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BAFTA Children’s Awards Nominees Announced

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards nominees. Live-action educational parody Horrible Histories snagged three ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Pioneer Ken Ralston Receiving VES Lifetime Achievement Award

The Visual Effects Society has named multiple Academy Award-winning visual effects pioneer Ken Ralston as the recipient of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented at the ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Dominates MIPJunior Top 30

The list of the top 30 most-viewed projects at the MIPJunior market this year was completely dominated by animated series — 29 out of 30! — with an unprecedented showing ... Continue Reading →
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MONDO Animation Library to Stream on LeEco

MONDO announces a further expansion of its digital presence, with popular animated series like Happy Tree Friends and Deep Space coming to tech giant (and leading online video company) ... Continue Reading →
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‘Squidbillies’ Gets 2 Rip-Roarin’ Holiday Specials

Adult Swim’s cephalopodic comedy Squidbillies is really getting into the holiday spirit this year, with special episodes prepped for All Hollow’s Eve and National Gluttony Day. In ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ben & Holly’ Land on Canada’s Treehouse

Entertainment One’s BAFTA and Emmy award-winning preschool animation Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom will make its Canadian debut on Monday, October 4 a 8 a.m. ET/PT on leading ... Continue Reading →
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Asian Partners Join Forces for ‘Barangay 143’

Singapore-based August Media Holdings, Philippines-based animation and games developer Synergy88 Group and Japanese national broadcaster TV Asahi have entered a partnership to produce ... Continue Reading →
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Stop-Mo Director Anthony Farquhar-Smith Joins Not To Scale

Film and animation producer Not To Scale has signed on stop-motion director Anthony Farquhar-Smith — a roster addition that will see his work represented across all three NTS ... Continue Reading →
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Sony TV Takes Stake in Hopster

Sony Pictures Television Networks announced it has taken a minority stake in leading preschool SVOD platform Hopster, becoming a strategic equity investor and taking a seat on the Board. ... Continue Reading →
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Tokyo Film Fest Fetes Mamoru Hosoda

The 29th Tokyo International Film Festival, taking place October 25 through November 3, is continuing festival director Yasushi Shiina’s work to bring more animation into the TIFF ... Continue Reading →
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Tom Hiddleston Signs on to Aardman’s ‘Early Man’

Aardman Animations’ latest feature film project, Early Man, is building star power with the announcement that Emmy nominated British actor Tom Hiddleston (The Night Manager) is joining ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Clip: ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ Season 3 Arrives

On Friday, October 21, the third season of DreamWorks Animation TV’s Netflix original series The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show debuts exclusively on the streaming service, and we’re ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

VIDEO: Dream Corp LLC – Season 1 Trailer Adult Swim’s all-new live-action/rotoscopy hybrid series premieres Sunday, October 23 at 11:45 p.m. (Pick up the December issue of Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana Shows Off New Look, New Shows at MIP

Premiere Canadian animation company Nelvana — part of Corus Entertainment — made a splash at MIPCOM, announcing an exciting brand refresh, including a new logo and a slate ... Continue Reading →
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Thunderbird & Skybound North Ink First-Look Deal

Vancouver-based multiplatform entertainment company Thunderbird Entertainment (Beat Bugs) and Skybound North — a division of Skybound Entertainment — have entered into a ... Continue Reading →
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GoldieBlox Boosts Entertainment & Marketing Teams

Children’s multimedia company GoldieBlox has expanded its entertainment and marketing teams with the hiring of kids’ entertainment veterans Kenny Davis (Chief Marketing Officer), ... Continue Reading →
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Alex Schwartz Named Alpha Animation Head of Production

Los Angeles-based Alpha Animation has appointed Alex Schwartz as its new Head of Production, CEO Bob Bacon announced Wednesday. Schwartz is charged with overseeing creative development ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Greenlights ‘The Loud House’ Season 3

Nickelodeon has greenlit a third 26-episode season of hit animated comedy The Loud House — currently the top-rated kids’ cartoon on TV. The order brings the total episode count ... Continue Reading →
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BLE Breaks Records in 2016

Last week’s annual Brand Licensing Europe event in London surpassed its goals with a record-breaking show. Now in its 18th year, BLE is Europe’s premiere licensing event, and is ... Continue Reading →
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Squanchtendo Launches First VR Project ‘Accounting’

Justin Roiland and Tanya Watson’s recently launched Squanchtendo studio has seen its first VR game arrive. Accounting is a virtual reality game from Crows Crows Crows designed with ... Continue Reading →
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