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Talking ‘Rocket & Groot’, Marvel Animation with Skottie Young and VP Stephen Wacker SyfyWire‘s Trent Moore gets the scoop on the warmly received new web shorts. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 3′ Sets World Premiere for Annecy

Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures’ seventh animated feature Despicable Me 3 will receive a grand debut with a World Premiere screening during the Annecy festival. ... Continue Reading →
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Frederator, Recursion Venture into ‘The Nameless City’

Frederator Studios, a WOW! Unlimited Media company, has entered an agreement with Recursion Media and Eisner Award winner Faith Erin Hicks to develop an animated series base on her ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak Kids Snaps Up ‘Sammy & Co’ Rights ahead of MIPTV

Zodiak Kids has taken on distribution rights for aquatic action-adventure series Sammy & Co from STUDIOCANAL, and will launch the brand-new second season at MIPTV this week at Stand ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim Punks Viewers with April 1 ‘Rick and Morty’ Debut

In case you missed it, Adult Swim pulled the most heartwarming April Fool’s Day prank ever by airing a brand-new episode of Rick and Morty on Saturday. And if you did miss it, ... Continue Reading →
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Rainbow’s New Pet Project Is ’44 Cats’

Global content producer and brand creator Rainbow — the studio behind Winx Club and Regal Academy — has let the details of its newest property out of the bag. The project ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Taps Striker for Worldwide Licensing

Portland, Oregon-based, award-winning animation studio LAIKA has named Striker Entertainment its worldwide licensing agent, tasked with developing a global program with best-in-class ... Continue Reading →
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‘Adventure Time: Elements’ Gets Alchemical in April

Cartoon Network has unveiled the detail of its hinted at next Adventure Time miniseries, announcing that a new eight-parter chronicling Finn and Jake’s return to the land of Ooo ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: ‘DanTDM Created a Big Scene’ Official Trailer Live action/animation hybrid comedy starring on of YouTube’s most popular gaming personalities launches its first six-episode ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Announces R-Rated ‘America’ as First Animated Movie

Netflix is embarking on its first big animated feature project, announcing it will finance America: The Motion Picture, according to Deadline. The R-rated project stars Channing Tatum ... Continue Reading →
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‘Masha and the Bear’ Moves into Treehouse

Animaccord studio and Corus Entertainment have inked a deal to bring global hit series Masha and the Bear to Treehouse, Canada’s No. 1 preschool network. Corus has picked up season ... Continue Reading →
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Bridging the Gap Animation Lab ‘17 Calls for Entries

Bridging the Gap has opened the call for participants in the third edition of its international animation development/production laboratory. Young professionals and students from are ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rabbit School’ Is a Spring Success in Europe

Following its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, family animated feature Rabbit School – Guardians of the Golden Egg has had a strong debut in cinemas, clocking 103,518 ... Continue Reading →
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RTVE’s Clan Picks Up ‘Cleo & Cuquin’

Madrid-based Ánima Kitchent announces that Spanish broadcaster RTVE has acquired its animated preschool series Cleo & Cuquin (52 x 7 min.). New TV show and transmedia brand is ... Continue Reading →
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Planeta Junior Highlighting Two Kids’ Co-Pros at MIP

European children’s and youth entertainment company Planeta Junior will be showcasing two fresh animated series for young viewers at next week’s MIPTV market. The titles are both ... Continue Reading →
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Toonz Media Launches Gaming Division

Trivandrum, India-based animation and entertainment company Toonz Media Group announces the launch of Toonz Games, a new global division that will develop titles for a variety of platforms, ... Continue Reading →
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CALL FOR ENTRIES: SICAF 2017 The 21st Seoul Int’l Cartoon & Animation Festival is seeking feature films, shorts, student work, kid-targeted films, online/digital works, TV and ... Continue Reading →
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Platinum Films Appoints Bomanbridge to Rep ‘Matt Hatter’ in Asia

UK children’s entertainment company Platinum Films has appointed Bomanbridge Media as its TV distribution partner in Asia for popular animated adventure-comedy Matt Hatter Chronicles. ... Continue Reading →
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Sociedad Fantasma Tapped for Original Pixelatl 2017 Art

The International Animation Film Festival, Pixelatl has announced that Sociedad Fantasma has been commissioned as creative partner for the 2017 event, taking place in Cuernavaca, Mexico ... Continue Reading →
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Monster Ent. to Shop Three New Series at MIPTV

Monster Entertainment has picked up three new children’s series for global distribution, and will be presenting them to international buyers at MIPTV: Cleo (Season 2, 39 x 7 min.), ... Continue Reading →