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Hart Named Disney Jr. VP Original Programming

Emily Hart has been promoted to the post of Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Junior. Hart, who joined Disney in 2003, oversees production and creative development of television ... Continue Reading →
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Guests Set for Anime Midwest Convention

Anime Midwest, a three-day convention celebrating Japanese animation, video games, music and more has announced its lineup of featured guests at this year’s convention from July ... Continue Reading →
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‘Alien’ Artist H.R. Giger Dies at 74

Swiss surrealist artist Hans Ruedi Giger, better known as H.R. Giger, died at age 74 Monday after being hospitalized for a fall down the stairs in his Zurich home. Working primarily ... Continue Reading →
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L.A. Animation Jobs Hit All Time High

According to data collected by The Animation Guild, animation work in Southern California hit an all-time high last year and shows no signs of slowing down. IATSE Local 839′s ... Continue Reading →
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Shotgun to Hold First Pipeline Awards at SIGGRAPH ’14

Shotgun Software has announced that it will present the first-ever Shotgun Pipeline Awards to recognize excellence in pipeline tool development, integration, engineering and use in ... Continue Reading →
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Craft Unveils CameraFx Animation Tool

Sweden-based Craft Animations has released a new tool called Craft CameraFx, designed to make creating camera animation intuitive and simple. Designed specifically for camera animation, ... Continue Reading →
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First Look: ‘Sanjay and Craig’ Go Prime Time

Nick’s hit series Sanjay and Craig is premiering its first episode to air in primetime May 16 at 7 p.m. In “A Tail of Two Slithers,” Craig meets his long-lost brother, Ronnie ... Continue Reading →
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‘Looney’ Releases, ‘Wolverine’ Return

Apparently, that was NOT all, folks! After a five-year gap, Warner Bros. has released Looney Tunes: Spotlight Collection Volume 8 (Warner Bros., $19.98), featuring 30 classic cartoons ... Continue Reading →
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Live-Action Breaks Into Fox Sunday Lineup

Fox’s primetime schedule for the 2014-2015 season brings some changes to the network’s long-established Sunday-night animation line up with the addition of two live-action ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story’s ‘Nerds and Monsters’ Invade U.K.

9 Story Entertainment has licensed Slap Happy Cartoons’ animated comedy series Nerds and Monsters (40 x 11) to U.K. kids’ channel CITV. The show premiered in April as part ... Continue Reading →
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Art Connection Academy Sets Summer Programs

Art Connection Academy has announced its Summer Animation Program. In these three animation sessions, taught by industry veterans, students will learn to create a 24-second animated ... Continue Reading →
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First Disney Junior Movie ‘Lucky Duck’ Names Lead Quackers

Stars of stage (that’s Broadway, people) and screen Christian Borle, Megan Hilty and Tom Cavanagh will be leading the voice cast of the first ever Disney Junior Original Movie, ... Continue Reading →
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Cynopsis Names 2014 Animation Innovators

Steve Borst and Gary “Doodles” Di Raffaele, co-creators of Nickelodeon’s Breadwinners; DreamWorks Animation’s head of TV development Peter Gal; Blue’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Coming to Life In ‘Once Upon a Time’

ABC Television’s fairy tale drama Once Upon a Time will be welcoming a new Disney princess into its live-action (and a bit more bad-ass) menagerie. A hint at the show’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Spidey 2′ Slips; ‘Oz’ Opens in Eighth

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was toppled from its perch atop the domestic box office this weekend by an R-rated comedy, while indie animated feature Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return ... Continue Reading →
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Animal Logic, Cowell’s Syco to Develop Features

Australia-based animation and effects company Animal Logic and X Factor creator Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment have agreed to a long-term deal focused on creating music-based ... Continue Reading →
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VES Vancouver Sets May 24 Career Fair

The Visual Effects Society Vancouver Section, in partnership with the Vancouver Economic Commission, will play host May 24 to the city’s largest annual career fair for Vancouver’s ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Offers Mudbox for $10 a Month

Autodesk’s Mudbox digital painting and 3D sculpting software is now available for $10 a month via desktop subscription. Providing an intuitive, tactile method for creating and ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim Upfronts Mostly Live Action

Adult Swim announced its upfront lineup to advertisers, with announced new series veering more toward live-action than animation. Animated offerings include the previously announced ... Continue Reading →
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‘Breadwinners’ Gets Second Season on Nick

Nickelodeon will be baking up a second season of its popular new animated comedy Breadwinners from creators Steve Borst and Gary “Doodles” Di Raffaele. The 20 episode order ... Continue Reading →