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Glen Keane Debuts Short ‘Duet’

Acclaimed animator Glen Keane unveiled a first look at his latest and most personal project to date, Duet, as part of a special Advanced Technology and Projects session at the Google ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Launches ‘Creative Galaxy’

Amazon Prime Instant Video will be debuting original preschool series Creative Galaxy on Friday, June 27. The Amazon Studios production, from Blue’s Clues co-creator Angela Santomero, ... Continue Reading →
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Comcast Strikes On Demand Deal for ‘Baby Genius’

Genius Brands International has partnered with Comcast for the distribution of Baby Genius content. The deal will have Comcast making all episodes of Baby Genius Nursery Rhymes and ... Continue Reading →
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Court Joins Brown Bag Board

Brown Bag Films has appointed Decode Entertainment co-founder Neil Court to its board of directors. Court has been advising the company on original-program development and production ... Continue Reading →
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Coolabi’s ‘Scream Street’ Starts Production

Coolabi Group has begun production on a brand new stop-motion animated series called Scream Street. The company is producing 52 11-minute episodes as a co-production with the animation ... Continue Reading →
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The Other Animated Bugs

With so much discussion of border crossings in the news lately, I could not help but be reminded of one of the more unusual Saturday morning cartoon shows of the last two decades: Klasky-Csupo’s ... Continue Reading →
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Pitch Party 2014: Meet the Judges

The upcoming July issue of Animation Magazine will feature our annual Pitch Party contest, in which we invite working artists and aspiring animators to enter their animated project ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Acquires Shotgun Software

Autodesk has agreed to acquire Shotgun Software, a developer of scalable, cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for the film, television and games industries. Shotgun’s ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Finds Purrfect Bagheera in Ben Kingsley

Sir Ben Kingsley, the celebrated British actor best known for his roles in Gandhi and Schindler’s List, has been tapped by Disney to provide the voice of the panther Bagheera ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Reveals Kids Short & Series Contenders

The Ottawa International Animation Festival has announced the finalists for its Short Films for Kids and Series for Kids which will run in competition at this year’s event, taking ... Continue Reading →
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Double Negative, Primes Focus World Merge

Prime Focus Limited has announced the merger of its creative services arm Prime Focus World with acclaimed feature film vfx house Double Negative to create a major effects, animation ... Continue Reading →
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Disney TV Animation Starts ‘Pickle & Peanut’

Disney Television Animation has begun production on Pickle & Peanut, a buddy comedy series about two unlikely friends — an emotional pickle and a freewheeling peanut — voiced ... Continue Reading →
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Malaysia-produced ‘Ribbit’ Tops Niagara Fest

Ribbit, a 3D animation comedy/adventure story about a frog with an identity crisis won the Best Family Film Award at its world premiere at Canada’s Niagara Integrated Film Festival ... Continue Reading →
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PBS KIDS Offers New Streaming Options

PBS KIDS has announced families now have new ways to stream the tot-friendly programming on more platforms as PBS KIDS launches on Apple TV and the PBS KIDS Video App debuts on Android ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer for ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

Cowabunga, dudes! Fans of the heroes in a half-shell are surely getting ready for the release of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, due in theaters Aug. 8. And now they have ... Continue Reading →
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HIT Ent. Adds to Senior Exec Roster

HIT Entertainment is continuing its expansion efforts with the new appointments of Karen Davidsen as Director of Production – Global Content, Phil Molloy as Senior Creative Manager ... Continue Reading →
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‘Florrie’s Dragons,’ ‘Maya the Bee’ Take Wing for Poland

Studio 100 Media has made sales for two of its key girl-targeted animation properties to Poland. ITI NeoVision S.A. has acquired 78 x 12 episodes of the popular CG revamp of Maya the ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD Picks Up ‘Camp Lakebottom’ Season 2

9 Story Entertainment has licensed a second 26 x 22 episode season of animated comedy Camp Lakebottom to Disney XD in the U.S. Season two has also been picked up by Disney Channel and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wrinkles’ Gets NYC Opening July 4

GKIDS will be opening a special New York theatrical run for the acclaimed Spanish animated film Wrinkles on July 4 at the IFC Center. This will be followed by a July 15 DVD and digital ... Continue Reading →
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Vishnu Athreya Named VP of Program Scheduling at CN

Cartoon Network’s chief content officer Rob Sorcher announced that the channel will be shipping in one of their top programming directors from Hong Kong and installing Vishnu ... Continue Reading →