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SC Films Snags Didier Brunner’s ‘Pachamama’

SC Films has picked up international sales rights to the latest animated feature from Oscar-nominated producer Didier Brunner (The Triplets of Belleville, The Secret of Kells, Ernest ... Continue Reading →
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Mattis Dovier Animates Intoxicating Video for XXX’s ‘Liquor’

Rapidly rising Korean hip-hop duo XXX has released online the provocative, dizzying new animated video for the song “Liquor” off their first EP KYOMI (released July 2016). Blending ... Continue Reading →
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Ryoichi Ueda Takes Over as NHK President

Former Mitsubishi executive Ryoichi Ueda has assumed the post of President of national pubcaster NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation). He is taking over for Katsuto Momii, whose three-year ... Continue Reading →
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Universal-Illumination Shifts Sequel Releases

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment has adjusted the planned release dates for sequel entries in three of their growing hit franchises: The Secret Life of Pets, Minions ... Continue Reading →
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Nick’s ‘Bunsen Is a Beast’ Premiere Date & Video!

We are just ferociously delighted to share with our readers that Nickelodeon’s spankin’ new, original animated series Bunsen Is a Beast will debut on Tuesday, February 21 at 5:30 ... Continue Reading →
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Technology Investors Are ‘Freaking Out’ About the New FCC Chair, VC Says Trump’s pick, Ajit Pai, opposes net neutrality policies — something that may make it harder for ... Continue Reading →
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GLAS 2017 Announces Official Selections

The 2017 GLAS Animation Film Festival — taking place March 2-5 in Berkeley, California — has revealed its Official Competition Selections. The event organizers managed to ... Continue Reading →
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‘My Fairy Troublemaker’ Enchants Global Screen

Global Screen has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Germany-Luxembourg co-production My Fairy Troublemaker & Me, and will open presales for the title at the European Film ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rabbit School’ Hops to World Premiere at Berlin Fest

German world sales agent Sola Media will present the world premiere of Akkord Film’s animated feature Rabbit School – Guardians of the Golden Egg during the Berlin International ... Continue Reading →
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Sandbox Partners Acquires Tinybop Minority Stake

Sandbox Partners (SBX) has taken a minority stake in award-winning, Brooklyn-based studio and and educational kids’ app developer Tinybop, becoming the company’s largest institutional ... Continue Reading →
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Mondo TV Preps Slate for Kidscreen Miami

Mondo TV has announced that it will be highlighting four major new series at the Kidscreen Summit Miami (Feb. 13-16), three of which are animated properties with high international ... Continue Reading →
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Studio 100 N.V. Takes Majority Stake in m4e AG

Studio 100 N.V., a Belgian corporation headquartered in Schelle, has acquired a 68% majority interest in German brand management and media company m4e AG. The stake was secured through ... Continue Reading →
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Squeeze Joins $18M Canadian Flick ‘Troll, the Tale of a Tail’

Quebec-based Squeeze (creators of breakout non-dialog comedy series Cracké) has come onboard Troll, the Tale of a Tail — a new animated feature film to be 100% produced in Canada. ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Nomination Reactions: The Class of 2017 Checks In

The nominees are in! Read what the finalist filmmakers have to say about being recognized by the Academy, below. The 89th Oscars will take place February 26. Best Animated Feature Kubo ... Continue Reading →
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Canadian-Colombian Venture Forms Last Studio Standing

Vancouver’s ConVRter Technologies Inc. and Conxion Creativa of Colombia have joined forces to form Last Studio Standing Inc., the largest hand-drawn animation studio in the Americas. ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: ‘Adventure Time: Islands’ Debuts Jan. 30

What time is it? Time to embark on another spectacular journey with Finn and Jake as Cartoon Network kicks off the all-new, eight-part miniseries Adventure Time: Islands on Monday, ... Continue Reading →
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Dot To Dot’s ‘School of Roars’ Set for CBeebies

Award-winning kids’ TV creator Dot To Dot Productions will deliver a new 2D-animated preschool series titled School of Roars (52 x 7) on top kids channels CBeebies (UK) and NBCUniversal’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wissper’ Season 2 Gets Milkshake! Greenlight

CG-animated preschool series Wissper has received a commission for a second 52 x 7 season package from the UK’s Channel 5, for its popular pre-k block Milkshake! The series debuted ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kikoriki: Legend of the Golden Dragon’ Arrives in Korea

Russian animation company The Riki Group announces that family feature Kikoriki: Legend of the Golden Dragon will open theatrically in South Korea on Wednesday, January 25 — coinciding ... Continue Reading →
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Last Chance! Animation Magazine’s 2017 Education & Careers Guide We are extending our deadline to accept free listings from schools, online educators and career courses in ... Continue Reading →