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‘Finding Dory’ Trailer Makes Waves

A new trailer for Disney-Pixar’s upcoming summer sequel Finding Dory had its exclusive premiere on Ellen DeGeneres’ show, re-acquainting viewers with forgetful blue tang Dory (voiced ... Continue Reading →
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Q&A: Andrew Berman of Genius Brands International

Last week, Genius Brands International announced an important new partnership with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, covering distribution and opening the doors for future co-development ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’ Trailer Arrives

Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox have unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming CG animated feature adventure Ice Age: Collision Course, arriving in theaters July 22. The spot sets ... Continue Reading →
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SPA, WWE Hang Ten for ‘Surf’s Up 2: Wavemania’

Sony Pictures Animation and WWE Studios are collaborating on a sequel to SPA’s 2007 CG film Surf’s Up — an Oscar-nominated comedy about surfing penguins. The companies ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Greenlights Two-Part ‘Hey Arnold’ TV Movie

Nickelodeon is continuing to mine the ore of its classic ’90s content, announcing two major projects: a live-action TV movie inspired by iconic game show Legends of the Hidden ... Continue Reading →
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ToonBox’s ‘Spark’ to Open TAAFI

The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) has announced the Official Selection of shots and feature films for the 2016 edition, taking place April 22 to 25. Alongside ... Continue Reading →
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YouTube Star Megan Nicole Partners with ‘Popples’

Saban Brands announces that pop music star and YouTube celebrity Megan Nicole will guest star in an upcoming episode of the Netflix original series Popples — the new kids show ... Continue Reading →
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Technicolor’s ‘The Deep’ Sets Course for CBBC

Technicolor, an underlying rights holder in The Deep, and DHX Media have finalized an agreement with the U.K.’s BBC that will bring the underwater animated adventure series to ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Inks SVOD Deal with Blim

9 Story Media Group has licensed a raft of kids and family content to blim, Televisa’s new over-the-top subscription video-on-demand service. Blim launched February 22 and is ... Continue Reading →
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Call for Entries: The Ottawa International Animation Festival The 40th OIAF, taking place Sept. 21-25, seeks submissions of feature films, indie shorts, student work, school showreels, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Inside Out,’ ‘Bear Story’ & ‘Ex Machina’ Win Oscars Gold

In case you missed out on the live Twitter and Facebook coverage by our intrepid Editor-in-Chief Tom McLean from the Oscars press room, we are pleased to announce and congratulate the ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Winners Talk Oscars Diversity

Hollywood’s most prestigious awards finally took place Sunday night, as the 88th Annual Academy Awards welcomed the glitterati back once more to celebrate outstanding achievement ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy 2016 Celebrates Korean Animation

This year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival will celebrate 130 years of comradeship between France and Korea, which was established with the first treaty of friendship, ... Continue Reading →
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Splash and NYC Ballet Partner for ‘Nutcracker’ Specials

Splash Entertainment co-CEOs Nicolas Atlan and Mike Young have announced that a deal to secure worldwide rights to The Nutcracker from New York City Ballet and The George Balanchine ... Continue Reading →
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Yvan Pinard Joins Mark Media as Director of CG & VFX

Toronto-based TV, film and digital media company Mark Media has appointed Yvan Pinard to the new role of Director, CG and Visual Effects for its Toronto studio. The announcement was ... Continue Reading →
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Those Licensing People Take on ‘Zou’

Cyber Group Studios has appointed Those Licensing People to handle U.K. and Eire licensing rights for Zou. Broadcast in the U.K. on Disney Junior, Zou is a top performing show centered ... Continue Reading →
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Snapper Taps Abbey Home for ‘Q Pootle 5′ in U.K.

Snapper Productions has signed a deal with Abbey Home Media for the U.K. home entertainment rights to its animated preschool series Q Pootle 5. Abbey will release a first DVD, Pootle ... Continue Reading →
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DVD Clip: LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales An all-new adventure set after the victory celebration on Endor retells the Star Wars saga from C-3PO and R2-D2′s POV — out on disc ... Continue Reading →
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Nick’s ‘TMNT,’ Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ Win Golden Reel Awards

On Saturday, the Motion Picture Sound Editors presented the 63rd MPSE Golden Reel Awards at a black-tie ceremony held in the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Recognizing the past year’s ... Continue Reading →
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Superhero Adventure ‘Bling’ Coming to Google Play

An original animated superhero adventure suitable for the whole family is heading for Google Play, with Bling set for an exclusive debut on the service. The film will be available for ... Continue Reading →