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DreamWorks Toons, ‘Deep’ & ‘Masha’ Animate Universal Kids Debut

NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment is officially launching rebranded kids’ network Universal Kids (formerly Sprout) on Saturday, September 9. Highlighted in the expanded content offerings ... Continue Reading →
Africa’s Lost Classics

Rare & Pioneering African Animation Shines in UK Film Tour

Five of the UK’s leading festivals of world cinema will bring a touring show of rare, forgotten and sometimes suppressed pioneering African films to audiences across the country. ... Continue Reading →
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Superprod Signs on to Animate ‘Tales by Marlène Jobert’

The best-selling audiobooks series Tales by Marlène Jobert (Les Contes de Marlène Jobert) will be getting an animated makeover from Paris-based Superprod, with an eye to create digital-targeted ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer: ‘Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You’ out Nov. 14

Announced back in March, Universal 1440’s holiday hit song-inspired CG tale has received a home entertainment debut date and a spunky, snowy trailer. Narrated and executive produced ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer: Netflix Unveils ‘Magic School Bus’ Re-Do

Hang on to your childhoods, ‘90s kids. Netflix has released the first trailer for its much anticipated revamp of Emmy-winning The Magic School Bus. Produced by 9 Story and Scholastic, ... Continue Reading →
Star Wars Rebels

Trailer: Disney XD Sets Premiere for 4th & Final ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season

Lucasfilm Animation’s Emmy-nominated series Star Wars Rebels is returning to screens for its fourth (and final) season, premiering Monday, October 16 on Disney XD and the Disney ... Continue Reading →
Angry Birds Blues

CAKE Inks Multiseries Deal with Virgin TV Following App Launch

Kids entertainment co. CAKE has secured a distribution deal with Virgin TV which will bring programs from the CAKE catalog — nearly 500 episodes in all — to Virgin TV Kids’ ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Anifilm, Oaxaca & VIEW Developments; ‘Napping Princess’ Out Friday, ‘Gotham by Gaslight’ Sneak Peek

Buy Tickets for ‘Napping Princess,’ in US Theaters Sept. 8 GKIDS is presenting a theatrical release of Kenji Kamiyama’s acclaimed sci-fi anime adventure in select ... Continue Reading →
Ivana Sebestova

Slovak Filmmaker Ivana Sebestova’s Latest Debuts at Projekt 100

Acclaimed director, animator and artist Ivana Sebestova — two-time winner of the Slovak National Film Award, for Four (2007) and Snow (2013), and a driving creative force behind ... Continue Reading →
Luo Bao Bei

9 Story Distribution Int’l Boards Magic Mall’s ‘Luo Bao Bei’

9 Story Distribution International and China’s Magic Mall Entertainment have joined forces for a new animated children’s series, Luo Bao Bei. Created and produced by Magic ... Continue Reading →
Alexandre Hénin

Federation Taps Alexandre Hénin as Head of Acquisitions, Creative Producer

Premium content distributor Federation Kids & Family announces the hiring of former France Télévisions kids’ acquisition exec Alexandre Hénin as its Head of Acquisitions, ... Continue Reading →
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Thunderbird Appoints Key Execs; Jennifer McCarron Heads Atomic Cartoons

Vancouver-based multiplatform company Thunderbird Entertainment has made a series of key management appointments, including naming Ivan Fecan interim CEO of Thunderbird and promoting ... Continue Reading →
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Viva El Festival Pixelatl!

The town of Cuernavaca in Mexico will once again host another highly anticipated edition of Pixelatl’s El Festival September 5 thru 10. The 2017 edition showcases a wide variety ... Continue Reading →
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Universal Hopes to Sell Stake in Oriental DreamWorks

Universal is looking to sell its stake in China-based Oriental DreamWorks, according to a report in The Financial Times. Universal is seeking to let go of its 45% stake in the venture ... Continue Reading →
Barry and Joe: The Animated Series

Obama and Biden to Time Travel in New Toon

A clever new animated sci-fi series featuring former President Obama and former V.P. Joe Biden is off to a very healthy start, thanks to a crowd-funding campaign via Kickstarter. The ... Continue Reading →
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Painting a Masterpiece: Loving Vincent

Dorotea Kobiela Hugh Welchman Billed ... Continue Reading →
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Two by Masaaki Yuasa Debut at OIAF

Two highly original, new films by Japanese auteur Masaaki Yuasa will be showcased at this year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival. Over the past 10 years, Japanese TV and ... Continue Reading →
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True and the Rainbow Kingdom

Bill Schultz Frank Falcone Mary Bredin Pharrel Williams The ... Continue Reading →
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A Profile of Man of Action

Sprung from the comics biz, Man of Action has flourished as animation hit-makers ready to cement ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar and the Art of Curbing CG Noise

How a UCSB computer science student helped Pixar develop a new noise-eliminating solution. For many people, the words Monte Carlo conjure images of high-stakes casinos serving cocktails ... Continue Reading →