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‘Frozen,’ ‘Gravity’ Dominate at VES Awards

Disney’s Frozen won the top honor for animation along with three other honors and Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity dominated the effects side with six wins at the 12th Annual VES ... Continue Reading →
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ILM Plans to Open Central London Office

Industrial Light & Magic plans to open a new visual effects facility in central London, according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter. The effects house, a subsidiary of Disney-owned ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rick and Morty’ Returning for Season 2

Adult Swim has picked up for a second season its hit animated comedy series Rick and Morty. The half-hour animated series about a sociopathic scientist who drags his unintelligent grandson ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Unveils Kanan, the Cowboy Jedi

It’s just not Star Wars if you don’t have some Jedi in it, so the creators of the new animated series Star Wars Rebels have unveiled the lightsaber-wielding cowboy Kanan. Voiced ... Continue Reading →
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Animac 2014 Celebrates Hybrid Animation

Animac, the International Film Festival of Animation in Catalonia, will be celebrating its 18th birthday by devoting the 2014 edition (February 20-23 in Lleida, Spain) to hybrid animation ... Continue Reading →
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FX Sneaks Peek at Next ‘Archer’ Episode

FX has unveiled a brand new “Next On” clip for their smash hit comedy toon Archer, now in the midst of a 13-episode season five run. While the acclaimed 2D series from Adam ... Continue Reading →
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‘Vanity Fair’ Fetes CalArts Alums

In the heated ramp-up to the Academy Awards, Vanity Fair‘s annual Oscar issue is tipping a hat to a generation of filmmakers trained at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Category Produces Tie at Kidscreen Awards

A tie in the preschool category for best animated series lead the results at the 2014 Kidscreen Awards, held in New York as part of Kidscreen Summit. The winners were determined by ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS to Bring ‘Song of the Sea’ to America

Ireland-based Cartoon Saloon’s new feature, Song of the Sea, is coming to North America via a deal the studio struck with distributor GKIDS. The film, the second from The Secret ... Continue Reading →
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Katzenberg to Keynote Licensing Expo

DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg will deliver the opening keynote address at Licensing Expo 2014. “Licensing Expo’s keynote address is a rallying point for the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Daniel Tiger’ Hangs Around for Season 2

The Fred Rogers Co. has announced a second season of its animated hit Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, with 25 new episodes set to roll out later this year. The first original TV ... Continue Reading →
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‘Room on the Broom’ Wins Intl. Emmy Kids Award

Magic Light Pictures’ multiple award-winning Room on the Broom has won the animation category of the 2014 International Emmy Kids Awards. Room on the Broom has picked up a raft ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Signs Up Partners for ‘Stan Lee’s Mighty 7′

Genius Brands has announced new licensing partners that will create merchandise based on Stan Lee’s Mighty 7, the animated film trilogy created together with Stan Lee’s ... Continue Reading →
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Disney, Google Launch ‘Blank’ Animated Short

Disney Interactive has teamed up with Google to launch a new animated short film titled Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story. The 38-minute video will be available exclusively via Google ... Continue Reading →
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The Boys of ‘Breadwinners’

This month, Nickelodeon introduces viewers to the best-buddy heroes of its new 2D animated series Breadwinners: two booty-shaking ducks named SwaySway and Buhdeuce who run a bread delivery ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dick Figures’ Duo Revamp ‘Aachi & Ssipak’

A unique toon treat makes its way to North America on DVD, Blu-ray and digital on March 11 as Cinedigm releases Mondo Media’s English dub of the bizarre animated Korean comedy ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jungle’ Tales Set to Grow Disc Libraries

A vintage Disney animated feature gets the Diamond Edition release this week with the home video re-release of The Jungle Book (Disney, $29.99 DVD, $38.99 Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy ... Continue Reading →
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Sony, Ubisoft Team on Hybrid ‘Rabbids’ Feature

Video game and TV stars The Rabbids are being developed for a big screen outing in a live-action and animation hybrid feature film via a partnership between game maker Ubisoft and Sony ... Continue Reading →
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Deals Send ‘Olly’ to Latin America, France, Russia

Newly launched Splash Entertainment has sold broadcast rights to its 3-D stereoscopic feature Dive Olly Dive and The Pirate Treasure, which recently completed a successful theatrical ... Continue Reading →
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Studio 100 Sells 4 Film Rights for Israel

Studio 100 Film has presold to Filmhouse Israel four new animated features: Maya the Bee, Vic The Viking, Heidi and Blinky Bill. The company has already presold Maya the Bee rights ... Continue Reading →