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Golden Globes: Campus Shooting Doc ‘Tower’ Ruled Ineligible for Animation Award, Sparking Protest Keith Maitland’s critically acclaimed film about the 1966 University of Texas ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer: Illumination’s ‘Sing’ Is Packed with Piggy Power

A new trailer for Illumination Entertainment’s Sing has dropped, and your jaw just might drop along with it. The spot is packed with an assortment of animal characters that put Noah ... Continue Reading →
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Martin Sheen, J.K. Simmons Lead Animated ‘Boxcar Children’ Cast

Legacy Classics and Shout! Factory announce that Golden Globe-winning actor Martin Sheen (The West Wing) and Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, La La Land) will be leading the voice ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Soi Puts CG Shine on ‘Rasmus Klump’ for ZDF

Carla and Vilhelm Hansen’s beloved bear cub Rasmus Klump is getting a brand new CG-animated preschool show thanks to a partnership between producing partners Studio Soi (The Gruffalo) ... Continue Reading →
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Toonz & Herotainment Team up for ‘Smighties’

India-based Toonz Studios — the flagship division of Toonz Media Group — has signed on to a strategic partnership with NY transmedia and entertainment company Herotainment ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kate & Mim-Mim’ Oz Special Starring Cat Deeley Debut Nov. 14

The stars of DHX Media and FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment’s vibrant animated preschool series Kate & Mim-Mim are getting ready for their most magical adventure ... Continue Reading →
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Ringling College Honors 2016-17 Trustee Scholars

Ringling College of Art and Design held its 22nd Annual Trustee Scholar Awards over the weekend, honoring 13 students, stand-outs in each academic major plus Student Life. This year’s ... Continue Reading →
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Studio 100 Quests to AFM with ‘Quixote’s – The Heirs of La Mancha’

Studio 100 Film is presenting a brand-new CG animated movie at AFM: Quixote’s – The Heirs of La Mancha. Inspired by the literary classic The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote ... Continue Reading →
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Guru Studio Dives into ‘Big Blue’ with CBC

Toronto-based toon shop Guru Studio has announced its latest project Big Blue is now in development with Canadian pubcaster Kids’ CBC. The original series comes from the creative ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Producing New ‘Little Critter’ Series

9 Story Media Group has reached an agreement with Little Critter, LLC to produce a new animated series based on the beloved Little Critter children’s books by Mercer Mayer. 9 ... Continue Reading →
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Clips: Adam West on ‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders’

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has at last released the all-new campy cartoon adventure of the Dynamic Duo, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (available now on Blu-ray Combo Pack, ... Continue Reading →
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Clips: Cartoon Network’s Premiere-Packed November

November is going to be a month-long fiesta of fan favorite, with new episodes of its hit animated series debuting throughout. Week one features episode premieres for Clarence (Tuesday, ... Continue Reading →
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Image Engine Hires Bolster Artistic Leadership

Oscar-nominated visual effects studio Image Engine is expanding its talent base with the hiring of three additional senior staff at its Vancouver headquarters: Visual Effects Supervisor ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Dreams Sets 2016 Program

The 18th edition of Animated Dreams, taking place Nov. 16-20 in Estonia’s fairytale capital Tallinn, has finished narrowing down its 500-plus submissions to 66 films which will ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Names Winner & Finalists in Doctor Strange STEM Challenge

Disney, Marvel Studios, Dolby, Synchrony Bank, Broadcom MASTERS and Society for Science and the Public have announced the Grand Prize winner and finalists in the nationwide Marvel Studios’ ... Continue Reading →
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Call for Entries: ITFS ’17 Submit your animated shorts, student films, kids’ fare and features by December 1 for the 24th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (May 2-7, 2017)! SAG-AFTRA ... Continue Reading →
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Turner Partners with Animation SA for DISCOP Pitch Contest

Turner is lending a strong shoulder toward pushing the African animation industry forward by partnering with South African industry organization Animation SA to present the Kids’ ... Continue Reading →
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Flying Bark’s Barbara Stephen Wins NSW Women in Business Award

Barbara Stephen, Managing Director of Sydney-based animation studio Flying Bark Productions, has been named the winner of the “NSW Women in International Business” category ... Continue Reading →
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Matthew Berkowitz Named Head of Development at Atomic Cartoons

Thunderbird announces the appointment of Matthew Berkowitz as Head of Development at subsidiary Atomic Cartoons. The former Arc Productions exec has been brought onboard to develop ... Continue Reading →