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9 Story Inks Trio of U.K. Deals

9 Story Media Group has licensed three of its hit animated kids shows to different U.K. broadcasters, ahead of its planned attendance at the 2016 MIPTV market. Turner Broadcasting’s ... Continue Reading →
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The Cast of The Jungle Book Posed with Their Onscreen Animals Disney’s live-action update of the classic features only one live actor, the rest are painstakingly crafted CG critters. CDPR ... Continue Reading →
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Starburns Picks Up Michael Jackson ‘Bubbles’ Script

Isaac Adamson’s script treatment of the touching story of a pop icon (Michael Jackson) and his pet chimp, Bubbles, has been snatched up by End Cue and Dan Harmon’s indie ... Continue Reading →
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Holland Animation Fest Declares 2016 Winners

The 2016 edition of the Holland Animation Film Festival (haff.nl) wrapped up in the Netherlands this weekend, with the top honors going to a geographically and stylistically diverse ... Continue Reading →
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Stuttgart Taps 39 Projects for Animation Production Day

A healthy total of 39 animation projects representing the efforts of 14 different countries have been selected to take part in the 10th edition of Animation Production Day at the Stuttgart ... Continue Reading →
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Four Live-Action Films That Need Animated Remakes Rotoscopers weighs in on the silver screen icons overdue for a toon treatment — if Hollywood is listening? Fuji TV Shows to Stream ... Continue Reading →
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Box Office: Disney’s Zootopia Tops $500M Worldwide Animated animal caper has triumphed in China, Russia an at home. Disney Names New VPs of Original Series & Movies Disney Channel ... Continue Reading →
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‘Curious George’ Coming to Hulu March 31

Through an extensive, multi-year agreement with NBCU Television Curious George. The deal encompasses past and future seasons of the double Emmy-winning animated series, as well as specials ... Continue Reading →
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Toonz Goes Open Source with Ghibli Edition

Italian indie developer Digital Video and Japanese publisher Dwango have inked an agreement for the latter to acquire Toonz, a digital animation software solution. The deal goes forward ... Continue Reading →
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‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ Snags Broadcast Partners

Lupus Films’ latest hand-drawn animated special We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is setting its sights overseas with the addition of four key broadcasting partners. Produced with Walker ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Movies Hit High Point; So Do Studios’ Costs, Potential Rewards Bloomberg reporter Kyle Stock examines the crowded animation release calendar for 2016 and weighs the financial ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Picks Up ‘The Little Prince’

A day before it was originally set for theatrical release in the U.S., Mark Osborne’s The Little Prince has been swiftly picked up and dusted off by Netflix after being dropped by ... Continue Reading →
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Lucasfilm Taps Rob Bredow as CTO

Lucasfilm has promoted Rob Bredow to the position of Chief Technology Officer, the production company’s General Manager Lynwen Brennan announced today. Bredow joined Lucasfilm’s ... Continue Reading →
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Director Sean McClintock Joins Aardman Nathan Love

Aardman Nathan Love has added Sean McClintock to its directorial roster. The Brooklyn-based artist brings nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of creative enterprises, including ... Continue Reading →
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Oznoz Multilingual Toons Now on Roku

Roku customers in North America will now have access to a wealth of kids’ shows in a variety of tongues through the newly launched Oznoz Video Channel. The partnership introduces ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Heads to Annecy with Three Films

The National Film Board of Canada will be represented by three short films included in the official selection for the Annecy festival this summer. NFB’s selected titles include the ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Reveals Poster, Official Selection

The 2016 Annecy International Animation Film Festival (annecy.org), taking place June 13-18, has announced its official competition lineup and revealed this year’s poster designed ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Names ‘April and the Extraordinary World’ English Cast

North American animation importer GKIDS has announced the English language voice cast for April and the Extraordinary World — the latest French-produced feature from Christian ... Continue Reading →
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On Wednesday during Epic Games’ “State of Unreal” opening session, Ninja Theory’s Tameem Antoniades took the stage to reveal a historic real-time facial animation demo based ... Continue Reading →
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‘BoBoiBoy’ Is Malaysia’s Top Local Toon

Malaysian animated film BoBoiBoy the Movie, produced by Animonsta Studios, has become the highest grossing locally produced animated feature in the country, according to local outlet ... Continue Reading →