P. King Duckling

UYoung Greenlights ‘P. King Ducking’ Season 2, Signs Licensing Agents

UYoung has announced that a second 52 x 11 min. season of preschool comedy series P. King Duckling has been greenlit. Currently in development, the new batch of episodes are expected ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Licensing Showdown

The annual Licensing Expo brings the biggest brands from across the country and abroad to Las Vegas next week, May 23-25. Plenty of animated properties are getting in on the action ... Continue Reading →
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Baobab Studios VR Projects Screen at Cannes, Annecy

Baobab Studios is showcasing two new animated virtual reality storytelling experiences at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and June’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival: ... Continue Reading →
SpacePOP

Genius & Fathom Team for ‘SpacePOP’ Theatrical Event

Genius Brands International is partnering with Fathom Events for a special one-night cinematic screening of SpacePOP: Not Your Average Princess — a feature-length compilation ... Continue Reading →
CHF Executive Team

Simon Hall Departs CHF, New Exec Committee in Place

Family entertainment firm CHF Media Group Ltd. announces that Simon Hall has stepped down as Managing Director, having held the post since the Group’s formation in 2011. While he ... Continue Reading →
Animal Crackers

Arclight’s ‘Animal Crackers’ on the Menu at Cannes

Animated family adventure Animal Crackers is making its Cannes market debut through worldwide sales manager Arclight Films. The CG flick features an all-star voice cast including Emily ... Continue Reading →
100% Wolf

Studio 100 Lets the Fur Fly at Cannes with ‘100% Wolf’

Munich-based Studio 100 Film will present a new, comedic take on horror movie classics at this year’s Marché du Film in Cannes with 100% Wolf — a CG family feature based on ... Continue Reading →
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins ‘DuckTales’ Reboot Cast

The irrepressible creative force commonly known as Lin-Manuel Miranda (creator of Broadway’s Hamilton, composer of Disney’s Moana) has joined the voice cast of the new DuckTales ... Continue Reading →
Regular Show

TBS Greenlights ‘Close Enough’ from J.G. Quintel

Turner’s TBS is continuing its push to cultivate an original animation slate with the announcement that a new series from Regular Show creator J.G. Quintel, titled Close Enough, has ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: ‘The Mummy’ Official Trailer No. 3 Tom Cruise is cursed to live in a world of Japanese horror-movie inspired dark gods and suspiciously cut abs (fess up, VFX houses: which ... Continue Reading →
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Global Talent-Hungry UK VFX Industry Opposes Conservative Manifesto

Per the UK Screen Alliance, employers in the nation’s visual effects industry have voiced opposition to the proposal in the Conservative Party’s manifesto to double the Immigration ... Continue Reading →
Maya the Bee 2: The Honey Games

Studio 100 Teases ‘Maya the Bee 2’, New Territories Signed

Studio 100 Film has released a new teaser trailer for its upcoming theatrical feature Maya the Bee – The Honey Games in the nick of time for the Cannes film market. The Munich-based ... Continue Reading →
A Stork’s Journey

‘A Stork’s Journey’ Soars on Google Play June 1

Lionsgate is bringing A Stork’s Journey home on June 1 as the CG-animated family comedy bows on Google Play in the US and Canada — available for free until June 28. The digital ... Continue Reading →
The Kid

FilmNation Adapting Chaplin’s ‘The Kid’ with Sci-Fi Twist

American production and film sales shop FilmNation will make its first foray into feature animation with a science-fiction tale inspired by Charlie Chaplin’s silent classic, The Kid ... Continue Reading →
Morgann Favennec

Morgann Favennec Joins Xilam as EVP Development & Global Sales

Morgann Favennec, a 20-year veteran of the global audiovisual market,  has been tapped by Xilam Animation as its new Executive Vice President of Development and Global Sales, effective ... Continue Reading →
In This Corner of the World

Shout! Factory & Funimation to Bring ‘In This Corner of the World’ Stateside

Multiplatform media company Shout! Factory has tapped Funimation Films as its theatrical partner for a joint launch of acclaimed Japanese animated feature In This Corner of the World ... Continue Reading →
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VFS Opens Largest Mo-Cap Studio in Canada

The Vancouver Film School — celebrating its 30th anniversary this year — has partnered with cutting-edge company Mimic Performance Capture to build the largest commercial ... Continue Reading →
Steven Universe Soundtrack: Vol. 1

‘Steven Universe Soundtrack: Vol. 1’ Track List Revealed

Following last month’s announcement, a track list for Steven Universe Soundtrack: Volume 1 has been revealed. Among the highlights are all the tunes from the season 3 musical episode ... Continue Reading →
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Vivid Increments: The Making of Stop Motion Animation at Tracy, CA’s Grand Theater The art center will close its 10th season with a fascinating exhibit (June 10-July 22) and special ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Floyd Norman to Be Honored with Ford Freedom Award

The 19th Annual Ford Freedom Award ceremony will put the spotlight on veteran Disney animator Floyd Norman next Monday, May 22. Norman, a Ford Freedom Scholar, will be in attendance ... Continue Reading →