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‘Antboy’ Franchise Toons Up with Nimbus, Sardine & Attraction

Denmark’s Nimbus Film is joining forces with Montreal-based boutique animation studio Sardine Productions to bring its Antboy entertainment franchise into a new dimension: a fresh ... Continue Reading →
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Distribution360 Picks Up Pedri’s ‘George and Paul’

Distribution360, a MarbleMedia company, has signed on for international representation of preschool stop-motion property George and Paul (26 x 5), from Dutch studio Pedri Animation. ... Continue Reading →
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Univ. del Cine Opens Call for TALENT Scholarship in LatAm

Fundación Universidad del Cinema in Buenos Aires has issued a call for submissions for prospective Animation and Multimedia Film Degree students across Latin America to compete for ... Continue Reading →
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‘Harvey Beaks’ Flits to Primetime on Nicktoons

Nickelodeon Animation Studio’s Harvey Beaks will get hopping with all-new adventures as season two continues Wednesday, March 1 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Nicktoons — launching with ... Continue Reading →
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Wizart Trailers Melnitsa’s ‘Fantastic Journey to Oz’

Just ahead of its presentation at the European Film Market in Berlin, Russian animation studio Melnitsa and distribution partner Wizart have released a brand new trailer for Fantastic ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Kubo’ Top VES Honors

It was a good night for The Jungle Book and Game of Thrones, with each winning five categories at the 15th annual VES Awards held Feb. 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Jungle Book ... Continue Reading →
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‘Stolen Princess’ Teaser Is a Sweet Tooth Showdown

Animagrad animation studio (part of FILM.UA Group) has released the teaser trailer for its first animated feature project: The Stolen Princess. The spot pits a spunky princess against ... Continue Reading →
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NYICFF Shorts Program Features 50+ Premieres

The Oscar-qualifying New York International Children’s Film Festival has unveiled its complete short film lineup for its 20th anniversary edition, running February 24-March 19 ... Continue Reading →
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Sarah Maizes Named Kids Ent. VP at Jim Henson Co.

The Jim Henson Company has recruited 20-year children’s entertainment and publishing veteran Sarah Maizes into the newly created position of Vice President of Children’s ... Continue Reading →
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Vishal Dembla Appointed VP & GM for Turner SE Asia

Turner Asia Pacific has appointed Vishal Dembla as Vice President and General Manager of its newly established Southeast Asia division. Based in Singapore, Dembla will be tasked with ... Continue Reading →
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Sprout Grows Original Toon Slate with ‘Remy & Boo,’ Renewals & More

NBCUniversal Cable Ent.’s 24-hour preschool network Sprout is expanding its original programming offerings with a greenlight for a new animated series, Remy and Boo (due in 2018), ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hanni and the Wild Woods’ Makes Global Debut at Kidscreen Summit

After over a decade in development for the global market and attaining a sizable Korean investment, brand-new CG animated children’s TV and multiplatform series franchise Hanni ... Continue Reading →
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New Pre-K Toon ‘Uma and Devan’ Stars Indian-American Siblings

Toonz Media Group and New York-based Sharmaji Productions have partnered on the production of a full season of Uma and Devan Namaste!, a new animated preschool series that is the first ... Continue Reading →
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Switch VFX & Animation Launches Scholarship Awards

Five Canadian colleges with outstanding animation and visual effects programs have been chosen to grant the Switch VFX & Animation Scholarship Awards — $1,000 per annum financial ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

‘Kubo and the Two Strings’: How LAIKA Made the Thrilling Boat Sequence IndieWire chats with director and studio head Travis Knight about the film’s most ambitious ... Continue Reading →
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Mercury & Cartoon Saloon form Lighthouse Studios

Canada’s Mercury Filmworks and Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon have joined forces to create a new, full-service animation venture: Lighthouse Studios. Based in Kilkenny, Ireland, the studio ... Continue Reading →
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‘Samurai Jack’ Season 5 Trailer Is Worth the Wait

Adult Swim has unveiled the official trailer for the upcoming fifth, limited season of Genndy Tartakovsky’s cult-hit action-adventure toon Samurai Jack … and it looks awesome. ... Continue Reading →
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Mike Mitchell Is Directing ‘LEGO Movie’ Sequel

Trolls and Shrek Forever After helmer Mike Mitchell has signed on as Master Builder for Warner Animation Group’s The LEGO Movie sequel, replacing formerly attached director Rob ... Continue Reading →
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Goya Awards: Alberto Vàzquez Scores Historic Double Win

The 31st Goya Awards ceremony was held Saturday in Madrid, and resulted in a history-making win for animation director Alberto Vàzquez, who can now add to his prize shelf the Goya ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Secures Raft of Sales for ‘Sweet Tweets’ Shorts

9 Story Media Group has inked several agreements to bring animated shorts series Sweet Tweets (32 x 2) to digital platforms around the world. Produced by YetiLABS, a division of Kelowna, ... Continue Reading →