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‘Batman and Harley Quinn’ World Premiere Set for Comic-Con

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its DC Universe Original Movie series July 21 at Comic-Con International: San Diego with the world premiere of ... Continue Reading →
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Andrew Anagnost Named Autodesk President and CEO

Autodesk announced June 19 that its board of directors has appointed Andrew Anagnost, current interim co-chief executive officer and chief marketing officer, as the company’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mulan’ Helmer Bancroft to Direct Chinese Musical, ‘Songhua’

Mulan and Animal Crackers helmer Tony Bancroft has signed on to direct the musical Songhua, a Chinese animated feature. The announcement was made during a signing ceremony on day two ... Continue Reading →
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BGF Invests $2.5 million in U.K. Effects House Milk

The Business Growth Fund has invested an initial £2 million ($2.5 million) in Milk Visual Effects, an Oscar winning independent visual-effects company in the United Kingdom. The funding ... Continue Reading →
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Marc Chu Joins Atomic Fiction as Animation Department Supervisor

Atomic Fiction has hired animation guru Marc Chu to lead the studio’s animation efforts across its Oakland and Montreal locations. Chu joins Atomic Fiction from ILM, where he ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Sets Sept. 24 Premiere Date

Star Trek: Discovery has a launch date of Sept. 24 for its inaugural 15-episode voyage, which will be released in two chapters. In the United States, Star Trek: Discovery will be broadcast ... Continue Reading →
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+ A new poster for Warner Bros.’ upcoming feature The LEGO Ninjago Movie has been released. The feature will be released in theaters Sept. 22. + Tonko House will be expanding ... Continue Reading →
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‘In This Corner of the World’ Takes Feature Jury Prize at Annecy

Sunao Katabuchi’s In This Corner of the World won the Jury Award for feature films at the 2017 Annecy International Animation Festival. The Audience Award for features was presented ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cars 3′ Races Past ‘Wonder Woman’ at the Box Office

Pixar’s Cars 3 raced to the front of the pack at this weekend’s box office with an opening-weekend domestic gross of $54 million and a foreign take of $21million for a $75 ... Continue Reading →
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+ Family Guy paid tribute to the late Adam West with a repeat airing Sunday night of a recent episode featuring his character, Mayor West, winning an auction for a medieval-themed restaurant. ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Special Prizes Announced

The winners of the special prizes have been announced at the Annecy International Animation Festival. Festivals Connexion Award: Nothing Happens, by Uri Kranot, Michelle Kranot. Dansk ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy, Mifa Report Record Attendance for 2017

The Annecy International Animation Festival and its market, Mifa, reported record attendance at this year’s event, which wraps Saturday. An estimated 3,000 professionals — an increase ... Continue Reading →
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SMPTE, VES Explore AR at Joint June Meeting

The Hollywood Section of SMPTE and the Visual Effects Society will conduct June 22 a joint meeting to examine the rapidly evolving field of augmented reality. An overview of the ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS, Annecy, Variety Plant ‘Animation Is Film’ Festival

Producer-distributor GKIDS, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Variety announced the launch of Animation Is Film, an annual animation film festival in Los Angeles. The ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim Unveils ‘Apollo Gauntlet’ at Rooster Teeth

Adult Swim is heading to Austin, Texas, to premiere two episodes of its upcoming series Apollo Gauntlet at the Rooster Teeth Animation Festival. Set for July 6-9 at the Austin Convention ... Continue Reading →
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TRIBUTE: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti lit up the sky Thursday night to remember late Batman star and voice actor Adam West. SEQUEL: Reel FX and director Jorge Gutierrez announced ... Continue Reading →
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France Dominates Lineup for 2017 Cartoon Forum

French producers once again dominate the lineup for the 2017 Cartoon Forum, set for Sept. 12-15 in Toulouse, France. The TV pitching forum has selected 83 projects, representing a combined ... Continue Reading →
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Canary Islands to Host Debut of Quirino Awards

Organizers of the first Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards announced at Annecy that the event will be held on Tenerife, largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, in the first half of ... Continue Reading →
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Digital Dimension Announces Original Series at Annecy

Montreal-based animation and VFX studio Digital Dimension unveiled plans to produce two internally designed properties as animated series. The series are: Improbable Pirate Adventures ... Continue Reading →
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Blackpills, Bobby Prod Team for Adult Animation Venture Bobbypills

Digital media company blackpills has teamed up with French animation producer Bobby Prod. to create a new studio called Bobbypills that will create animation for adults. Created by ... Continue Reading →