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Lupus Films’ Camilla Deakin & Ruth Fielding Receive Visionary Award

Camilla Deakin and Ruth Fielding, founders of London-based film and animation production company Lupus Films have been honored with TheWIFTS Foundation International Visionary Award ... Continue Reading →
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Gaiman-Inspired ‘Wolves in the Wall VR’ to Premiere at Sundance

A virtual adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean’s children’s book Wolves in the Walls, developed by former members of the defunct Oculus Story Studio, is still alive and kicking ... Continue Reading →
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Stoopid Buddy Stoodios Inks First-Look Deal with Fox

LA’s Stoopid Buddy Stoodios — the brilliant and twisted minds behind TV’s longest-running stop-motion series, the Emmy-winning Robot Chicken — has secured a two-year ... Continue Reading →
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2018 Writers Guild Awards: TV, New Media Nominees

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, ... Continue Reading →
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Ryan Reynolds to Voice Poké-Sleuth in ‘Detective Pikachu’

The upcoming live-action/CG take on Pokémon game Detective Pikachu piqued everyone’s curiosity when it came to light last year, and now even more intriguing info has surfaced. According ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Dates ‘Unikitty!’ Premiere

LEGO Movie fans can ring in the new year with a brand new series starring one of the flick’s standout characters as Cartoon Network premieres Unikitty! on Monday, Jan. 1 at 6 a.m. ... Continue Reading →
OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes

‘OK K.O.!’ Levels Up to S2, Launches Game Trailer

Cartoon Network’s OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes has unlocked a season 2 greenlight, with new episodes set to premiere in 2018. Plus, Ian Jones-Quartey’s multiplatform storyverse is ... Continue Reading →
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Kenan Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Mel Brooks Voicing Lani Pixels Flick

Danish studio Lani Pixels has announced the casting of Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson and his Going in Style co-star Christopher Lloyd, comedy legend Mel Brooks, and Jacob Tremblay, ... Continue Reading →
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Quirino Awards & Events Form Ibero-American Animation Hub

Organizers of the Quirino Ibero-American Animation Awards have extended the competition entry deadline for finished works, and opened the submissions call for the concurrent co-production ... Continue Reading →
Have a Nice Day

Strand Unveils US Trailer, Poster for ‘Have A Nice Day’

Strand releasing has debuted the official US trailer and poster for the buzzworthy Chinese animated crime drama Have A Nice Day. Written and directed by Jian Liu (Piercing I). The spot ... Continue Reading →
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‘My Entire High School’ Graduates to Disc Through Shout!

The much-lauded labor-of-love indie animation My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea is coming to Blu-ray combo pack on January 23, thanks to GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Available ... Continue Reading →
"Winter Refresh" SpongeBob SquarePants

Aardman Nathan Love Toons Up Nick’s “Winter Refresh”

The hardworking elves at Aardman Nathan Love have given Nickelodeon a zany animated gift this season, delivering the fast-paced package of promos and bumpers that debuted last Friday ... Continue Reading →
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YouTube Red Offers 5 Family Series Free Through Holidays

As a special gift to families across the US and select markets, SVOD service YouTube Red is offering five kid-friendly series for free through January 2 — no subscription required. ... Continue Reading →
The Woodcutter's Treasure

Toei, Saudi Arabia’s Manga Prod. Team for ‘Woodcutter’s Treasure’

An intriguing international toon partnership has formed, with Japan’s Toei Animation collaborating with Saudi Arabian media company Manga Productions on a trio of new TV and film ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Trolls Holiday’ in UK, David Soren Interview, YouTube Sics 10K Staff on Questionable Content, & More

Short Animation Explores Racial Oppression Neely Goniodsky’s Behind the Bars, based on a poem by Edward Smyth Jones, delves into themes of prejudice and the power of art to communicate ... Continue Reading →
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Funko Closes Acquisition of UK Toon Studio Evil Corp

Funko, Inc. — creator of coveted pop-culture consumer products such as the iconic Vinyl POP! line –is expanding its animation footstep with the acquisition of UK based, ... Continue Reading →
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ACTF Votes Development Funding for 9 Kids Series

The Australian Children’s Television Foundation closed out November with a Board meeting, during which members approved script development funding for an exciting slate of live-action ... Continue Reading →
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Sundance Shorts Lineup Includes NFB Faves, New Hertzfeldt

Park City, Utah’s influential and prestigious Sundance Film Festival has revealed the Shorts, Indie Episodic and Special Events selections for the 2018 edition (Jan. 18-28). In addition ... Continue Reading →
Inspector Gadget

DHX, Tencent Strike Multiseries Streaming Deal

DHX Media has licensed more than 450 half-hours of kids’ content to leading Chinese entertainment and social media platform Tencent. The multi-year deal covers DHX’s new Inspector ... Continue Reading →
Mary and the Witch's Flower

Studio Ponoc’s ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ Gets UK Trailer

UK distributor Altitude Films has released the first official English-language trailer for Mary and the Witch’s Flower — the buzzworthy first feature from Studio Ponoc in Japan. ... Continue Reading →