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MIP News Bytes: ‘Luchien,’ ‘P. King Duckling,’ ‘Zafari,’ ‘G.U.N.K. Aliens’

+ Monster Entertainment continues to roll out the dialog-free kids fare for MIP Junior with two more series on its sales slate. Luchien (26 x 1) from Belgium’s Truffe Productions ... Continue Reading →
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Friends in Low Places

LAIKA sculpts two contrasting worlds to explore notions ... Continue Reading →
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Growth Spurt

Canada’s deep talent pool, excellent infrastructure and generous tax incentives are fueling a new boom in animation and visual-effects work. Michael Hefferon Few countries as ... Continue Reading →
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Rising Stars of Animation

Our yearly look toward the bright future of original animation talent with up-and-coming first time series creators. Dave Cooper & Johnny Ryan Pig Goat Banana Cricket! Nickelodeon, ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Forum’s Silver Anniversary

The event once again showcases the quality and diversity of European TV animation. The premiere animation co-production and pitching event Cartoon Forum is celebrating its 25th edition ... Continue Reading →
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MIP Junior 2014 Highlights

Nine animated and hybrid series to work into your schedule during the kids’ content market, taking place October 11-12 in beautiful Cannes, France. Heroes: Legend of the Battle ... Continue Reading →
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October 2014 Tech Reviews

Autodesk SketchBook Pro 2015 I’m not just a 3D and CG guy during the day. My degree is in fine arts with an emphasis in 2D media, which includes drawing. It’s something ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #243

Living with a Legend By Leslie Stern [TotalRecall Publications, $49.95] Seven years after his passing, animation genius Iwao Takamoto comes alive from a new angle with this collection ... Continue Reading →
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Ask a Baboon – Issue #243

‘You’ll Never Work in This Town Again!’ You’ve been there. Your friends have been there. The guys at Baboon Animation have been there, too, once upon a time ... Continue Reading →
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Athena Studios Starts Work on ‘Mermaids’ Short

Athena Studios has begun production on a new, stop-motion animated short film titled Mermaids on Mars. Jon V. Peters, founder of the Emeryville, Calif.-based studio, is director of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Attraction Set for Disney World

Disney is planning a major attraction based on its animated hit movie Frozen for its Epcot theme park at Disney World in Florida. “We’ve made Frozen a part of the guest ... Continue Reading →
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Blackmagic Buys Fusion Maker Eyeon

Blackmagic Design has acquired Eyeon Software, maker of the widely used Fusion compositing software, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Blackmagic has been expanding steadily into ... Continue Reading →
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HPA Announces Nominees in 3 VFX Categories

The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced its nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards, the 9th annual unveiling of these honors, including three categories for visual effects. The nominees ... Continue Reading →
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Video Profile of SPA’s Lauren Faust

We really enjoyed this video profile from Sony Pictures Animation of Lauren Faust, who is directing its upcoming feature film Medusa, and thought we’d share it with our readers. Enjoy, ... Continue Reading →
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Orders Set for ‘Toonmart Marty,’ ‘Wakfu,’ ‘Angelo Rules’

Montreal-based Sardine Productions has signed a deal with Teletoon to produce 40 11-minute episodes of the original series Toonmart Marty. Created by Robin Balzano, Pascale Beaulieu, ... Continue Reading →
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Hires, Promotions at CN, Henson, 9 Story, Guru

A flurry of hires and promotions has put a bunch of new faces in new roles at various animation-related companies. Here’s the latest: Michael Ouweleen Michael Ouweleen has been ... Continue Reading →
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Joan Vogelesang Departs Toon Boom

Long-time Toon Boom President & CEO Joan Vogelesang will be leaving the animation software company after more than 16 years. Veteran exec and corporate advisor Paul Gardner has ... Continue Reading →
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MIP Bytes: ‘Miffy,’ ‘Hullabalooba,’ ‘Pikkuli’

+ Mercis BV and Telescreen BV/m4e will be launching sales at MIP Junior and MIPCOM for their new CG-animated Miffy’s Adventures Big and Small — the first 3D animated take ... Continue Reading →
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Soho Square Taps Award-Winning Team

Soho Square Studios partners Kim Goody and Alan Coates announce the launch of its new television production company, Soho Square Productions. The pair plans to take on the children’s ... Continue Reading →
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Surviving the Uncommon Cold

What could be more frustrating for a voice artist than having to call in sick because of a cold or sore throat? Back in 1999 I put that question to Tress MacNeille, who for 30 years ... Continue Reading →