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Shout! Bringing ‘Slugterra’ Film to Theaters

Shout! Factory, Screenvision and Nerd Corps Entertainment have teamed up to bring the feature-length original movie Slugterra: Return of the Elementals to theaters across the U.S. The ... Continue Reading →
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Report: DreamWorks Lays Off 40-50 in Features

The Animation Guild Blog is reporting layoffs last week in DreamWorks Animation’s feature division. According to a post on the blog, an estimated 40 to 50 employees were let go. TAG ... Continue Reading →
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‘Horrid Henry’ Gets Multi Territory Deal with Netflix

Indie studio Novel Entertainment has inked a deal with streaming distributor Netflix for its hit kids’ animation Horrid Henry (156 x 11). The deal, which covers U.K. and Ireland, ... Continue Reading →
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Catch up with ‘Korra’ on Home Video

The upcoming holiday weekend offers an ideal chance to catch up on some favorite animated shows new to home video such as Nickelodeon’s hit series The Legend of Korra. Arriving ... Continue Reading →
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Borie Joins Click 3X as Animation Director

Noella Borie has joined Click 3X as animation director and will design and direct animation using traditional frame-by-frame techniques. Borie is an accomplished animator who has previously ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers’ Opening Hits $100 Million

It looks like the robots in disguise’s real talent is to transform a movie into a money-making machine. Transformers: Age of Extinction became the first film of the year to score ... Continue Reading →
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DiSalvo Named Creative Director of Paramount Animation

Veteran animator Lino DiSalvo has joined Paramount Animation as its new creative director. The announcement came from Adam Goodman, president of the Paramount Film Group, who oversees ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Debuts Anime ‘Knights’ July 4

The sci-fi mecha series Knights of Sidonia has been picked up by Netflix as its first original anime series and is set to debut in all territories on the streaming service starting ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 27 to Join Shorts and Animation Branch

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →
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Del Toro Sets ‘Pacific Rim’ Sequel, Toon Series

Get ready for monsters vs. robots, round two! Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has announced that last summer’s visual-effects blockbuster Pacific Rim is getting both a sequel and ... Continue Reading →
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Glen Keane Debuts Short ‘Duet’

Acclaimed animator Glen Keane unveiled a first look at his latest and most personal project to date, Duet, as part of a special Advanced Technology and Projects session at the Google ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Launches ‘Creative Galaxy’

Amazon Prime Instant Video will be debuting original preschool series Creative Galaxy on Friday, June 27. The Amazon Studios production, from Blue’s Clues co-creator Angela Santomero, ... Continue Reading →
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Comcast Strikes On Demand Deal for ‘Baby Genius’

Genius Brands International has partnered with Comcast for the distribution of Baby Genius content. The deal will have Comcast making all episodes of Baby Genius Nursery Rhymes and ... Continue Reading →
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Court Joins Brown Bag Board

Brown Bag Films has appointed Decode Entertainment co-founder Neil Court to its board of directors. Court has been advising the company on original-program development and production ... Continue Reading →
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Coolabi’s ‘Scream Street’ Starts Production

Coolabi Group has begun production on a brand new stop-motion animated series called Scream Street. The company is producing 52 11-minute episodes as a co-production with the animation ... Continue Reading →
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The Other Animated Bugs

With so much discussion of border crossings in the news lately, I could not help but be reminded of one of the more unusual Saturday morning cartoon shows of the last two decades: Klasky-Csupo’s ... Continue Reading →
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Pitch Party 2014: Meet the Judges

The upcoming July issue of Animation Magazine will feature our annual Pitch Party contest, in which we invite working artists and aspiring animators to enter their animated project ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Acquires Shotgun Software

Autodesk has agreed to acquire Shotgun Software, a developer of scalable, cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for the film, television and games industries. Shotgun’s ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Finds Purrfect Bagheera in Ben Kingsley

Sir Ben Kingsley, the celebrated British actor best known for his roles in Gandhi and Schindler’s List, has been tapped by Disney to provide the voice of the panther Bagheera ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Reveals Kids Short & Series Contenders

The Ottawa International Animation Festival has announced the finalists for its Short Films for Kids and Series for Kids which will run in competition at this year’s event, taking ... Continue Reading →