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Kidscreen Summit Offers Panel on New Narrative Rules

If you’ve been thinking about the evolving nature of narrative rules in children’s media and how and if the brave, new multiplatform universe is shaking up the old standards, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Paperman’s’ Kahrs to Helm ‘Shedd’ at Paramount

The winner of last year’s Oscar for best animated short film has been hired by Paramount to direct the first original feature from its new animation department. John Kahrs, who ... Continue Reading →
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‘Nut Job 2′ Planned for 2016 Release

The successful release last weekend of The Nut Job has earned the indie animated feature a sequel. Partners Open Road Films, Redrover Co., Toonbox and Gulfstream Pictures have announced ... Continue Reading →
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Katzenberg Earns 3D Society’s Harold Lloyd Award

DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg will receive the 2014 Harold Lloyd Award from the International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society at its awards ceremony Jan. 28 at Warner ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar-’Star Wars’ Rumor: Is it a Good Idea?

Star Wars fandom has been in a perpetual state of anticipation ever since Disney acquired the franchise when it bought Lucasfilm and announced plans for a new movie every year. Details ... Continue Reading →
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Hub Skeds New ‘Secret Millionaires’ Episodes

Two new episodes of Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club animated children’s series are set to debut Jan. 26 and Feb. 16 on The Hub Network. The Jan. 26 episode, “To ... Continue Reading →
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Art Department Offers Free Pixar Lecture, Reviews

The Art Department, an online art school with brick and mortar locations around the country, is offering the public an opportunity to attend Jan. 25 a free online lecture with artists ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sheriff Callie’ Debuts Strong for Disney Junior

Disney Junior’s new animated preschool series Sheriff Callie’s Wild West premiered to strong ratings Monday with back-to-back episodes that topped the preschooler demographic ... Continue Reading →
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Anybody Here Seen Our Old ‘Friend, Martin?’

I am writing this blog on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and I know what a lot of you are thinking: this is very likely the only national holiday for which there is no animated film. Sorry, ... Continue Reading →
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Top Digital Execs Added to iKids

Top executives from Lego, Cartoon Network, Toca Boca and Nickelodeon have been announced as speakers at the iKids 2014 children’s digital media event. The third annual event, ... Continue Reading →
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Imageworks Transfers L.A. Staff to Vancouver

Sony Pictures Imageworks is moving some of its staff from its Los Angeles studio to Vancouver in a cost-cutting move. According to a report in Variety, employees at both studio locations ... Continue Reading →
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Helms Heads Voice Cast for ‘Captain Underpants’

DreamWorks Animation has cast comedy actors Ed Helms, Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll and Jordan Peele in its upcoming animated feature adaptation of the popular book series ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-Nominated Shorts Hit Theaters Jan. 31

Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures are bringing the Oscar-nominated animated short films to theaters for the ninth straight year, starting Jan. 31. The animated shorts will be released ... Continue Reading →
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CMG to Pitch ‘Ratchet & Clank’ Film Abroad

Cinema Management Group has signed on as the international sales agent for Ratchet & Clank, a 3D CG animated feature from Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment. The ... Continue Reading →
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PGS Takes Reins on ‘Alpha and Omega’ TV Movies

PGS Entertainment has agreed to represent the international broadcast rights outside of the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom to Crest Animation Productions four brand-new ... Continue Reading →
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3D Society Nominates Best Live-Action, Toon Features

The International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society has nominated five live-action and five animated features for its top honors at its Creative Awards, due to be handed out Jan. 28 in ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Tops Toon Category at PGA Awards

Disney’s Frozen added to its significant awards-season momentum by taking home the Producers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Breadwinners’ Graduates to Nick Series Feb. 17

Breadwinners, a new animated series that sprang from Nickelodeon’s 2012 Animated Shorts Program, is set to premiere as a half-hour series Feb. 17 on the network. The series follows ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Unveils Jolie as ‘Maleficent’

Disney has released a teaser trailer for Maleficent, a live-action reimagining of Sleeping Beauty told from the point of view of that story’s antagonist. The film stars Angelina ... Continue Reading →