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Bill Plympton Trailers ‘Revengeance’

The godfather of independent animation Bill Plympton may have just hit his 70th birthday, but he’s a long way from slowing down. The internationally acclaimed filmmaker just released ... Continue Reading →
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Brown Bag Opens New Flagship Studio

Award-winning animation producer Brown Bag Films — a subsidiary of Toronto’s 9 Story Media Group — inaugurated a new, 30,000 square foot studio in Smithfield, Dublin on ... Continue Reading →
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Here’s How ‘The Little Mermaid’ Saved Disney & Launched a Renaissance Era of Animation In the wake of continued chatter about a live-action remake from Disney, Kristin Lai ... Continue Reading →
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DHX & Dentsu Strike Global Deal for New ‘Mega Man’

DHX Media and Dentsu Entertainment USA has signed a global deal to develop, co-produce, distribute and jointly manage licensing for a brand new Mega Man animated series, based on the ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Pilot Season Features 5 Toons

A new Amazon Video pilot season kicks off on June 17 in the US, UK, Germany, Austria and Japan. And this year’s crop includes five new kids’ animation series to keep an eye on: ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD Launches ‘Star Vs.’ Season 2 in July

The Annie Award-nominated series Star vs. The Forces of Evil will return with even more interdimensional, magical mayhem as season two premieres Monday, July 11 at 10:30 a.m. ET on ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Details 2016 Pro Conferences

The Annecy International Animation Festival & MIFA film market are rapidly approaching, and the details of its incredibly valuable artistic and professional programming are starting ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! and Legacy Ink Multi-Picture Pact

Shout! Factory and Legacy Classics have entered a long-term, multifaceted production partnership and film distribution deal for a slate of new family films based on best-selling kids’ ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cracké’ to Hatch on Disney Channels EMEA

Quebec City studio Squeeze announces that its CG animated TV series Cracké has been acquired by Disney EMEA. Beginning next month, the 52 x 1-minute shorts series will broadcast on ... Continue Reading →
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‘Little Prince’ Gets New Trailer & U.S. Release Date

U.S. audiences finally have a date for the national debut of Mark Osborne’s globally acclaimed CG and stop-motion feature The Little Prince. On August 5, the film will roll out to ... Continue Reading →
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Legendary Director Jan Svankmajer and Athanor Productions Launch Indiegogo Campaign for ‘Insects’ The award-winning Czech animator seeks $150k for one final, surreal stop-motion ... Continue Reading →
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Toei Animation Coming to Looke in Brazil

Toei Animation has licensed popular animation series Saint Seiya, Nadja and Digimon Adventure to Brazil’s leading digital platform, Looke. The streaming service has had over 110,000 ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana Taps 14 Regional Agents for ‘Trucktown’

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has named 14 new licensing agents for its popular CG-animated preschool series Trucktown. These partners will represent the brand on a wide-ranging consumer ... Continue Reading →
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MarVista Sets ‘Yo-Kai Watch’ for LatAm Disney XD Debut

MarVista Entertainment has secured a pan-regional broadcasting deal on Disney XD Latin America for Yo-Kai Watch — the kids series phenomenon breaking ratings and retail records ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Sets ‘BoJack Horseman’ Season 3 Date

Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s acclaimed adult-targeted 2D series BoJack Horseman is getting back in the saddle, with season three premiering on Netflix on Friday, July 22. Produced by The ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Takes ‘Garfield and Friends’ Worldwide

9 Story Media Group has pounced on the classic 2D animation series Garfield and Friends, produced from 1988-1995 by Mendelson/Paws Prod. The deal includes the full library, consisting ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Greenlights ‘Loud House’ Season 2, Picks Up ‘Glitch Techs’

Nickelodeon has greenlit a 14-episode second season of its new animated series The Loud House, which has rocketed to the No. 1 animated kids’ show spot since its May 2 debut. Created ... Continue Reading →
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Jennifer Howell Named Development Head for DreamWorks Animation

After serving as Head of Comedy at Paramount for the last two-and-a-half years, Jennifer Howell has joined DreamWorks Animation as its new Head of Development, Deadline reports. Howell ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Dory’ Spot Previews an Emotional Journey

Oh, jeez. Ellen DeGeneres’ “EllenTube” premiered the latest trailer for Disney-Pixar’s Finding Dory, and it’s clear that the masters of CG emotional manipulation ... Continue Reading →
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Second ‘Sing’ Trailer Takes the Stage

A new trailer for Illumination Entertainment’s holiday release Sing has arrived from Universal Pictures, putting its assorted animal stars in the spotlight. Written and directed ... Continue Reading →