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Genius Takes ‘Edison’s Secret Lab’ into Production

Genius Brands International has begun production on its new animated children’s series Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab. The pilot episode, titled “If the Fossil Fits,” ... Continue Reading →
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Dentsu Brings Anime ‘LBX’ to Nicktoons

The popular Japanese anime series LBX is coming to the United States with a deal to air on Nicktoons later this year. LBX (a.k.a. “Little Battlers eXperience”) is a Bandai ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy Toon from ‘Megamind’ Scribes Underway at Fox

The writers behind DreamWorks Animation’s CG family flick Megamind are at work on developing a new animated comedy for Fox, according to a Deadline scoop. The project from Alan ... Continue Reading →
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Frederator Taps Into ‘Simon’s Cat’ Goldmine

Fred Seibert, acclaimed toon producer (Adventure Time, The Fairly OddParents, Dexter’s Laboratory, et al) and founder of Frederator Studios has inked an intriguing deal with Simon’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Trailer Goes Live

Following its debut during Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC last night, Disney has launched the new trailer for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy online. Check out the superheroic, space-faring ... Continue Reading →
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Wildseed Unveils Kidson-Based Web Series

U.K.-based Wildseed Studios has released the first episodes of a new animated series based on the work of underground comic-strip artist Ralph Kidson on its YouTube channel. Wildseed, ... Continue Reading →
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Ubisoft Montreal Adopts OpenStage 2 Markerless Mo-Cap

Video game studio Ubisoft Montreal is going markerless, striking a deal with Organic Motion to use its OpenStage 2 motion-capture system. OpenStage 2 is designed to reduce costs and ... Continue Reading →
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London’s Royal Albert Presents Pixar in Concert

Londoners are in for a special, musical evening this Saturday as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs scores from 13 of the world’s most treasured animated features during ... Continue Reading →
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MPC Opts for OptiTrack Mo-Cap

International vfx studio The Moving Picture Company (MPC), which recently lent movie magic to World War Z and Man of Steel, has revealed its reliance on its 18-camera OptiTrack motion-capture ... Continue Reading →
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The Foundry Launches Collectives Packages

U.K.-based software developer The Foundry is now offering Creation and Production Collectives — two packages of award-winning applications offering open, future-proof workflows ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen,’ ‘Gravity’ Top BAFTA Awards

Frozen walked away with another cool honor this weekend, nabbing the BAFTA for Best Animated Film at a ceremony in London. Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck took home the honor ... Continue Reading →
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‘LEGO’ Builds $50M Second Weekend

It was another great weekend for The LEGO Movie, which built on its already impressive debut last weekend with a $50 million domestic gross through Sunday. The muscular hit has grossed ... Continue Reading →
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Irish Animation Icon Murakami Dies

Jimmy Murakami, one of the founding fathers of Irish animation, died Sunday morning after a brief illness, according to a report from the Irish Film & Television Network. He was ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mr. Fox’ Returns in Criterion Edition

One of the most-acclaimed indie animated films of recent years gets the Criterion treatment this week with the release of Fantastic Mr. Fox: Criterion Collection Edition (Fox, $39.95 ... Continue Reading →
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Teasers Preview ‘Star Wars Rebels’

The buildup for the new animated series Star Wars Rebels is in full gear, as Disney XD releases two new 30-second teaser trailers offering a first look at the series. Take a look: What ... Continue Reading →
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The Past Ain’t What It Used to Be!

How Rob Minkoff and his team at DreamWorks assembled a ... Continue Reading →
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Minifigs Meet the Big Screen

How directors Phil ... Continue Reading →
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Meet the Shiny Future of Law Enforcement

VFX supe Jamie ... Continue Reading →
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Nick’s Plucky Newcomers

Breadwinners pits two intrepid ducks against the perils of the bread delivery business. This month, Nickelodeon introduces viewers to ... Continue Reading →
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In Pursuit of Art and Quality Content

This year’s Cartoon Movie in France will highlight bold, new features which aren’t afraid to tackle tough, non-commercial subjects. If you are a firm believer that some ... Continue Reading →