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DHX Scores New Commissions for Three Toons

DHX Media is heading into the MIPTV market flush with new commissions for three of its animated series: Chuck’s Choice has been commissioned by YTV Canada, and has already been licensed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Masha’ Makes Friends with Free-to-Air Broadcasters

Animated hit Masha and the Bear continues its march to global conquest with a raft of broadcasting deals that give the show free-to-air coverage in Europe, Asia and North America. Masha ... Continue Reading →
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‘Empire of Corpses’ Anime Coming to NorAm

Funimation Films has opened up advance ticket sales for the English dub release of The Empire of Corpses. The first in a three-part movie series based on novels by award-winning writer ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Through the Looking Glass’ Trailer Hits FB

Disney has released a new trailer for its upcoming sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass, packed to the gills with shots of fantastical CG characters, locales and effects. The spot ... Continue Reading →
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GDC 2016: Virtual Reality Games

Virtual Reality buzz permeated the 2016 GDC. Market analyst PitchBook reported that investors poured over $4 billion into VR startups since 2010, for over 200 developers and a dozen ... Continue Reading →
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Sprout Announces ‘Kody Kapow,’ More ‘Ruff-Ruff’

NBCU’s 24-hour preschool network Sprout has announced the newest addition to its original series portfolio: Kody Kapow. The animated series is set to debut in early 2017 and will ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Documentaries Reflect on Great East Japan Quake

The Fukushima prefectural government last month released a series of animated documentaries based on true stories and depicting events that took place after the 2011 Great East Japan ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Opens Registration, Character Design Contest

Registration is now open for the 2016 edition of leading computer graphics conference and exhibit SIGGRAPH. This year’s event, running under the tagline “Render the Possibilities,” ... Continue Reading →
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Spacetoon, ALC Secure MENA Deals

Ahead of MIPTV, Arabic language free-to-air kids’ channel Spacetoon — available in 22 countries with a 130 million viewer reach — and its licensing arm ALC have announced ... Continue Reading →
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BassAwards Seeks Animated Entries

The International Awards of Motion Graphics, Animation and Broadcast Design, or BassAwards, are now open for submissions for consideration in the 14th edition. The event seeks to celebrate ... Continue Reading →
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KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival Tours Europe with Dutch Filmmakers and Screenings Screenings at studios, schools and festivals will bring a taste of The Netherlands to 9 cities in ... Continue Reading →
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Nicktoon ‘The Loud House’ Opens Its Doors May 2

Sibling rivalry is taken to a whole ‘nother level in Nickelodeon’s newest original animated comedy The Loud House, premiering Monday, May 2 at 5 p.m. ET/PT. Inspired by ... Continue Reading →
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GDC 2016: Creating Films and Content for VR

In addition to pure single- or multiplayer games in virtual reality, several studios are also producing movies and “experiences” for this new medium. One of the most promising ... Continue Reading →
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Debra Pierson Appointed GM of Kid Genius Channel

Genius Brands International has named former Kabillion executive and respected distribution, production, licensing and merchandising expert Debra Pierson as General Manager of its Kid ... Continue Reading →
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REDCAT Announces 11th Annual Int’l Children’s Film Fest

REDCAT, CalArt’s downtown L.A. center for the contemporary arts, will be presenting the 11th annual REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival from Saturday, April 23 ... Continue Reading →
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First Ever TROMAnimation Fest Set for Brooklyn

TromaDance Film Festival (now in its 17th year) announces a new, free, independent film festival for 2016: The first ever TROMAnimation Film Festival, taking place at the Lucky 13 Saloon ... Continue Reading →
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Rovio’s ToonsTV Comes to Apple TV

Rovio Entertainment’s kid-friendly ToonsTV video on demand app — which has so far accrued over 5.6 billion views — is now available worldwide through Apple TV in the ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim Teases Season 2 of Mike Tyson Mysteries and Mr. Pickles The second seasons of the irreverent toons are set to debut Sunday, April 17. Lagardere Active’s Caroline Cochaux ... Continue Reading →
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‘Voltron’ Details Revealed at WonderCon

DreamWorks Animation pulled back the curtain and unveiled some of the details of its upcoming Netflix Original Series, Voltron: Legendary Defender at WonderCon in L.A. over the weekend. ... Continue Reading →
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Zootopia Nears $700M Global; The Revenant Crosses $50M in China Batman v Superman also enjoyed a massive weekend, despite critics’ misgivings. Film Review: The Wild Life Variety‘s ... Continue Reading →