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Jon Stewart, HBO Walk Away from Animation Venture

A year and half after first announcing it, HBO and former The Daily Show host Jon Stewart are shuttering their short-form digital animation venture. The plan as detailed last summer ... Continue Reading →
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Hornet Films Seeks Original Kids Series Pitches

Hornet Films, an extension of award-winning commercial animation house Hornet, is seeking original concepts for its development slate. The studio is primarily looking for animated series ... Continue Reading →
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Cirrina Studios Unearths First Feature ‘The Extincts’

Recently launched entertainment finance, development and production outfit Cirrina Studios has announced its first animated feature project: The Extincts. Based on the popular middle-grade ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Despicable Me 3’ Trailer: It’s Good to Be Bad

A new spot has arrived for Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 3 — rocketing into theaters June 30 through Universal Pictures — and things are getting even crazier. The ... Continue Reading →
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China’s Hishow Picks Up ‘Tall Tales’ from PGS & ON

Beijing-based Hishow Entertainment has acquired distribution rights in China for European animated feature Tall Tales: The Magical Garden of Antoon Krings, as well as exclusive merchandising ... Continue Reading →
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Schedule for 1st Women in Animation World Summit at Annecy Revealed

Next month, the first ever Women in Animation World Summit will be held in conjunction with the Annecy International Festival and MIFA. Presented by Women in Animation and Les Femmes ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Greenlighst ‘SpongeBob’ Season 12, Re-Ups Pre-K Hits

Nickelodeon has placed the order for a 12th season of 26 episodes for its iconic cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants, the No. 1 animated show for Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11. The further adventures ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Licensing Expo

Continuing coverage of the announcements coming out of the Las Vegas Licensing Expo and related industry this week. Prior snippets can be found here. + Activision Blizzard Consumer ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘DC Super Hero Girls’ Toon from WB Coming to Cartoon Network

Warner Bros. Animation has kicked off production on an all-new animated action-comedy DC Super Hero Girls, charging onto the small screen via Cartoon Network in 2018. Building on the ... Continue Reading →
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Arnaud Réguillet Named Head of Operations at Vanilla Seed

Arnaud Réguillet has joined French studio Vanilla Seed in Angoulême to head its operations and commercial development. Working closely in support of studio director François Perreau, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Los Toons’ Specials Coming to Univision in US & Mexico

The colorful characters of Martha Montoya’s Los Toons will invite viewers in the US and Mexico along on their culture-rich adventures thanks to three new 2D animated specials, ... Continue Reading →
The Angry Birds Movie

Sony Sets 2019 Date for ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2′

Franchise creator Rovio and Columbia Pictures have revealed the official release date for The Angry Birds Movie 2 — the sequel will hit theaters on September 20, 2019, in line ... Continue Reading →
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Hot Topic, Mighty Fine & More Join ‘We Bare Bears’ Stack

Cartoon Network Enterprises has stacked up some hip new licensing partners for its hit animated comedy We Bare Bears. The award-winning series is currently in its third season on Cartoon ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Anime Legend Miyazaki Returns to the Director’s Chair Studio Ghibli has confirmed that its co-founder Hayao Miyazaki is coming out of retirement (again) to work on a new animated ... Continue Reading →
My Little Pony: The Movie

Hasbro Ponies Up First-Look Image for ‘MLP: The Movie’

On the heels — err, hooves? — of the first teaser trailer, Hasbro Studios is treating fans to a never-before-seen image from My Little Pony: The Movie — and it notable ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lupin the 3rd Part 4′ Steals to Adult Swim June 17

TMS Entertainment USA is sending the latest installment of one of its most popular anime franchises, Lupin the 3rd Part 4, to air on Adult Swim starting June 17. The 26 x half-hour ... Continue Reading →
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Bonhams & TCM to Auction Disney Animation Art Treasure Trove

On June 5, esteemed auction house Bonhams together with Turner Classic Movies will present “An Important Animation Art Collection, The Property of a Gentleman,” featuring ... Continue Reading →
Ben 10

CN Plans Second Season, New Games for ‘Ben 10′

Cartoon Network has given its hit alien-action adventure Ben 10 the go-ahead for a second season, as well as new console and mobile games and other immersive initiatives that will bring ... Continue Reading →
Hotel Transylvania: The Series

‘Hotel Transylvania: The Series’ Debuts on Disney June 25

It’s official: Hotel Transylvania: The Series has set its Disney Channel premiere for Sunday, June 25 at 8 p.m.ET/PT. The 26 x 22 min. series is based on the blockbuster film ... Continue Reading →
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‘Bad Jokes 2′ Chinese Release Announced at Cannes

Representatives from Wanda Media, Tencent Pictures, Joy Pictures and U17 gathered together in Cannes to jointly announce the release date of One Hundred Thousand Bad Jokes 2, and to ... Continue Reading →