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Spacetoon Launches First Co-Pro ‘Mia’

Free-to-air kids’ channel Spacetoon, which broadcasts in Arabic to 22 countries and over 130 million viewers, announces the arrival of its first co-production, the CG-animated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mermaids on Mars’ Takes Animation Prize at Carmel Fest

Athena Studios of Emeryville, California announces that its original stop-motion animated short Mermaids on Mars was awarded the Best Animation honors at the 2015 Carmel International ... Continue Reading →
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Henson, France TV Partner on ‘Dinosaur Train’ Shorts

The Jim Henson Company has teamed up with France Televisions for the production of a series of alphabet-themed educational shorts based on the Emmy-nominated animated series Dinosaur ... Continue Reading →
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Jason Isaacs Sinks Teeth into ‘Happy Family’ Role

British actor Jason Isaacs, perhaps best known for his turn as Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, has signed on to voice the villain of Timeless Films and Ambient ... Continue Reading →
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Saban Brands Appoints Five New Execs

Saban Brands continues to make new executive appointments, naming five new top level people to key positions. The new appointments go to Tori Cook, now SVP of Global Retail Business ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wild Kratts’ a Go in Oz

9 Story Media Group has secured several deals for Australian distribution of its hit animated adventure series Wild Kratts, including a broadcast agreement with Channel Nine’s ... Continue Reading →
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Cottonwood Sets Asia TV Forum Slate

David Michel’s Cottonwood Media will be bringing two animated series based on Random House publishing properties to the Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF), taking place December ... Continue Reading →
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Best of Animayo Fest Coming to L.A.

Highlights from the Animayo animation, VFX and videogames festival — which this year celebrated its tenth anniversary in Gran Canaria, Spain — will be presented in Los Angeles ... Continue Reading →
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4th World Animation and VFX Summit Kicks Off in Marina del Rey

Animation directors, producers, financers, agents, artists, and writers from around the globe will gather Nov. 2 at the Marina del Rey Yacht Club for the World Animation and VFX Summit. Now ... Continue Reading →
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Gnomon Alumni Panel to Offer Tips on Breaking In

The Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games & Animation is presenting Nov. 5 a panel discussion titled How to Break into the Industry — Alumni Panel, featuring a quartet of former ... Continue Reading →
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‘Danger Mouse’ Reboot a Hit for CBBC

The all-new series of Danger Mouse has proved a hit with young audiences, topping the ratings in its return to TV on CBBC. The animated series has become the best performing new kids’ ... Continue Reading →
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Imaginarium, NFTS Offer Performance Capture Course

The United Kingdom’s National Film and Television School has partnered with Andy Serkis’ performance-capture and production company The Imaginarium to offer a new course in performance ... Continue Reading →
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‘Showside’ Creator McGinty Talks Double Barreled Launch

This past week was a good one for Ian McGinty. Best known for his work on the comic book versions of Adventure Time and Bravest Warriors, McGinty rolled out his original property Welcome ... Continue Reading →
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Disney-Pixar Classics in Countdown to Christmas on ABC

ABC Family’s annual “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas” programming event will be extra animated this year as it celebrate beloved characters from the Disney-Pixar universe. The ... Continue Reading →
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Brenda Gilbert Named President of Bron Animation

Following the recent reorganization of Brone Media Corp., Brenda Gilbert has been appointed President of Bron Animation, expanding on her responsibilities on the Bron Media board. Gilbert ... Continue Reading →
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‘Open Season: Scared Silly’ Set for March

Just in time for Open Season’s 10th anniversary, Sony Pictures Animation will release a new CG feature for the franchise on disc and digital platforms. Open Season: Scared Silly will ... Continue Reading →
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CG Short ‘Shift’ Tops 2015 VIEW Awards

The first place VIEW Award for 2015 was awarded to Shift, a CG film directed by Maria Cecilia Pugliesi and Yijun Liu, of the School of Visual Arts, New York. The awards event was held ... Continue Reading →
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WB Animation Ups Execs Bastian, Adams

Warner Bros. Animation creative executive Jay Bastian has been promoted to senior VP series, and operations chief Ed Adams has been promoted to senior VP and general manager in new ... Continue Reading →
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CreateVR Wins at Digital Hollywood, Clios

CreateVR — the virtual reality production house parented by Create Advertising — has been doubly honored in recent days with top awards at two prestigious industry events. ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Nominee Pat McClung Joins FuseFX

Burbank’s FuseFX (fusefx.com) announces that two-time Academy Award nominated visual effects supervisor Pat McClung has joined the studio and will bring his 30-plus years of experience ... Continue Reading →
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