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MIA Now Open for Pitch Contest Submissions

The MIA Animation Conference & Festival, taking place in Miami October 10-11, is now accepting submissions for its Pitching Contest. Creators are encouraged to submit their projects ... Continue Reading →
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Moonbot to Adapt ‘Olivia Kidney’ for Features

Moonbot Studios has announced it has acquired the film rights to adapt the Olivia Kidney trilogy of young adult books by award-winning author Ellen Potter into a series of live-action ... Continue Reading →
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Mr. Wolf Opens Shop in Santa Monica

Creative directors Danny Yoon and Duy Nguyen and executive producer Mike Pryor have renamed their boutique vfx and post-production house — formerly known as 1.1 VFX — and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Nut Job’ Looks to Crack Home Video Debut

It’s a heist gone wild with the home video release of the hit animated feature The Nut Job (Open Road Films, $29.98 DVD, $34.98 Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy, $49.98 3D Blu-ray, ... Continue Reading →
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DePaul Hosts Brothers Quay in Chicago

The DePaul Humanities Center, with support from the DePaul Animation Program, will be hosting identical twins Stephen and Timothy Quay — a.k.a. The Brothers Quay, the celebrated ... Continue Reading →
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FXX Marathon will Run Every ‘Simpsons’ in Order

Fox’s FXX network will be celebrating the arrival of everyone’s favorite yellow-hued family The Simpsons this summer with an epic marathon of all 552 episodes of Matt Groening’s ... Continue Reading →
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Cast Your Votes for Fan-Favorite ‘Pink Panther’ DVD

MGM and FOX are inviting cartoon fans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of beloved DePatie-Freleng feline The Pink Panther by planning a first-ever, fan-selected collection of his animated ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoons on the Bay Winners and Pics

France dominated the 2014 edition of Cartoons on The Bay, taking home six Pulcinella Awards at Venice event that ran April 10-12. The winners of the competition are as follows: • ... Continue Reading →
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‘Captain America’ Outmuscles Strong ‘Rio 2′ Debut

Despite a strong opening weekend for Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ Rio 2, Blu and the birds couldn’t knock off Marvel’s powerhouse Captain America sequel. Rio 2, directed ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer a Peek into Larger World of ‘Dragon 2′

DreamWorks Animation has released the second trailer to its upcoming feature How to Train Your Dragon 2, one of the summer’s most-anticipated releases. Without further ado, here ... Continue Reading →
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Double Negative Adds Feature Animation Division

London-based VFX house Double Negative has launched a new animation division to produce CG feature films under the direction of former DreamWorks Animation associate producer Tom Jacomb. The ... Continue Reading →
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Check out Bruce Timm’s ‘Batman: Strange Days’ Short

Batman’s looking pretty good for celebrating his 75th anniversary this year — though just about any superhero’s going to look great when they’re animated by Bruce ... Continue Reading →
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Bakshi, Kaplan to Present at SVA Dustys

Filmmaker Ralph Bakshi and acclaimed producer Yvette Kaplan are among the animation and movie making professionals set to present awards at the 25th annual Dusty Film & Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Robillard Named to VP Post at Cartoon Network Studios

Brian Robillard has been named VP for content business operations for Cartoon Network Studios. In this newly created role, Robillard is charged with creating strategy, business plans ... Continue Reading →
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Animafest Director Dishes on 2014 Event

Croatian animation festival Animafest — The World Festival of Animated Film Zagreb, the second oldest festival in Europe — will be held in Zagreb between June 3 – 8. Animafest ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon to Acquire comiXology

According to ComicBookResources.com, e-tailer giant Amazon has reached an agreement to acquire leading North American digital comics distributor comiXology. The deal is expected to ... Continue Reading →
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Aussie University Hosts Awesomely Offensive Animation Fest

Those who do not come from the land down under may just chunder now that we know that Australia’s University of Newcastle is planning an on-campus, outdoor festival of animated films ... Continue Reading →
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New Talent for ‘Monster Trucks,’ ‘Masters of the Universe’

+ Thomas Lennon, best known for his role as Lieutenant Jim Dangle on Comedy Central’s mockumentary Reno 911! (which he co-created with Robert Ben Garant) and MTV’s The State, ... Continue Reading →
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Hub Network Launches First App

The Hub Network has launched its first-ever app featuring exclusive games, full episodes and video shorts, as well as a fun “photo booth” activity. The app is available ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman’s Sarah Smith Launches Locksmith Animation

Sarah Smith, award-winning producer, writer and director and former Creative Director at Aardman Features, has established a new CG animated features studio in the U.K. called Locksmith ... Continue Reading →