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Not to Scale Signs Oscar Winner John Kahrs

Commercial production company Not To Scale have signed Academy Award-winning director John Kahrs, who will join its newly opened Los Angeles studio for exclusive commercial representation. ... Continue Reading →
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Laura Laas Appointed VP Animation TV Sales at Gaumont

LA- and Paris-based entertainment mainstay Gaumont has appointed Laura Laas as Vice President, International TV Sales, Animation. Charged with selling the company’s TV toon slate ... Continue Reading →
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VIEW Conference Names First 2017 Speakers

Registration is now open for the 2017 VIEW Conference (www.viewconference.it) — Italy’s premiere computer graphics, digital media and games confab. The 18th edition will ... Continue Reading →
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PGS Taps New Distribution Partners for ‘Tall Tales’

Following a productive Cannes film market, international brand manager PGS has lined up a raft of top distribution partners for the upcoming animated feature Tall Tales from the Magical ... Continue Reading →
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GLAS Presents Georges Schwizgebel Retrospective Swiss indie animation legend (and this year’s Annecy Honorary Cristal recipient) will be celebrated with a special screening and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mush-Mush and the Mushables’ CG Series in Development

France’s La Cabane Productions and Belgium’s Thuristar are planning to put the “fun” in “fungi” with a new CG animated comedy-adventure, Mush-Mush ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer: Meet Disney-Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Character Family

Disney-Pixar has revealed the character and voice talent lineup for its November 22 release Coco, featuring an all-Latino cast bringing to life a multi-generational family tale. Directed ... Continue Reading →
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Studio PHD Launches in Los Angeles

A new creative collective called PHD has opened its doors in Los Angeles, led by visual effects industry veterans John Hughes (co-founder, Rhythm & Hues) and Helena Packer (VFX ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Sallis, Voice of Aardman’s ‘Wallace,’ Dies Age 96

British actor Peter Sallis, a prolific performer who provided the voice of Wallace for Aardman Animations’ popular Wallace & Gromit franchise, died in his home at Denville ... Continue Reading →
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Toonz & ReachMe.TV Launch Kids’ Entertainment Channel

International animation and entertainment company Toonz Media Group, based at India’s Technopark, and Hollywood-based mobile entertainment network ReachMe.TV, announce the launch ... Continue Reading →
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TF1 Tapped to Rep ‘Monchhichi’ Toy & Animation Brand

TF1 Licenses has been named licensing partner for collectible, cuddly toy brand Monchhichi, which will make a fresh 3D animated debut on TFOU this year thanks to production house Technicolor ... Continue Reading →
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Unreal Announces Return of E3 Awards, $275K in Dev Grants

The dynamos behind Epic Games’ Unreal Engine are keeping quite busy, announcing the return of the Unreal E3 Awards to the LA gaming extravaganza (June 13-15), as well as the awarding ... Continue Reading →
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Go Behind the Scenes of ‘American Gods’ Stunning Animation Sequence The Starz TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s widely acclaimed modern myth recently featured a haunting ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Ghibli Plans ‘Totoro’ Theme Park to Open in 2020

Acclaimed animation house Studio Ghibli is planning a theme park dedicated to one of co-founder Hayao Miyazaki’s most beloved films, My Neighbor Totoro. Dubbed “Ghibli Park” ... Continue Reading →
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Sneak Peek: Steve Buscemi, Joe Pantoliano Guest on ‘SpongeBob’

Bikini Bottom’s favorite comedy foil and perpetual driving student gets up to some mistaken aiding and abetting in an all-new episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, “The Getaway,” ... Continue Reading →
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Alpha Group, Man of Action Team for New Series

Alpha Group US — a subsidiary of fast-growing media and toy company Alpha Group — has formed a creative partnership with Ben 10 and Big Hero 6 creators Man of Action Entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer: CG ‘Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars’ Gets One-Day Theatrical Release

Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions are giving the big screen treatment to Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars for one night only, across the US on August 21. The ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD Sneak Peeks ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’

The first footage of Disney XD’s upcoming animated superhero series Marvel’s Spider-Man has been revealed, and it promises an action-packed show rife peppered with smart-mouthed ... Continue Reading →
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Double Fine Amnesia Fortnight ‘17 Bundle Launches on Steam

The  2017 Double Fine Amnesia Fortnight game jam wrapped up back at the end of April, and now avid indie gamers can get their hands on the prototypes for some of the most inventive, ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer: Hypno-Havoc for LEGO DC Heroines in ‘Brain Drain’

The teenage guardians of justice get super stupefied (and brick-ified) in a new animated adventure this summer, as LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Brain Drain arrives on Digital HD (July ... Continue Reading →