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Zootopia Is Disney Animation’s Biggest Debut Ever in China, Russia Disney’s animal crime caper has pulled in $63.4 million overseas, plus $73.7 million at home in its opening ... Continue Reading →
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Future Animation Stars Win U.S. Internships Nickelodeon surprises Cape Town Animation Fest attendees with sponsored internship announcement. The Surprising Maturity of Children’s ... Continue Reading →
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Silvergate Producing ‘Sunny Day’ for Nick

Silvergate Media announces the production of Sunny Day, a new animated preschool series for Nickelodeon. The 40 x 22 show will debut on the channel in the U.S. in early 2017. Sunny ... Continue Reading →
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Gallery Nucleus Plans ‘Zootopia’ Book Signing & Panel

Alhambra, California’s Gallery Nucleus has announced a special signing and panel event for the release of Chronicle Books’ The Art of Zootopia. Taking place on March 12 from 2 to ... Continue Reading →
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Splash Ent. Inks Three Toon Deal with TV Film Int’l

Splash Entertainment has announced a new deal with Latin American distributor TV Film International for three of its most popular animated series: Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Dates ‘April and the Extraordinary World’ Release

Following its well received New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival premiere, French animated feature April and the Extraordinary World will open publicly in New York City on March ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD Announces ‘Billy Dilly’ and ‘Country Club’

Disney XD is growing its store of original series by ordering two new toons — Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer and Country Club — and re-upped the magical ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Junior Announces ‘Vampirina,’ ‘Puppy Dog Tails’

Disney Junior has ordered two new animated series and put in second season orders for The Lion Guard and Goldie & Bear, it was announced by EVP of Original Programming and General ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s Zootopia a Triumph in Computer Animation, as Much as Filmmaking Studio hosts Glendale event to showcase technical achievements of the film, which opens today. The Strategy ... Continue Reading →
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Calabash Offers Fresh Take on Charlie the Tuna

Award-winning 3D animation studio Calabash has delivered a fresh catch for StarKist Tuna with a new spot featuring classic brand icon Charlie the Tuna. The studio partnered with director ... Continue Reading →
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MoMedia Takes on ‘Talking Tom and Friends’

U.K. digital distributor and VOD content management company MoMedia has signed a worldwide deal with family entertainment company Outfit7 for the kids property Talking Tom and Friends. ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Dates ‘Force Awakens’ Disc & Digital Release

The Walt Disney Company’s chairman and CEO Robert Iger announced at Thursday’s annual shareholders meeting that the box office record-smashing Star Wars: The Force Awakens will ... Continue Reading →
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‘My Knight and Me’ to Launch at MIPTV

Kids entertainment company CAKE together with French CG animation studio TeamTO and Belgian creative house Thuristar have announced that their new animated series My Knight and Me (52 ... Continue Reading →
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Tribeca Film Festival Unveils 2016 Competition Slate Chris Prynoski’s R-rated Nerdland is among the highlights of the 15th annual festival. DreamWorks Animation CEO Says He Can Imagine ... Continue Reading →
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Dete Meserve Named Wind Dancer Principal

Wind Dancer Films, the company behind TV series and films like Roseanne, Home Improvement and What Women Want, is going after the children’s TV space with the appointment of 15-year ... Continue Reading →
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Seth Rogen’s ‘Sausage Party’ to Debut at SXSW

South by Southwest (SXSW) has announced that Seth Rogen’s R-rated animated comedy feature Sausage Party will have its debut as a work-in-progress screening at this year’s festival. ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Launches New SVOD Shorts Service

The National Film Board of Canada announces the launch of a new, subscription supported video-on-demand service powered by Vimeo where film fans can discover the latest and most acclaimed ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Upfronts Include New Toons, TV Movie

Nickelodeon held its annual upfront presentation in New York’s Lincoln Center on Wednesday, detailing plans to head into the season with over 650 episodes of new and returning series. ... Continue Reading →
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Silvergate, SimEx Team for 4-D ‘Octonauts’

International TV production and licensing company Silvergate Media has partnered with SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment to bring the first Octonauts 4-D cinema experience to fans around the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Big Hero 6’ Series Coming to Disney XD

A new animated television series based on Disney’s Oscar-winning feature film Big Hero 6 is now in production, heading for a 2017 premiere on Disney XD. Emmy-winning producers Mark ... Continue Reading →