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Studio PHD Launches in Los Angeles

A new creative collective called PHD has opened its doors in Los Angeles, led by visual effects industry veterans John Hughes (co-founder, Rhythm & Hues) and Helena Packer (VFX ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Sallis, Voice of Aardman’s ‘Wallace,’ Dies Age 96

British actor Peter Sallis, a prolific performer who provided the voice of Wallace for Aardman Animations’ popular Wallace & Gromit franchise, died in his home at Denville ... Continue Reading →
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Toonz & ReachMe.TV Launch Kids’ Entertainment Channel

International animation and entertainment company Toonz Media Group, based at India’s Technopark, and Hollywood-based mobile entertainment network ReachMe.TV, announce the launch ... Continue Reading →
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TF1 Tapped to Rep ‘Monchhichi’ Toy & Animation Brand

TF1 Licenses has been named licensing partner for collectible, cuddly toy brand Monchhichi, which will make a fresh 3D animated debut on TFOU this year thanks to production house Technicolor ... Continue Reading →
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Unreal Announces Return of E3 Awards, $275K in Dev Grants

The dynamos behind Epic Games’ Unreal Engine are keeping quite busy, announcing the return of the Unreal E3 Awards to the LA gaming extravaganza (June 13-15), as well as the awarding ... Continue Reading →
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Go Behind the Scenes of ‘American Gods’ Stunning Animation Sequence The Starz TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s widely acclaimed modern myth recently featured a haunting ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Ghibli Plans ‘Totoro’ Theme Park to Open in 2020

Acclaimed animation house Studio Ghibli is planning a theme park dedicated to one of co-founder Hayao Miyazaki’s most beloved films, My Neighbor Totoro. Dubbed “Ghibli Park” ... Continue Reading →
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Sneak Peek: Steve Buscemi, Joe Pantoliano Guest on ‘SpongeBob’

Bikini Bottom’s favorite comedy foil and perpetual driving student gets up to some mistaken aiding and abetting in an all-new episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, “The Getaway,” ... Continue Reading →
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Alpha Group, Man of Action Team for New Series

Alpha Group US — a subsidiary of fast-growing media and toy company Alpha Group — has formed a creative partnership with Ben 10 and Big Hero 6 creators Man of Action Entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer: CG ‘Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars’ Gets One-Day Theatrical Release

Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions are giving the big screen treatment to Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars for one night only, across the US on August 21. The ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD Sneak Peeks ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’

The first footage of Disney XD’s upcoming animated superhero series Marvel’s Spider-Man has been revealed, and it promises an action-packed show rife peppered with smart-mouthed ... Continue Reading →
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Double Fine Amnesia Fortnight ‘17 Bundle Launches on Steam

The  2017 Double Fine Amnesia Fortnight game jam wrapped up back at the end of April, and now avid indie gamers can get their hands on the prototypes for some of the most inventive, ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer: Hypno-Havoc for LEGO DC Heroines in ‘Brain Drain’

The teenage guardians of justice get super stupefied (and brick-ified) in a new animated adventure this summer, as LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain arrives on Digital HD (July ... Continue Reading →
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AUCTION: Bonhams & TCM Present an Important Animation Art Collection Make sure your checkbook is handy June 5 for this amazing assortment of Disney pieces going up for bid in New ... Continue Reading →
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Pope Francis Playing 2 Characters in Faith Film ‘Fatima’

Two newly launched European production companies have received a literal stamp of approval from the Vatican for their work on the upcoming faith-based animated feature Fatima and the ... Continue Reading →
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GO-N Launches Digital Department Under Amelie Oliveau

Paris-based producer-distributor GO-N Productions has formed a new Digital Department and appointed Amélie Oliveau to the newly-created role of Digital Manager. Oliveau will oversee ... Continue Reading →
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Bron Animation’s ‘Willoughbys’ Signs Major Star Power

Canada’s Bron Animation has enlisted the talents of comedy stars Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski and veteran voice actor Sean Cullen for its upcoming animated ... Continue Reading →
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Scorch Motion Short Celebrates Modern ‘Wonder Women’

Timed to the long-awaited release of Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, the team at London motion graphics design studio Scorch Motion have released a bold ... Continue Reading →
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’Steven Universe’ Creator Rebecca Sugar on Animation and the Power of Empathy “I relate very, very much to the fans of the show, because growing up, I was a very extreme fan of ... Continue Reading →
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Atlantyca Sends ‘Geronimo Stilton’ into CEE

Atlantyca Entertainment has secured a new multi-territory broadcast deal that will bring the newest seasons of animated series Geronimo Stilton and The New Adventures of Geronimo Stilton ... Continue Reading →