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Dane DeHaan Joins ‘Boxcar Children’ Voice Cast

Legacy Classics and Shout! Factory announce the casting of Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets) in upcoming animated feature, The Boxcar ... Continue Reading →
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Open Road Films Picks Up ‘Arctic Justice’

Open Road Films has acquired all US rights to 3D CG family feature Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad, from Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Media Group. The pick-up was announced ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Networks to Feature Black History Month Interstitials Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior will present a series of “Be Inspired” interstitials hosted by live-action ... Continue Reading →
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Kid Genius Cartoon Channel Launches Across OTTs

Genius Brands International has boosted the reach of its Kid Genius Cartoon Channel by approximately 20 million households with this week’s launch of channel on OTT platforms including ... Continue Reading →
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VRLA Sets ‘Rick & Morty’ Co-Creator Justin Roiland as Keynote

The VRLA Expo, taking place April 14-15 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, will feature a Keynote Address on Saturday from Justin Roiland, co-creator of Adult Swim hit animated series ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ Soars with Altitude Film

Altitude Film Sales has secured international rights to the first feature film from Studio Ponoc, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, according to Variety. The 2D fantasy adaptation is directed ... Continue Reading →
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Autour de Minuit Celebrates Double César Short Nominations

Paris-based studio Autour de Minuit has the distinction being the first producer to have two of its projects nominated in the Best Animated Short Film category for the distinguished ... Continue Reading →
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Superights Feathers ‘Puffin Rock’ Sales Nest Worldwide

Superights Kids & Family Entertainment is sending the two-time Kidscreen Award-winning preschool series Puffin Rock (78 x 7). Initially commissioned by RTEJr (Ireland) and Nick ... Continue Reading →
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Animator & Filmmaker Hal Geer Dies Age 100

Hal Geer, a producer, director, writer and editor for animation known for his work on the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes franchise, died January 26 in Simi Valley, California. He was 100 ... Continue Reading →
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Activision Blizzard Announces Consumer Products Dept., ‘Skylanders’ S3

Activision Blizzard has launched a new consumer products division with the aim of supporting its global growth strategy by creating new avenues for fan engagement with its game franchises ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Clip: Tour Branch’s Bunker in ‘Trolls’ out Feb. 7

DreamWorks Animation’s feel-good CG animated hit Trolls is coming home on Blu-ray and DVD on February 7 (and is available now on Digital HD) through 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. ... Continue Reading →
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’Stranger Things’ Star Matthew Modine Joins Animated Film ‘My Love Affair with Marriage’ Recent SAG Awards nominee (and no stranger to voice acting for animation) signs on to ... Continue Reading →
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Pete Docter, Jonas Rivera & Tim Miller Host Oscar Week Events

The Academy will present a series of public programs celebrating this year’s Oscar nominees in select categories in the week leading up to the 89th awards ceremony. Held in the Samuel ... Continue Reading →
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‘P. King Duckling’ Gets Flying Start on Disney Junior US

UYoung and Little Airplane Productions’ new preschool comedy series P. King Duckling is off to a quacking good start on its new US broadcast home of Disney Junior, where it debuted ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Dinosaur Train’ Movie Steams to PBS KIDS Feb. 20

PBS KIDS will premiere an all-new, one-hour movie special for its hit series Dinosaur Train, “What’s at the Center of the Earth?,” on Monday, February 20. Created by Craig Bartlett ... Continue Reading →
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Wage-Fixing Suit Draws to Close with $100M Disney Settlement

The end is in sight for the class-action lawsuit that shook up the animation industry. Holdout defendants Disney, Pixar and Lucasfilm (all under The Walt Disney Company umbrella) have ... Continue Reading →
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Youth Media Alliance Brings Taste of Canada to Kidscreen

Montreal-based Youth Media Alliance is planning its next big mission to the Kidscreen Summit in Miami, February 13-16, thanks to the renewed support of the Canada Media Fund, Telefilm ... Continue Reading →
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Unity Dates 2017 Vision VR/AR Summit

Host company Unity Technologies has revealed some details for its premiere augment and virtual reality event, Vision VR/AR Summit 2017, set for May 1-2 a the Loews Hollywood. This third ... Continue Reading →
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GO-N’s ‘Tootuff’ Is Going Strong in Season 4

Paris-based producer-distributor GO-N Productions has secured a raft of new pickups by international broadcasters for the fourth season of its animated comedy series, Tootuff (75 x ... Continue Reading →
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‘Moana,’ ‘Zootopia’ to Receive Made in Hollywood Honors

The 6th Annual Made in Hollywood Honors will be bestowed on live-action awards darling La La Land and Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Moana and Zootopia. Sponsored by the Los Angeles ... Continue Reading →