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BLE Announces License This! Finalists

Brand Licensing Europe has announced the four finalists for its 2014 License This! Competition. The contest, now in its fifth year, offers a chance for creators with brand-new concepts ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Unveils Super Cartoony ‘Popeye’ CG

Sony Pictures Animation has posted a first-look clip, with introduction by animation legend Genndy Tartakovsky, at its upcoming CG feature adaptation of King Features’ classic ... Continue Reading →
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Alexander Armstrong Is New Voice of ‘Danger Mouse’

CBBC has announced that English actor, comedian and game show host Alexander Armstrong will lend his talents to the network’s reboot of classic cartoon Danger Mouse, set to premiere ... Continue Reading →
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Anima Bringing ‘Top Cat Begins’ to Theaters

Following its successful relaunch of the franchise with 2011′s Top Cat: The Movie, Mexico’s Anima Estudios is toiling away on a CG animated follow up feature: Top Cat Begins. ... Continue Reading →
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London Animation Fest Kicks Off October 24

The London International Animation Festival (LIAF) will return to the Barbican Centre for its 2014 edition, offering 10 days of forums, workshops and over 200 selections of animated ... Continue Reading →
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BAFTA Awards Scholarships to U.K., U.S. Students

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the names of 21 students in financial need who will receive scholarships to study in the U.K. or U.S. (Los Angeles ... Continue Reading →
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‘Matt Hatter’ Scores Multi-Territory Cartoon Network Deal

Platinum Films is on a roll with its dimension-hopping adventure series Matt Hatter Chronicles, striking a multi-territory, three season deal with Cartoon Network just as Simba Dickie ... Continue Reading →
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Second Seasons of ‘Originalos,’ ‘Tiny Square Critters’ Coming to MIP Jr

Monster Entertainment continues to parcel out reveals of the nearly 20 titles the distribution company is bringing to the MIP markets in Cannes next month. Two fresh offerings coming ... Continue Reading →
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Wage Suppression Suit Requests Apple Case Judge

The legal action against DreamWorks Animation, Disney, Pixar, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Lucasfilm alleging the studios had a deal in place to prevent talent ... Continue Reading →
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‘Black Dynamite’ Returns October 18

Adult Swim will be getting a significant percentage of its groove back as Black Dynamite returns for a second season on Saturday, October 18 at 10:30 p.m. 1970s Renaissance man Black ... Continue Reading →
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RED Interactive Launches ‘Boxtrolls’ Mobile Game

LAIKA animation studio, Focus Features and RED Games — a division of RED Interactive Agency — has launched The Boxtrolls: Slide ‘n’ Sneak, a side-scrolling action ... Continue Reading →
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Athena Georgaklis Named Director of Content for TELETOON

Corus Entertainment has appointed Athena Georgaklis as Director of Content for its TELETOON network. Effective immediately, she will oversee all content development, acquisitions and ... Continue Reading →
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PGS Takes on OuiDO’s ‘Monchhichi’

France’s OuiDO Productions (ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks, Sonic Boom) is gearing up to go into development on a new animated series based on the classic Japanese toy brand Monchhichi, ... Continue Reading →
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FX Sends ‘Archer’ on NYCC Mission

FX has planned a trio of panels for its highly lauded shows during New York Comic-Con next month, including a jam-packed session on everyone’s favorite animated — and often ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim To Chew Up the Big Apple During NYCC

Adult Swim will be taking NYC by storm with fun events scheduled for New York Comic-Con, taking place October 9-12 at the Javits Center. Debauchery will reign supreme through panels ... Continue Reading →
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Latvia Backs ‘Rocks in My Pockets’ for Oscars Bid

Signe Baumane’s animated feature Rocks in My Pockets has been selected to represent her home country of Latvia in the race for the Best Foreign Language Oscar, Variety reports. ... Continue Reading →
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Fox TV Names Grant Gish VP Animation

20th Century Fox Television executive Grant Gish has been promoted to Vice President of Animation at the studio. The title is awarded after years of dedication to Fox’s animation ... Continue Reading →
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Tom Hiddleston to Star in ‘Skull Island’

Legendary Pictures has tapped Tom Hiddleston — beloved by fans for his portrayals of Loki in the Thor and Avengers flicks — to star in its King Kong prequel Skull Island, ... Continue Reading →
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Shapeways Seeks Characters for 3D Printing Contest

Wouldn’t you love to have a custom figurine of that one-of-a-kind animated character you’ve come up with? 3-D printing company Shapeways has partnered with the 3D Modeling ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ghostbusters’ Celebrates 30th on Disc and Doughnuts

As if you needed another reason to indulge your sweet tooth, Krispy Kreme and Sony Pictures Consumer Products have teams up to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Ghostbusters film franchise. ... Continue Reading →