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Animated ‘Waves ’98′ Wins Short Film Palme D’Or at Cannes

The animated short film Waves ’98 by Lebanese director Ely Dagher has won the Palme D’Or for best short film at the Cannes Film Festival. Waves ’98 is an artistic ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tomorrowland’s’ Opening a Bit Soft at $41 Million

Tomorrowland handily topped the Memorial Day weekend box office even as it fell short of expectations for the live-action Disney feature directed by sometime-animator Brad Bird. Tomorrowland ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Saloon Projects Top Irish Awards

Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar-nominated feature film Song of the Sea won the top film award at the 2015 Irish Film and Television Academy Awards for Film and Drama, presented Sunday ... Continue Reading →
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HgCapital Buys Majority Stake in The Foundry

The Foundry, a leading provider of award-winning creative software, announced a majority investment from HgCapital, one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious private equity ... Continue Reading →
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WB Launches New DC, Looney Tunes, Scooby Interactive Sites

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment have launched ScoobyDoo.com, LooneyTunes.com and DCKids.com as three new entertainment destinations for kids that will feature original ... Continue Reading →
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Titmouse Reanimates MTV with ‘Fancy Bastards’ Pilot

MTV — once the home of subversive animated classics like Beavis and Butthead, Liquid Television, Daria, Celebrity Deathmatch and Aeon Flux — is considering getting back ... Continue Reading →
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Reese Witherspoon Takes Wing in Live-Action ‘Tink’

Disney has attached Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon (Best Actress for Walk the Line) to star in its upcoming live-action Peter Pan spin-off, Tink. Witherspoon and her producing ... Continue Reading →
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Sky Plans 600% Growth of Kids Content Library

European pay TV leader Sky has announced it plans to expand its library of on-demand kids’ content from 700 titles to 4,000. The move is part of the broadcaster’s multi-million-dollar ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Re-Ups ‘BoJack Horseman’

Netflix will be launching a new 12-episode season of its darkly hilarious animated adult comedy series BoJack Horseman, available exclusively through the streaming service on Friday, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Shaun the Sheep’ Gets New Trailer, Poster

Aardman Animations are getting ready to unleash a flock of fun on theaters this summer with the theatrical debut of Shaun the Sheep Movie on August 7. To tide you over, a new trailer, ... Continue Reading →
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WAC 2015 Opens Submissions

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISIONS FOR THE 2015 World Animation Celebration International Short Film Festival! The World Animation Celebration 2015 Animated Short Film Festival is now accepting ... Continue Reading →
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Adam Elliot Completes ‘Ernie Biscuit’

Australian animation director Adam Elliot, the talented stop-motion dramatist behind 2009’s Mary and Max (winner of the Ottawa Int’l Animation Festival Grand Prize and Berlin Int’l ... Continue Reading →
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‘Uncle Grandpa’ Welcomes Guest Directors

This week’s premiere of Uncle Grandpa, airing Thursday at 5 p.m., will build on the Cartoon Network series’ quirky universe by inviting four amazing animators in as guest directors ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman’s ‘Morph’ Returning to TV

After more than 15 years out of the spotlight, Aardman Animation’s iconic clay hero Morph will return to the small screen with a new series of adventures beginning on U.K. channel ... Continue Reading →
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John Lasseter Talks Disney-Pixar Slate

Disney-Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter gave an in-depth, two hour presentation on the studios’ upcoming features slate at the Cannes Film Festival Wednesday morning. Highlights ... Continue Reading →
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Animal Logic Plans Canada Facility

Award-winning Aussie vfx and animation studio Animal Logic will expand its long-established relationship with Warner Bros. Pictures — which produced CGI animated features Happy ... Continue Reading →
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FUNimation Snaps Up U.S. ‘Boy and Beast’ Rights

North American anime distribution specialist FUNimation Entertainment has acquired the rights for theatrical, digital and home video release of upcoming Japanese animated feature The ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Reveals 2015 Poster, Jury

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF), which is wrapping up its submissions this month, has unveiled the poster for the 2015 edition as well as the event’s roster ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Southeast Asia Orders ‘Chuck Chicken’

Malaysia’s Animasia Studio has licensed its original 2D animated series Chuck Chicken (52 x 11) to Disney Channel Southeast Asia. Beginning in August, the action-comedy will be ... Continue Reading →
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Gloob Nabs ‘Get Ace’ and ‘Nerds and Monsters’ for Brazil

9 Story Media Group has licensed animated children’s comedy series Get Ace (52 x 11) and Nerds and Monsters (40 x 11) to Gloob, Globosat’s Brazilian kids’ TV channel. ... Continue Reading →