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SIGGRAPH Announces 2014 Festival Winners

SIGGRAPH, which takes place in Vancouver this year August 10-14, has announced the award recipients for the 41st edition of the Computer Animation Festival — an Academy Award ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Sets Oscars Submissions Deadlines

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced category submission deadlines for 87th Academy Awards consideration. The dates are as follows: • Scientific and ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Fairies Flit to DMA

The plucky fairies of Pixie Hollow will make their big debut on the studio’s digital movie service Disney Movies Anywhere this month with an all-new Pixie Preview Pixie Hollow ... Continue Reading →
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iTunes Corrals ‘Pokemon’ in One Place

The Pokemon Company International has announced that iTunes is providing fans of the collectable pocket monsters a one-stop content destination at iTunes.com/Pokemon. Animated TV episodes ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gravity,’ ‘Frozen’ Take Top Honors at Saturns

Gravity and Frozen took top honors at the 40th Annual Saturn Awards, presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. Frozen took the best animated feature honor, ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! Bringing ‘Slugterra’ Film to Theaters

Shout! Factory, Screenvision and Nerd Corps Entertainment have teamed up to bring the feature-length original movie Slugterra: Return of the Elementals to theaters across the U.S. The ... Continue Reading →
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Report: DreamWorks Lays Off 40-50 in Features

The Animation Guild Blog is reporting layoffs last week in DreamWorks Animation’s feature division. According to a post on the blog, an estimated 40 to 50 employees were let go. TAG ... Continue Reading →
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‘Horrid Henry’ Gets Multi Territory Deal with Netflix

Indie studio Novel Entertainment has inked a deal with streaming distributor Netflix for its hit kids’ animation Horrid Henry (156 x 11). The deal, which covers U.K. and Ireland, ... Continue Reading →
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Catch up with ‘Korra’ on Home Video

The upcoming holiday weekend offers an ideal chance to catch up on some favorite animated shows new to home video such as Nickelodeon’s hit series The Legend of Korra. Arriving ... Continue Reading →
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Borie Joins Click 3X as Animation Director

Noella Borie has joined Click 3X as animation director and will design and direct animation using traditional frame-by-frame techniques. Borie is an accomplished animator who has previously ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers’ Opening Hits $100 Million

It looks like the robots in disguise’s real talent is to transform a movie into a money-making machine. Transformers: Age of Extinction became the first film of the year to score ... Continue Reading →
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DiSalvo Named Creative Director of Paramount Animation

Veteran animator Lino DiSalvo has joined Paramount Animation as its new creative director. The announcement came from Adam Goodman, president of the Paramount Film Group, who oversees ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Debuts Anime ‘Knights’ July 4

The sci-fi mecha series Knights of Sidonia has been picked up by Netflix as its first original anime series and is set to debut in all territories on the streaming service starting ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 27 to Join Shorts and Animation Branch

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →
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Del Toro Sets ‘Pacific Rim’ Sequel, Toon Series

Get ready for monsters vs. robots, round two! Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has announced that last summer’s visual-effects blockbuster Pacific Rim is getting both a sequel and ... Continue Reading →
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Glen Keane Debuts Short ‘Duet’

Acclaimed animator Glen Keane unveiled a first look at his latest and most personal project to date, Duet, as part of a special Advanced Technology and Projects session at the Google ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Launches ‘Creative Galaxy’

Amazon Prime Instant Video will be debuting original preschool series Creative Galaxy on Friday, June 27. The Amazon Studios production, from Blue’s Clues co-creator Angela Santomero, ... Continue Reading →
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Comcast Strikes On Demand Deal for ‘Baby Genius’

Genius Brands International has partnered with Comcast for the distribution of Baby Genius content. The deal will have Comcast making all episodes of Baby Genius Nursery Rhymes and ... Continue Reading →
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Court Joins Brown Bag Board

Brown Bag Films has appointed Decode Entertainment co-founder Neil Court to its board of directors. Court has been advising the company on original-program development and production ... Continue Reading →
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Coolabi’s ‘Scream Street’ Starts Production

Coolabi Group has begun production on a brand new stop-motion animated series called Scream Street. The company is producing 52 11-minute episodes as a co-production with the animation ... Continue Reading →