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Shapeways Seeks Characters for 3D Printing Contest

Wouldn’t you love to have a custom figurine of that one-of-a-kind animated character you’ve come up with? 3-D printing company Shapeways has partnered with the 3D Modeling ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ghostbusters’ Celebrates 30th on Disc and Doughnuts

As if you needed another reason to indulge your sweet tooth, Krispy Kreme and Sony Pictures Consumer Products have teams up to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Ghostbusters film franchise. ... Continue Reading →
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‘South Park,’ ‘Godzilla’ Giants Among Video Releases

Two giants of animation and visual-effects stomp their way home today with major releases for Godzilla and the kids of South Park. South Park: The Complete Seventeenth Season (Paramount, ... Continue Reading →
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Jetpack to Rep ‘Justin Time’ in CEEMEA

Jetpack Distribution, the sales outfit formed by Samka Productions, Nerdcorps Entertainment and Gardiner Entertainment, has come on board as the TV and Licensing rights representative ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Adds Broadcasters for ‘Nerds and Monsters’

9 Story Entertainment has signed up multiple broadcasters for Slap Happy Cartoons’ animated comedy series Nerds and Monsters (40 x 11). Licensees include TVE (Spain), Canal+ Family ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak Signs Package Deal with Al Jazeera

Zodiak Kids has sealed a 75-plus horror programming package deal with Al Jazeera for its Arabic children’s channels JeemTV and Baraem TV across the Middle East and North Africa. ... Continue Reading →
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MIP News Bytes: ‘Luchien,’ ‘P. King Duckling,’ ‘Zafari,’ ‘G.U.N.K. Aliens’

+ Monster Entertainment continues to roll out the dialog-free kids fare for MIP Junior with two more series on its sales slate. Luchien (26 x 1) from Belgium’s Truffe Productions ... Continue Reading →
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Friends in Low Places

LAIKA sculpts two contrasting worlds to explore notions ... Continue Reading →
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Growth Spurt

Canada’s deep talent pool, excellent infrastructure and generous tax incentives are fueling a new boom in animation and visual-effects work. Michael Hefferon Few countries as ... Continue Reading →
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Rising Stars of Animation

Our yearly look toward the bright future of original animation talent with up-and-coming first time series creators. Dave Cooper & Johnny Ryan Pig Goat Banana Cricket! Nickelodeon, ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Forum’s Silver Anniversary

The event once again showcases the quality and diversity of European TV animation. The premiere animation co-production and pitching event Cartoon Forum is celebrating its 25th edition ... Continue Reading →
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MIP Junior 2014 Highlights

Nine animated and hybrid series to work into your schedule during the kids’ content market, taking place October 11-12 in beautiful Cannes, France. Heroes: Legend of the Battle ... Continue Reading →
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October 2014 Tech Reviews

Autodesk SketchBook Pro 2015 I’m not just a 3D and CG guy during the day. My degree is in fine arts with an emphasis in 2D media, which includes drawing. It’s something ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #243

Living with a Legend By Leslie Stern [TotalRecall Publications, $49.95] Seven years after his passing, animation genius Iwao Takamoto comes alive from a new angle with this collection ... Continue Reading →
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Ask a Baboon – Issue #243

‘You’ll Never Work in This Town Again!’ You’ve been there. Your friends have been there. The guys at Baboon Animation have been there, too, once upon a time ... Continue Reading →
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Athena Studios Starts Work on ‘Mermaids’ Short

Athena Studios has begun production on a new, stop-motion animated short film titled Mermaids on Mars. Jon V. Peters, founder of the Emeryville, Calif.-based studio, is director of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Attraction Set for Disney World

Disney is planning a major attraction based on its animated hit movie Frozen for its Epcot theme park at Disney World in Florida. “We’ve made Frozen a part of the guest ... Continue Reading →
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Blackmagic Buys Fusion Maker Eyeon

Blackmagic Design has acquired Eyeon Software, maker of the widely used Fusion compositing software, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Blackmagic has been expanding steadily into ... Continue Reading →
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HPA Announces Nominees in 3 VFX Categories

The Hollywood Post Alliance has announced its nominees for the 2014 HPA Awards, the 9th annual unveiling of these honors, including three categories for visual effects. The nominees ... Continue Reading →
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Video Profile of SPA’s Lauren Faust

We really enjoyed this video profile from Sony Pictures Animation of Lauren Faust, who is directing its upcoming feature film Medusa, and thought we’d share it with our readers. Enjoy, ... Continue Reading →