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Brown Bag’s ‘Anya’ Arrives to Help Russian Children

Irish studio Brown Bag Films has launched a new four-minute animated short, titled Anya, which charts 20 years in the life of a Russian orphan in order to highlight the work done by ... Continue Reading →
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Robots, Monsters and SpongeBob Come to Video

Robots in disguise, pineapple-dwellers and a bit misunderstood monster are among the classic animated TV shows getting some home video love this week. Up first is Godzilla: The Complete ... Continue Reading →
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Hub Debuts ‘Teenage Fairytale Dropouts’ May 31

The Hub Network will air May 31 the U.S. premiere to the animated series Teenage Fairytale Dropouts. Teenage Fairytale Dropouts is an international co-production that follows three ... Continue Reading →
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Milk Shakes Up BAFTAs with ‘Doctor Who’

London based indie visual effects house Milk has won a British Academy Television Craft Award for its outstanding vfx work on the BBC’s Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: Day ... Continue Reading →
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France Television Strings Up ‘Atomic Puppet’

Technicolor has pre-sold its new animated kids series Atomic Puppet (52 x 11) to France Televisions, which will air the show on its France 4 channel beginning in 2016. Currently in ... Continue Reading →
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‘Zazie’ Makes New Bons Amis

In the wake of MIPTV, Cyber Group Studios has signed new broadcasting partners for its HD CG kids’ series Mademoiselle Zazie (78 x 7). The show launched at France 5 last November ... Continue Reading →
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‘Other Woman’ Tops ‘Cap’; ‘Frozen’ Passes $400M

The Other Woman beat Captain America: The Winter Soldier for the top spot at the box office this weekend, while Disney’s Frozen passed the $400 million domestic mark. Captain ... Continue Reading →
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‘Through the Hawthorn…’ Tops Stuttgart Honors

The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film concluded its 21st edition April 27 by announcing the winners of the Trickstar awards. The festival reported a record attendance of 85,000. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘The 7D’ Report for July 7 Disney XD Premiere

The 7D, Disney’s contemporary, animated comedic take on the world of the Seven Dwarfs, will premiere July 7 at 10 a.m. ET/PT on Disney XD, with airings on Disney Channel and Disney ... Continue Reading →
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FMX: Jon Landau Talks ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Producer Jon Landau gave a sneak peek behind the tech of the upcoming Avatar sequels on Wednesday at FMX 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany. James Cameron is working with three teams of writers ... Continue Reading →
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Q&A: Simka Finds ‘Paradise’ in Re-version Process

Mychal Simka grew up in Anaheim, Calif., a huge fan of a guy named Walt Disney who created a local theme park and made some of the best animated movies ever. As an adult, he’s ... Continue Reading →
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CPL-DreamWorks Deal Expands to Brazil

Peruvian-based Compania Panamericana de Licencias has been named DreamWorks Animation’s licensing agent for Brazil. The deal expands CPL’s relationship with DreamWorks in ... Continue Reading →
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Animafest Is Big on Japan

Watchers of the always surprising world of Japanese animated shorts should book their tickets for Animafest Zagreb, taking place June 3-8 in the Croatian capital. The festival organizers ... Continue Reading →
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Laid Off ‘Frozen’ Animators Get Cold Shoulder

IATSE Animation Guild Local 839 business representative Steve Hulett has revealed that some of the union’s members have been snubbed by Disney Animation Studios, according to ... Continue Reading →
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FMX: Andy Serkis Talks ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Andy Serkis came to FMX in Stuttgart on Wednesday to show off clips from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and talk performance capture in his continuing role as Caesar. Judging from the ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Bringing 9 Films to Annecy

The National Film Board of Canada will be bringing an assortment of nine short films it produced or co-produced to the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (June 9-14), including ... Continue Reading →
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Clips: New ‘TMNT’ Episodes Arrive Sunday

Nickelodeon will welcome back its heroes in a half-shell this Sunday, April 27 when new episodes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kick off with “Mazes & Mutants” at 11 ... Continue Reading →
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New Pics from ‘Simpsons’ LEGO Episode

ComicBookMovie.com scooped these newly revealed images from the upcoming LEGO-themed episode of The Simpsons, which will debut on Fox Sunday, May 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. In “Brick ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Offers First Look at ‘Feast’

Disney has revealed a first look at its brand new animated short Feast, which will be making its world premiere at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival on June 10. Directed ... Continue Reading →
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WB Animation’s Register Promoted; Adds Digital Role

Sam Register has been promoted to the newly created position of president of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series. Register will head up a newly formed live-action digital ... Continue Reading →