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DreamWorks Restructure Cutting 500 Jobs

Predictions for the announced round of lay offs at DreamWorks Animation fell short, with the studio announcing Thursday that it will be slashing 500 jobs and taking a $290 million pre-tax ... Continue Reading →
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Melissa Benoist to Be CBS Supergirl

CBS has cast Glee actress Melissa Benoist as the lead for its hour-long pilot for Supergirl. The dramatic script was penned by Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler and is being produced by Berlanti ... Continue Reading →
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Framestore’s William Bartlett Upped to ECD

Framestore VFX Supervisor William Bartlett has been made an Executive Creative Director, reflecting the studio’s expansion into new avenues requiring greater levels of strategy and ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer, Release Date Set for ‘Batman vs. Robin’

The Dynamic Duo find themselves pitted against each other in Batman vs. Robin, the next DC Universe original animated movie, due for release April 14 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. The ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH 2015 Selects MIT’s Ito for Keynote

SIGGRAPH announces the selection of Joichi “Joi” Ito, MIT Media Lab Director, as its keynote speaker for SIGGRAPH 2015, the 42nd International Conference and Exhibition ... Continue Reading →
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VES Announces 2015 Board of Directors

The Visual Effects Society announced its 2015 board of directors, with Mike Chambers elected as board chair. The 2015 Officers of the VES Board of Directors are: Chair: Mike Chambers 1st ... Continue Reading →
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‘Bob’s Burgers’ Hits the Road for Live Shows

Loren Bouchard’s Emmy-winning animated comedy Bob’s Burgers, which recently got picked up for a 22 episode sixth season on Fox, will be touring the States in 2015 with Bob’s Burgers ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Pairs ‘Dimensionpants’ with Broadcasters

DHX Media has signed on a number of new broadcast partners across the globe for its animated comedy-adventure Dr. Dimensionpants. Key sales include deals in Europe, Latin America, Australia ... Continue Reading →
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‘Beet Party’ Set to Rock on Nabi Tablets

Korean toon house Redrover and Toronto-based ToonBox Entertainment have partnered with Fuhu, creator of the award-winning nabi tablet — the first Android tablet built for kids ... Continue Reading →
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A Multi-Dimensional Playground

Disney TV Animation’s new series Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero has fun creating new worlds and new characters to explore in depth. It’s ... Continue Reading →
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Weta Unleashes New Rendering Power for The Hobbit Finale

New ... Continue Reading →
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Dream Job

Pixar veterans go their own way to create their own film, The Dam Keeper, one of the year’s most acclaimed ... Continue Reading →
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Q&A: Archer’s Matt Thompson

Archer is back, and nobody’s happier to see him than the hit animated FX series’ executive producer, Matt Thompson. When last we saw spy Sterling Archer, voiced by H. Jon Benjamin, ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Peek at Animating ‘Madea’

Having conquered the big screen, filmmaker Tyler Perry and his most famous creation, Madea, have come to animation. Perry’s first foray into family animation, Tyler Perry’s ... Continue Reading →
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Animex Sets Diverse Speaker Lineup

Animex Festival for animation and computer games has announced its lineup for the 2015 edition, scheduled for Feb. 9-13 at Teesside University in the United Kingdom. This year’s ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer for English-Dubbed ‘Underdogs’

A new trailer has hit for Underdogs, the English-language version of the 2013 Argentinian animated feature Metegol, in advance of its April 10 release in the United States. The English-version ... Continue Reading →
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John Hurt Stars in ‘Alchemist’s Letter’ Short

Pixel Veil Productions has debuted the trailer for its latest animated short, The Alchemist’s Letter — a visually rich, darkly inventive fairy tale directed by Carlos Andre ... Continue Reading →
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Frederator Network Adds 102 Channels

Channel Frederator Network enjoyed a bit more than 12 days of Christmas over December. The end of 2014 saw the online animation destination sign on 102 new channels. Recent acquisitions ... Continue Reading →
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Imira Shops Xilam Properties for LatAm at NATPE

Imira Entertainment has inked a deal with French studio Xilam Animation for Latin American and U.S. Hispanic Free TV and VOD rights to a slew of titles. A number of these will debut ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Employees Face Major Layoffs

Reports out of Hollywood say that DreamWorks Animation, which has been troubled by under-performing releases in recent years, is expected to lay off a good chunk of its staff at the ... Continue Reading →