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‘Boxtrolls’ Gets Screening at Venice Fest

LAIKA’s upcoming stop-motion feature The Boxtrolls will be screened out of competition at the 71st Annual Venice Film Festival on Sunday, August 31. The film’s theatrical ... Continue Reading →
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‘Toy Story That Time Forgot’ Coming December 2

ABC has announced that their second Pixar Animation Studios TV special, Toy Story That Time Forgot will premiere Tuesday, December 2 at 8 p.m. ET. The holiday themed special follows ... Continue Reading →
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‘My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks’ Set for September

Following up 2013′s successful movie venture My Little Pony Equestria Girls, Screenvision has teamed up with Hasbro Studios and Shout! Factory to bring My Little Pony Equestria ... Continue Reading →
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‘Slugterra: Return of the Elementals’ Arrives in Canada

Vancouver-based Nerd Corps Entertainment animation studio announced a partnership with Cineplex to bring Slugterra: Return of the Elementals to over 50 theaters across Canada on August ... Continue Reading →
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StoryToys Kicks Off ‘ShipAntics’ App Series

Dublin-based interactive books and games publisher StoryToys has announced the release of ShipAntics – The Legend of the Kiki Beast, the first chapter in a unique adventure series ... Continue Reading →
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The Early Hanna-Barbera, a la Benedict

San Diego Comic Con is once more upon us, offering a virtual Roman coliseum packed with all things pop culture. For baby boomer toonheads, there will be one bright spot (well, probably ... Continue Reading →
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Katzenberg to Receive National Medal of Arts

DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg will receive a National Medal of Arts for 2013 from the White House and the National Endowment for the Arts. Other recipients of the 2013 ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Plans Hybrid ‘Manimal’ Feature

If you’re going to bring back Manimal, a short-lived cult fantasy TV series from the early 1980s, comedy and animation is the way go. That’s the thinking of Sony Pictures ... Continue Reading →
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Gnosis, Vinton Team Up for Four-Picture Slate

Gnosis Moving Pictures and Vinton Entertainment has signed a co-production deal on a slate of CG animated films to be directed by Oscar winner and stop-motion pioneer Will Vinton. “After ... Continue Reading →
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Release Date Updates for ‘Sinister Six,’ ‘Spider-Man 3,’ ‘Pirates 5′

The ongoing shuffle of vfx-laden feature projects continues with recent announcements of release changes and confirmations. Due to box office results not meeting expectations for The ... Continue Reading →
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SEGA Reveals ‘Sonic Boom’ Characters

SEGA’s smash hit videogame character Sonic the Hedgehog is lining up a whole new universe of adventures. Announced earlier this year, the new franchise spin Sonic Boom includes ... Continue Reading →
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WIA Launches Mentoring Pilot Program

Women in Animation has launched a professional mentoring program designed to empower, educate and support mentees by increasing their industry knowledge and access to information through ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Fest Announces Shorts Selections

The Ottawa International Animation Festival is pleased to announce the official selection of short films that will compete for the Grand Prize at this year’s festival running ... Continue Reading →
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Extended Clip Previews ‘Star Wars Rebels’

Comic-Con is looming, and Disney and Lucasfilm are looking to make a big splash at the show with their upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels. For those lucky enough to attend, there ... Continue Reading →
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ToonBox Expands to L.A.

Canadian animation studio ToonBox Entertainment is toasting the success of its indie feature The Nut Job by expanding its operations to the U.S. with a new office in downtown Los Angeles. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Robot Chicken’ Whips up Bitch Pudding Special

Robot Chicken viewers will get an extra special dessert this Sunday, July 27 at 11:30 p.m. as Adult Swim presents a special episode featuring fan-favorite character Bitch Pudding. In ... Continue Reading →
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PGS, OuiDO! Team up for ‘Smiley’ Series

Iconic logo character Smiley, the originator of the now ubiquitous emoticon, is gearing up for its TV debut. International brand manager PGS Entertainment and animation house OuiDO! ... Continue Reading →
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ABP Takes Summer Show to Downtown Manhattan

This summer, for the first time in the history of Animation Block Party, opening night will be held in lower Manhattan. The evening is presented by Brookfield Arts and hosted by our ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount to Distribute Two Spanish Features

Paramount has picked up distribution rights to two animated features from Spain. The deal with Telecinco Cinema, Telefonica Studios and Los Rockets AIE will see the studio handle worldwide ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wild Kratts’ Muck About in Swamp Special

Young viewers will get to learn all about the country’s slimiest denizens as a new special, Wild Kratts: Swamp Things!, launches on PBS KIDS today, July 21. The hour-long special ... Continue Reading →