Outopus

J2911 Media Secures Exclusive Distribution for ‘Outopus’

Florida-based J2911 Media has inked an exclusive deal with Costa Rica’s Studio Flex for the worldwide distribution of dialogue-free 2D comedy series Outopus (52 x 2’). The colorful ... Continue Reading →
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Universal Kids Pulls ‘Moon and Me’ into Orbit from Bento’s Sutikki

Sutikki, the kids and family division of Bento Box Ent., announces that Universal Kids will be the US TV home for its upcoming preschool series Moon and Me, created by Andrew Davenport ... Continue Reading →
Terra Willy

‘Terra Willy’ Takes Off with International Pre-Sales

French CG feature Terra Willy has been picked up around the world in a raft of international pre-sales, launched at Cannes by BAC Films (producer with TAT Prod.) Presented “In Development” ... Continue Reading →
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Macedonia’s First Feature Toon ‘John Vardar’ Scores Local Funding

The global animation horizon continues to expand with the news that John Vardar vs. the Galaxy — the first animated feature film project from Macedonia — has secured funding ... Continue Reading →
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Reallusion Releases Free Platform Cloud Animator

Reallusion, the leading animation software company internationally recognized for its iClone and CrazyTalk Animator titles, now officially releases a fully online animation platform ... Continue Reading →
Lu Over the Wall

Daily News Bytes: The Problem with Gori, New ‘Lu’ Clips, 3D Wire Gets Poster with ‘Pocoyo’ Pedigree, & More

The Problem of Gori in Netflix’s ‘Aggretsuko’ Nicole Adlman (Hello Giggles) reviews the new Japanese import about a tightly wound office worker/red panda with a focus on one character ... Continue Reading →
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Pennsylvania College of Art & Design Toasts First Animation & Game Grads

The small city of Lancaster, PA — known for its Amish heritage — is celebrating a high-tech milestone as the first graduating class of animators and game designers in the ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Digs Up ‘Trollhunters’ Pt. 3 Trailer, Announces Live-Action del Toro Series

Magic, monsters, and … convenient wedgies? … are in store as the third installment of DreamWorks Trollhunters debuts exclusively on Netflix on May 25. And you can catch a first ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Launches Consumer Products Division with Brand Refresh

9 Story Media Group is launching a new, dedicated consumer production division: 9 Story Brands. Following the recent acquisition of Out of the Blue Enterprises, 9 Story Brands will ... Continue Reading →
Peanuts

DHX Media Forms Strategic ‘Peanuts’ Partnership with Sony

DHX Media and Sony Music Entertainment Japan have entered a definitive agreement whereby SMEJ will indirectly purchase 49% of DHX Media’s 80% interest in Peanuts for C$237 million ... Continue Reading →
Pirata & Capitano

‘Pirata & Capitano’ Sets Course for UK’s Milkshake! Block

Millimages’ seafaring preschool animation Pirata & Capitano (52 x 11’) has been sold in the UK to Channel 5 (part of Viacom International Media Networks) for its popular young ... Continue Reading →
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Harvey Birdman Appointed Attorney General in New Special

In an astonishing official brief from the Adult Swim Press Secretary, megalomaniac billionaire President Phil Ken Sebben announced that winged courtroom warrior Harvey Birdman has been ... Continue Reading →
Early Man

Exclusive ‘Early Man’ Clip: Meet the Puppets!

Cracking good news, Aardman fans: Nick Park’s sporty caveman comedy Early Man has arrives on Digital release Tuesday, May 15 through Lionsgate Home Entertainment, which will also ... Continue Reading →
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Steve Garrad Named Vancouver Studio Head for Method & Encore

Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has named Steve Garrad head of its Vancouver studio, where he will oversee day-to-day operations for global visual effects company Method Studios ... Continue Reading →
Bombay Rose

Goldfinch and Cinestaan form Animated Duet for ‘Bombay Rose’

Goldfinch Entertainment (UK) and Cinestaan Film Company (India) have announced their first collaboration will be animated feature Bombay Rose, a picture inspired by the romance of Bollywood ... Continue Reading →
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Mill Film to Open New Studio in Montreal

Technicolor’s vfx studio, Mill Film, will open a new facility in Montréal, Québec with operations starting in the summer of 2018. The announcement follows the launch of Mill ... Continue Reading →
Sunny Bunnies

Season 2 of ‘Sunny Bunnies’ Bounces to Disney

Disney Channel and Disney Jr. will air the second season of Media I.M.’s animated preschool series Sunny Bunnies. The Belarus-produced series currently airs in more than 160 territories ... Continue Reading →
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Katzenberg’s NewTV Video Startup Raises $800 Million

Former DreamWorks Animation leader Jeffrey Katzenberg has secured about  $800 million in financing for his video startup NewTV. Bloomberg reports that the company will use the money ... Continue Reading →
Animals

HBO Pounces on Third Season of ‘Animals’ in August

The downtrodden New York City creatures of HBO’s Animals are coming back this August. The cabler will debut the third season of  Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano’s well-received ... Continue Reading →
The Death of Superman

Warner Releases Trailer for ‘Death of Superman’

The much-anticipated animated The Death of Superman movie from Warner Bros. Animation released a hot trailer today. The pic, which will arrive on Blu-ray, DVD and digital on August ... Continue Reading →