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WAC 2017 Brings Films, Panels & Portfolio Reviews to Culver City This Weekend

The World Animation Celebration 2017 festival is just around the corner, with a full two-day schedule of animated short films, informative industry panels, portfolio reviews, speakers, ... Continue Reading →
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Jinkies! WB, Boomerang & BoxLunch Plot “Get Animated!” Pop-Up in NYC

Classic cartoon character fans will want to head to the Big Apple next week for a chance to experience tooned up installations and get their hands on distinctive, officially licensed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Phineas and Ferb’ Foil Doofenshmirtz Makes His ‘Milo Murphy’ Debut

The awesome animated worlds of series creators/executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh will collide over the weekend as fan-favorite Phineas and Ferb villain Dr. ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Clip: Vampirina, Your Friendly Neighborhood Vampire

What do you do after creating one of the most popular, trail-blazing animated preschool shows in recent memory? If you’re Doc McStuffins creator and exec producer Chris Nee, you embark ... Continue Reading →
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Dazzling Star’s ‘Jing-Ju Cats’ Finds Purr-fect Match in Splash

Having made its Licensing Expo debut earlier this year, Dazzling Star’s award-winning animated series Jing-Ju Cats (also known as Beijing Opera Cats) will be heading to MIP Junior ... Continue Reading →
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Peilin Chou Upped to CCO of Oriental DreamWorks; 5 Films Announced

Oriental DreamWorks has promoted Peilin Chou to the post of Chief Creative Officer and revealed five new feature film projects in the works. Chou had previously been Head of Creative ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Asia Marks 10th Anniversary with 2017 Edition

The 10th annual SIGGRAPH Asia computer graphics confab will take place (for the first time) in Bangkok, Thailand from Nov. 27-30, with organizers expecting nearly 7,000 attendees from ... Continue Reading →
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SOVAS Announces 2017 Voice Arts Awards Nominees

The Society of Voice Arts & Sciences has announced the nominees for its 2017 Annual Voice Arts Awards, celebrating top talent across the voiceover industry. The awards gala will ... Continue Reading →
Joan Lambur

Joan Lambur Forms New Prodco with Sinking Ship Ent.

Respected and established producer Joan Lambur is launching a new production company, Lambur Productions, with Sinking Ship Entertainment (Dino Dana, Annedroids) taking a minority interest. ... Continue Reading →
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Industry Vets Form VFX Company Kevin

A trio of visual effects and production pros, Tim Davies, Sue Troyan and Darcy Parsons have teamed up to launch a new LA-based VFX commercial company with a friendly shingle: Kevin. ... Continue Reading →
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Marni Shulman Tapped as SVP & GM for WOW! Unlimited Media

WOW! Unlimited Media has appointed Marni Shulman as Senior Vice President and General Manager, tasked with overseeing the launch of WOW!’s new multiplatform kids and youth brand ... Continue Reading →
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Rediscovering Oswald

Like many in the animation industry, I was very aware that Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was an early and popular animated character that ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Launches Original Comedy Toon Platform AardBoiled

The Academy Award-winning UK studio Aardman has launched a new online outlet for original, offbeat animated comedy creators: AardBoiled. The new YouTube hub builds on the company’s ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Debuts Kid Genius Cartoons Plus! on Amazon Channels

Starting Thursday, Sept. 28, Amazon Prime members can add a new premium streaming channel full of family-friendly “Content with a Purpose,” as Genius Brands International ... Continue Reading →
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New Deals for Industrial Bros. & Jim Henson’s ‘Dot.’

The Jim Henson Company has secured several new linear broadcast deals around the world for tech-savvy kids’ animated series Dot. (52 x 11 min.), based on the picture book by Randi ... Continue Reading →
The Breadwinner

Manchester Animation Fest Reveals 2017 Program

The Manchester Animation Festival returns to the city’s HOME venue for the third year in a row November 14-16, 2017, bringing a three-day celebration of the best and brightest ... Continue Reading →
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Atomic Cartoons Bringing ‘Last Kids on Earth’ to TV

Thunderbird Entertainment announces that its animation studio, Atomic Cartoons (Beat Bugs, Little Charmers, Rocket Monkeys), has optioned the TV adaptation rights to Max Brallier’s ... Continue Reading →
Maya the Bee

‘Maya the Bee’ Phallus Saga Gets a Rise Out of Netizens

Entertainment news watchers were kept busy with unusual headlines the past few days, as the internet was buzzing with reports that an episode of animated children’s series Maya ... Continue Reading →
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom

Trailer: ‘SpongeBob’ Stop-Mo Special Premieres Friday the 13th

Nickelodeon has unwrapped a tasty treat fans, revealing that the previously announced stop-motion animated Halloween special SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom will ... Continue Reading →
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‘Justin Time’ Clocks Major Renewal Orders

Kids’ entertainment leaders Guru Studio and Jetpack Distribution has scored two key broadcast deals for the third series of its global hit preschool show Justin Time, called Justin ... Continue Reading →