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BoxLunch Exclusives to Satisfy Force Friday Appetites

Among the exhilarating intergalactic activities Disney Co.’s Star Wars department and partners are planning for Force Friday II (like the multinational Find the Force AR event), civic-minded ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Toy Story Land Unboxed, ‘Last Day of June’ Arrives, ‘Breadwinner’ at BFI & More

Toy Story Land to Open at Walt Disney World Resort in Summer 2018 Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek set the opening date for Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ new 11-acre zone. ... Continue Reading →
Biomutant

Trailer: Experiment 101’s ‘Biomutant’ Causes Gamescom Stir

Swedish studio Experiment 101 made a big splash at Gamescom in Cologne last week with the highly anticipated unveiling of their first videogame project, Biomutant. The action-driven, ... Continue Reading →
Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus

Cinemax Dates ‘Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus’ Premiere

Having announced the project earlier this year, Cinemax has slated the premiere of its first original animated comedy Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus, which will debut ... Continue Reading →
The Smurfs

IMPS & Dupuis Plan New ‘Smurfs’ Series

Peyo’s little blue mushroom-dwellers are going to return to the small screen once more, as official licensor IMPS announces it is joining forces with Dupuis Audiovisuel to create ... Continue Reading →
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VES Summit ‘17 to Honor Carstensen, Finance, Burns

The Visual Effects Society has announced its special honorees to be recognized at the 9th Annual VES Summit, set for Saturday, October 28. Venerated VFX producer and founding VES member ... Continue Reading →
Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality

VRDC Fall Sessions Explore ‘Virtual Rick-ality,’ Tilt Brush & More

Virtual Reality Developers Conference is gearing up to bring premier content and networking opportunities for immersive VR, AR and MR experience creators to San Francisco’s Union ... Continue Reading →
Maya the Bee

Giochi Preziosi Named ‘Maya the Bee’ Master Toy

Studio 100 and Planeta Junior have tapped Giochi Preziosi as Master Toy partner for global kids’ animation brand, Maya the Bee. The licensee will handle manufacturing, distribution, ... Continue Reading →
Best Fiends: Visit Minutia

Seriously & Reel FX Reunite for ‘Best Fiends: Visit Minutia’ Short

Mobile-first entertainment company Seriously has teamed up once again with Golden Globe-nominated animation studio Reel FX for a second original short in the Best Fiends game-inspired ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Simpsons’ Composer Dischord, Sparks Fly in “Edith Piaf” MV, Fox TV Shakeup, & More

’The Simpsons’ Composer Alf Clausen Fired Double Emmy winner to exit the record-setting show after 27 years in what speculators peg as a cost-cutting measure. The show has recorded ... Continue Reading →
Voltron VR Chronicles

‘Voltron VR Chronicles’ Offers Personal Paladin Adventure

Innovative VFX and immersive entertainment house Digital Domain, in league with Universal Brand Development, announces DreamWorks Voltron VR Chronicles — the first-ever virtual ... Continue Reading →
Peppa Pig

eOne Scores International Deals for ‘Peppa Pig,’ ‘PJ Masks’

Entertainment One continues to grow popular animated preschool properties Peppa Pig and PJ Masks both on-air and at retail with new international partnerships. Recent highlights include ... Continue Reading →
Masha and the Bear

‘Masha and the Bear’ Is First Pre-K Toon Watched in Space

Decades later, Russia has apparently won another space race. Global hit Masha and the Bear, from Moscow-based Animaccord Animation Studio, has become the first preschool toon to be ... Continue Reading →
ATF Animation PItch 2017

Asia TV Forum Opens Inaugural Animation Pitch

Reed Exhibitions, producer of Asia TV Forum & Market, has opened the call for entries for the first-ever ATF Animation Pitch: a premier Asian pitching competition for creators and ... Continue Reading →
Vampirina

‘Vampirina’ Sinks Teeth into Disney Junior Oct. 1

The new, cutely blood-curdling kids’ show Vampirina has been slated for its broadcast premiere on Sunday, October 1 at 11 a.m. ET, with two back-to-back episodes simulcast on Disney ... Continue Reading →
A Silent Voice

Anti-Bullying Anime ‘A Silent Voice’ Coming to US Theaters

ELEVEN ARTS Anime Studio will be bringing Naoko Yamada’s widely acclaimed animated teen drama A Silent Voice to US theaters, opening October 20, 2017. Based on the manga by Yoshitoki ... Continue Reading →
Adam Cootes

How I Landed a Career in Animation

Blue Sky Studios’ Head of Story Adam Cootes reflects on the roles that determination, hard work and a touch of random fate played in his trans-Atlantic career journey. Growing ... Continue Reading →
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Paley Center Hosting Cartoon Network 25th Anniversary Exhibit

The television animation landscape changed forever a quarter-century ago with the launch of the very first 24-hour toon channel. To celebrate its big 25th anniversary, Cartoon Network ... Continue Reading →
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Ginni Mack, Disney Ink & Paint Artist and Tinker Bell Model, Dies at 90

Ginni Mack, one of Walt Disney Studios’ ground-breaking “Ink & Paint Girls” who moved up the department ranks and was immortalized as the original model for Tinker ... Continue Reading →
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YouTube Red’s ‘Dallas & Robo’ Starring John Cena, Kat Dennings

YouTube’ subscription service Red is bulking up its original programming slate with the addition of Dallas & Robo — a new animated sci-fi comedy series from Shadowmachine ... Continue Reading →