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Daily News Bytes: Studio Ghibli Fest Presents ‘Ponyo,’ China ❤️ ‘Molang’, ‘Rick and Morty’ Fans Take Action & More

Marvel’s Avengers Are Getting Their Own TV Channel Disney TV in the UK and Ireland will launch a “pop up channel” dedicated to the superhero squad, with an on-air takeover ... Continue Reading →
Isle of Dogs

‘Isle of Dogs’: Apocalypse Bow-Wow!

*** This story originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 279)*** Awe-inspiring stop-motion animation? Check! An unusual storyline driving a magical blend ... Continue Reading →
Rain or Shine

Google Spotlight Presents VR Launch of ‘Rain or Shine’ on Steam, Viveport

Google Spotlight Stories and Nexus Studios are embracing the newly arrived spring season with the virtual reality version of Rain or Shine, directed by Felix Massie, which is available ... Continue Reading →
Loic de Boudemange

Cyber Group Taps Social Media Specialist as VP Digital Development & Operations

Paris- and Los Angeles-based producer-distributor Cyber Group Studios has appointed social media and digital guru Loic de Boudemange as Vice President Digital Development and Operation. ... Continue Reading →
Scene Track: The Game Media Explorer

E*D Films Opens Up Unity Media Exporter Scene Track

Award-winning animation house E*D Films is releasing its in-house solution Scene Track: The Game Media Explorer — an open source animation tool that delivers four kinds of data ... Continue Reading →
All Hail King Julien: Exiled

45th Daytime Emmy Award Nominees Announced

Nominations for the Television Academy’s  45th Daytime Emmy Awards were announced Wednesday on CBS show The Talk. While ABC’s long-running soap opera titan General Hospital made ... Continue Reading →
Hotel Transylvania 3

Trailer: Drac’s on the Prowl (and So Is Van Helsing!) in ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’

Sony Pictures Animation has offered an extended look at its hot toon ticket of 2018: Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. In the spot, we glimpse a vulnerable side of Drac as he swipes ... Continue Reading →
Nick Weidenfeld

Hulu Inks First-Look Deal with Former Adult Swim Exec Nick Weidenfeld

Hulu is looking to step up its adult-targeted toon offerings, having signed a first-look deal with Nick Weidenfeld, to develop and executive produce new animated projects for the platform. ... Continue Reading →
Schirkoa

FILMART: 108 & Aurora Announce ‘Schirkoa’ Feature Based on Award-Winning Short

Singapore-based 108 Media and co-production partner Aurora Media Holdings revealed a varied multi-title slate of films at the Hong Kong FILMART, including an animated feature based ... Continue Reading →
Adventure Time

Daily News Bytes: First Look at ‘Nightflyers,’ ‘Adventure Time’ Trailers Finale, SIGGRAPH 2018 & More

Registration Now Open for SIGGRAPH 2018 Don’t miss out on the preeminent interdisciplinary computer graphics conference, coming to Vancouver, BC for its 45th edition August 12-16. ... Continue Reading →
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China Lion & HB Wink Team with Cinesite for David Silverman’s ‘Extinct’

China Lion Film and HB Wink Animation have given the greenlight to their first CG animated family feature, Extinct, being directed by David Silverman (The Simpsons, Monsters, Inc.) ... Continue Reading →
John Musker

Disney Director John Musker Retires After Four Decades

Writer and director John Musker, a Disney Animation icon whose neary 40-year career saw him at the helm for major titles from the 1980s renaissance with The Little Mermaid to the innovative ... Continue Reading →
On Happiness Road

Tokyo Anime Awards Fest Winners; Grand Prize Feature Gets Euro Pick-Ups

Winners of the Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2018 (animefestival.jp/en) were announced last week at Toshima Center Square. The competition aims to spotlight “unique animation works with ... Continue Reading →
2018 EBU Children & Youth Media Experts Group officials: (L-R) Deputy Yago Fandino Lousa, Deputy Vanessa Amberleigh, Chairperson Luca Milano.

Rai Kids’ Luca Milano Elected to EBU Kids Media Experts Group

Luca Milano, Director of Rai Regazzi (the children’s division of the Italian public broadcaster RAI), has been elected as the new chairperson of the European Broadcasting Union’s ... Continue Reading →
The Incredibles 2

Annecy Announces French Premiere of ‘Incredibles 2,’ Cristal for Brad Bird

The Annecy International Animated Film Festival (June 11-16) has revealed that its Friday will be turned over to honoring the animation powerhouse Pixar, with the French premiere of ... Continue Reading →
FLCL

Grab Your Guitars! New ‘FLCL’ Smashes into Adult Swim This Summer

More than 15 years after its original launch in Japan, two new seasons of arguably the craziest anime ever FLCL are coming to screens thanks to co-producers Adult Swim and Production ... Continue Reading →
The Stolen Princess

‘Stolen Princess’ Kicks Off International Release in Romania

Animagrad and FILM.UA Group’s animated feature The Stolen Princess is commencing its international theatrical roll-out, beginning with 79 screens across Romania through local distributor ... Continue Reading →
The Snow Queen 3: Fire and Ice

Wizart Announces ‘Snow Queen 3’ Release Date to Follow FILMART

Just as the annual Hong Kong Film & TV Market (FILMART) kicks off in the bustling seaport city this week, Russian animation powerhouse Wizart has announced that its popular CG fantasy ... Continue Reading →
Lady and the Tramp

‘LEGO Ninjago’ Helmer Charlie Bean Leashed to ‘Lady and the Tramp’

Toon Town veteran Charlie Bean, who most recently directed The LEGO Ninjago Movie, has signed on to helm a new live-action/CGI hybrid reimagining of animated classic Lady and the Tramp. ... Continue Reading →
1001 Nights

Big Bad Boo’s ‘1001 Nights’ Hops a Magic Carpet to GAS Region

Big Bad Boo Studios and BWO TV and Licensing announced that hit animated series 1001 Nights will be streaming on German-language online platform kinderkino.de, the Kixi App and Kixi ... Continue Reading →