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Top Stuttgart Prizes Go to ‘Kaputt,’ ‘Psychonauts’ and ‘Long Long Holiday’

The 23rd Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) wrapped up in the German city over the weekend, and the selected prize winners definitely lived up to the year’s motto “Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Andy Heyward Launches Collectable Animation Art Outlet

Animation industry veteran Andy Heyward has launched a new destination for collectible animation cel artwork. Andy Heyward Animation Art offers limited edition hand painted, signed ... Continue Reading →
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Pam Westman Appointed Head of Nelvana

Industry veteran Pam Westman has been tapped to fill the role of Head of Nelvana Enterprises, tasked with overseeing global brand development and management across the Corus Entertainment-owned ... Continue Reading →
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‘Happy Days’ Cast Invades Bikini Bottom for New ‘SpongeBob’

It’s been decades since the Fonz literally “jumped the shark” on TV classic Happy Days, but this week Henry Winkler and his former co-stars Michael McKean and David ... Continue Reading →
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Fast & Furious Director Reportedly Tapped for Space Jam 2 Starring LeBron James Justin Lin will helm the long-awaited sequel to the B-Ballin’ hybrid flick, which looks close ... Continue Reading →
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FMX ’16 Sets Attendance Record

The 2016 FMX conference on animation, effects, games and transmedia wrapped up in Stuttgart on Friday, with the 21st edition welcoming 3,500 attendees — an all-time high for attendance ... Continue Reading →
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Cogswell Launches World-First VR/AR Program

Cogswell College in San Jose, California is set to become the first school in the world to launch a Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality Certificate Program, with the first courses ... Continue Reading →
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The World’s First Snoopy Museum Is Opening in Tokyo Charles Schulz’s work-famous beagle gets the recognition he deserves with a new Rippongi attraction featuring original ... Continue Reading →
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Video: The Making of The Jungle Book A quick behind-the-scenes summary of Jon Favreau’s groundbreaking approach to digitally retelling a classic tale, which continues to kick box-office ... Continue Reading →
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APOS News Round-Up

APOS 2016 has wrapped up in Bali, with some notable deals taking place at the international media conference: Viacom International Media Networks Asia agreed to a multi-year Nickelodeon ... Continue Reading →
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Shout’s ‘Quackerz’ Takes Wing on DVD & Blu-ray

Shout! Factory Kids will be releasing a fine, feathered family adventure this summer as Quackerz takes flight on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack (BD 3D and 2D, DVD and digital), iTunes and VOD ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Details ‘Zootopia’ Home Release

Walt Disney Home Entertainment has issued the official announcement of Zootopia’s home entertainment release. The CG animated comedy-adventure will arrive on Digital HD, Blu-ray/DVD ... Continue Reading →
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Crunchyroll Offers Subscribers Loot Perks

As previously announced, leading anime streaming service Crunchyroll has teamed up with the folks at swag-to-your-door company Loot Crate to create Loot Anime. And now Crunchyroll announces ... Continue Reading →
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Pyramide Picks Up ‘The Girl Without Hands’

Arthouse cinema sales company Pyramide International has snapped up worldwide rights to The Girl Without Hands (La jeune fille sans mains) — the feature length debut of French ... Continue Reading →
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Jamie Foxx May Star in a R-Rated Jim Henson Puppet Movie The Oscar-winning actor is reportedly in early talks to play the lead in The Happytime Murders. Former FEN Execs Launch StoryArc ... Continue Reading →
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‘Batman: The Killing Joke’ Trailer Drops

The first official trailer for Batman: The Killing Joke has arrived — although we still don’t have a firm date for the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment disc & digital release. ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA-Hollywood and AEF Announce 2016 Scholarship Program

ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum (AEF) announce their 2016 Scholarship Program, which is set to award $34,500 in scholarships to local, national and international animation ... Continue Reading →
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GBI Scores New Partners for ‘SpacePOP’

Genius Brands International has signed on a number of new licensing partners for its new music- and fashion-driven tween girls brand, SpacePOP — a colorful series of animated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Watership Down’ Mini-Series Get All-Star Cast

Richard Adams’ beloved novel Watership Down continues to inspire new feats of entertainment, with BBC One and Netflix announcing the classic tale will be reinterpreted into a four-part ... Continue Reading →
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All-New ‘Peanuts’ Premiering on Boomerang

A brand-new animated series based on one of the world’s most iconic brands is heading to Boomerang, with Peanuts set to premiere Monday, May 9 at 11:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. PT. Viewers ... Continue Reading →