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Hornet’s Peter Sluszka Breathes Life into FDA Tobacco Campaign

In an effort to help curb teen smoking, Hornet director Peter Sluszka and the FCB New York agency have launched a series of stop-motion PSA films starring “Little Lungs” for the ... Continue Reading →
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Ecole George Mélies Taps E-on Tools for 3D Environments Boost

Global computer graphics software development leader E-on software announced that leading French 3D animation school Ecole George Mélies has deployed VUE and PlantFactory software ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Sets Pokemon Movie ‘Volcanion’ Video & Manga Releases

VIZ Media has good news for Pokémon fans: This spring will see both the home video release and official manga edition for Pokémon the Movie: Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel. The ... Continue Reading →
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WB’s Anne Kolbe Bringing ‘King Arthur’ to FMX

FMX, the International Conference on Animation, Effects, VR, Games and Transmedia (Stuttgart, May 2-5) has announced that Warner Bros. Pictures SVP of Visual Effects Anne Kolbe will ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Web Companion Features Beautiful Animation Marvel’s Rocket & Groot is prettying up YouTube with stylized CG courtesy of Oscar-winning ... Continue Reading →
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Pam Marsden Upped to Head of Production at Sony Animation

Longtime producer and executive Pam Marsden has been promoted to the role of Head of Production at Sony Pictures Animation, where she had previously held the post of Executive VP Production ... Continue Reading →
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Alcon Tackles First Animation Project with ‘Darkmouth’

Alcon Entertainment is stepping into the animation dimension for the first time, announcing an adaptation of Irish author Shane Hagerty’s Darkmouth. The comedy-fantasy-adventure flick ... Continue Reading →
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Squeeze Launches MOOV, Quebec City’s 1st MoCap Studio

Quebec’s Squeeze studio (Cracked) has announced a new division dedicated to realistic animation: MOOV. Located in Squeeze’s offices, MOOV launches as the first motion-capture studio ... Continue Reading →
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Not To Scale Signs Animator-Director Drew Lightfoot

Production company Not To Scale has signed on to its roster multidisciplinary director Drew Lightfoot for representation in the US, UK and Europe. The award-winning Canadian helmer, ... Continue Reading →
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‘My Little Pony’ S7: More Friendship, Magic & Fun Arrives April 15

Good news, buckaroos: Discovery Family will get galloping on an all-new seventh season of hit Hasbro Studios series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, which will premiere with two ... Continue Reading →
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GO-N Gets Prehistoric with ‘Tib & Tumtum’ Toon

Paris-based producer/distributor GO-N Productions has kicked off production on a new animated series, Tib & Tumtum (52 x 13 min.), with the participation of TF1 (France) and in ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy 2017 Teases First Selections

Organizers of the the 2017 Annecy Festival are making swift strides towards the next edition, taking place June 12-17 in France. Having received over 2,800 films from 95 different countries, ... Continue Reading →
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44th Daytime Creative Emmys for Animation Achievement Named

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) has announced the honorees for outstanding achievement in animation, who will be celebrated at the 44th Daytime Creative ... Continue Reading →
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’SpongeBob SquarePants’ Creator Stephen Hillenburg Reveals ALS Diagnosis The 55-year-old creator of the long-running Nick hit told Variety: “I wanted people to hear directly from ... Continue Reading →
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‘Koe no Katachi,’ ‘Yuri!!! On ICE’ Take Top Tokyo Anime Awards

Following the reveal of the Japan Academy Prize picks earlier this month — with Sunao Katabuchi’s In This Corner of the World taking the animated feature prize — more ... Continue Reading →
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One Animation Staffs Up for Global L&M Roll Out

One Animation, the Singapore-based CG animation studio behind award-winning TV series Oddbods and Insectibles, has made two key hires to its international licensing and merchandising ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie Wraps a Successful Bordeaux Debut

Premiere European pitching event for animated features Cartoon Movie took place last week in its new host burg of Bordeaux, France, welcoming 850 participants (up 14% from last year) ... Continue Reading →
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Gaumont Options ‘Star Shards Chronicles’ for Animated Series

Nicolas Atlan, President of Animation for Gaumont, announced that the Paris- and LA-based company has optioned global rights to the epic trilogy The Star Shards Chronicles, from New ... Continue Reading →
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‘Bear Hunt’ Wins at Inaugural CAMEO Awards

Lupus Films and Walker Productions’ hand-drawn animated special We’re Going on a Bear Hunt — from the classic picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury — has ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim Celebrates Toonami’s 20th with New Mamoru Oshii Series

Adult Swim’s dedicated weekend block “Toonami” is celebrating 20 years with an exciting lineup of live streams, never-before-seen animation, and giveaways kicking off Friday, ... Continue Reading →