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Disney Threatens to Stop Filming in Georgia if ‘Anti-LGBT’ Bill is Enacted Disney and Marvel say they will pull out of filming for TV and features in the state if House Bill 757 ... Continue Reading →
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Market Report: GDC 2016

The year 2016 marks the 30th Game Developers Conference. Attendance keeps growing, and pushed over 27,000 this year. To appreciate the scope of the event, you had to watch a presentation ... Continue Reading →
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Deirdre Brennan Appointed VP of Content, Corus Kids

Corus Entertainment has appointed Deirdre Brennan as Vice President of Content for Corus Kids. A globally respected leader in children’s content, Brennan will oversee all content ... Continue Reading →
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Mondo TV Announces MIPTV Toon Slate

Leading European producer-distributor Mondo TV will be bringing a strong slate of animated content to the MIPTV market in Cannes next month. These include forthcoming co-productions ... Continue Reading →
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First ‘Peg + Cat’ Movie Premieres March 28

PBS Kids is preparing to debut the first-ever Peg + Cat television movie, Peg and Cat Save the World. Premiering March 28, the one-hour special will be followed by a week of fresh, ... Continue Reading →
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Marie-Laure Marchand Named EVP Global Consumer at Xilam

Award-winning French animation company Xilam has appointed Marie-Laure Marchand to the position of Executive Vice President, Global Consumer Products. Marchand’s duties will include ... Continue Reading →
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Gruppo Alcuni to Feature ‘Mini Pet Pals’ at MIPTV

Italian producer Gruppo Alcuni will be attending MIPTV in Cannes next month with a hefty catalog of animated series, including new preschool show Mini Pet Pals — a prequel series ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Launches Site, New Clip for ‘Jungle Book’

Disney is ramping up promotion for its upcoming live-action/CG hybrid take on The Jungle Book, arriving in 3D, IMAX and standard theaters on April 15. Together with Tumblr, the studio ... Continue Reading →
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Arcana, Shout! Name ‘Lovecraft’ Animation Cast

Arcana Studio and Shout! Factory announce that Golden Globe-winning actor Ron Perlman (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Hellboy) and Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer ... Continue Reading →
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Christine Davis Appointed Director Animation at Tricon

Tricon Films & Television has bolstered its Kids & Family branch with the appointment of Christine Davis as Director of Animation Production, based in Toronto. An Emmy Award-winning ... Continue Reading →
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Call for Entries: MIA Pitching Contest

Miami Dade College’s MIA Animation Conference & Festival is now accepting submission for its Pitch to the Industry competition. Projects for animated TV and web series in ... Continue Reading →
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ACMI Seeks Victorian Students for Hothouse ’16

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and the Victorian Government are seeking applications from students in the state of Victoria enrolled in years 10-12 for the Hothouse ... Continue Reading →
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Filmakademie Wraps Up SARA Autism Project

Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg announces that the R&D department at its world-renowned Institute of Animation has successfully finished its participation in SARA, a DFG-funded ... Continue Reading →
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David O’Reilly Talks Creative Career, Atypical Animation at Penny Stamps CG animation and videogames maverick spent St. Patrick’s Day reflecting on his career in Michigan ... Continue Reading →
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‘Town Called Panic: Return to School’ Wins Shorts Grand Prize at NY Children’s Fest

The New York International Children’s Film Festival has announced the winners of its 2016 edition, which was held in the Big Apple from February 26 to March 20. The 19th annual ... Continue Reading →
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SuperProd Toons Up Ringo Starr’s ‘Octopus’s Garden’

French animation developer and producer SuperProd is teaming up with Simon & Schuster, Universal Music Publishing and Startling Music for a TV adaptation of the book Octopus’s ... Continue Reading →
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CIFF Reveals Inaugural Animation Fest Plans

Cardiff Animation Nights in association with Cardiff Independent Film Festival announce the competition lineup for the first-ever animation track at this year’s CIFF. Attendees ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Supe Spencer Cook Joins Framestore

VFX house Framestore announces that animation veteran Spencer Cook has joined the studio as Animation Supervisor on Disney’s upcoming live-action reimagining of Beauty and the ... Continue Reading →
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ZDF Taking Trio of Toons to MIPTV

ZDF Enterprises has announced its programming lineup for the 2016 MIPTV market next month. Among weight European dramas and upbeat format offerings, the company will be promoting three ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Nights NY April Screening Announced

The organizers of Animation Nights New York have revealed the details for their April events, including a Master Class presentation by legendary indie animator Bill Plympton, and a ... Continue Reading →