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Joe Letteri Named 2018 VES George Melies Award Recipient

Following the announcement of its first Hall of Fame inductees, the Visual Effects Society has named Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Letteri as the next recipient of the VES Georges ... Continue Reading →
Eric Beckman

10 Questions for Eric Beckman, Co-Founder & President of GKIDS

It has been a whirlwind year for Eric Beckman and his team at indie distribution co. GKIDS. Not only does he have numerous hot titles on his plate for this year’s competitive ... Continue Reading →
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The Mane Event

Jaysson Thiessen The sparkling My Little Pony: The Movie gallops to ... Continue Reading →
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Titmouse Spreads Its Wings

ALioi, AGoldberg, OTang Chris ... Continue Reading →
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Visualizing History

Andrew Jackson Chris Nolan on set Dunkirk’s vfx supervisor discusses ... Continue Reading →
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Brick by Brick: ‘The LEGO Ninjago Movie’

Animators use new and old techniques to get ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM & MIP Junior News Bytes

FUN Union and Imira Entertainment have sealed a multi-territory distribution deal and partnership, which will see the former’s three produced IPs showcased at MIP for the first time. ... Continue Reading →
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MIP: Fresh Toons, New Deals Lead Up to Cannes Confab

FranceTV Distribution has a couple animated highlights among its diverse MIP slate. First up, a brand-new 3D season of Little Brown Bear, the famous preschool series from Bayard. The ... Continue Reading →
ATF Animation Pitch 2017

Kids Entertainment Doorkeepers Back Inaugural ATF Animation Pitch

Having recently announced the first-ever Asia TV Forum & Market Animation Pitch, partners Reed Exhibitions and Green Gold Animation Pvt. Ltd. are pleased to welcome the support ... Continue Reading →
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Blue Ant Launches Look Mom! Toon Studio with 2 TV Projects

International content producer, distributor and channel operator Blue Ant Media announced Thursday its new animation studio, Look Mom! Productions. Based in Toronto, the unit will be ... Continue Reading →
The Rubbish World of Dave Spud

Johnny Vegas Takes on ‘Rubbish World’ in Illuminated Films CITV Toon

CITV in the UK has commissioned a brand-new animated comedy adventure series from The Illuminated Film Company: The Rubbish World of Dave Spud, starring popular comedian and TV personality ... Continue Reading →
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Fox and Locksmith Reveal First Team-Up As ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’

Having last month announced a multi-year production partnership, 20th Century Fox and U.K.-based CG shop Locksmith Animation have announced their first joint project will be Ron’s ... Continue Reading →
The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom

Screen Novelties Scares Up Stop-Mo Magic for ‘SpongeBob’ Special

It’s not a trick, but it’s definitely a treat: SpongeBob SquarePants is returning to stop-motion for a Halloween-themed special titled The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom, premiering ... Continue Reading →
Bill Damaschke

Damaschke to Lead Animation Division at Skydance

Bill Damaschke, the former CCO of DreamWorks Animation, has been tapped to head the Animation and Family division at Skydance Media. The animation veteran, who spent over 20 years at ... Continue Reading →
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VES Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Honorees

Marking its milestone 20th anniversary, the Visual Effects Society has announced the inaugural VES Hall of Fame, and the industry luminaries set for the first round of inductions. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Beyblade Burst’ Lets GEN BEY Campaign Rip

Fans of Beyblade are getting a whole new level of interaction with their favorite battling top/TV show brand as SUNRIGHTS INC has launched GEN BEY — an official, online campaign ... Continue Reading →
Go Away, Unicorn!

Sonar Starts Production on ‘Go Away, Unicorn!’ for Disney, Corus

Sonar Entertainment (Counterfeit Cat) has kicked off production on its animated children’s book adaptation Go Away, Unicorn!, a 52 x 11’ series plus 10 x 2’ shorts package aimed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Fairly OddParents’ Creator Butch Hartman Boards pocket.watch

Cross-platform children’s media brand pocket.watch has partnered with famed cartoon creator Butch Hartman (The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom, T.U.F.F. Puppy, Bunsen Is a Beast) ... Continue Reading →
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David Tennant Leads Cast of Magic Light’s ‘Highway Rat’ for BBC

Oscar-nominated Magic Light Pictures is bringing another magical tale from top UK picture book duo Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler to screens, with The Highway Rat set to debut on ... Continue Reading →
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MIP: New Series Bring Magical, Caring & Comical Characters to Cannes

Dandelooo (France) will be strutting their mutt Stinky Dog on home turf once again, following the (52 x 13′) 2D buddy comedy’s warm reception at Cartoon Forum in Toulouse. ... Continue Reading →