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Alcon Tackles First Animation Project with ‘Darkmouth’

Alcon Entertainment is stepping into the animation dimension for the first time, announcing an adaptation of Irish author Shane Hagerty’s Darkmouth. The comedy-fantasy-adventure flick ... Continue Reading →
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Squeeze Launches MOOV, Quebec City’s 1st MoCap Studio

Quebec’s Squeeze studio (Cracked) has announced a new division dedicated to realistic animation: MOOV. Located in Squeeze’s offices, MOOV launches as the first motion-capture studio ... Continue Reading →
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Not To Scale Signs Animator-Director Drew Lightfoot

Production company Not To Scale has signed on to its roster multidisciplinary director Drew Lightfoot for representation in the US, UK and Europe. The award-winning Canadian helmer, ... Continue Reading →
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‘My Little Pony’ S7: More Friendship, Magic & Fun Arrives April 15

Good news, buckaroos: Discovery Family will get galloping on an all-new seventh season of hit Hasbro Studios series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, which will premiere with two ... Continue Reading →
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GO-N Gets Prehistoric with ‘Tib & Tumtum’ Toon

Paris-based producer/distributor GO-N Productions has kicked off production on a new animated series, Tib & Tumtum (52 x 13 min.), with the participation of TF1 (France) and in ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy 2017 Teases First Selections

Organizers of the the 2017 Annecy Festival are making swift strides towards the next edition, taking place June 12-17 in France. Having received over 2,800 films from 95 different countries, ... Continue Reading →
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44th Daytime Creative Emmys for Animation Achievement Named

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) has announced the honorees for outstanding achievement in animation, who will be celebrated at the 44th Daytime Creative ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

’SpongeBob SquarePants’ Creator Stephen Hillenburg Reveals ALS Diagnosis The 55-year-old creator of the long-running Nick hit told Variety: “I wanted people to hear directly from ... Continue Reading →
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‘Koe no Katachi,’ ‘Yuri!!! On ICE’ Take Top Tokyo Anime Awards

Following the reveal of the Japan Academy Prize picks earlier this month — with Sunao Katabuchi’s In This Corner of the World taking the animated feature prize — more ... Continue Reading →
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One Animation Staffs Up for Global L&M Roll Out

One Animation, the Singapore-based CG animation studio behind award-winning TV series Oddbods and Insectibles, has made two key hires to its international licensing and merchandising ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie Wraps a Successful Bordeaux Debut

Premiere European pitching event for animated features Cartoon Movie took place last week in its new host burg of Bordeaux, France, welcoming 850 participants (up 14% from last year) ... Continue Reading →
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Gaumont Options ‘Star Shards Chronicles’ for Animated Series

Nicolas Atlan, President of Animation for Gaumont, announced that the Paris- and LA-based company has optioned global rights to the epic trilogy The Star Shards Chronicles, from New ... Continue Reading →
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‘Bear Hunt’ Wins at Inaugural CAMEO Awards

Lupus Films and Walker Productions’ hand-drawn animated special We’re Going on a Bear Hunt — from the classic picture book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury — has ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim Celebrates Toonami’s 20th with New Mamoru Oshii Series

Adult Swim’s dedicated weekend block “Toonami” is celebrating 20 years with an exciting lineup of live streams, never-before-seen animation, and giveaways kicking off Friday, ... Continue Reading →
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Millimages to Rep ‘Rainbow Chicks’ Worldwide

Paris-based animation producer/distributor Millimages has entered an agreement with TThunder Animation to represent its chirpy and cheerful preschool series Rainbow Chicks (39 x 5 min.) ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 3’ Trailer 2 Drops. Oh, Brother!

Illumination Entertainment has dropped a fraternal bombshell with the latest trailer for Despicable Me 3, in theaters through Universal Pictures on June 30. We already got a good look ... Continue Reading →
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‘Coco’ Teaser Uncovers Family Secrets & Fantastical Worlds

A brand new teaser trailer for Disney-Pixar’s fall feature release Coco has arrived in theaters and online. From this brief glimpse, the Lee Unkrich-directed take on Mexican folklore ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Junior Re-Ups ‘Roadster Racers’ & ‘Lion Guard’

Disney Junior has place orders for more of its hit toons for tots, Mickey and the Roadster Racers (season 2) and The Lion Guard (season 3). Roadster Racers has topped 41 million viewers ... Continue Reading →
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Blue Spirit Increases 2017 Project Slate, Racks Up ‘Courgette’ Honors

With the success of Claude Barras’ acclaimed stop-motion feature My Life as a Zucchini (Ma Vie de Courgette) — which has won 20 awards to-date, including two Césars and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mavka’ Makes a Splash as First Ukrainian Prod at Cartoon Movie

FILM.UA Group and Animagrad producers brought some fresh spring air to Bordeaux for Cartoon Movie — Europe’s premiere animation forum — with its original feature project ... Continue Reading →