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Disney Peeks More ‘Moana’ in Olympics Spot

Disney over the weekend debuted a new extended TV spot for its upcoming CG feature Moana, taking advantage of all the eyeballs glued to Olympics coverage. The trailer plays more with ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Ups Dion Vlachos to EVP Retail

Nickelodeon has promoted Dion Vlachos to the position of Executive Vice President, Retail Sales, Marketing and Publishing. Based in New York, Vlachos will manage the development of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Daniel Tiger’ Is Lone Animated Winner at TCA Awards

The 32nd Annual TCA Awards, presented by the Television Critics Association on Saturday at the Beverly Hills Hilton, saw only one animated series walk away with an award. Daniel Tiger’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Counterfeit Cat,’ ‘Talking Tom’ Win Cablefax Awards

Tricon Films & Television’s original animated comedy series Counterfeit Cat snapped up the 2016 Cablefax Program Award for Best Children’s Series. The 2D series is a ... Continue Reading →
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Took Over Disney Animation’s Instagram and Is Just Singing Disney Songs All Day The Hamilton creator and star is penning songs for Moana. Well, when he’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘StoryBots’ Premiere on Netflix August 12

After racking up more than 400 million online views for their short-form videos, JibJab Bros. Studios’ Ask the StoryBots will debut on Netflix on August 12. The original series ... Continue Reading →
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Rockwell Museum Hosts Hanna-Barbera Exhibit

The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts will pay tribute to the driving force behind latter 20th century cartoon powerhouse Hanna-Barbera with a new exhibition, “Hanna-Barbera: ... Continue Reading →
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YouTube Kids App Gets Sporty

Alongside the Olympics festivities, the YouTube Kids App is getting in the athletic groove for the month of August with a rollout of engaging sports-themed content for young viewers. ... Continue Reading →
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Bankrupt Arc Productions Off the Hook for $23 Million Ontario Job-Creation Grant Economic Development minister says recently shuttered studio met its job-creation obligations long ago, ... Continue Reading →
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A Potent Story, Revealed Mark Osborne’s The Little Prince finally launches on Netflix and in select theaters — read more about it in this feature story from Animation Magazine! Media ... Continue Reading →
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IKinema Cures ‘Invisible Man Syndrome’ for VR Games

IKinema has developed a virtual reality extension for its full-body inverse kinematics middleware RunTime, taking its existing capabilities mainstream and enabling developers to easily ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Orders ‘Okies of Bel Air’ Pilot from NBA’s Blake Griffin

Fox TV has ordered a pilot of animated comedy Okies of Bel Air, executive produced by Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin and partially inspired by the sportsman’s own life. The ... Continue Reading →
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DC Celebrates ‘Suicide Squad’ Opening

The wait is over: the worst heroes ever are kicking butt in theaters in Zack Snyder’s Suicide Squad, out now through Warner Bros. Pictures. To celebrate, DC Entertainment has a few ... Continue Reading →
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National Amusements Roasts Viacom Management

National Amusements — owned by Sumner Redstone and holder of 80 percent control over Viacom’s voting stock — has released a statement veritably raking Viacom’s senior ... Continue Reading →
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HITN-TV Slates Kids’ Block

U.S. Hispanic network HITN-TV, based in Brooklyn, will debut a new children’s programming block on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. ET. The offerings will include new series as well as ... Continue Reading →
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Go Behind-the-Scenes of Studio Ghibli’s Detailed Animation Process Former Ghibli producer Hirokatsu Kihara demonstrates the fine-pointed creative process behind classics like Nausicaa ... Continue Reading →
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CCIFF Delegates Address SIGGRAPH

The Canada China International Film Festival (CCIFF) held its fourth pre-launch event last week at SIGGRAPH in Anaheim, with high profile delegates on hand to introduce the festival ... Continue Reading →
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Masters & Savant’s New Site Shows Off Talent

Multi-award-winning, multi-disciplinary production company Masters & Savant has launched a new website showcasing the strong assemblage of creative talent now collected under their ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! Sets U.S. Theatrical Release for ‘Blinky Bill’

This fall, audiences will get to go on a cinematic CG journey through the Australian outback when Blinky Bill: The Movie opens in U.S. theaters on October 7, 2016, through Shout! Factory ... Continue Reading →
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Google Spotlight’s ‘Buggy Night’ on YouTube

The latest buzz from Google Spotlight Stories is that another short has been added to its YouTube library: Buggy Night. Previously launched on Moto X and Moto G as well as the Google ... Continue Reading →