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Brendan Hay Discusses ‘Dawn of The Croods’ Netflix Series

One of the ways in which DreamWorks Animation Television is fulfilling its deal with Netflix is by adapting its successful features into animated series. The most recent is Dawn of ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix, DWA Announce 2016 Titles

Netflix and DreamWorks Animation are expanding their multi-year deal, announcing a number of new original family series from the studio which will debut on the streaming service in ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-Indicating PGA Noms Pick Five Top Toons

The Producers Guild of America has announced the nominees for the PGA Awards, long considered one of the best Oscars predictors. The list of animation nominees offered few surprises. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cassius and Clay’ TKOed by FXX

FXX has preemptively nixed the female lead action-buddy comedy Cassius and Clay before its TV debut, Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The 10-episode series was picked up for back in ... Continue Reading →
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FICCI BAF Awards Calls for Entries

India’s FICCI Frames event is now accepting submissions for its 2016 Best Animated Frames (BAF) Awards. Categories span work in animation, visual effects and videogames. Enter ... Continue Reading →
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Louis C.K., Albert Brooks Sell Animated FX Pilot

Comedians Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks have teamed up to create and voice an animated comedy pilot for FX. C.K. and Brooks will write and executive produce the new show, which is untitled. ... Continue Reading →
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Animated, VFX Movies Earn ACE Eddie Noms

Anomalisa, Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur were nominated in the best animated feature film category for the 66th annual ACE Eddie Awards. The list of nominees shows a strong presence ... Continue Reading →
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Just Play Named ‘PJ Masks’ Master Toy Partner

Entertainment One has tapped Just Play LLC as the global master toy partner for its new animated preschool series PJ Masks, which launched on Disney Channel and Disney Junior in the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Little Prince’ to Open Santa Barbara Film Fest

The U.S. premiere of Mark Osbourne’s animated feature adaptation of The Little Prince will open the 31st annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, screening at the Arlington ... Continue Reading →
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Watch Next Media Developing ‘Elvis Riboldi’

Paris-based production house Watch Next Media — founded last March by industry vet Philippe Alessandri — has entered a development deal with Canal+ on a new 52 x 11 animated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Force’ Still Stuns at Box Office

The New Year could scarcely slow Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ box office rampage, with the movie posting a record domestic gross of $88 million in its third weekend of release. That ... Continue Reading →
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Hour-long ‘Gravity Falls’ Finale Set for Feb. 15

Disney’s Emmy Award-winning animated series Gravity Falls reaches its final showdown in a one-hour finale episode to air Feb. 15 on Disney XD. In the episode, titled “Weirdmageddon ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer Teases Wild Time in ‘Zootopia’

Disney is gearing up to take audiences on a trip to Zootopia with the release of a new trailer for the feature film. Here’s how Disney describes the feature, which opens March ... Continue Reading →
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Home on the Range

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20 Years of Toy Story

William Joyce Bonnie Arnold Kelly Asbury Robert Lence Doug ... Continue Reading →
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Growing Frame-by-Frame

LAIKA celebrates its 10th anniversary by pushing the time-honored technique of stop-motion to new levels of creative and commercial success. In an industry where big budgets, advanced ... Continue Reading →
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The Big Picture

Taking a long-term view pays off for Bix Pix Entertainment with the success of its Amazon Studios preschool stop-motion series Tumble Leaf. Several years ago, Kelli Bixler was pitching ... Continue Reading →
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10 Advance in Shorts Race

  Academy narrows field for animated short from 60 to 10 contenders. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Nov. 19 that 10 animated short films will advance ... Continue Reading →
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Melting Pot Recipe Cooks Up ‘Sanjay’s Super Team’

It’s a scene we’ve all been part of – on one end or the other. A child is hypnotized by a favorite cartoon show running on TV and the parent is desperately trying to engage the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Anomalisa’ Brings Soul to Stop-Motion

This article originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of Animation Magazine. Charlie Kaufman is lauded as one of the most creative writers in the movie business, and he has credits ... Continue Reading →
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