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Home Where Walt Disney Started His First Animation Studio Is Set for Demolition The Los Feliz bungalow where some of animation history’s most enduring characters were conceived may ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: Blackmagic, Faceware, Thinkbox and More

Blackmagic Design has totted up the numbers and announced that over 20 of this summer’s hottest films utilized its cameras and products such as Fusion Studio and DaVinci Resolve. ... Continue Reading →
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People on the Move: Stoopid Buddy, Bardel, Luma, Deluxe

Bardel Entertainment, the acclaimed Vancouver-based animation company, has hired Lenny Brown as Manager, Business Development. Brown recently departed Toonz Ent. and brings more than ... Continue Reading →
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Pluralsight Acquires Adobe-Centric Train Simple

Global online technology learning company Pluralsight announces the acquisition of Adobe-centric video training company Train Simple. With this move, Pluralsight’s technology learning ... Continue Reading →
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‘Coraline to Kubo’ LAIKA Experience Heads to Hollywood

Acclaimed stop-motion animation studio LAIKA — which is unleashing its latest fantasy masterpiece Kubo and the Two Strings in U.S. theaters on August 19 through Focus Features ... Continue Reading →
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FremantleMedia Kids Strikes Co-Pro Deal with Thailand’s Shellhut

FremantleMedia Kids & Family has entered a significant co-production agreement with leading Thai production company Shellhut Entertainment, marking the next stage in the Kids division’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Another Day of Life’ Docu-Animation Tackles Angolan Civil War

A visually ambitious and emotionally charged animated documentary is set to debut by the second quarter of 2017. A European co-production, Another Day of Life (Jeszcze Dzień Życia) ... Continue Reading →
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Baby Moana Bows in Japanese Trailer

Disney has released the official Japanese trailer for its upcoming CG feature, Moana. In contrast to the most recent high-energy English-language teaser, the Japanese spot takes a softer ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD Reveals ‘DuckTales’ Creative Team, Teaser Art

The crack creative team behind the highly anticipated new DuckTales series has been revealed — along with fresh teaser artwork — leading into this week’s Comic-Con ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Greenlights ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Season 2

Just ahead of their official re-introduction to San Diego Comic-Con, Cartoon Network announces that the all-new Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup are confirmed to return in a second season ... Continue Reading →
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Joint Venture to Fund ‘Household Pests,’ ‘Mean Margaret’

United Media Capital announced that it has formed a joint venture fund with Pigmental Studios and United Independents Group to co-finance a slate of upcoming animated and live-action ... Continue Reading →
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‘Big Fish & Begonia’ Is China Box-Office Triumph

B&T Studio’s Big Fish & Begonia — an inventive, indie hybrid of Studio Ghibli-inspired 2D and CG animation — has marked a second triumphant week at the local ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con News: ‘Stan Lee’s Cosmic Crusaders’, WB Booth, Sanrio & More

+ Stan Lee’s Cosmic Crusaders — the new adult-targeted action/comedy animation series from POW! Ent. and Genius Brands — has launched July 19 on The Hollywood Reporter‘s ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: Emerging Tech

+ SIGGRAPH continues to reveal programming highlights for the July 24-28 event in Anaheim, CA. On Wednesday, check out the Emerging Technologies “Best of Show” presentation, ... Continue Reading →
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Enabling Genius Strikes China Deal for ‘Phonics School’

London-based edutainment producer Enabling Genius has entered an agreement with digital publishing partner Wisdom Edition AS for Phonics School (16 x 5) in mainland China. The deal ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

First Look: Neil DeGrasse Tyson As a Cartoon on Disney’s Future-Worm The ever-animated astrophysicist gets into character as a tooned up version of himself in the upcoming 2D ... Continue Reading →
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Q&A with Production Sessions Chair Mikki Rose

This year’s lineup of the ever-popular Production Sessions was headed up by Mikki Rose, a 15-year veteran of the conference whose team picked the lineup from more than 40 submissions. Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Bulking Up

  Blue Sky Studios takes Scrat into space and threatens the ever-growing cast of heroes ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix to Be ‘Star Trek’ Streaming Central

Netflix and CBS Studios International have inked a landmark global licensing agreement for the upcoming, all-new Star Trek series. Netflix will be the exclusive premiere home of the ... Continue Reading →
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Star Wars Celebration: Future Filmmaker Panel Highlights

On Sunday at the Star Wars Celebration Europe event in London, the Future Filmmaker Panel gave attendees a bit of a clue about what to expect from the titles coming up from Disney-owned ... Continue Reading →