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Disneyland Plans Pixar Fest Celebration for 2018

Disney Parks is planning its biggest-ever celebration of all things Pixar, with Anaheim, California’s Disneyland Resort set to hold the debut Pixar Fest next year. The limited time ... Continue Reading →
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Win Free Tickets to LA’s World Animation & VFX Summit!

Are you keen to rub elbows with global industry icons and celebrated animation/VFX talent? Do you live in the Los Angeles area? If your answer is “Yes! And, like, yes!” then we ... Continue Reading →
Bat Pat

‘Bat Pat’ Takes Wing on iflix

Atlantyca Entertainment has struck a deal with Kuala Lumpur-based SVOD iflix for its comedy cartoon Bat Pat (52 x 11 min.) The adventurous little critter will take flight this winter, ... Continue Reading →
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Sky Moves into Magical ‘Moominvalley’

Leading pan-European entertainment company Sky has come on board the latest animated incarnation of Tove Jansson’s beloved characters, with Gutsy Animations’ Moominvalley set to ... Continue Reading →
Addams Family

Cinesite Tapped to Animate MGM’s ‘Addams Family’

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures has announced that digital entertainment outfit Cinesite Studios will provide CG animation and VFX for its upcoming feature film based on the macabre panel ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s New ‘Muppet Babies’ Set for Early 2018 Due Date

Production has commenced on Disney Junior’s reimagined Muppet Babies series, announced in 2016 and due to arrive on screens in early 2018. The CG-animated reboot will chronicle the ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Unikitty’ Spooky Special, Boomerang Serves ‘Garfield’s Thanksgiving,’ Ghostly ‘Gardner & Wells’ & More

‘Unikitty’ Halloween Event Episode Precedes Series With an official premiere date yet to be announced, fans of The LEGO Movie’s most upbeat oddball can get a first taste of the ... Continue Reading →
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Gary Finnegan Named VP Programming Strategy for DHX Media

Canada’s DHX Television has appointed industry vet Gary Finnegan as its new Vice President of Programming Strategy. Based in Toronto, he will be providing direction and guidance for ... Continue Reading →
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New Animation Scholarship Named for ‘SpongeBob’ Creator Stephen Hillenburg

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA has introduced the Stephen Hillenburg Animation Scholarship — an annually awarded gift created to support emerging animators. The scholarship ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ethel,’ ‘Louise,’ ‘Vincent’ & ‘Zombillenium’ Nominated for European Film Academy Award

The European Film Academy announced this week the four nominees for the European Animated Feature Film 2017 Award. The contenders represent the diversity of stories, styles and techniques ... Continue Reading →
Space Chicken

Sola Media Blasts Off with B.O. Hit ‘Space Chicken’

Kids’ and family entertainment sales specialist Sola Media GmbH has reached an agreement to distribute the comic-strip inspired animated feature Space Chicken (Condorito: La Pelicula) ... Continue Reading →
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Legend 3D Grows with India Studios Opening Nov. 13

Legend 3D, Inc. — an industry-leading stereoscopic 3D conversion, VFX, VR and animation studio with facilities in Los Angeles and Toronto — will be expanding its presence ... Continue Reading →
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Wild Bunch Bringing Natalie Portman Project, Ari Folman’s ‘Anne Frank’ to AFM

Paris-based Wild Bunch will be offering up two intriguing new animated features at the upcoming American Film Market in Santa Monica (Nov. 1-8): a trippy road adventure produced by ... Continue Reading →
The Breadwinner

‘Breadwinner,’ ‘Big Bad Fox’ Win Animation Is Film Honors

The inaugural Animation Is Film festival in Los Angeles has announced its feature film competition winners. Out of the 12 competing titles, Nora Twomey’s powerful The Breadwinner ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Taps Director Joel Crawford for ‘Croods 2′

Having recently returned to the DreamWorks Animation release slate, The Croods 2 has got its helmer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The studio has selected Trolls head of story ... Continue Reading →
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27 Projects Selected for 2017 Asian Animation Summit

The 2017 Asian Animation Summit will be presenting 27 fresh animation concepts from creative houses across Asia-Pacific late this year, as the event returns to Brisbane, Australia Nov. ... Continue Reading →
Wonder Woman

How Platige Image Brought a Painting to Life for ‘Wonder Woman’

Wonder Woman‘s memorable opening sequence, showing the beginnings of the Amazon heroine, was basically a painting brought to life with computer graphics. Platige Image was not ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Clips, ‘Cars 3′ on Digital, Frederator Hits 1 Billion Views & More

The Strange, Spooky Story Behind ‘Michael Jackson’s Halloween’ Vanity Fair‘s Yohana Desta gets the down-low on the all-star, one-hour TV special announced this ... Continue Reading →
KLIK Awards

‘Negative Space’ Wins Best Short at KLIK Animation Fest

The colorful, energetic KLIK festival of animated film has wrapped up its 10th edition in Amsterdam, capping six days of screenings, special guests (including Star vs. The Forces of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Big Mouth’ Season 2 Coming to Netflix Next Year

In an announcement video published Tuesday, Netflix has forewarned viewers that a second season of raunchy animated puberty comedy Big Mouth will be sprung sometime in 2018. You can ... Continue Reading →