Joe Lawandus

People on the Move: New Leadership at Disney TV Germany, LEGO, Universal CP

Thorsten Braun has been tapped to replace Lars Wagner as Vice President and General Manager for Disney Channel in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Braun will oversee all Disney TV ... Continue Reading →
Zak Storm

‘Zak Storm’ Sails into Family CHRGD in Canada

Family CHRGD viewers in Canada will be getting lost in the Bermuda Triangle when CG animated seafaring adventure Zak Storm sails into port on Monday, August 21 at 5 p.m. ET. New episodes ... Continue Reading →
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Animago Conference Dives into CG Shorts, VFX, VR

The 2017 animago Award & Conference — taking place September 7 & 8 in Munich, Germany — has announced its first raft of programming highlights, covering the gamut ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Mad About ‘Sonic Mania,’ ‘Duck Duck Goose’ Teased, New “Be Prepared” MV & More

’Sonic Mania’ Opening Animation Bestill, my nostalgic heart! The whole internet has fallen in love with this colorful, retro-savvy, whizz-bang of a cartoon opener for the new sidescroller ... Continue Reading →
In a Heartbeat

2017 Student Academy Awards Finalists Revealed

The finalists for the 2017 Student Academy Awards have been announced, with this year’s awards ceremony set for October 12 at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. ... Continue Reading →
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Weekend Releases: ‘Nut Job 2,’ ‘In This Corner,’ ‘Mune’

Looking to beat the heat this weekend? Here’s a rundown of the new and special US theatrical releases you can check out. New releases join ongoing runs of Captain Underpants: The ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Announcements: Otakon Plans, ‘JoJo’ Home Release, ‘Pokemon’ Art Book

VIZ Media is keeping busy as ever this week. On top of finalizing its event plans and retail exclusives for Otakon 2017 this weekend (Aug. 11-13 in Washington DC), the leading North ... Continue Reading →
Deep

Clip: Little Octopus Starts an Ocean of Trouble in ‘Deep’

On August 25, Lionsgate will be releasing a fresh European animation catch to US theaters and On Demand: Deep, directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Julio Soto Gúrpide (Radiophobia). ... Continue Reading →
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TIFF Shorts Program Features 3 NFB Animations

The National Film Board of Canada will have its animation studio projects well represented at the Toronto International Film Festival (taking place Sept. 7-17), with three films selected ... Continue Reading →
The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

GKIDS Picks Up Charming Comedy ‘The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales’

GKIDS has acquired North American distribution rights to French animated feature The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales, co-directed by Oscar nominee Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert (director ... Continue Reading →
Emile Awards

1st European Animation “Emile” Awards Calls for Entries

A call for entries has been issued for the inaugural edition of the European Animation Awards — also known as the Emile Awards in honor of animation pioneers Emile Cohl and Charles-Emile ... Continue Reading →
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45th Annie Awards Submissions Open Aug. 14

ASIFA-Hollywood has given the heads-up that the call for entries for its 45th Annual Annie Awards will open on Monday, August 14. Honoring excellence in the field of animation, Annie ... Continue Reading →
Champions and Challengers

Trailer: ‘Adventure Time’ Game ‘Champions & Challengers’ Announced

The newest mobile game inspired by Cartoon Network’s hit animated series Adventure Time has been revealed as Champions & Challengers — a real-time tactical strategy game ... Continue Reading →
Home: Adventures of Tip & Oh

Exclusive Clip: ‘Home: Adventures of Tip & Oh’ Ups the “Auntie” in S3

Anyone who grew up in a multiple-kid household knows that sibling rivalry takes a l-o-o-o-o-o-ng time to vanish, even for adults. Enter this ridiculous yet relatable clip from Home: ... Continue Reading →
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Behind the Scenes of ‘Tumble Leaf’ S3, Premiering Aug. 15

The award-winning Amazon Original Series Tumble Leaf will soon debut its third season with 12 new episodes, launching Tuesday, August 15 on Prime Video in the US and UK. To celebrate, ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Byte: ‘Curious George’ Doc, ‘Starship Troopers 2’, Blinkink’s ‘Salvation’ & More

‘Monkey Business: The Adventures of Curious George’s Creators’ Official Trailer Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, The Orchard is releasing this fascinating (part-animated) ... Continue Reading →
Bravest Warriors

Wow Unlimited’s Frederator Gets Canadian AV Certification

Frederator Network (part of Wow! Unlimited Media) is ready to offer more Canadian-grown content to its audiences via its online services, as its YouTube channel is now one of only six ... Continue Reading →
Green Gold

Green Gold US Taps Pamela Hickey & Dennys McCoy to Head Story Dept.

Indian animation leader Green Gold has brought on board veteran kids’ toon writers Pamela Hickey and Dennys McCoy to run the story department of its US outpost. The dual appointments ... Continue Reading →
Stretch Armstrong

‘Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters,’ Flo Rida & More Guests Set for HASCON

Hasbro has added even more special guests and performers to its lineup for the first-ever HASCON “fan-mily” event, set for September 8-10 at the Rhode Island Convention Center adn ... Continue Reading →
Mune: Guardian of the Moon

Special Giveaway: Win ‘Mune’ Tickets for Sat. Aug. 12!

We have a marvelous treat for a lucky Animag reader this week: Two tickets to the one-day US theatrical engagement of Mune: Guardian of the Moon on Saturday, August 12. Presented by ... Continue Reading →