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FUNimation Snaps Up U.S. ‘Boy and Beast’ Rights

North American anime distribution specialist FUNimation Entertainment has acquired the rights for theatrical, digital and home video release of upcoming Japanese animated feature The ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Reveals 2015 Poster, Jury

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), which is wrapping up its submissions this month, has unveiled the poster for the 2015 edition as well as the event’s roster ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Southeast Asia Orders ‘Chuck Chicken’

Malaysia’s Animasia Studio has licensed its original 2D animated series Chuck Chicken (52 x 11) to Disney Channel Southeast Asia. Beginning in August, the action-comedy will be ... Continue Reading →
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Gloob Nabs ‘Get Ace’ and ‘Nerds and Monsters’ for Brazil

9 Story Media Group has licensed animated children’s comedy series Get Ace (52 x 11) and Nerds and Monsters (40 x 11) to Gloob, Globosat’s Brazilian kids’ TV channel. ... Continue Reading →
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NY Children’s Fest Sets 2016 Dates

The 19th edition of the New York International Children’s Film Festival — an Oscar-qualifying event for the Best Animated Short Film category — will be held February ... Continue Reading →
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Softline Licensees Cozy Up to ‘Little Charmers’

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has signed on five industry-leading softline licensees to its growing roster of partners for the CG preschool series Little Charmers, which follows ... Continue Reading →
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Critics at Cannes Rave About ‘Inside Out’

Most of us will have to wait another month to see Inside Out, but the lucky critics and attendees who caught the film in an out-of-competition spot at this year’s Cannes Film ... Continue Reading →
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Vicon, Audiomotion Set ‘Most People Mo-Capped’ Record

Motion-capture technology specialist Vicon and Audiomotion Studios have set a new Guinness World Record for the most people motion-captured in real-time, with 19 people. The record ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Names Brad Woods Chief Marketing Officer

VIZ Media has appointed Brad Woods to the role of Chief Marketing Officer. The seasoned entertainment exec will be responsible for developing a range of marketing and product strategies ... Continue Reading →
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Boy Scouts Announce Animation Merit Badge

The Boy Scouts of America have announced that as part of its commitment to incorporate STEM experiences to help kids prepare for possible future careers, it has officially added “animation” ... Continue Reading →
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Frankie Helps Hinge Craft Impactful PSA

Portland, Oregon-based Hinge Digital has build an impressive roster of clients since opening in 2009, working with major brands like Microsoft, Adidas, Electronic Arts and Dunkin Donuts. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maya’ Flies, ‘Strange Magic’ Casts Spell on Disc

A pair of under-the-radar animated features make this an interesting week for home video releases. First, is Maya the Bee Movie (Shout! Factory; $24.97, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mad Max,’ ‘Avengers’ Earn 2nd, 3rd at Weekend B.O.

Mad Max: Fury Road may have come in second at the box office this weekend, but the VFX-heavy and animated features are having some the best runs of the year. Topping the weekend box ... Continue Reading →
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Foundry Updates Katana 2 With Complete Rebuild

The Foundry released Katana 2, a rebuilt from the ground up update for the lighting and look-development software. In addition to a responsive new user interface, new features of Katana ... Continue Reading →
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Snoop Dogg Guests on ‘Sanjay and Craig’ Special

This weekend, music icon Snoop Dogg guest stars in a half-hour special episode of Nickelodeon’s Sanjay and Craig. The episode, “Street Dogg,” will premiere Sunday, May 17 at 7:30p.m. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rick and Morty’ to Shake Up ‘Simpsons’

Adult Swim and FOX announced today that characters from Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s Rick and Morty will be making an appearance in the “Couch Gag” of this season’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hotbod’ Takes SVA’s Dusty Animation Prize

School of Visual Arts’ 26th annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival has wrapped up, culminating in an awards ceremony held at the SVA Theatre in New York City hosted by media personality ... Continue Reading →
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Studio 100, Universum Announce ‘Princess Emmy’

Studio 100 and Universum Film are teaming up once again to release Princess Emmy – The Movie — a new animated feature set to be theater-ready in late 2016 or early 2017. ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA-Hollywood, AEF Fund Scholarships

ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum (AEF) announce the ASIFA-Hollywood’s AEF Scholarship fund. This year’s fund will assist with up to $30,000 in tuition, books, supplies ... Continue Reading →
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Focus Picks Up ‘Ratchet & Clank’

Rainmaker Entertainment and production partners Blockade Ent. and CNHK Media announce that Focus Features has been appointed the U.S. theatrical distributor for the CG animated feature ... Continue Reading →