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9 Story’s Nutbrown Hare Makes International Friends

Coming out of the 2014 edition of the MIPCOM market, 9 Story Media Group announces it has inked multiple deals for preschool animation Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures ... Continue Reading →
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Four Voices Added to ‘Norm of the North’ Cast

Splash Entertainment has announced that that it has signed Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), Gabriel Iglesias (The Nut Job, Planes), Colm ... Continue Reading →
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‘Book of Life,’ ‘Boxtrolls’ Hold Up at Box Office

The box office is showing reasonably good returns for mid-budget indie animated features Book of Life and The Boxtrolls. In its second weekend of release, Reel FX and Fox’s Book ... Continue Reading →
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Lord and Miller Writing ‘Lego Movie’ Sequel

The LEGO Movie scripters and directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have officially signed on to write the sequel. The collaborators, who also wrote and directed Sony’s Cloudy ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation Celebration Sets Judges, Panelists

The World Animation Celebration has announced the judges and panelists for the one-day international short film festival set for Nov. 1 at the Los Angeles Film School. A presentation ... Continue Reading →
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Goodwin Joins Fairy Crew for ‘NeverBeast’

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin of Big Love and Once Upon a Time fame has been cast as Fawn in the upcoming DisneyToon Studios feature Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast. Goodwin ... Continue Reading →
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Parsons Leads ‘Elf’ Holiday Special Cast

The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons will voice Buddy in a new stop-motion animated holiday special Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas. The special, airing Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. on NBC, ... Continue Reading →
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First ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Hits

Marvel had planned to release the first trailer to next summer’s blockbuster sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron next week during the broadcast of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, ... Continue Reading →
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WB Unveils Blue Ribbon Slate

Warner Bros. has christened its newly created short-format digital content division “Blue Ribbon Content.” The new banner, headed by Sam Register, will be responsible for ... Continue Reading →
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Hoho Preps New ‘Wind in the Willows’ Series

Kids’ production and rights company Hoho Entertainment (Cloudbabies, Abadas) is joining forces with Martin Gates Productions (MGP) and Cloth Cat Animation for a brand new animated ... Continue Reading →
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O2 Post Brings DaVinci Resolve On-board

Blackmagic Design has announced that Brazil-based production and post facility O2 Post is installing 80 DaVinci Resolve licenses and three DaVinci Resolve color correction suites, making ... Continue Reading →
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Which Witch is Which?

Halloween season seems to be the perfect time to bring up one a cartoon character who had one of the most remarkable careers of any animated figure in toon history: Witch Hazel. Live ... Continue Reading →
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First-Ever LEGO Batman Special Coming to Cartoon Network

Be sure to pick your cape up from the dry cleaner’s this weekend: on Monday, October 27 at 6 p.m. ET/PT, the first-ever LEGO Batman special is swooping down on Cartoon Network. ... Continue Reading →
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AS Launches ‘Mike Tyson’ Scavenger Hunt

Adult Swim has revealed plans for the official Mike Tyson Mysteries Scavenger Hunt Mystery, which will take over 10 major U.S. cities starting this Saturday, October 25 and running ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Scoops Up Bill Burr’s ‘F Is for Family’

A new half-hour animated series based on the comedy of Bill Burr (Date Night, The Heat) is coming exclusively to Netflix in all territories in 2015. The six-episode run of F Is for ... Continue Reading →
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Fusion, Mondo Unite for Animated Sketch Show

Multi-platform media company Fusion has announced a new quarter-hour animated sketch series titled Like, Share, Die, being produced by leading YouTube-based animation distributor Mondo ... Continue Reading →
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Teletoon Tries on ‘Dimensionpants’ in November

Canada’s TELETOON will be taking viewers into a brand new dimension this fall as it launches Dr. Dimensionpants (26 x 30) on its Can’t Miss Thursdays block on November 6 ... Continue Reading →
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House of Moves Gets Creative Boost from OMG Buyout

L.A.-based motion-capture and animation studio House of Moves announces the close of a management-led buyout from parent company OMG plc, effective as of last week. House of Moves CEO ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gumball’ Earns Pair of Children’s BAFTA Noms

The Amazing World of Gumball earned two nominations in this year’s BAFTA Children’s Awards, leading all animated contenders. The Cartoon Network Europe-produced show was ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA-Hollywood Boosts Scholarship, Preservation Spending

ASIFA-Hollywood will provide more scholarships to animation students and allocate more funds for artists and film preservation, says executive director Frank Gladstone. “In the ... Continue Reading →