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Fest Anča 2015 Calls for Entries

Slovakia’s international animation festival Fest Anča has launched its call for entries for the 2015 edition. Filmmakers are invited to submit their films made after January ... Continue Reading →
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‘Toot the Tiny Tugboat’ Chugs off to U.K.

Turner Broadcasting has picked up the U.K. pay TV rights for Lupus Films’ new animated preschool series Toot the Tiny Tugboat. The show will launch on the company’s Cartoonito ... Continue Reading →
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PBS Distribution Takes on ‘Baby Genius’

Genius Brands International has named PBS Distribution as the home entertainment licensing partner for the award-winning Baby Genius library, which boasts more than 500 songs and 125 ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks-Hasbro Merger On Hold

DreamWorks Animation might consider changing its motto to “always a bridesmaid, never a bride” after merger talks with Hasbro halted Friday after the toymaker’s stock slid on ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dumb’ Tops Weekend; Disney Gross Hits $4B Worldwide

Comedy won the weekend battle, but animation and visual effects are proving to be the fuel that’s propelling growth in the global box office war. Universal’s comedy sequel ... Continue Reading →
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First Look at Dos Corazones’ ‘Max & Me’

Fans of animation say the medium can do anything live action can. And increasingly those arguments are being put to the test, as in the case of Max & Me, an animated feature in ... Continue Reading →
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Legendary TV Producer Glen A. Larson Dies

Glen A. Larson, one of television’s most prolific producers of sci-fi and fantasy programming, died Nov. 14 of esophageal cancer. He was 77. Larson is best known for working as ... Continue Reading →
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The Foundry Acquires Made With Mischief

Award winning software creator The Foundry is expanding its market reach while bolstering its tech strength with the acquisition of Made With Mischief. The company’s flagship ... Continue Reading →
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Gallery Nucleus Preps Gaming Exhibition, ‘Big Hero 6′ Panel

Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA (gallerynucleus.com) will this Saturday, Nov. 15 open a new exhibition called Roll the Dice, and present an artist panel and signing for The Art of Big ... Continue Reading →
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DC’s LEGO Heroes Take on the Bizarro League Feb. 10

Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and The LEGO Group have announced a new animated feature movie, LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League, coming to home ... Continue Reading →
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‘Playmobil’ Joins Toy-to-Film Bandwagon

News out of AFM brings tidings that the classic tyke-targeted Playmobil toy brand is the latest to pursue a big-screen feature film adaptation. Paris-based ON Entertainment has secured ... Continue Reading →
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Tony Millionaire’s ‘Sock Monkey’ in Works for Film

Tony Millionaire, the indie comicker behind Maakies, and animator Matt Danner (The Looney Tunes Show, Xiaolin Showdown) have joined forces to develop the iconic Sock Monkey toy into ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH 2015 Calls for Submissions

Preeminent CG and tech event SIGGRAPH has officially opened its call for submissions for the 2015 edition, taking place August 9-13 in Los Angeles. Artists, scientists and scholars ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks, Hasbro Talking Merger

First it was Softbank looking to acquire DreamWorks Animation; now it’s been reported that talks are well underway for the animation powerhouse to merge with toy and media megacompany ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer for ‘Song of the Sea’

GKIDS has released a new trailer for Song of the Sea, the most-recent animated feature film from Cartoon Saloon and director Tomm Moore. Song of the Sea tells the story of Ben and his ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hippopotamy’ Wins Top KLIK! Prize

The eclectic KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival (klikamsterdam.nl/festival) wrapped up over the weekend, awarding Polish animator Piotr Dumala’s Hippopotamy (Hippos) the Best ... Continue Reading →
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‘One Night in Hell’ Unleashed Online

One Night in Hell, a haunting new animated short from Unanico Group and rock visionary Brian May (of Queen) in association with the London Stereoscopic Company, has arrived for international ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Offers On-Air Feast Thanksgiving Week

Nickelodeon will be serving up a hearty helping of entertainment for Thanksgiving week, kicking off Monday, November 24. Highlights include new episodes of toon favorites, an original ... Continue Reading →
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Cathal Gaffney Keynoting U.K.’s Manimation

MIDAS, Manchester’s inward investment agency, and the Children’s Media Conference have announced the speakers for animation and content creation conference Manimation, taking ... Continue Reading →
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‘Blue Umbrella’ Helmer Unseld Joins Passion

Saschka Unseld, director of the Pixar short film The Blue Umbrella, has joined Passion New York as creative director. In addition to The Blue Umbrella, which screened in front of Monsters ... Continue Reading →