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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 →
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Orders Set for ‘Toonmart Marty,’ ‘Wakfu,’ ‘Angelo Rules’

Montreal-based Sardine Productions has signed a deal with Teletoon to produce 40 11-minute episodes of the original series Toonmart Marty. Created by Robin Balzano, Pascale Beaulieu, ... Continue Reading →
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Hires, Promotions at CN, Henson, 9 Story, Guru

A flurry of hires and promotions has put a bunch of new faces in new roles at various animation-related companies. Here’s the latest: Michael Ouweleen Michael Ouweleen has been ... Continue Reading →
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Joan Vogelesang Departs Toon Boom

Long-time Toon Boom President & CEO Joan Vogelesang will be leaving the animation software company after more than 16 years. Veteran exec and corporate advisor Paul Gardner has ... Continue Reading →
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MIP Bytes: ‘Miffy,’ ‘Hullabalooba,’ ‘Pikkuli’

+ Mercis BV and Telescreen BV/m4e will be launching sales at MIP Junior and MIPCOM for their new CG-animated Miffy’s Adventures Big and Small — the first 3D animated take ... Continue Reading →
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Soho Square Taps Award-Winning Team

Soho Square Studios partners Kim Goody and Alan Coates announce the launch of its new television production company, Soho Square Productions. The pair plans to take on the children’s ... Continue Reading →
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Surviving the Uncommon Cold

What could be more frustrating for a voice artist than having to call in sick because of a cold or sore throat? Back in 1999 I put that question to Tress MacNeille, who for 30 years ... Continue Reading →
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Wizart’s ‘Snow Queen’ Sequel Set for December

Wizart Animation’s CG sequel The Snow Queen: Journey Continues will arrive in theaters in a stereoscopic flurry this December in more than 10 countries around the world. Produced ... Continue Reading →
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‘Arthur’ Returns to PBS for 18th Season

PBS KIDS will welcome back its Emmy Award-winning animated series Arthur with the season 18 premiere set for September 29. Young viewers and their families can expect everything from ... Continue Reading →
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TAC Offers Networking Ops at Ottawa

The 11th edition of The Animation Conference (TAC) will be running alongside this year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival, taking place in the Canadian capital September ... Continue Reading →
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SAG-AFTRA, AMPTP Make Animation Deal Progress

After four days of negotiations which wrapped up this Tuesday, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) and the Alliance of Motion Picture ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’ Enters Adult Swim Ring October 27

Adult Swim will be throwing viewers a one-two punch of sports celebrity and animated comedy with the premiere of Mike Tyson Mysteries, which will premiere Monday, October 27 at 10:30 ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: Ric Flair Guest-Stars in ‘Uncle Grandpa’

Cartoon Network will welcome a special guest star to Peter Browngardt’s quirky animated comedy Uncle Grandpa this Thursday, September 11 at 7:30 p.m. when Uncle G, Giant Realistic ... Continue Reading →
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Oznoz Bringing Multilingual Nelvana Toons Online

Online multilingual channel Oznoz has signed a deal with Canada’s Nelvana Enterprises that will bring 400 half-hours of programming from its acclaimed kids’ content library ... Continue Reading →
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VIEW Conference Sets Animation, VFX Programs

The VIEW Conference has announced the program for its 2014 edition, set for Oct. 14-18 in Turin, Italy. This year’s event will feature the return of two-time Annie nominee, Kris ... Continue Reading →
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Studios Conspired on Hiring, Wages Lawsuit Alleges

A class-action lawsuit alleging such major animation and VFX companies as DreamWorks Animation, Disney, Lucasfilm, Sony and Digital Domain agreed not to poach each other’s workers. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lola & Virginia’ Come to North America with Hulu

Spanish producer/distributor Imira Entertainment has inked a deal with streaming video service Hulu which will bring Lola & Virginia (52 x 12) to the U.S. and Canada in a deal brokered ... Continue Reading →