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VES Award Nominees Announced

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced the nominees for the 14th Annual VES Awards, taking place February 2 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Recognizing artistry and innovation ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie to Welcome 700-Plus Pros

Cartoon Movie 2016 — taking place March 2-4 in Lyon, France — is planning to see over 700 animated feature producers, investors, distributors, sales agents, video game companies ... Continue Reading →
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‘Inside Out’ Takes Animation Golden Globe

Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen accepted the Golden Globe for their Best Animated Feature Film winning Pixar flick Inside Out at the Sunday night awards ceremony. The inventive CG ... Continue Reading →
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Marco Piccinini Appointed Atlantyca Licensing Manager

On the heels of Atlantyca Entertainment’s launch of the Atlantyca Live! Division headed by Rachele Geraci, the company has appointed Marco Piccinini as Licensing Manager for the ... Continue Reading →
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Patricia de Wilde Named Director of Marketing for TeamTO

Paris-based studio TeamTO has promoted consultant Patricia de Wilde to the permanent position of Director of Marketing and New Business for the entire TeamTO group. The appointment ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Star Wars Han Solo Spinoff: Actor Shortlist Revealed Variety reveals top dozen contenders for lead role in 2018 flick. The Not-So-Secret History of Comics Drawn by Women The Guardian’s ... Continue Reading →
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Iconic Musician and Actor David Bowie Dies

The world lost a pop culture giant this weekend as singer David Bowie died of cancer on Sunday, January 10, just two days after marking his 69th birthday. A brief announcement was made ... Continue Reading →
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Censored ‘Steven Universe’ Stirs Controversy in U.K.

A decision to censor an episode of Cartoon Network’s popular series Steven Universe during U.K. and European broadcasts has inspired a backlash from fans, with thousands taking ... Continue Reading →
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First Stop-Mo ‘Adventure Time’ Arrives Jan. 14

The first-ever stop-motion animated episode of Pen Ward’s Adventure Time will premiere on Cartoon Network this Thursday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) as part of a full week ... Continue Reading →
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Mark Eyers Upped to SVP Turner Asia Pacific

Turner International has promoted kids’ chief content officer Mark Eyers to Senior Vice President of its Asia Pacific division. The core of Eyers’ new duties will be to ... Continue Reading →
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Academy to Honor 11 Sci-Tech Achievements

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced the scientific and technical achievements to be honored at the annual Awards Presentation, to be held Saturday, February ... Continue Reading →
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‘Inside Out,’ ‘Minions’ & ‘Shaun the Sheep’ Earn BAFTA Noms

The 2016 BAFTA nominations are in, and the top animation feature contenders this year will be Pete Docter’s heartstring-tugger Inside Out (Disney-Pixar), Pierre Coffin & Kyle ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yellow Submarine’ Animation Director Robert Balser Dies

Robert Balser, best known for serving as animation director on The Beatles’ psychedelic Yellow Submarine, succumbed to respiratory failure and died on Monday, January 4 at age 88. ... Continue Reading →
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‘LEGO NEXO Knights’ Hits CN on Monday

An all new animated series from the LEGO Group kicks off on Cartoon Network on Monday, January 11 as LEGO NEXO Knights debut at 5:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The CG adventure-comedy will premiere ... Continue Reading →
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FUNimation Launches Ad-Free Streaming Service

Announced at the CES show in Las Vegas, Funimation Entertainment is kicking off the New Year with the launch of a new ad-free HD anime streaming service, developed with Sony DADC New ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Frank Armitage Dies Age 91

Frank Armitage, an Australian-born American painter who created backgrounds for several classic Disney animated films and murals for Disney parks, died January 4 at his home in Paso ... Continue Reading →
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Alex Hirsch Lands Pilot Deal at Fox

The creator of hit Disney TV animated series Gravity Falls Alex Hirsch has reportedly inked a deal with Fox and 20th Century Fox TV to produce an original script and pilot presentation ... Continue Reading →
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Short-Form ‘It’s UnBungalievable’ Premieres Saturday

Disney Junior and Disneynature are launching short-form animated series It’s UnBungalievable — an extension of upcoming show The Lion Guard — on Saturday, January 9 at ... Continue Reading →
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‘Only Yesterday’ Arrives in NYC

Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata’s 1980s family classic Only Yesterday has made its North American theatrical debut at New York’s IFC Center to enthusiastic critics and film ... Continue Reading →
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BBC Releasing Lost ‘Dad’s Army’ Episode as Cartoon

The BBC will release a lost episode of classic ‘60s comedy series Dad’s Army as an animated special after uncovering a high-quality audio recording. The 30-minute episode, “A ... Continue Reading →
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