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VIZ Manga Acquisitions Announced at AX

VIZ Media detailed a raft of manga publishing acquisitions over the weekend at its official panel held as part of the 2016 Anime Expo in Los Angeles. New series include the continuation ... Continue Reading →
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Gamescom Congress Explores Diverse Applications

Organizers of the 2016 Gamescom Congress in Cologne, Germany are preparing a program that tackles everything from on-board entertainment to virtual reality for the event, taking place ... Continue Reading →
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Star Trek Charts Course for Comic-Con to Mark 50th Anniversary; William Shatner Set for Panel Iconic sci-fi series to be celebrated at the world’s biggest geekstravaganza with ... Continue Reading →
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Rene Bourdages Named NFB Director General

Claude Joli-Coeur, Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the National Film Board of Canada, announced the appointment of René Bourdages as the NFB’s Director General, ... Continue Reading →
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One Animation Appoints Bettina Koeckler EVP Consumer Products

One Animation has appointed Bettina Koeckler as EVP Global Consumer Products and Licensing to lead the business as it begins an ambitious new push. The role has been created in response ... Continue Reading →
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Godzilla Invades the Animated World of Crayon Shin-Chan Toho Studio’s iconic monster makes a guest appearance in one of the oddest animation cross-overs ever. Rajiv Chilaka Talks ... Continue Reading →
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Lionsgate Swoops for Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal LG will make a massive addition to its portfolio (the combined total will surpass 16,000 film and TV titles) with the acquisition, pending ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Games Program Highlights Revealed

SIGGRAPH 2016 has revealed the Games program lineup for this year’s “Render the Possibilities” festivities. A fascinating range of talks, course, Real-Time Live! demos and ... Continue Reading →
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Fantoche Animation Fest Receives 1,000+ Entries

Switzerland’s Fantoche International Animation Film Festival has received a total of 1,394 film submissions from 79 different countries — 81 of which are local productions. ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Prime Strikes Exclusive PBS KIDS Deal

Amazon and PBS Distribution have entered into a multi-year agreement that makes Amazon Prime Video the exclusive premium SVOD home for a broad collection of PBS KIDS series. Prime members ... Continue Reading →
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UWE Students Bring Personal Stories to Life for BBC

BBC World Service has teamed up with the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) to animate select audio clips from the service. Students at UWE were presented with 10 one-minute ... Continue Reading →
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Industry Vet Heather Walker Buys Yowza! Animation

Heather Walk, executive producer and established industry veteran, has purchased Yowza! Animation from founder Claude Chiasson. Established in 1996, Yowza! has built a reputation on ... Continue Reading →
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Judge Holds Off on Ruling in Sumner Redstone Competency Hearing Viacom and its subsidiaries remain in limbo as Judge George Phelan relends, “Obviously I have a lot of info to digest.” ’Clifford ... Continue Reading →
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Eleven Arts, Toei Announce One-Night ‘Digimon’ Movie Event

L.A. based distributor Eleven Arts and Toei Animation announce that they will release the English-language version of feature-length anime Digimon Adventure tri. – Chapter 1: ... Continue Reading →
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Nucleus Exhibit Bids ‘Farewell to the Falls’

To mark the release of Gravity Falls: Journal #3 (out from Disney Press on July 26) and the closing of the acclaimed Gravity Falls animated television series, creator Alex Hirsch along ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Debuts ‘Tip & Oh,’ More ‘Puss’ on Netflix in July

July marks the arrival of an all-new Netflix original series from DreamWorks Animation — the out-of-this-world buddy comedy Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh — as well ... Continue Reading →
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‘Splash and Bubbles’ to Be MIPJunior World Premiere Screening

MIPJunior organizers have announced that The Jim Henson Company and Herschend Enterprises series Splash and Bubbles will receive a World Premiere TV Screening at the 2016 event — ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Sets Key Awards Season Dates

The Academy and the ABC Television Network today announced key dates for the 89th Oscars, taking place Sunday, February 26, 2017 and airing live on ABC. The 2016 Academy Awards season ... Continue Reading →
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Dan Meth Named Artist-in-Residence at KLIK!

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival has named award-winning cartoonist and animation director Dan Meth as its artist-in-residence for 2016. In this solemn duty, Meth will create animations ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! Brings MST3K, Power Rangers, Ladybug and Lovecraft to CCI

Shout! Factory returns to the showfloor at San Diego Comic-Con this year with a dynamic lineup of pop-culture panels, signings, new home entertainment products, CCI exclusives and fun ... Continue Reading →