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GKMC in Angouleme Presents International Perspective

Next week, an international consortium of children’s entertainment professionals and analysts will collect in Angoulême, France for the third edition of the Global Kids Media Congress. ... Continue Reading →
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Valerie Meraz Upped to SVP Acquisitions for Turner Nets

Turner announced the promotion of Valerie Meraz to the post of Senior Vice President, Content Acquisitions & Strategy for the broadcasting giant’s entertainment networks. Based ... Continue Reading →
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‘Trolls 2′ Gets 2020 Release Date from Universal

Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation have officially announced a sequel to 2016′s mega-colorful musical comedy Trolls, which will see Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake ... Continue Reading →
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Open Road Blasts Off with ‘Spark’ Trailer & Poster

Distributor Open Road Films has released the official trailer and poster for action-packed animated comedy feature Spark: A Space Tail, in theaters April 14. The spot shows off a colorful ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie Puts Flanders Production in the Spotlight

The Belgian region of Flanders will be a guest of honor at this year’s Cartoon Movie feature animation confab, taking place March 8-10 in Bordeaux, France. About a dozen animation ... Continue Reading →
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CAKE Ready to Launch ‘Space Racers’ Season 2

UK-based kids’ entertainment company CAKE announces the launch of a fresh 40 x 11 second season of award-winning animated preschool series Space Racers. Produced by Space Race ... Continue Reading →
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Hello Kitty Theme Park Taps InstaVR for VR Content

San Francisco-based authoring, publishing and analysis company InstaVR, Inc. has been announced as the virtual reality content producer for the Sanrio Puroland theme park, per a new ... Continue Reading →
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Xsens Launches Indie Program to Bring Mo-Cap to the Masses

Leading 3D motion tracking technology company Xsens announces the Xsens Indie Program, a new initiative designed to democratize the use of professional motion-capture solutions. The ... Continue Reading →
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LEGO, Disney, Spin Master Win Toy of the Year Awards

The 17th Annual Toy of the Year Awards, presented by the Toy Industry Association, have been bestowed on the year’s best toys, games, and more. Among the honorees, animated properties ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ – Secret Cargo When a routine refueling mission goes awry, the Ghost crew find themselves transporting Mon Mothma (voiced by Genevieve O’Reilly, ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie Announces 2017 Tribute Nominees

Organizers of Cartoon Movie — Europe’s premiere animated feature pitching and co-production event — have revealed the finalists for the 2017 Cartoon Tributes honors. ... Continue Reading →
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J.K. Simmons Voices Maestro Mackerel in New ‘SpongeBob’

Oscar-winning actor J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) is taking his first trip to Bikini Bottom for a guest voice star role in SpongeBob SquarePants “Snooze You Lose” — a brand-new ... Continue Reading →
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WeKids Brings Four Studio 100 Series to China

German producer-distributor Studio 100 Media has inked a multi-title deal with animation distribution specialists WeKids Asia which will bring popular CG-animated series Maya the Bee, ... Continue Reading →
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FMX 2017 Conference Spotlights Oscar Honorees

The international conference on animation, VFX, VR, games and transmedia known as FMX is gearing up for its 2017 edition, set for May 2-5 in Stuttgart. This year’s program, headlined ... Continue Reading →
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Bonita Siegel Presiding over Anglophone YMA Awards

Canada’s Youth Media Alliance announces that kids’ entertainment veteran Bonita Siegel will serve as President of its English-language Awards of Excellence jury for 2017. ... Continue Reading →
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Studio 100 Closes Acquisition of m4e Majority Stake

The Executive Board of Germany’s m4e AG announced Monday that Studio 100 N.V.’s acquisition of a majority interest in the company has closed. The contract was signed Friday, ... Continue Reading →
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Kidscreen Summit Posts 12% Growth, Dates 2018 Event

The 2017 edition of Kidscreen Summit has wrapped up in Miami, with organizers reporting a 12% year-over-year increase in registrations. The event attracted nearly 2,000 attendees, with ... Continue Reading →
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CALL FOR ENTRIES: 3D Wire Fest Submit animated shorts, music videos, ads/promos and VR shorts/experiences by May 31 through 3D Wire, ShortFilmDepot.com, or festhome. The 2017 festival ... Continue Reading →
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Where to Watch ‘Piper,’ the Adorable Oscar Winning Animated Short Film If you missed Alan Barillaro’s beautiful CG exercise in feathers, water effects, and devastating ... Continue Reading →
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LIVE! Oscars go to ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Piper,’ ‘The Jungle Book’

Disney’s Zootopia won the best animated feature award at the 89th annual Academy Awards. Disney-Pixar’s Piper won the best animated short film category. Another Disney project, ... Continue Reading →