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Cartoons on the Bay Sets Pulcinella Award Nominees

The nominees have been announced for the 2015 Pulcinella Awards, with the winners set to be announced the Cartoons on the Bay festival set for next week in Venice. The nominees are: TV ... Continue Reading →
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Animators, Fans Celebrate Draw A Bird Day with Woodstock Art

Wednesday was Draw A Bird Day online, and the filmmakers at Blue Sky took the opportunity to put one of cartoon-dom’s most-famous birds in the mix with a Draw Woodstock promo tied ... Continue Reading →
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Cyber Group Reports Strong 1st Quarter Sales

Paris-based animation producer and distributor Cyber Group Studios reports robust sales of its series — including Zou, Mini Ninjas, The Long Long Holiday and Balloopo — in the ... Continue Reading →
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Atomic in Production on Hybrid Series ‘Nico Can Dance’

Vancouver-based Atomic Cartoons is growing its slate of hybrid offerings and is now in production on its first preschool TV series, Nico Can Dance!, which will be headed to broadcast ... Continue Reading →
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HIT Greenlights Second Season of New ‘Bob the Builder’

HIT Entertainment, a subsidiary of Mattel, Inc., has greenlit a second season plus a 60-minute special for its new CG-animated Bob the Builder series. The 52 x 11 season 2 package is ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ready Jet Go!’ Takes Flight on PBS Kids in 2016

PBS Kids will premiere a new 3D animated series aimed at helping kids learn astronomy and Earth science concepts in winter 2016, with the launch of Wild Dancer Films’ Ready Jet Go! ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Junior Slates ‘Mickey and the Roadster Racers’ for 2017

A brand new preschool adventure series starring old school characters is revving up production as Disney Junior announces it will debut Mickey and the Roadster Racers in 2017. Starring ... Continue Reading →
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Technicolor to Acquire Mikros Image

Technicolor has entered an exclusive agreement with Mediacontech to acquire French production and postproduction company Mikros Image, which has studios in Paris and Montreal, Canada. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Brother Bear’ Director Bob Walker Dies

Disney artist and Oscar-nominated director Bob Walker died suddenly April 1 at his home in California at age 54. According to his hometown paper, the Ottawa Citizen, the suspected cause ... Continue Reading →
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Splash, Lionsgate Enter Three Picture ‘Alpha and Omega’ Deal

Splash Entertainment has partnered with Lionsgate to produce three new 45-minute films in the Alpha and Omega animated franchise. Under the terms of the agreement, Lionsgate will hold ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Writer Rob Edwards Offers Master Class

Writer Rob Edwards, whose credits include the animated Disney features The Princess and the Frog and Treasure Planet, will teach a class titled “Constructing Engaging and Dynamic ... Continue Reading →
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CTN Road Trip Burbank Set for April 11-12

The CTN Road Trip Burbank returns April 11-12 to showcase the work of local animators and artists. Part of the 15th annual Burbank Fine Arts Festival, the free event is open to the ... Continue Reading →
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Carrington to Head Up New Zodiak Kids Studio

Zodiak Kids has minted a new operation called Zodiak Kids Studios that will encompass all of its production across the United Kingdom and France. The new operation will comprise Marathon ... Continue Reading →
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Recording Legend Stan Freberg Dies at 88

Acclaimed satirist, radio and recording artist and animation voice actor Stan Freberg died April 7. He was 88. Freberg’s death was reported by his estranged son, Donavan Freberg, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star vs. The Forces of Evil’ Is No. 1 XD Toon Premiere

The March 30 premiere of new original toon Star vs. The Forces of Evil from first-time series creator Daron Nefcy is officially the #1 animated series debut in the 15-year history of ... Continue Reading →
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Tim Reckart to Direct Sony’s ‘Lamb’

Sony Pictures Animation has announced that Oscar-nominated director Tim Reckart (Head Over Heals) will develop and make his feature directorial debut with the studio’s upcoming ... Continue Reading →
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Mondo, Aurora Pact for More ‘YooHoo and Friends’

Mondo TV Suisse, a member of Mondo TV Group, and Aurora World Corp., a South Korea-based company that owns and develops original characters, have reached an agreement for the co-production ... Continue Reading →
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‘Justice League: Gods and Monsters’ Plot Details Revealed

Geek culture website Nerds on the Rocks got the scoop on the plot for the upcoming DC animated direct-to-video title Justice League: Gods and Monsters — the first film in the ... Continue Reading →
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Third ‘Winx Club’ Movie Gets Greece Release

Rainbow Group inked a distribution deal with Feelgood Entertainment that brings the eagerly awaited third Winx Club movie, The Mystery of the Abyss, to theaters throughout Greece this ... Continue Reading →
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eOne Reports ‘Peppa Pig’ is a Hit in Brazil

Entertainment One Licensing reports exceptionally strong retail sales and growing TV audiences for Peppa Pig in Brazil and plans experiential retail events to drive growth in 2015. Peppa ... Continue Reading →