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Hometown Hero

Animex steps up to show what Mexican animation can do with the CG feature ... Continue Reading →
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An Open Mix

Argentina’s San ... Continue Reading →
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No Time for Tea Parties

Disney TV Animation’s newest heroine is out to kick butt and make Earth a more magical place in Star vs. ... Continue Reading →
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A Wachowski Space Opera with Jupiter Ascending

Now we know what it would be like if the Wachowskis made a Star Wars movie, because Jupiter Ascending (released February 6) is their ... Continue Reading →
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March 2015 Tech Reviews

Maxon’s Cinema 4D Maxon released its substantial upgrade to R16 back in Vancouver during SIGGRAPH to much acclaim and attention. Throngs of artists surrounded the booth watching ... Continue Reading →
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Ask A Baboon – Issue #248

Jymn Magon: The Coolest Writer You’ve Never Heard Of? If you’re like me – freshly graduated and clawing a path for yourself in the tough, sometimes even cutthroat animation biz ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #248

The Art of Home By Ramin Zahed [Insight Editions, $45] This month, DreamWorks Animation introduces audiences to a new alien race with the CG odd couple comedy Home. Tim Johnson’s ... Continue Reading →
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YouTube to Unveil New Kids App Feb. 23

YouTube is set to roll out Feb. 23 a standalone app for children. The app will connect young users with age-appropriate video content and channels, organized into categories: shows, ... Continue Reading →
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Gaumont Secures Rights to Animate ‘Laurel & Hardy’

Gaumont Animation has secured the worldwide exclusive option to the animation rights of the iconic comedy duo Laurel & Hardy from Larry Harmon Pictures Corp. The French animation ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Studios Forms Advisory Board for Kids’ Content

Amazon Studios has formed the Amazon Kids Thought Leader Board to further its mission of encouraging lifelong creative learning. Assembled under the guidance of Amazon Kids Educational ... Continue Reading →
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APD to Qualify 3 Projects for Cartoon Forum

Three of the presented series at the Animation Production Day — hosted by the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film and FMX — will qualify directly for participation in Cartoon Forum. The ... Continue Reading →
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Demi Lovato to Voice Lead in ‘Charming’

Singer, songwriter and actress Demi Lovato will voice the female lead Lenore in the 3QU Media animated feature film production of Charming. Lovato also will executive produce the film’s ... Continue Reading →
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CN Adds 3 New Series, Events, Returning Shows for 2015-16

Cartoon Network unveiled its 2015-16 programming lineup, adding three new animated series as well as several special events and acquired series. New original programs include: We Bare ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Animating ‘Llama Llama’

Genius Brands International has partnered with Penguin Young Readers and author/illustrator Anna Dewdney to lead the worldwide expansion of Dewdney’s New York Times bestselling and ... Continue Reading →
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France TV Racks Up Toon Sales

FranceTV Distribution has gotten 2015 off to a busy start, securing multiple deals for three of its animated properties. The distributor has picked up rights to seasons 1 and 2 of Studio ... Continue Reading →
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Mark Simon’s ‘The Key’ Wins Telly Award

Florida-based animator Mark Simon was honored with a 2015 Telly Award for his Toon Boom Animation showpiece, The Key. Nearly 12,000 entries from across the States and numerous foreign ... Continue Reading →
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Jorge Gutierrez Scores Multi-Year Deal with Reel FX

Reel FX Animation Studios, producers of the acclaimed CG feature The Book of Life, has entered the film’s writer and director Jorge R. Gutierrez into a multi-picture deal. The first ... Continue Reading →
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Anima Kitchent, Famosa Adapting ‘Pinypon’

Spanish toy company Famosa has teamed up with Anima Kitchent — the Spanish offshoot of Mexico’s Anima Estudios and part of the management team of Vodka Capital — to bring ... Continue Reading →
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Fifth ‘Pirates’ Film Kicks Off Production

Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films have commenced production for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales on location in Australia. The fifth film in the $3.7 billion-grossing ... Continue Reading →
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Jetpack Nabs ‘Moe Show’ Rights

U.K.-based Jetpack Distribution has inked deals with leading producer Pop-Up Workshop for exclusive, global distribution rights to kids’ series The Moe Show. The series is already ... Continue Reading →