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Technicolor Appoints Digital Execs

Technicolor appointed two new digital entertainment executives, with Tim Sarnoff named president of production services and Claude Gagnon taking on the role of senior VP content solutions ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks, Netflix Announce Three New Series

DreamWorks Animation and Netflix have announced the next three original animated kids’ series in their partnership: Puss in Boots, King Julien and Veggie Tales in the House. The ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Unveils Upcoming Toon Pipeline

Nickelodeon, which has a 30 year tradition of bringing groundbreaking toons to TV, has announced its programming slate for 2014-15 — which will include new animated series, re-ups ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cars’ Return for Race Short on Disney Movies Anywhere

The rolling heroes of Pixar’s Cars are returning in an all-new short film called The Radiator Springs 500½ that will be available later this spring only on Disney Movies Anywhere. According ... Continue Reading →
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PGS Takes ‘Dungeon of Naheulbeuk’ Abroad

PGS Entertainment has announced it will globally represent The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk, a new animated comedy-action series aimed at young adults that was partly funded by crowdfunding. Produced ... Continue Reading →
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In Toon With The Universe

For a long time I’ve opined to anyone who would listen that I would regain hope for humanity when Neil deGrasse Tyson had his own television show instead of Honey Boo Boo and ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Animation Updates Production Slate

Sony Pictures Animation today revealed updates to their upcoming projects line-up, which includes a new Genndy Tartakovsky original, the animated feature debut of Popeye and the continued ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Acquires NA Rights for Ghibli’s ‘Princess Kaguya’

North American theater-goers will have a chance to see Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata’s (Grave of the Fireflies) first new feature in 14 years as New York-based distributor ... Continue Reading →
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McKay to Direct ‘LEGO’ Sequel

Animation supervisor and co-director Chris McKay will step into the big chair as director of The LEGO Movie sequel. McKay takes over from the team of Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who ... Continue Reading →
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‘House of Monsters’ Series Seeks Funding

Artist and filmmaker Dawn Brown is campaigning for funds on Kickstarter to bring back her stop-motion short film House of Monsters as a web series. The 2012 original film was a throwback ... Continue Reading →
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Stuttgart Fest Reveals Animated Com Noms

The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS), which attracts over 80,000 visitors and 2,500 industry professionals to the German city each year, has made its selection for the Animated ... Continue Reading →
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Key and Peele Develop Animated Series

Comedy Central sketch stars of Key & Peele have a deal to get animated. As part of an overall deal that extends the run of Key & Peele’s fourth season, the network has ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Releases RenderMan for Katana

Pixar Animation has released a new iteration of its Oscar-winning RenderMan rendering software that is bridged with The Foundry’s KATANA asset-based look development and lighting ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story’s ‘Joe & Jack’ Headed for KiKA

Canada’s 9 Story Entertainment has sold its animated preschool series Joe & Jack (39 x 7) to Germany’s ARD/SWR, which will broadcast the show on children’s pubcaster ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mr. Hell’ Trio Reunites for ‘Unstable’ Feature

Unstable, a 2-D animated feature film to be co-directed by Phineas & Ferb co-creator Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, has moved into development for production and a theatrical ... Continue Reading →
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‘Beat Bugs’ Acquires Beatles Music Rights

The in-development animated children’s series Beat Bugs got a big boost by acquiring worldwide rights to the music catalog of The Beatles. Australia-United States production company ... Continue Reading →
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Short Previews DreamWorks’ ‘Home’

DreamWorks Animation has released online a short film offering a sneak peek of its next feature film, Home, which arrives in theaters Nov. 26. The clip, titled Almost Home and released ... Continue Reading →
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‘Justin Time’ Enjoys New European Sales

Guru Studio has raked up several new sales for its preschool hit Justin Time (52 x 11) across Europe. The announcement comes on the heels of the 2D animated series’ latest accolade, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Nerds and Monsters’ Gets Canuck TV Premiere

Vancouver-based Slap Happy Cartoons has announced that its animated 20 x half-hour series Nerds and Monsters will get its Canadian television premiere on Corus Ent.’s YTV this ... Continue Reading →
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‘Aachi & Ssipak’ and More Oddballs on Disc

Topping our new DVD/Blu-ray release list this week is Zack Keller and Ed Skudder’s (yes, the brilliant minds behind webtoon sensation Dick Figures) English dub of cult Korean ... Continue Reading →