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DWA Moves Up ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Release

DreamWorks Animation is reshuffling its feature release schedule once again, moving franchise sequel Kung Fu Panda 3 up to January 29, 2016 from its previous March 18, 2016 slot. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Batman vs. Robin’ Brings Gritty Action to Disc

It’s a fairly quiet week on the home entertainment front, with one notable exception. The latest entry into the DC Universe Animated Original Movie canon, Batman vs. Robin (Warner ... Continue Reading →
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Fourth Seasons of ‘Sofia,’ ‘Doc McStuffins’ on Order

Disney Junior has ordered fourth seasons of animated preschool hits Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First — which holds the record for the top two cable TV telecasts of all time ... Continue Reading →
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Cyber Group Racks Up Global Sales

Paris-based Cyber Group Studios is enjoying a healthy start to the year, securing new sales for its series across the globe. Additionally, the company will be presenting materials for ... Continue Reading →
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Studio 100, France TV Ink Digital Deal

Studio 100 Media has secured a new digital distribution agreement with France TV Distribution. The agreement gives MCN francetv all rights to manage channels in France,on YouTube and ... Continue Reading →
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Rare Cels Help Set Animation Auction Record

Over the weekend, Heritage Auctions — the largest auction house founded in the U.S. (HA.com) — put on a record-setting Animation Art auction. Rarities from Walt Disney’s ... Continue Reading →
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eOne Nabs NoAm Rights to ‘Snow Queen 2′

Wizart Animation has sold distribution rights to its CG animated feature The Snow Queen 2 to Entertainment One (eOne) for the U.S. and English- and French-speaking Canada. The 3D sequel ... Continue Reading →
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August, Synergy Open Manila Studio

August Media (Singapore) and Synergy Media (The Philippines) have teamed up to open a new animation studio in Manila. The joint venture, ASI Studios, represents a rebranding/reconfiguration ... Continue Reading →
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NCircle Plans NoAm Launch of Russian Toon ‘Alisa’

NCircle Entertainment has picked up VOD and home video rights in the U.S. and Canada for Russian-produced CG kids series Alisa Knows What to Do!, according to Screen Daily. The show ... Continue Reading →
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NAB: Autodesk Unveils 2016 Updates

Autodesk is looking to keep pace with the growth and dispersal of media and entertainment work with updates to some of its key 2016 software editions, including Maya, 3ds Max and Flame. ... Continue Reading →
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NAB: Toon Boom Launches Harmony 12 Line

Toon Boom Animation has launched the Harmony 12 product family, full of new features for both studios and individual artists. The popular 2D animation solution now comes in three editions ... Continue Reading →
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‘Home’ Holds No. 2 Spot at B.O.

Vin Diesel’s hot rodding action franchise may have taken the box office crown this weekend,with Furious 7 easily holding the number 1 spot in its second week stateside (est. $60.6 ... Continue Reading →
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Gwen Stefani’s ‘Kuu-Kuu Harajuku’ Unveiled

Producers Moody Street Kids, Vision Animation and executive producer Gwen Stefani are creating a new animated series full of fun, color and music under the working title Kuu-Kuu Harajuku. ... Continue Reading →
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Making Money from Free Games, Part 3

This is the third in a series of articles on a hot topic for game animators and designers at the recent GDC: How to make money from free-to-play games with perception pricing, the psychology ... Continue Reading →
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Super RTL Picks Up Nelvana’s ‘Trucktown’

Nelvana’s CGI animated boys preschool series Trucktown is heading later this year to Super RTL, Germany’s leading children’s broadcaster. The series made its world premiere on ... Continue Reading →
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Toei Seeks Global Gold for New ‘Saint Seiya’ Series

Saint Seiya: Soul of Gold, the newest chapter in Toei Animation’s internationally successful Saint Seiya franchise, will debut globally at MIPTV following its premiere April 10 on ... Continue Reading →
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Chinese Animation Legend Ma Kexuan Dies

Chinese animation fans who grew up in the ‘80s and ‘90s are mourning the passing of national animation trailblazer Ma Kexuan, the artist and director who was the driving force behind ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoons on the Bay Sets Pulcinella Award Nominees

The nominees have been announced for the 2015 Pulcinella Awards, with the winners set to be announced the Cartoons on the Bay festival set for next week in Venice. The nominees are: TV ... Continue Reading →
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Animators, Fans Celebrate Draw A Bird Day with Woodstock Art

Wednesday was Draw A Bird Day online, and the filmmakers at Blue Sky took the opportunity to put one of cartoon-dom’s most-famous birds in the mix with a Draw Woodstock promo tied ... Continue Reading →
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Cyber Group Reports Strong 1st Quarter Sales

Paris-based animation producer and distributor Cyber Group Studios reports robust sales of its series — including Zou, Mini Ninjas, The Long Long Holiday and Balloopo — in the ... Continue Reading →