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‘Watership Down’ Mini-Series Get All-Star Cast

Richard Adams’ beloved novel Watership Down continues to inspire new feats of entertainment, with BBC One and Netflix announcing the classic tale will be reinterpreted into a four-part ... Continue Reading →
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All-New ‘Peanuts’ Premiering on Boomerang

A brand-new animated series based on one of the world’s most iconic brands is heading to Boomerang, with Peanuts set to premiere Monday, May 9 at 11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. PT. Viewers ... Continue Reading →
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Third ‘Kubo’ Trailer Arrives from LAIKA

LAIKA and Focus Features have released more artwork and an epic new trailer for the summer stop-motion adventure Kubo and the Two Strings, coming to theaters August 19. The new spot ... Continue Reading →
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BREAKING: NBCU Buys DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 Billion

NBCUniversal announced this morning that it has bought DreamWorks Animation and will add it to the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. According to reports, Chris Meledandri, head ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

If Comcast Deal Happens, How Would DWA and Illumination Co-Exist? If the $3 billion-plus acquisition goes through, will Chris Meledandri do for DWA-Illumination what John Lasseter has ... Continue Reading →
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Refreshed ‘Danger Mouse’ Arrives on Netflix in NorAm

North American fans will finally get to binge-watch the warmly received reboot of classic cartoon Danger Mouse, which arrives on Netflix at long last April 29 after premiering on CBBC ... Continue Reading →
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Global Screen Picks Up ‘Bayala’ for Cannes Market

Global Screen has acquired worldwide distribution rights to English-language animated feature Bayala — a new 3D fantasy project aimed at family audiences from the producers of ... Continue Reading →
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Aussie Producers Invited to Cartoon Connection Korea

Four Australian animation production companies have been invited by the Korean Trade Commission to attend the country’s Cartoon Connection 2016, a conference and meeting event for ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Celebrates ‘Beauty and the Beast’ 25th Anniversary

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invites the community to “Be Our Guest” to its 25th anniversary celebration of Disney Animation classic Beauty and the Beast. A special ... Continue Reading →
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Wizart Defrosts First ‘Snow Queen 3’ Teaser

Russia’s Wizart Animation has kindly shared with us the first teaser-trailer for their latest CG animated feature film, The Snow Queen 3. Subtitled Fire and Ice, the third outing ... Continue Reading →
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Andreas Hykade Keynote Toasts 25 Years of Filmakademie at FMX

The internationally acclaimed Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. As part of its celebrations, Stuttgart’s FMX event invited Professor Andreas ... Continue Reading →
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Comcast in Acquisition Talks with DreamWorks Animation

Reports have surfaced that international mass media giant Comcast Corporation is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation in a deal that The Wall Street Journal says is worth over $3 ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Full Program Revealed

Taking place June 13-18, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (accompanied by the MIFA market, June 15-17) will once again offer the very best in animation from around the ... Continue Reading →
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Trio of DePatie-Freleng Collections Arrive on Disc

Kino Lorber Studio Classics has released three complete collections of cartoons from the iconic DePatie-Freleng studio: The Ant and the Aardvark, Crazylegs Crane and The Inspector, ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Expands Asian Broadcast Reach

Genius Brands International has expanded its reach in Asia with a new multi-property broadcast licensing agreements secured in the region for animated series Thomas Edison’s Secret ... Continue Reading →
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New Episodes of ‘Tumble Leaf’ Coming to Amazon

New episodes from the second season of Amazon’s multi-Emmy Award-winning original preschool series Tumble Leaf will debut on Prime Video on Friday, May 6. Prime members can stream ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Zone Details for Dubai Park Revealed

Turner’s Cartoon Network EMEA has dished the dirt on the dedicated Cartoon Network Zone within IMG Worlds of Adventure; Dubai’s first major themed entertainment destination. ... Continue Reading →
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Second Animated Spirits Festival Set for NYC

A second edition of Animated Spirits: European Animated Short Film Festival will take place in New York City, May 4 and 5, bringing some of the most exciting new works from the continent ... Continue Reading →
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U.K. ADCAN Awards Seeks Unsigned Animators

Not-for-profit creative platform ADCAN has launched its third annual ADCAN Awards — a competition that seeks to champion unsigned creative talent, give emerging filmmakers access ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Blaize Heats Up Animation Scene 21-year-old Danielle Blaize from Trinidad and Tobago takes home the Best Caribbean Animation Award from the International Animation Conference in Kingston. ... Continue Reading →