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Toonz Premium to Present at MIFA

Software developer Digital Video will present the latest version of its state-of-the-art digital 2D tool Toonz Premium at the MIFA market at Annecy. The Digital Video team will be on ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount, Disney-Marvel, DreamWorks Animation Tap French Tax Rebates France’s national film commission confirms approval for Sherlock Gnomes, Captain Underpants, and TV series ... Continue Reading →
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‘Zootopia’ Hits $1B Worldwide

Disney’s animated feature Zootopia crossed the $1 billion mark this weekend, making it the studio’s second billion-dollar release of 2016 (and 11th ever). Zootopia is so ... Continue Reading →
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Comedian Akmal Saleh Joins ‘Blinky Bill’ Cast

Internationally renowned comedian Akmal Saleh is set to join the voice cast of The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill, in the role of Blinky’s best friend Jacko, the frill-necked ... Continue Reading →
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m4e Takes Over Rainbow’s Stake in ‘Mia and Me’

German brand management and media company m4e AG will take a more controlling role in the production, licensing and marketing of international TV series and brand Mia and Me, created ... Continue Reading →
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Jim Henson Signs Multiple Partners for ‘Dinosaur Train’

The Jim Henson Company is continuing to expand the global presence of Dinosaur Train‘s consumer products program, bringing on several new licensing partners in key territories ... Continue Reading →
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Ink Previews Licensing Expo Slate

Ink Global is preparing to jet off to Las Vegas with a slate of hot toon properties in tow for the annual Licensing Expo, taking place June 21-23 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. ... Continue Reading →
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Bulldog Brings Variety of Brands to Licensing Expo

U.K. agency Bulldog Licensing is bringing a strong and diverse portfolio of brands to the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas this month. Attendees and potential partners are invited to check ... Continue Reading →
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UNO Awarded Digital Animation Studio Funds

The University of New Orleans has been awarded $94,000 to build a digital animation studio for students looking to make a career in animation and special effects. Expected to open next ... Continue Reading →
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Video: Aardman’s #ToadOff for Vimto U.K. animation house teams up with Driven ad agency for an epic amphibian fruit-fight in this energetic CG spot, directed by Will Studd (Stuff ... Continue Reading →
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‘Counterfeit Cat’ Curls Up in Disney XD’s Lap

Tricon Kids & Family and Wildseed Kids have sold animated shorts series Counterfeit Cat to Disney XD for broadcast in the U.S. The comedy spots will debut on Monday, June 20 at ... Continue Reading →
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Just Another Reminder That ‘Life Sucks’

A new short-form animated series has arrived online to break up your existential doldrums. Life Sucks but at Least I’ve Got Elbows blends live-action and 3D animation to follow ... Continue Reading →
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Humanizing Girls: Conversation with The Emily & Ariel Show Filmmakers Emily Hoffman and Ariel Noltimier Strauss Selected for the Shorts Program 2 lineup at LA Film Fest, this stop-motion ... Continue Reading →
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Just Keep Swimming: Pixar’s ‘Finding Dory’ Is a Major Breakthrough for Water Animation MoviePilot’s Elise Jost explores the Bay Area studio’s latest tech breakthrough, including ... Continue Reading →
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Clips: ‘Voltron Legendary Defenders’ Premieres June 10

DreamWorks’ Voltron: Legendary Defenders premieres exclusively on Netflix on June 10 with a one-hour origin story, plus 10 22-minute episodes. While you wait for the official debut ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim Expands ‘Rickstaverse’

Rick and Morty Rickstaverse — the first videogame built on Instagram — has a new expansion pack. So, there goes your afternoon! Adult Swim proudly presents “Interdimensional ... Continue Reading →
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Animal Logic Seeks ‘LEGO’ Recruits at Annecy

Award-winning animation and VFX studio Animal Logic is heading to the Annecy festiva in France this month, seeking to hire crew into its Vancouver studio for production on The LEGO ... Continue Reading →
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Animatrik Builds Virtual World for ‘Warcraft’

Inspired by Blizzard’s incredibly popular MMORPG, the eternal orc-human struggle will smash onto the big screen this summer in Duncan Jones’ Warcraft, from Legendary and Universal. ... Continue Reading →
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Neoglyphic Launches NeoFur Tool for Unreal Engine

Neoglyphic Entertainment has unveiled NeoFur — a cross-platform, real-time fur and fiber technology for Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. A fast, dynamic and reasonably priced solution, ... Continue Reading →
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Roger Enrico Dies: Former DreamWorks Animation Chairman Was 71 Corporate titan best known for making Pepsi a pop-culture icon was “a leader in every sense of the word, owning a rare ... Continue Reading →