Beth Parker

Beth Parker of Disney TV EMEA Named Chair of Animated Women UK

Beth Parker, Senior Manager of Production for Disney Channels EMEA, has been named the next animation chair of Animated Women UK, a regional support and advocacy network for women working ... Continue Reading →
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Nora Twomey’s ‘Breadwinner’ Premiering at TIFF

A first round of film programming picks for the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival was announced during a live-streamed press conference Tuesday, with Cartoon Saloon’s upcoming ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Inside ‘Rick and Morty’ Premiere, Jinkx Monsoon Is a Gem, Sony Goes ‘Princeless,’ & More!

VIDEO: Inside “The Rickshank Redemption” – ‘Rick and Morty’ Series creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, writers Ryan Ridley and Mike McMahan talk us ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Veterans Offer Career Tips During Animag’s Comic-Con Panel

Write and draw every day. Work well with your peers. Get used to getting lots and lots of criticism, and put your work out there for everyone to see. These were only some of the helpful ... Continue Reading →
Kay Benbow

Kay Benbow Says Goodbye Amid BBC Children’s Overhaul

A major restructuring of the BBC’s Salford, UK-based children’s division will see CBeebies Controller Kay Benbow departing, along with several other senior staff. The revamp ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Puts Women of Animation in the Spotlight

On August 7 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present an evening’s discussion about the role of women artists ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ Is First Feature Made in OpenToonz

Tokyo-based Dwango Co. has revealed that open source 2D animation production software OpenToonz is being used in a feature film project for the first time in Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s ... Continue Reading →
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Matt Groening Fantasy ‘Disenchantment’ Coming to Netflix

Netflix has ordered 20 episodes of a new adult animated comedy-fantasy series from The Simpsons creator Matt Groening: Disenchantment. Produced by The ULULU Company with animation by ... Continue Reading →
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Top 5 Finalists for AniComp Announced

The first round of AniComp has wrapped, with five talented East African artists making the cut for the final competition. The pitch contest’s ultimate winner will be decided during ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Supes Christian Cardona & Buddy Gheen Join Picture Shop

Burbank, CA visual post house Picture Shop is propping up its rapidly growing VFX department with the addition of award-winning team Christian Cardona and Buddy Gheen. Cardona joins ... Continue Reading →
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Foundry Launches Nuke and Hiero 11.0

Software developer Foundry has launched the latest major release for its Nuke family of products, with Nuke and Hiero 11.0. The leading high-end compositing tool is back with a slew ... Continue Reading →
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Epic Games Brings Real-Time Innovations to SIGGRAPH

Epic Games will be holding its first SIGGRAPH Unreal Engine User Group (and party!) on July 31 at L.A.’s Orpheum Theatre, from 4:30-9 p.m. (Register for free online.) The User ... Continue Reading →
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Portsmouth Student Wins REACT Award for Refugee Themed ‘Teddy Bear’ Short

University of Portsmouth animation student Ellie Baily-Jones has earned the Best Campaign award from the Refugee Education Across Conflicts Trust (REACT) charity for her film The Teddy ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

VIDEO: ‘LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2′ Official Kang the Conqueror Trailer In the new spot revealed at SDCC, meet the time-travelling Super Villain who has stolen numerous ... Continue Reading →
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‘Puffin Rock’ Flocks to Milkshake! UK

Award-winning animated preschool series Puffin Rock will be feathering a new nest when it migrates this month to Channel 5′s Milkshake! programming block in the UK. Narrated by ... Continue Reading →
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Nordic Toon ‘Gigglebug’ Joins Channel 5 Family

Cologne-based WDR mediagroup has licensed Finnish animated kids’ program Gigglebug to Channel 5 for its popular preschool block, Milkshake! Produced by Gigglebug Entertainment, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Saga,’ ‘Charlie Chan’ Lead 2017 Eisner Winners

The 29th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards took place Friday night during Comic-Con San Diego, honoring the best in the year’s sequential storytelling arts as well as the ... Continue Reading →
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Crowd Input Guides ‘Smosh Mosh’ Cartoon

Through to July 31, web denizens can head to www.smoshmosh.com to take part in an interesting animation experiment: a crowdsourced cartoon where community votes determine which narrative ... Continue Reading →
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SDCC: ‘Ninjago’ Trailer, Darkwing on ‘DuckTales,’ DC Animation, TBS Toons & More!

Miss anything? Check out previous rundowns here and here. WB Releases Second ‘Ninjago’ Trailer If you’re a fan of brickified animation, awesome robot-piloting ninja ... Continue Reading →
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SDCC: Peek at ‘Hey Arnold’ Movie, ‘TMNT/Usagi Yojimbo,’ ‘Young Justice: Outsiders,’ ‘Inhumans’ & Beyond!

See previous announcements from San Diego Comic-Con here! Nickelodeon Gives Fans an Exclusive First Look at ‘Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie’ At Friday’s panel — featuring ... Continue Reading →