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Kenan Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Mel Brooks Voicing Lani Pixels Flick

Danish studio Lani Pixels has announced the casting of Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson and his Going in Style co-star Christopher Lloyd, comedy legend Mel Brooks, and Jacob Tremblay, ... Continue Reading →
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Quirino Awards & Events Form Ibero-American Animation Hub

Organizers of the Quirino Ibero-American Animation Awards have extended the competition entry deadline for finished works, and opened the submissions call for the concurrent co-production ... Continue Reading →
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Strand Unveils US Trailer, Poster for ‘Have A Nice Day’

Strand releasing has debuted the official US trailer and poster for the buzzworthy Chinese animated crime drama Have A Nice Day. Written and directed by Jian Liu (Piercing I). The spot ... Continue Reading →
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‘My Entire High School’ Graduates to Disc Through Shout!

The much-lauded labor-of-love indie animation My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea is coming to Blu-ray combo pack on January 23, thanks to GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Available ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Nathan Love Toons Up Nick’s “Winter Refresh”

The hardworking elves at Aardman Nathan Love have given Nickelodeon a zany animated gift this season, delivering the fast-paced package of promos and bumpers that debuted last Friday ... Continue Reading →
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YouTube Red Offers 5 Family Series Free Through Holidays

As a special gift to families across the US and select markets, SVOD service YouTube Red is offering five kid-friendly series for free through January 2 — no subscription required. ... Continue Reading →
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Toei, Saudi Arabia’s Manga Prod. Team for ‘Woodcutter’s Treasure’

An intriguing international toon partnership has formed, with Japan’s Toei Animation collaborating with Saudi Arabian media company Manga Productions on a trio of new TV and film ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Trolls Holiday’ in UK, David Soren Interview, YouTube Sics 10K Staff on Questionable Content, & More

Short Animation Explores Racial Oppression Neely Goniodsky’s Behind the Bars, based on a poem by Edward Smyth Jones, delves into themes of prejudice and the power of art to communicate ... Continue Reading →
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Funko Closes Acquisition of UK Toon Studio Evil Corp

Funko, Inc. — creator of coveted pop-culture consumer products such as the iconic Vinyl POP! line –is expanding its animation footstep with the acquisition of UK based, ... Continue Reading →
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ACTF Votes Development Funding for 9 Kids Series

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation closed out November with a Board meeting, during which members approved script development funding for an exciting slate of live-action ... Continue Reading →
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Sundance Shorts Lineup Includes NFB Faves, New Hertzfeldt

Park City, Utah’s influential and prestigious Sundance Film Festival has revealed the Shorts, Indie Episodic and Special Events selections for the 2018 edition (Jan. 18-28). In addition ... Continue Reading →
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DHX, Tencent Strike Multiseries Streaming Deal

DHX Media has licensed more than 450 half-hours of kids’ content to leading Chinese entertainment and social media platform Tencent. The multi-year deal covers DHX’s new Inspector ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Ponoc’s ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ Gets UK Trailer

UK distributor Altitude Films has released the first official English-language trailer for Mary and the Witch’s Flower — the buzzworthy first feature from Studio Ponoc in Japan. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Isle of Dogs’ Is Berlinale’s 1st Animated Opening Film

Indie darling Wes Anderson will make festival history next year, as the world premiere of his highly anticipated return to stop-motion Isle of Dogs will be the first animated movie ... Continue Reading →
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Asian Animation Summit 2017 Wrap Report

It is fitting that the 6th Asian Animation Summit commenced the same week and in the same city where last year’s audience favorite, Ludo Studio’s Bluey, started animation ... Continue Reading →
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‘Batman Ninja’ Trailer Promises Shogun Showdown

As if we didn’t already wish we lived in Japan about six times a minute, the freshly released trailer for 2018′s Batman Ninja is enough to get anyone in a flight-search ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Teasing ‘Jurassic World 2′, 70 Years of Polish Animation, An Addict’s POV & More

Ventana Sur 2017: A 10-Point Wrap Variety gives the low-down on South America’s leading market, giving special props to the Animation! program, featuring a strong line-up of five ... Continue Reading →
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Erika Burton Joins Method Studios as Global Head of Features

As Method Studios continues to build its visual effects slate, the Deluxe company announces Erika Burton has been hired to lead the films division across Method and its sister company ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Sets 2018 Dates, Opens Submissions

Organizers of Brooklyn’s annual indie toon celebration have announced that the 15th Animation Block Party will run from July 26-29, 2018. ABP ’18 will bring an energetic ... Continue Reading →
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20 VFX Contenders Make Oscar Shortlist

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 90th Academy Awards. The films are, in alphabetical ... Continue Reading →