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Daily News Bytes: Annecy Look-Back, Animation LootCrate, Boomerang’s ‘Dorothy’ & More

VIDEO: Film Ambience Annecy 2017 A quick video tour through the weeklong whirlwind which as Annecy/MIFA, which totted up an amazing 10,000 accreditations (including 3,000 for the market), ... Continue Reading →
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Turner APAC Invests in Vietnam Network POPS

Turner Asia Pacific has made a strategic investment in leading Vietnamese digital media and creator network POPS Worldwide, which will see the global broadcast giant take a minority ... Continue Reading →
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Fabulous ‘Fantasia’ Collection Features in Heritage Auction

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions’ July 1 animation sale will offer up one of the largest selections of artwork from Disney’s groundbreaking 1940 anthology feature Fantasia. The shining ... Continue Reading →
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‘Batman and Harley Quinn’ One-Night Cinematic Event Set

Having enjoyed successful big-screen outings for Batman: The Killing Joke and Batman: Return of the Caped Crusader last year, Warner Bros. Studios, DC Entertainment and Fathom Events ... Continue Reading →
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Sprout Adds 2 New Toons, Jason Alexander Joins ‘Kody Kapow’

Universal Kids has given the greenlight to two new animated series, which will debut on its preschool destination Sprout in 2019: Powerbirds and Norm. The network will also soon premiere ... Continue Reading →
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‘Girl without Hands’ Gets NYC & LA Openings with GKIDS

Auteur filmmaker Sébastien Laudenbach’s Brothers Grimm adaptation The Girl without Hands will receive Oscar-qualifying cinema runs through GKIDS, which picked up the rights last ... Continue Reading →
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Jorge Gutiérrez Chairing Spark Animation 2017 Conference

Spark CG Society welcomes The Book of Life helmer Jorge R. Gutiérrez as the Spark Animation 2017 Conference Chair. The visionary Mexican animator, character designer, painter, writer ... Continue Reading →
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Fans Get a ‘Despicable Me 3’ Kick with PUMA X MINIONS Collection

Animation sensations and iconic duds are always a great match, and the latest must-have gear is launching this summer with the PUMA x Minions Collection hitting shelves worldwide June ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Reveals Events & Exclusives for Anime Expo ‘17

VIZ Media is heading into the Japanese pop-culture mega-event Anime Expo 2017 with a full slate of activities and con exclusives featuring some of its most popular titles. The largest ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling’ Special Brings Back Classic Cast

Nickelodeon has confirmed that a cavalcade of cast members from the original ‘90s series will reprise their roles for the brand-new, original, hour-long TV movie Rocko’s Modern ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Han Solo’ Helmers Out, LA Schwizgebel Event, D23 Goodies & More

’Star Wars’: Why the Han Solo Film Directors Were Fired Sources say the the LEGO Movie helmers clashed creatively with Star Wars script vet Lawrence Kasdan. Possible replacements ... Continue Reading →
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Adam Goodman Producing Animated Adaptation ‘Wolf Totem’ for Le Vision

Adam Goodman, formerly president of Paramount, is turning his sightline to animation, according to Hollywood Reporter. The film biz vet will be producing the adaptation of award-winning ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Forms 3-Year Plan to Uplift Indigenous Peoples

The National Film Board of Canada has unveiled a three-year plan and series of commitments shaped by the work and recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada ... Continue Reading →
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BANPRESTO to Host Loot Crate Anime Figure Sculpt Contest

Artists and anime fans heading to New York Comic Con (Oct. 5-8, www.newyorkcomiccon.com) will get to witness the first-ever BANPRESTO World Figure Colosseum, a sculpting competition ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Master,’ ‘Parque Pesadelo’ Light Up Lanterna Mágica Awards

An Estonian stop-motion short swept Brazil’s Lanterna Mágica animation festival awards this weekend, with Riho Unt’s The Master taking three prizes (Best Film, Best Direction and ... Continue Reading →
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David Oyelowo Voicing Scar in ‘Lion Guard’

Acclaimed actor of stage and screen David Oyelowo (A Most Violent Year, Selma, Queen of Katwe) will be putting on the pelt of one of animation’s most iconic villains to voice Scar ... Continue Reading →
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Fred Seibert, Netflix’s Andy Yeatman to Keynote MIPJunior

MIPJunior (www.mipjunior.com) has announced that two major influencers in the kids’ animation industry have been confirmed a keynote speakers for the 2017 confab: Fred Seibert and ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Clip: First Look at Nick’s ‘Welcome to the Wayne’ Opener

Nickelodeon will bid viewers Welcome to the Wayne when the brand-new animated mystery series debuts Monday, July 24. Ahead of the big debut of Emmy-winning writer and composer Billy ... Continue Reading →
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Pélénope Bagieu’s ‘Brazen’ Getting Animated Series Treatment

Illustrator and comicker Pélénope Bagieu’s celebrated feminist webcomic Brazen (Les Culottées) is being adapted into an animated 30 x 3 min. TV series by France’s Agat ... Continue Reading →
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UK’s Blue-Zoo, China’s CU Animation Form Lanzu JV

Award-winning UK-based animation studio Blue-Zoo announced at Annecy a funding deal with China UK Animation Company (a subsidiary of Zhong Ze Culture Investment Group) that will see ... Continue Reading →