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Finding Nemo as Told by Emoji Disney Interactive Media unfolds its latest “As Told By Emoji” short in honor of the film’s 13th anniversary (and ahead of that little-mentioned ... Continue Reading →
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KLIK! Dates 2016 Edition

The KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival will take place October 25-30 at EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam. The ninth edition of the festival promises six days of “hilarious, weird, playful, ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Ghibli Animator Makiko Futaki Dies Age 57

Makiko Futaki, a long time Japanese feature animator whose most recent work was on Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s When Marnie Was There, died May 13 of an “unspecified illness,” ... Continue Reading →
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Cuppa Coffee Flips Donald Trump’s Lid

Canadian animation house Cuppa Coffee Studios has lent its irreverent flair to the U.S. presidential race by producing a bizarre animated journey inside the iconically coifed noggin ... Continue Reading →
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2016 Reubens: Michael Ramirez, Anton Emdin Are Big Winners at The Golden Globes of Comics The National Cartoonists Society’s big celebration fetes Pullitzer, Bizarro panel, Pajama ... Continue Reading →
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Judge OKs No-Poach Class Action Against Animation Studios Judge Lucy Koh says Nitsch vs. DreamWorks plaintiff complaints can be tried on a classwide basis. Blue Sky and Sony have already ... Continue Reading →
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Anime Expo Welcomes Game Designer Koji Igarashi

Renowned video game designer and ArtPlay Inc. co-founder/producer Koji Igarashi has been confirmed as a Guest of Honor for Anime Expo 2016 — taking place at the L.A. Convention ... Continue Reading →
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Bill Plympton Trailers ‘Revengeance’

The godfather of independent animation Bill Plympton may have just hit his 70th birthday, but he’s a long way from slowing down. The internationally acclaimed filmmaker just released ... Continue Reading →
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Brown Bag Opens New Flagship Studio

Award-winning animation producer Brown Bag Films — a subsidiary of Toronto’s 9 Story Media Group — inaugurated a new, 30,000 square foot studio in Smithfield, Dublin on ... Continue Reading →
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Here’s How ‘The Little Mermaid’ Saved Disney & Launched a Renaissance Era of Animation In the wake of continued chatter about a live-action remake from Disney, Kristin Lai ... Continue Reading →
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DHX & Dentsu Strike Global Deal for New ‘Mega Man’

DHX Media and Dentsu Entertainment USA has signed a global deal to develop, co-produce, distribute and jointly manage licensing for a brand new Mega Man animated series, based on the ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Pilot Season Features 5 Toons

A new Amazon Video pilot season kicks off on June 17 in the US, UK, Germany, Austria and Japan. And this year’s crop includes five new kids’ animation series to keep an eye on: ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD Launches ‘Star Vs.’ Season 2 in July

The Annie Award-nominated series Star vs. The Forces of Evil will return with even more interdimensional, magical mayhem as season two premieres Monday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m. ET on ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Details 2016 Pro Conferences

The Annecy International Animation Festival & MIFA film market are rapidly approaching, and the details of its incredibly valuable artistic and professional programming are starting ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! and Legacy Ink Multi-Picture Pact

Shout! Factory and Legacy Classics have entered a long-term, multifaceted production partnership and film distribution deal for a slate of new family films based on best-selling kids’ ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cracké’ to Hatch on Disney Channels EMEA

Quebec City studio Squeeze announces that its CG animated TV series Cracké has been acquired by Disney EMEA. Beginning next month, the 52 x 1-minute shorts series will broadcast on ... Continue Reading →
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‘Little Prince’ Gets New Trailer & U.S. Release Date

U.S. audiences finally have a date for the national debut of Mark Osborne’s globally acclaimed CG and stop-motion feature The Little Prince. On August 5, the film will roll out to ... Continue Reading →
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Legendary Director Jan Svankmajer and Athanor Productions Launch Indiegogo Campaign for ‘Insects’ The award-winning Czech animator seeks $150k for one final, surreal stop-motion ... Continue Reading →
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Toei Animation Coming to Looke in Brazil

Toei Animation has licensed popular animation series Saint Seiya, Nadja and Digimon Adventure to Brazil’s leading digital platform, Looke. The streaming service has had over 110,000 ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana Taps 14 Regional Agents for ‘Trucktown’

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has named 14 new licensing agents for its popular CG-animated preschool series Trucktown. These partners will represent the brand on a wide-ranging consumer ... Continue Reading →