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Nickelodeon Launches Animation Scholarship

Nickelodeon has partnered with national non-profit Get Schooled — co-founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Viacom — to award one skilled, innovative animator ... Continue Reading →
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41 Entertainment Names Anna Kislevitz Senior L&M Manager

41 Entertainment has appointed Anna Kislevitz as Senior Manager – Licensing and Merchandising for the Greenwich, Connecticut-based animation production, distribution and marketing ... Continue Reading →
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‘China, IL’ Season Three Set for April

Adult Swim will be premiering the third season of Brad Neely’s 2D comedy China, IL this April as part of its spring 2015 line-up. The half-hour series takes place at the worst ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Co-Creator Sam Simon Dies Aged 59

Sam Simon, the nine-time Emmy winning writer who helped make TV animation history by co-creating The Simpsons, has died of colorectal cancer at home in Los Angeles, aged 59. Simpsons ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: Grunkle Stan Talks ‘Gravity Falls’ Secrets

To whet the appetites of Gravity Falls fans for tonight’s spectacular “cliffhanger” episode on Disney XD, the House of Mouse has released police station interview ... Continue Reading →
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China’s DMG Buys Stake in Valiant Comics

China/US film production group DMG has taken an equity stake in indie comics publisher Valiant Entertainment, with plans to turn some of the company’s more popular characters ... Continue Reading →
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Gallery Nucleus Opens ‘Korra/Avatar’ Exhibit

Gallery Nucleus, located in Alhambra, CA, has teamed up with Nickelodeon to present a special tribute art exhibition to hit animated series The Legend of Korra and Avatar: The Last ... Continue Reading →
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Animate Yourself with Plotagon App

The Swedish developers of Plotagon are bringing the creativity-fueled app to the SXSW event in Austin this month (booth #1147) to unveil a new feature: the ability for users to generate ... Continue Reading →
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At the Game Developers Conference 2015

The Game Developers Conference this year proved to be bigger and badder than ever. What started as an intimate gathering of U.S. game developers is now a mega-event, with more than ... Continue Reading →
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Premiere Irish Animation Awards Set for March 13

The first ever Irish Animation Awards will be presented on Friday, March 13 at the Dingle Skelligs Hotel in Dingle, County Kerry. The inaugural awards from Animation Ireland aim to ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie Presents 2015 Tributes

With a 17th successful edition in the bag, Cartoon Movie has announced the participant-selected winners of the 2015 Cartoon Tributes — awards for outstanding contributions to ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie Showcases Euro Toon Diversity

Cartoon Movie 2015 kicked off in Lyon, France Wednesday evening, opening the pitching and co-production forum with a screening of Aardman Animation’s Shaun the Sheep stop-motion feature, ... Continue Reading →
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Elite Animation Opens Tampa Academy

Florida’s Elite Animation Academy, which staged its summer youth camp in Orlando last year, is growing its operations by opening a second location in Tampa. The facility will offer ... Continue Reading →
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‘Harlock: Space Pirate’ Arrives March 31

Ketchup Entertainment has announced it will be releasing Shinji Aramaki’s Harlock: Space Pirate on Digital HD, On Demand and DVD on March 31. Based on the classic manga and anime ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Commissions Radical Sheep’s ‘Fangbone’

DHX Television, the broadcasting division of DHX Media, has ordered a brand new animated comedy-adventure series titled Fangbone! from Toronto-based Radical Sheep Productions. Production ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Announces English ‘Marnie’ Cast

GKIDS has announced the English-language voice cast for its North American release of its latest Studio Ghibli title, When Marnie Was There. In addition to Hailee Steinfeld as “Anna” ... Continue Reading →
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‘My Little Pony’ Season 5 Hoofs it to Discovery Family

An all-new season of Hasbro Studios’ smash hit animated series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic will debut on Discovery Family on April 4 with two back-to-back premiere episodes ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Director Jeff Hale Dies in Oregon

The following information has been pulled from a tribute compiled by ASIFA-SF president Karl Cohen with the assistance of Geraldine Clarke and Margot Hale. Jeff Hale, a prolific animator ... Continue Reading →
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Breakthrough Names Craig McGillivray VP Distribution

Breakthrough Entertainment has appointed Craig McGillivray as Vice President, Distribution. Based in the company’s Toronto headquarters, McGillivray will serve in a senior-level role ... Continue Reading →
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‘Barbapapa’ Co-Creator Talus Taylor Dies

San Francisco-born cartoonist Talus Taylor, who with his wife Annette Tison created the charming pink blob character Barbapapa in 1970, died in Paris on February 19 at the age of 82. ... Continue Reading →