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Animation Producer Igor Khait Dies Age 52

Animation film and TV producer Igor Khait, who had most recently been working in Paris on Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming feature Sing, died at his home in Los Angeles on Monday, ... Continue Reading →
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Watch the First Episode of the Final Fantasy XV Anime Prequel Series Now Square Enix’s 15th franchise game has yet to launch, but ahead of the game and the CG movie you can check ... Continue Reading →
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GDC 2016: The Top Videogames of the Show

Videogames continue to be wildly popular across the globe, with sales of over $91 billion and 1.2 billion players in 2015, according to Newzoo. What types of games are popular continues ... Continue Reading →
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Cyber Group Sells 130 Animated Half-Hours to WeKids China

Paris-based Cyber Group Studios has struck a deal with WeKids for exclusive distribution rights in Greater China for over 130 half-hours of three of its top animated series: Zou, Zorro ... Continue Reading →
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beIN, Studio 100 Launch beJunior in MENA

European producer Studio 100 Media and network broadcasting platform beIN are launching a new kids and family channel for the Middle East & North Africa region, beJunior. Studio ... Continue Reading →
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Amy Friedman Named SVP Programming at Sprout

Children’s media veteran Amy Friedman has been named Senior Vice President, Programming and Development for Sprout — NBCUniversal’s 24-hour preschool network. Joining Sprout ... Continue Reading →
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Rainbow to Showcase ‘Regal Academy’ at MIPTV

European studio and top global licensor Rainbow will be sprinkling a healthy dose of pixie dust around the MIPTV market in Cannes next week, with a number of announcements planned. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Nerdland’ Red-Band Trailer Arrives

The Paul Rudd and Patton Oswalt-starring adult animated comedy Nerdland is one of the must-see projects of the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival (April 13-24). In case you weren’t convinced ... Continue Reading →
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Square Enix Announces ‘Final Fantasy XV’ CG Movie

Square Enix has announced the production of Kingsglave: Final Fantasy XV, a feature-length, CG-animated movie based on the RPG videogame which will tell a story that runs concurrently ... Continue Reading →
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Thunderbirds Are Go!: Mad Men in Rescue Ships Gets an Update and No More Strings Jevon Phillips of Hero Complex reports on the show’s WonderCon panel, moderated by Animag editor Tom ... Continue Reading →
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GDC 2016: The New World of Audio for VR

VR audio started with military simulations such as DARPA’s SIMNET, the $240 million project in the 1990s that pioneered VR and massively multiplayer online games. At a time when graphics ... Continue Reading →
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‘Justice League vs. Teen Titans’ Clip & WonderCon Pics

Last weekend, the newest animated DC Universe Original Movie Justice League vs. Teen Titans took WonderCon in L.A. by storm, with a fun and informative panel discussion following its ... Continue Reading →
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CN Greenlights Fifth Seasons of ‘Steven Universe,’ ‘Uncle Grandpa’

Cartoon Network has re-upped two of its hit original animated series for fifth seasons, with Cartoon Network Studios’ Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa returning next season along ... Continue Reading →
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‘Finding Dory’ Full Cast & Character Roster Revealed

Disney-Pixar has fished out the full voice cast roster and character list for its long-awaited sequel, Finding Dory, which swims into theaters June 17. Directed by Andrew Stanton — ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Scores New Commissions for Three Toons

DHX Media is heading into the MIPTV market flush with new commissions for three of its animated series: Chuck’s Choice has been commissioned by YTV Canada, and has already been licensed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Masha’ Makes Friends with Free-to-Air Broadcasters

Animated hit Masha and the Bear continues its march to global conquest with a raft of broadcasting deals that give the show free-to-air coverage in Europe, Asia and North America. Masha ... Continue Reading →
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‘Empire of Corpses’ Anime Coming to NorAm

Funimation Films has opened up advance ticket sales for the English dub release of The Empire of Corpses. The first in a three-part movie series based on novels by award-winning writer ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Through the Looking Glass’ Trailer Hits FB

Disney has released a new trailer for its upcoming sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass, packed to the gills with shots of fantastical CG characters, locales and effects. The spot ... Continue Reading →
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GDC 2016: Virtual Reality Games

Virtual Reality buzz permeated the 2016 GDC. Market analyst PitchBook reported that investors poured over $4 billion into VR startups since 2010, for over 200 developers and a dozen ... Continue Reading →
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Sprout Announces ‘Kody Kapow,’ More ‘Ruff-Ruff’

NBCU’s 24-hour preschool network Sprout has announced the newest addition to its original series portfolio: Kody Kapow. The animated series is set to debut in early 2017 and will ... Continue Reading →