’s ‘Disenchantment’

High fantasy meets adult comedy in Simpsons creator Matt Groening’s new, 10-episode animated series Disenchantment, coming to Netflix on August 17. The first-look images revealed ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Developing Norman Lear’s ‘Man of the House’ Under New VP Spinelli

Nickelodeon will be developing a new animated project working-titled Man of the House, from Norman Lear’s ACT III Productions. Conceived by Colombian-American writer and illustrator ... Continue Reading →
Boomerang

Boomerang Streams into Year 2 with New Series, Spanish Launch & More

As Turner’s premium SVOD toon service Boomerang embarks on its second year, subscribers are in store for a slate of new series for kids, families and animation fans, renewed original ... Continue Reading →
V-Ray Next

Chaos Group Packs Scene Intel, AI and 2x GPU Speed into V-Ray Next 3ds Max

Chaos Group has released V-Ray Next for 3ds Max, aligning the world’s most popular renderer with the benefits of smart tech. With automatic scene analysis, artists and designers can ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Palm Springs as Pop Culture Spot, Breaking into Voice Work, Festival Calls & More!

BBC’s Ambitious World Cup Campaign Makes History with an Embroidered Tapestry Animation Launched Saturday during the FA Cup Final, this impressive film illustrates iconic moments ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Greenlights New Seasons of Four Pre-K Faves

Nickelodeon has issued renewal orders for some of the biggest preschool hits on TV, which will add more animation with PAW Patrol season 6, Blaze and the Monster Machines season 5, ... Continue Reading →