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‘Ernest & Celestine’ Set for Feb. 28 L.A. Run

The Oscar-nominated animated feature Ernest & Celestine will be released in both the original French-language and an English dub versions Feb. 28 at the Landmark Theater in Los ... Continue Reading →
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Henson Options Zuckerberg’s ‘Dot’ for TV Series

The Jim Henson Co. plans to develop an animated children’s TV series based on Dot, having optioned the rights to the debut picture book from author Randi Zuckerberg. Recently ... Continue Reading →
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Elton John to Animate ‘Technicolor Dreamcoat’

Music star Elton John’s Rocket Pictures, the company behind the 2011 hit Gnomeo & Juliet, plans to turn the stage musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat into an ... Continue Reading →
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Universal Plans ‘Despicable Me’ Attractions for Spring

The Minions are coming to Universal Studios Hollywood. The hordes of tiny little helpers from the Despicable Me franchise will be featured in a new 3D Ultra-HD adventure ride called ... Continue Reading →
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Deadline Near for Art Department Animation Classes

The deadline is Feb. 7 for registering for animation courses at The Art Department, an online school with brick and mortar locations across the United States. TAD is offering four animation ... Continue Reading →
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WME to Represent, Advise Digital Domain 3.0

The William Morris Endeavor agency has signed as a new client Digital Domain 3.0, the post-bankruptcy version of the famed visual effects company. The agency will advise the company, ... Continue Reading →
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Breakthrough Entertainment Execs Buy in as Partners

Two executives at Toronto-based Breakthrough Entertainment have acquired stakes in the company, which produces animated content such as the TV series Rocket Monkeys and Mother Up! Nat ... Continue Reading →
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Hollywood Bowl Concert to Fete DreamWorks

The Hollywood Bowl’s newly announced 2014 schedule includes a concert tribute to the 20th anniversary of DreamWorks Animation. The program will feature Thomas Wilkins conducting ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wild Grinders’ Launches Season 2 on Feb. 5

The second season of pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek’s animated comedy series Wild Grinders is set to premiere Feb. 5 at 8:30 p.m. ET on Nicktoons. The 26-episode second season of ... Continue Reading →
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Technicolor to Produce ‘Cosmo’ for Fun Crew

Technicolor has optioned the rights from Fun Crew to develop and produce 52 11-minute episodes of the 2-D digital animated children’s series, Cosmo, Bud & Boo, which the company ... Continue Reading →
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Camillion Plans TV Series for Koodo’s ‘El Tabador’

Koodo has entered into a global rights deal with Toronto-based Camillion Corp. for the exclusive use in media entertainment of El Tabador, Koodo Mobile’s award-winning animated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hot in Cleveland’ Gets Animated This Season

TV Land has announced that the fifth season of its hit original sitcom Hot in Cleveland will boast an animated episode (titled, surprise, “The Animated Episode”). Titmouse, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Rescue Rangers’ Due for Live Action Feature

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Walt Disney Studios has picked up a pitch for a live-action movie based on the ’80s-’90s animated TV series Chip ‘n Dale Rescue ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim Block Gets Extra Hour

Turner Broadcasting is reshuffling its animation cable destinations and ramping up its digital content offerings in a series of strategic moves that will see the grown-ups-only Adult ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Clip From ‘The Little Penguin’

Just in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics comes The Little Penguin: Pororo’s Racing Adventure, arriving Feb. 11 on DVD and digital, exclusively at Walmart, from Lionsgate Home ... Continue Reading →
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NYICFF Announces Full 2014 Slate

The New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival has announced its full slate for the 2014 edition, which runs March 7-30 at five Manhattan locations, and will include 100 new ... Continue Reading →
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Stop-Motion Legend Arthur Rankin Jr. Dies

Legendary animator, producer and director Arthur Rankin Jr., who delivered some of the most enduring and well-loved TV holiday specials of all time, has died at age 89. The acclaimed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Takes Top Toon Honor at WGA Awards

The winners of the 2014 Writers Guild of America Awards have finally been unveiled, and The Simpsons has snapped the top Animation prize in an all Matt Groening competition which pitted ... Continue Reading →
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Gaumont Reveals New Organization

Following the departure of Head of Production Operations Jean-Pierre Quenet at the end of 2013, after nearly 10 years in the position, Gaumont Animation’s managing director Pierre ... Continue Reading →
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‘Free Birds,’ ‘Justice League: War’ Discs Arrive

ReelFX’s animated feature Free Birds (Relativity, $29.98 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray combo pack), the story of one turkey’s adventures in avoiding being served for Thanksgiving ... Continue Reading →