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+ A new poster for Warner Bros.’ upcoming feature The LEGO Ninjago Movie has been released. The feature will be released in theaters Sept. 22. + Tonko House will be expanding ... Continue Reading →
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‘In This Corner of the World’ Takes Feature Jury Prize at Annecy

Sunao Katabuchi’s In This Corner of the World won the Jury Award for feature films at the 2017 Annecy International Animation Festival. The Audience Award for features was presented ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cars 3′ Races Past ‘Wonder Woman’ at the Box Office

Pixar’s Cars 3 raced to the front of the pack at this weekend’s box office with an opening-weekend domestic gross of $54 million and a foreign take of $21million for a $75 ... Continue Reading →
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+ Family Guy paid tribute to the late Adam West with a repeat airing Sunday night of a recent episode featuring his character, Mayor West, winning an auction for a medieval-themed restaurant. ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Special Prizes Announced

The winners of the special prizes have been announced at the Annecy International Animation Festival. Festivals Connexion Award: Nothing Happens, by Uri Kranot, Michelle Kranot. Dansk ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy, Mifa Report Record Attendance for 2017

The Annecy International Animation Festival and its market, Mifa, reported record attendance at this year’s event, which wraps Saturday. An estimated 3,000 professionals — an increase ... Continue Reading →
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SMPTE, VES Explore AR at Joint June Meeting

The Hollywood Section of SMPTE and the Visual Effects Society will conduct June 22 a joint meeting to examine the rapidly evolving field of augmented reality. An overview of the ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS, Annecy, Variety Plant ‘Animation Is Film’ Festival

Producer-distributor GKIDS, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Variety announced the launch of Animation Is Film, an annual animation film festival in Los Angeles. The ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim Unveils ‘Apollo Gauntlet’ at Rooster Teeth

Adult Swim is heading to Austin, Texas, to premiere two episodes of its upcoming series Apollo Gauntlet at the Rooster Teeth Animation Festival. Set for July 6-9 at the Austin Convention ... Continue Reading →
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TRIBUTE: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti lit up the sky Thursday night to remember late Batman star and voice actor Adam West. SEQUEL: Reel FX and director Jorge Gutierrez announced ... Continue Reading →
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France Dominates Lineup for 2017 Cartoon Forum

French producers once again dominate the lineup for the 2017 Cartoon Forum, set for Sept. 12-15 in Toulouse, France. The TV pitching forum has selected 83 projects, representing a combined ... Continue Reading →
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Canary Islands to Host Debut of Quirino Awards

Organizers of the first Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards announced at Annecy that the event will be held on Tenerife, largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, in the first half of ... Continue Reading →
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Digital Dimension Announces Original Series at Annecy

Montreal-based animation and VFX studio Digital Dimension unveiled plans to produce two internally designed properties as animated series. The series are: Improbable Pirate Adventures ... Continue Reading →
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Blackpills, Bobby Prod Team for Adult Animation Venture Bobbypills

Digital media company blackpills has teamed up with French animation producer Bobby Prod. to create a new studio called Bobbypills that will create animation for adults. Created by ... Continue Reading →
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Mazinger Z Creators Detail Feature Plan at Annecy

Mazinger Z anime creator Go Nagai, Dynamic Planning producer Ichinao Nagai (and Nagai’s nephew) and Yu Kanemaru (producer at Toei Animation) presented plans at Annecy for a new animated ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Debuts Welcome to the Wayne July 24

A New York City apartment building holds mysteries and adventures behind every door in Nickelodeon’s newest animated series, Welcome to the Wayne, premiering July 24. Created and ... Continue Reading →
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FESTS: The Tokyo International Film Festival will this year present a section on the work of animator Keiichi Hara. It will feature Hara’s major films, including Summer Days with ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Asia Festival Coming to Seoul in 2019

The Annecy Festival is expanding to Asia. Festival organizers CITIA, Image et industries créatives (France), the SBA Animation Center (South Korea) and SK Broadband (South Korea) signed ... Continue Reading →
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Xilam’s Paprika to Spice Up Disney Junior LatAm

French production company Xilam has licensed its animated preschool series Paprika (75 x 7′ plus 11 x 2′) to Disney Junior Latin America. The series will air on Disney Junior across ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Boom Rebrands, Debuts Producer Software

Canada-based software maker Toon Boom Animation has unveiled new branding and a new product: Toon Boom Producer. Producer is a web-based production tracking and digital asset management ... Continue Reading →