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BENT Image Lab Expands to Europe

BENT Image Lab, an award-winning US-based animation and visual effects production company has expanded its offices to Europe. BENT is currently producing work all over the globe with ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Vet Lund Launches ‘Jeffrey’ Online

Jeffrey: The Series, an animated web series created by Disney veteran animator Dan Lund, is set to premiere Jan. 28 with new episodes following every Tuesday. The series explores pop ... Continue Reading →
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Hulu Brings Portugal’s ‘Nutri Ventures’ to U.S.

Nutri Ventures: The Quest for the 7 Kingdoms, an animated children’s series that encourages healthy eating, is set to make its United States debut Jan. 15 on Hulu Kids. A total ... Continue Reading →
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Nick’s Preschool Literacy Toon ‘Wallykazam!’ Debuts Feb. 3

Wallykazam!, a new animated preschool series with a pro-literacy theme, is set to debut Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. ET/PT the first of 26 episodes on Nickelodeon. Wallykazam! follows the adventures ... Continue Reading →
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Top Toon TV Execs Added to Kidscreen Summit

Top children’s TV execs from Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Animation, Hulu and Disney have been added to the speakers lineup for next month’s 2014 edition of Kidscreen Summit. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gravity’ Has Strong Hold on VES Nominations

Gravity lead the nominations in motion picture categories for the 12th annual Visual Effects Society Awards, announced Tuesday. The film, directed by Alfonso Cuaron, earned eight nominations. DreamWorks ... Continue Reading →
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‘Riddick,’ ‘Marvel Knights’ Top Busy Week for New Discs

The return of Vin Diesel’s cult-favorite sci-fi hero in Riddick leads a strong and diverse week of animated and visual-effects home video releases. Riddick (Universal, $29.98 ... Continue Reading →
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Breakthru’s ‘Loving Vincent’ Turns to Kickstarter

Poland-based Breakthru Films has turned to Kickstarter to fund its most-recent project, an animated film that details the life of painter Vincent Van Gogh through the eyes of his subjects ... Continue Reading →
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Hub Rewards Fazio With SVP Title

Lou Fazio has been promoted to SVP of scheduling, acquisitions and planning for the Hub Network. Fazio has been head of program scheduling, acquisitions, and planning since January ... Continue Reading →
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Stuttgart Extends Animated Com Award Deadline

The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film has extended to Feb. 14 the deadline for submitting entries for the Animated Com Award. The award honors outstanding achievement in applied animation. ... Continue Reading →
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Toons Dominate Japan’s Box Office in 2013

Animation proved to be by far the most popular Hollywood export for moviegoers in Japan in 2013. Reports of the year’s final box office numbers state seven of 2013′s top ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Inks Euro Deals for ‘Team Franco’

DreamWorks Animation’s distribution arm has scored several major-market deals for the animated TV series Team Franco. DreamWorks Classics inked broadcast deals for the series’ ... Continue Reading →
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Picture Box to Distribute Radical Sheep Shows

Canadian animation production company Radical Sheep Productions has teamed with Picture Box Distribution to represent its catalog worldwide. Picture Box will represent the worldwide ... Continue Reading →
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FX Sweetens the Toon Deal

This month, the cable network debuts Chozen, an intriguing new animated series about a white ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Wins Golden Globe for Best Animated Pic

Disney’s Frozen won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, beating DreamWorks’ The Croods and Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 at the awards ceremony ... Continue Reading →
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Gairdner’s ‘Moonbeam City’ Is a Go at Comedy Central

Comedy Central has greenlit Moonbeam City, a new weekly animated series created and exec produced by Scott Gairdner (Conan, Funny Or Die), executive produced by Olive Bridge Entertainment’s ... Continue Reading →
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Steve Macallister Takes Over as Zodiak Rights’ CEO

Steve Macallister, former president and managing director of BBC Worldwide’s sales and distribution division is the new CEO of Zodiak Rights. Matthew Franks is stepping down from ... Continue Reading →
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WIA and Disney Offer Special ‘Frozen’ Program

The recently relaunched Women in Animation has joined forces with Disney Animation Studios to offer a special program titled “Frozen: An Evening with the Filmmakers” this ... Continue Reading →
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‘Khumba’ Serves Up Behind-the-Scenes Trailer

South African studio Triggerfish’s new animated feature Khumba feature will be available on DVD and Blu-ray exclusively at Walmart stores on January 14 and will be out on VOD ... Continue Reading →
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Meryl Streep’s Anti-Disney Speech Sparks Controversy

Actress Meryl Streep is famous for making charming and often hilarious speeches at awards ceremonies. However, her latest speech at the National Board of Review Awards in New York has ... Continue Reading →