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Procidis Shops ‘Once Upon a Time…Life’ Around MENA

French indie animation studio Procidis has secured a raft of sales for the new updated version of its evergreen edutainment series Once Upon a Time…Life (26 x 26), an offshoot ... Continue Reading →
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‘Foxed’ Filmmaker James Stewart Signs to APA

Toronto-based director, producer and animator James Stewart — founder of Geneva Film Co. — has signed on with APA, Deadline reports. Stewart is currently working on a feature-length ... Continue Reading →
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Lin-Manuel Miranda Onboard Sony Animation’s ‘Vivo’

As the plaudits for Moana roll in like ocean waves, there’s more good news for songwriter and Broadway hit-maker Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Deadline Hollywood reports he has secured ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Ponoc Teases ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’

An ex-Ghibli reunion is heading to Japanese theaters next summer as Studio Ponoc — founded by former Studio Ghibli producer Yoshiaki Nishimura — will release its first animated ... Continue Reading →
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Oscars: 10 Films Go into VFX Bake-Off

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 89th Academy Awards, taking place February ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘DuckTales’ Cast Flocks Together for Theme Song Singalong!

It’s not pony tails or cotton tails, no — it’s DuckTales! The Emmy Award-winning ‘80s cartoon is coming back to TV next summer in an all-new animated series on Disney XD, ... Continue Reading →
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CN Takes CAKE, TeamTO & Thuristar’s ‘My Knight and Me’ on Global Crusade

Cartoon Network is taking viewers back to the “Dark Ages” with the global acquisition of CG comedy series My Knight and Me, distributed by international kids’ entertainment specialist ... Continue Reading →
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21st Century Fox Makes $14.6 Billion Bid to Take Full Control of Sky Murdoch, Incorporated seeks to grow its media empire on the other side of the Atlantic by snapping up the remaining ... Continue Reading →
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‘Badanamu’ Hits the Right Note with Sky UK

London-based Sky has added a 70-installment package of CG-animated musical video clip short form series Badanamu to its VOD service offerings, including the Sky Kids app which launched ... Continue Reading →
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Xilam’s ‘Oggy’ & ‘Paprika’ Head to China

UYoung has secured TV and VOD rights to three series from France’s Xilam in China: international hit animated comedy Oggy & the Cockroaches, lighthearted preschool toon Paprika, ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks & Netflix Release ‘Trollhunters’ Featurette

Take a glimpse at the latest magical world to spring from the imagination of Guillermo del Toro with a new featurette for DreamWorks’ Trollhunters, premiering exclusively on Netflix ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sophie la Girafe’ Gets Animated at Vanilla Seed

Angoulême, France-based CG animation specialist Vanilla Seed has been tapped as the production studio for the first animated series based on the popular baby toy, Sophie la Girafe ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simon’ Hops to France TV This Saturday

Paris-based producer-distributor GO-N Productions announces the premiere of its newest animated series, Simon (52 x 5). Adapted from the popular picture books by Stephanie Blake, Simon ... Continue Reading →
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PowToon Speaks “Universal Language” of Cartoons

The creators of PowToon, software that allows anyone to create animation, has endeavored to answer the question of whether a love and understanding of cartoons is something innately ... Continue Reading →
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Take a Memo: New ‘Boss Baby’ Trailer Is Born

Ohhhh, poop-doody — things are getting real in the Templeton household in the new official trailer for DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby (out March 31, 2017). Complete with ... Continue Reading →
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Drawing the Battle Lines

Animated documentary 25 April recreates the stories of those who fought the iconic WWI battle that proved definitive for New Zealand and Australia. Last year was the centennial of the ... Continue Reading →
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Butch Hartman Free Comic Book Day 2017 Tee Revealed

Diamond Comic Distributors has exciting news for animation fans, revealing the design whipped up by acclaimed animation artist Butch Hartman, which will grace the official Free Comic ... Continue Reading →
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Kodansha Comics Launches the ‘Attack on Titan’ Manga App The mega-hit manga gets a shiny new digital package for iOS through Madefire. Includes updated chapters, graphic novels ... Continue Reading →
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Lyft Hitches a Ride for ‘June’ with Oscar Winner Kahrs

Animation has always been part of the toolbox for advertising, marketing and branding, but in the age of social media those lines are blurring. A great example is June, a new animated ... Continue Reading →
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Paul Siefken Upped to President & CEO at Fred Rogers Co.

Award-winning children’s entertainment company The Fred Rogers Company (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, Odd Squad) is promoting Paul Siefken to President and CEO, effective ... Continue Reading →