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Xilam’s ‘Zig & Sharko’ Sinks Teeth into International Channels

Paris-based Xilam Studio is swimming in sales for its non-dialog, slapstick comedy cartoon Zig & Sharko, with several international broadcasters coming on board. Gulli and France ... Continue Reading →
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VIMN Secures Batch of Nick Show Sales

Viacom International Media Networks announces a number of international broadcast deals for Nickelodeon series, including freshman cartoon Pig Goat Banana Cricket. In Spain, Antena ... Continue Reading →
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DHX, Ragdoll Set for ‘Twirlywoos’ Season 2

DHX Media and Ragdoll Productions announce that UK broadcaster CBeebies has commissioned a 25 x 11 second season of its stop-frame / live-action hybrid preschool series Twirlywoos. ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Powerpuff Girls’ to Premiere at SXSW

Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup are swooping back to the small screen with an all-new series set to debut on Cartoon Network on Monday, April 4 at 6 p.m. ET/PT. To kick off the superheroic ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Kubo’ Trailer Arrives from LAIKA

A new trailer for LAIKA’s upcoming original adventure flick Kubo and the Two Strings has arrived, showing off some exceptionally seamless stop-motion animation. The spot reveals ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Boom Animation Acquires TACTIC Studio from Southpaw Technology TBA buys up the related IP for the asset management, production tracking and review tool, now to be renamed Toon ... Continue Reading →
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Bejuba Inks Deals for ‘Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave’

Toronto-based Bejuba! Entertainment has sold original kids’ animated series Ruff-Ruff, Tweet and Dave to a number of international broadcasters. Now in production on its second season, ... Continue Reading →
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Cinema 4D Announces VR Plug-in Ahead of GDC

Software developer Maxon will be showcasing game and virtual reality solutions with Cinema 4D at the 2016 Game Developers Conference, taking place March 16-18 in San Francisco’s Moscone ... Continue Reading →
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Betty White Guests on ‘SpongeBob’ Ahead of Kids Choice Awards

Nickelodeon is gearing up for an exciting Saturday night on March 12, with the programming anchored by the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The pop culture celebration ... Continue Reading →
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NY Int’l Short Film Fest Calls for Entries

The New York International Short Film Festival — running May 31 through June 2, 2016 at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in NYC — is still accepting submissions in multiple ... Continue Reading →
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Portfolio Names Jonathan Abraham Director of Int’l Sales & Acquisitions

Entertainment distributor Portfolio Entertainment has hired on Jonathan Abraham as Director of International Sales and Acquisitions, effective immediately. Abraham is now responsible ... Continue Reading →
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First Fan-Owned Studio Legion M Launches

A world’s first has arrived with the opening of Legion M, a new entertainment company that is owned and creatively guided by fan investors. The company’s to-be-announced project ... Continue Reading →
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Nick’s ‘TMNT’ Bringing Back ’80s Turtles in March Episode

Radical worlds are set to collide in a new time-traveling episode of Nickelodeon’s CG Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles set to air Sunday, March 27 at 11 a.m. ET/PT. The half-hour ... Continue Reading →
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FMX to Feature ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Avengers’ VR and More

Organizers of the 2016 FMX conference, taking place April 26-29 in Stuttgart, have revealed new details of this year’s programming. Attendees can look forward to presentations ... Continue Reading →
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Google Spotlight Stories ‘On Ice’ Released

A new immersive VR story experience for Google Spotlight Stories, director Shannon Tindle’s On Ice, is now available on YouTube, viewable on many Android devices and Google Cardboard, ... Continue Reading →
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WIA Launches Membership Drive for International Women’s Day

In recognition of International Women’s Day (March 8), Women In Animation is once again sounding the call to action for its pledge to “Reach 50/50 by 2025″ by launching ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Head Announces Gender Parity Goals

The National Film Board of Canada will be ensuring that in future at least half of its productions will be directed by women and half of all production spending will be allocated to ... Continue Reading →
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Deadline Extended: MIPTV Cartoons at Cannes Guide

The MIPTV content market in Cannes is just around the corner, and over on the print side of Animation Magazine we are busily preparing the April issue which will be distributed to all ... Continue Reading →
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Sony’s Animated Ghostbusters Movie Finds Director Clash of Clans commercials director Fletcher Moules is reportedly signed on for the project. ANNY Presents Free Screening March ... Continue Reading →
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Slate of Stars Join ‘Tangled: Before Ever After’ Cast

Disney TV has announced a slew of voice cast members for the upcoming Disney Channel animated series Tangled: Before Ever After. Joining the stars of the 2010 feature Tangled — ... Continue Reading →