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‘Mia’ Series, New App Coming to Canada

Sardine Productions and Kutoka are set to bring edutainment software star Mia the mouse to TV with a new French-language series set to premiere Jan. 4 on ICI Radio-Canada and an accompanying ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hobbit’ Finale Slays B.O. Competition

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies demolished the competition at the box office with a $56 million weekend that brings the Wednesday-opening feature to a $91 million five-day ... Continue Reading →
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Big Bad Boo Starts on Preschool Mini ‘Lilli & Lola’

Big Bad Boo Studios has begun production on an animated preschool mini-series titled Lili & Lola. The show follows the adventures of two sisters who live in a small apartment in ... Continue Reading →
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Where High-Tech Meets High Art

Former Disney mainstay Glen Keane dives fearlessly and successfully into the mobile world with an emotional interactive ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Watch: Best Visual Effects Contenders

The short list of visual effects films that will head to the annual bake-off won’t be known until early in December, but the race is still a hot one that’s proving more ... Continue Reading →
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Digging Into World Building

Naturalistic and convincing environments form the canvass for the subjective storytelling of The Hunger Games: ... Continue Reading →
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The Evolving Role of the CG Director of Photography

The key live-action title has gaining traction in the animation business after years of being seen as a largely live-action only task. This year the field of computer animation passed ... Continue Reading →
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The Anime Income Gap

While American animation heroes are above money problems, Japan’s struggle to scrape by in modern economy. In Frozen, Anna and Elsa lived in palaces; Gru in Despicable Me commanded ... Continue Reading →
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Ask A Baboon – Issue #246

Do The Write Thing? Talents talk writing visually, the influence of concept and character art, and how to handle experimental scenes. So you’re breaking into the cartoon-writing racket. ... Continue Reading →
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January 2015 Tech Reviews

Nvidia’s Quadro K5200 In the professional graphics-card game, Nvidia holds the top tier with its Quadro K6000 card, which is a pretty heavy-duty investment. But fear not: the more-accessible ... Continue Reading →
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Boxtrolls Gift Wrapping Truck Tours L.A. Area

If you’re in Los Angeles and in need of getting some gifts wrapped, keep your eyes open for some animated assistance courtesy of LAIKA’s The Boxtrolls. The Boxtrolls Gift ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy to Spotlight Women, Spain

The Annecy International Animated Film Festival will celebrate women who have left their mark on the history of animation, current figureheads and promising young creatives from film ... Continue Reading →
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Moonbot, Amplify Trailer Annie-Nominated ‘The Raven’

Moonbot Studios and Amplify have released a trailer to their Annie-nominated short film collaboration, The Raven. The 11-minute short is based on Edgar Allan Poe’s classic poem ... Continue Reading →
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‘Luxo Jr.’ Named to U.S. National Film Registry

Luxo Jr., the 1986 computer-animated short film directed by John Lasseter, has been named to the National Film Registry of the U.S. Library of Congress. The registry selects each year ... Continue Reading →
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FXX Picks Up ADHD Program Block

Fox’s Animation Domination High-Def block has a new home, debuting Jan. 22 on FXX with new episodes of Lucas Bros. Moving Co. and Stone Quackers. Fans will get a sneak peek of ... Continue Reading →
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Mimic Opens Mo-Cap Stage in Berlin

Mimic Productions, most well known for its high-end facial animation services, has added to its repertoire by introducing body motion capture to its clients with a new high-fidelity ... Continue Reading →
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Nick, Nick Jr. Coming to Pay TV in Mideast, North Africa

Viacom International Media Networks will expand its offerings on OSN, the leading pay TV network in the Middle East and North Africa region, with the addition of three new 24-hour channels. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Pet Pals’ Flick Heads Down Under

Gruppo Alcuni’s latest Pet Pals movie Pet Pals – Marco Polo’s Code has been picked up by VM Distribution for Australia and New Zealand. The deal includes home video ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wakfu’ Gets New Asia Broadcasters

Ankama has signed new deals for its popular animated series Wakfu across Asia and the Pacific. In a few weeks, viewers of Australia’s Network 10 and Malaysia’s ntv7 will ... Continue Reading →
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‘Clifford’ Creator Norman Bridwell Dies

Norman Bridwell, who achieved incredible success with his seminal children’s book creation Clifford the Big Red Dog, has died at age 86. According to an announcement from his ... Continue Reading →