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Microsoft Unveils Name, Debut Date for Xbox One X

Microsoft touched off the next round of gaming console evolution with the announcement at E3 of specs and a Nov. 7 release date for the now officially named Xbox One X. Kareem Choudhry, ... Continue Reading →
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Constantin Starts Production on ‘Dragon Rider’

Germany’s Constantin has begun production on the animated adventure feature Dragon Rider, based on the bestselling novel by writer Cornelia Funke. Co-produced by Antwerp’s ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer for ‘In This Corner of the World’ Shout! Factory and Funimation Films have a new trailer for the animated feature In This Corner of the World, which it will ... Continue Reading →
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‘Batman,’ ‘Family Guy’ Star Adam West Dies at 88

Adam West, the actor best known for playing Batman on TV and more recently as a prolific voice actor on programs such as Family Guy, died Friday at his home in Los Angeles following ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cars 3′ Premiere Revs Up in Anaheim

The stars came out for Saturday’s world premiere of Cars 3 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Appearing at the event were stars Owen Wilson, who reprises his role as Lightning ... Continue Reading →
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Animafest Zagreb Awards Prizes

The 27th World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb ended Saturday with an awards ceremony at Cinema Europa. The full list of winners follows: Short Films Grand Prix: Nighthawk ... Continue Reading →
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KEPYR Campaign Raises Funds to Help Child Refugees

A huge segment of the animation industry is aimed at entertaining and celebrating children and childhood, which is one of the reasons the ongoing child refugee crisis — most recently ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: ‘Cars 3’ “The Limit” Official Trailer Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) decides to give his all for one more spin around the track in the new spot, which is slightly ... Continue Reading →
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TOKU Anime & Asian Cult Classics Now on Amazon Channels

Olympusat’s 24/7 live and on-demand network TOKU is now available to Amazon Prime members, serving up its collection of distinctive anime, live-action titles and cult film and TV ... Continue Reading →
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CHF’s ‘Pip Ahoy!’ Makes China Debut

CHF Entertainment’s animated kids’ series Pip Ahoy! has set sail across China thanks to a collaboration with Yecheng Shanghai Media, Winds Media (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shanghai ... Continue Reading →
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Imira’s ‘Larva’ Wriggles to Disney XD

Madrid-based kids’ content producer Imira Entertainment has secured a key Pay TV deal with Disney XD for all four seasons of its animated comedy Larva across all Latin American territories. ... Continue Reading →
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NYICFF Calls for 2018 Entries, Sets Dates

The New York International Children’s Film Festival will return to the Big Apple from February 23 to March 18, 2018, at venues throughout the city. Organizers have issued a call for ... Continue Reading →
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Irish Animator’s Video Game Is the First to Qualify for an Oscar Entertainment becomes increasingly intersectional, as David OReilly has confirmed that his expansive interactive experience ... Continue Reading →
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BBC Directors to Keynote Children’s Media Conference

Organizers of the 2017 Children’s Media Conference (July 4-6 in Sheffield, UK) announce that two senior BBC brass will deliver this year’s Opening Keynote. On day one, Director ... Continue Reading →
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Shudder Pics Up Hybrid Sundance Hit ‘Kuso’ by Flying Lotus

AMC Networks’ premium thriller, suspense and horror streaming service Shudder has snapped up rights to Kuso, the directorial debut of hip-hop artist Flying Lotus, for North America ... Continue Reading →
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Sue Vessella Named Dean of Woodbury’s School of Media, Culture and Design

Woodbury University in Los Angeles has named Sue Vessella its new Dean of the School of Media, Culture & Design, which houses eight educational programs including animation and ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim Throws Down ‘Apollo Gauntlet’ July 9

A different sort of knight in shining armor will make his small screen debut next month as Adult Swim premieres animated adventure comedy Apollo Gauntlet on Sunday, July 9 at 12:15 ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix’s ‘Castlevania’ to Screen at Rooster Teeth Fest

The dead will rise in Austin, Texas when Rooster Teeth Animation Festival presents an exclusive theatrical screening of the new Netflix Original Series Castlevania. Set for July 7 at ... Continue Reading →
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World Premieres for ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’ OVA, ‘Tokyo Ghoul’ Set for AX 2017

Anime Expo has announced two world premiere film events for the 2017 edition, taking place July 1-4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center — and a slew of other newly revealed special ... Continue Reading →
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Playmates ‘Ben 10’ Line Launches at Toys “R” Us

Playmates Toys’ new Ben 10 toy line has launched as a limited exclusive at Toys “R” Us stores across the US, and online at toysrus.com. Inspired by Cartoon Network’s fresh take ... Continue Reading →