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SGN Buys TinyCo, Maker of ‘Marvel Avengers Academy’ Mobile Game SGN, founded by MySpace and Fox vets, marks its third acquisition since its 2010 founding with the company also behind ... Continue Reading →
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Magic Mall Beijing Commissions Cloth Cat for ‘Luo Bao Bei’

Magic Mall Beijing and Cloth Cat Animation announce their collaboration on a new 52 x 11 animated preschool series, based on the popular Chinese character Luo Bao Bei. Award-winning ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Archive Screenings Include Suzan Pitt & Pat O’Neill Works

The Academy is celebrating the quarter-century anniversary of the Academy Film Archive with summer screening series “Archival Revival – 25 Years of the Academy Film Archive.” ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix and CW Deal Includes New Series, DC Titles

The CW and Netflix have confirmed a new multi-year agreement that will bring in-demand CW scripted series to streaming more quickly than ever. As reported by Variety, CW shows will ... Continue Reading →
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Switch VFX Launches Animation Biz

Switch VFX has grown a new production company, Switch Animation, to be headed by the former Yowza Digital’s co-founder Pete Denomme. Based in Toronto, the new united force of Switch ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Animation Fest Reveals Features Line-Up

The Ottawa International Animation Festival — North America’s leading animation fest — has announced the Official Selection for its 2016 Animated Feature Competition. ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak and Discovery Kids LatAm Team Up for ‘Lilybuds’

Zodiak Kids Studios has inked a co-production agreement with Discovery Kids Latin America for a new 52 x 11 CG-animated series, Lilybuds. Centered on a group of funny little magical ... Continue Reading →
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Seeso Trailers Original Series ‘HarmonQuest’

A new animated fantasy world — chock to the brim with daring adventurers, buxom barbarians, terrifying beasts and plenty of booze — is about to unfold on streaming service ... Continue Reading →
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Jackie Chan Joins ‘Nut Job 2′ Cast

Award-winning actor Jackie Chan has signed on to voice a fuzzy but fearsome Kung-Fu master mouse in The Nut Job 2. The film also features the voices of Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl ... Continue Reading →
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Sixteen South Opens £1M Belfast Studio

BAFTA-winning and Emmy-nominated children’s television producer Sixteen South has opened a brand new, four-story animation studio in the heart of Belfast to accommodate its growing ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rumour Mill’ Assembles Award-Winning Team

BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated producer Chris Hees (The Bigger Picture) is teaming up with another award winner, director Bexie Bush (Mend and Make Do) for her next animated short ... Continue Reading →
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Spanish Film ‘Three Fitted Flies’ Takes Top Anca Award

The 9th Fest Anča International Animation Festival wrapped up on Sunday in Žilina, Slovakia, with Spanish directors Maria Álvarez and Elisa Morals taking the main Anča Award (and ... Continue Reading →
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Japan Cuts Fest Presents ‘Anime Vanguard’

Japan Cuts — North America’s largest festival of new Japanese film — will be holding its 10th anniversary edition July 14-24 at Japan Society in New York. In addition ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Manga Acquisitions Announced at AX

VIZ Media detailed a raft of manga publishing acquisitions over the weekend at its official panel held as part of the 2016 Anime Expo in Los Angeles. New series include the continuation ... Continue Reading →
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Gamescom Congress Explores Diverse Applications

Organizers of the 2016 Gamescom Congress in Cologne, Germany are preparing a program that tackles everything from on-board entertainment to virtual reality for the event, taking place ... Continue Reading →
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Star Trek Charts Course for Comic-Con to Mark 50th Anniversary; William Shatner Set for Panel Iconic sci-fi series to be celebrated at the world’s biggest geekstravaganza with ... Continue Reading →
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Rene Bourdages Named NFB Director General

Claude Joli-Coeur, Government Film Commissioner and Chairperson of the National Film Board of Canada, announced the appointment of René Bourdages as the NFB’s Director General, ... Continue Reading →
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One Animation Appoints Bettina Koeckler EVP Consumer Products

One Animation has appointed Bettina Koeckler as EVP Global Consumer Products and Licensing to lead the business as it begins an ambitious new push. The role has been created in response ... Continue Reading →
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Godzilla Invades the Animated World of Crayon Shin-Chan Toho Studio’s iconic monster makes a guest appearance in one of the oddest animation cross-overs ever. Rajiv Chilaka Talks ... Continue Reading →
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Lionsgate Swoops for Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal LG will make a massive addition to its portfolio (the combined total will surpass 16,000 film and TV titles) with the acquisition, pending ... Continue Reading →