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Mexico’s First Stop-Mo Feature Among Ventana Sur Pitches

One of the projects selected for the Animation! section at the upcoming Ventana Sur film market in Buenos Aires (Nov. 27-Dec. 1, ventana-sur.com) will be Mexico’s first stop-motion ... Continue Reading →
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New Hulk/Black Widow Funko Short Debuts

Marvel and Funko have collaborated to create a second season of the popular Marvel Funko animated shorts, the third of which, Tick Tick Smash, was released today. In the new offering, ... Continue Reading →
Paw Patrol

PETA Kids Urges ‘Paw Patrol’ to Spread Adoption Message

PETA Kids has sent a letter to the producers of Nickelodeon/Spin Master’s hugely popular Paw Patrol series asking them to spread pro-adoption message at Macy’s Thankgiving Parade ... Continue Reading →
Pokemon Indigo League

VIZ to Unleash ‘Pokemon Indigo League’ on Blu-Ray

VIZ Media will release the complete first season (52 episodes) of Pokemon Indigo League for the first time on Blu-ray on November 14th. The new six-disc package will be available for ... Continue Reading →
Louis C.K.

TBS Stops Production on Louis C.K.’s Animated Show

TBS has suspended production on The Cops, a new animated series co-created by Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks. The move comes on the heels of the comic admitting the sexual misconduct ... Continue Reading →
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Geena Davis, Marty Krofft to Keynote Kidscreen Summit

The 2018 edition of Kidscreen Summit event will feature keynotes by actress Geena Davis, children’s TV icon Marty Krofft and TED Talk speaker and Family Room CEO George Carey. The ... Continue Reading →
Tehran Taboo

Palm Springs Festival to Screen ‘Loving Vincent,’ ‘Tehran Taboo’

If you are in Palm Springs, Calif. this weekend, you’ll want to check out the inaugural Palm Springs International Animation Festival. Led by animator Brian Hehil Hoff and Gallery ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Race Heats Up with 26 Animated Films

Twenty-six features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: The ... Continue Reading →
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‘LEGO Ninjago Movie’ Masks Up for December Release

Wrap up some laughs for the holidays with the home entertainment release of The LEGO Ninjago Movie next month! Out on Digital Dec. 12 and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack (SRP $44.95), ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Moana’ in Maori, Disney vs. LA Times, Bots Create Nightmare Kid Vids & More

’Thor: Ragnarok’ – 12 Revelations from Director Taika Waititi For example, the helmer of Hunt for the Wilderpeople and What We Do in the Shadows has set a new self-cameo record ... Continue Reading →
Coin Operated

Lost in Space: Nicholas Arioli’s ‘Coin Operated’ Heads to AFI Fest

One of the 63 animated shorts submitted for Oscar consideration this year, Coin Operated from Nicholas Arioli was recently profiled in Animation Magazine. The poignant and engaging ... Continue Reading →
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‘Last Jedi’ Helmer Rian Johnson to Create New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

Disney-Lucasfilm have revealed that Rian Johnson, writer and director of the soon to be released Star Wars: The Last Jedi (out Dec. 15) has been charged with creating a brand-new trilogy ... Continue Reading →
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Women in Animation Launches Courageous Roar! Art Project

In an open letter to the Women in Animation community yesterday, President Marge Dean announced a new art project aimed at speaking out, fighting against harassment and addressing gender ... Continue Reading →
The Breadwinner

Clip: A Little Girl Makes a Big Decision in ‘The Breadwinner’

We’re just about a week away from the highly-anticipated US theatrical release of Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner, and GKIDS is threatening to break our hearts with this new preview ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim Unwraps New Xmas Specials, Nintendo Switch Game

There’s something special about the winter holidays — the festive magic, the family bonding, good will toward man — that is so inspiring for animators. In Adult Swim’s ... Continue Reading →
Audrey Diehl

Audrey Diehl Named VP of Series at Warner Bros. Animation

Warner Bros. Animation has announced that Nickelodeon development exec Audrey Diehl has joined the studio as Vice President, Series. The appointment was announced Thursday by Sam Register, ... Continue Reading →
Luca Pisanu

An Artistic Journey: Concept Artist Luca Pisanu

I am an Italian-born visual development and concept artist working at Disney Publishing, and I am often asked how I got my big break in the business. I hope this brief column helps ... Continue Reading →
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‘Peppa Pig’ Gets New Holiday “Peppasode,” Heads to Germany

Kids’ favorite toon on trotters is busy as ever! The latest news is that young viewers and their families should tune in to the Nick Jr. preschool block on December 22 at 12:30 p.m. ... Continue Reading →
The Fixies

Aeroplane Announces ‘The Fixies’ Live Show US Tour

Moscow-based production and licensing company Aeroplane Productions (www.aeroplaneproductions.com) announces the North American premiere of live stage show The Fixie Show: How Tom Thomas ... Continue Reading →
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Jim Henson Co. Ups Halle Stanford to TV Prez, Plans ‘IAmElemental’ Series

The Jim Henson Company came out with two key announcements this week, with the news that longtime executive Halle Stanford has been promoted to President of Television and the studio’s ... Continue Reading →