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VIDEOS: GREY Canada for El Jimador Tequila Toronto studio helps the tequila brand celebrate Día de los Muertos in style with some fun-loving skeletons — and a little help from ... Continue Reading →
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‘Uncanny Valley’ Wins Best Short at Animago

The 20th anniversary edition of the animago AWARD competition was celebrated Thursday with a festive event held for the first time in Munich’s Gasteig Centre, attended by 550 guests. ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Announces Simpsons X Skinnydip Capsule

Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has allied with fashion accessory brand Skinnydip London for the second of a two-part Simpsons collaboration: The Simpsons Undressed X Skinnydip ... Continue Reading →
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Portfolio Strikes New ‘Freaktown’ Deals

Portfolio Entertainment departs MIPCOM with a new grip of international deals for kids’ animated comedy series Freaktown in its pocket. Aimed at kids 6-11, the 26 x 30 toon is produced ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ana the Pirate’ Sets Sail

At MIPCOM 2016, Telegael (Ireland), Discreet Art (India) and Areavisual/La Mar Media (Colombia) inked an agreement to co-produce a new animated preschool series, Ana the Pirate (52 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ Gets New Euro Theatrical & Licensing Deals

UK Japanese animation distributor Manga Entertainment has teamed up with 4K Media to distribute the latest card-battling feature Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions to over 120 cinemas ... Continue Reading →
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‘Old Bear’ Wins 2016 VIEW Award

The 17th international VIEW Conference was held in Torino, Italy this week, bringing together animation artists, professionals and technology innovators from around the world. One of ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: Julie Newmar Talks Catwoman Role in ‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders’ Hear what the iconic actress has to say about reprising her role, Catwoman vs. Robin, the movie’s ... Continue Reading →
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Moho 12 Animation Software Now Supports Surface Dial

At the Silicon Valley launch event for Microsoft’s Surface Studio, Smith Micro Software showcased updates to its award-winning 2D animation tool Moho 12 (formerly Anime Studio). Topping ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: Voice Acting in ‘Finding Dory’ Now on Digital HD & DMA

Disney-Pixar’s Finding Dory is available now on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere, and to mark the occasion the studio has shared a fun and informative behind-the-scenes look ... Continue Reading →
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Frima and Groupe Média TFO Team for ‘MaXi’

Digital entertainment studio Frima and Groupe Média TFO, the leading French-language educational content producer in North America, will launch a brand-new animated kids’ series ... Continue Reading →
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FMK Secures Landmark Deals with CCTV

FremantleMedia Kids & Family has secured a deal for two of its hit animated preschool properties, Kate & Mim-Mim (season 1) and Tree Fu Tom (seasons 1 & 2) with China’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Girl without Hands’ Grabs Top Awards at Anim’Est, Bucheon

Sébastien Laudenbach’s critically applauded, hand-animated feature The Girl without Hands stepped into the international spotlight when it won a Jury Distinction prize at this year’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ Sequel in Development

Aardman Animations and production/distribution partner StudioCanal are officially going ahead with a second Shaun the Sheep Movie. The stop-motion feature is now in development, with ... Continue Reading →
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Disney-Pixar Swaps ‘Incredibles 2’ & ‘Toy Story 4’ Dates

Disney has reportedly changed up its release schedule, swapping dates for two hotly anticipated Pixar Animation Studios sequels. The Incredibles 2 will now land in theaters June 15, ... Continue Reading →
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Tippett Studio & Wevr Release First Stop-Motion VR Title ‘Mad God’

Award-winning virtual reality studio and content distributor Wevr has joined forces with Tippett Studio to create the first ever stop-motion animation VR experience, Mad God, released ... Continue Reading →
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’The Incredibles 2’ Moves Up to Summer 2018; ‘Toy Story 4’ Pushed to 2019 Disney shuffles release dates for two hotly anticipated Pixar sequels, with Oscar-winning director ... Continue Reading →
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Photos: ‘Sing’ Cast & Character Duets

The lead voice cast of Illumination Entertainment’s Sing are really getting into character in these fun new photos featuring the human stars and their animated alter egos. Sing, from ... Continue Reading →
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Videos: Burt Ward Talks Robin & ‘Return of the Caped Crusaders’

Actor Burt Ward, widely considered the onscreen Boy Wonder, first appeared in the role of Robin in the 1960s Batman TV series, teaming up with Adam West’s Batman to foil the craziest ... Continue Reading →
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Oculus and Kaleidoscope Launch DevLab

Virtual reality creative community organization Kaleidoscope has joined forces with tech company Oculus to launch DevLab, a new initiative to support independent VR creators and explore ... Continue Reading →