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‘Agent 327: Operation Barbershop’ Trailer: How Blender Was Used to Pull Off Hollywood-Level Animation Blender Foundation chairman Ton Roosendaal explains how top-notch visual ... Continue Reading →
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Cyber Group Picks up TV Rights to UNICEF-Sponsored ‘Iqbal’

Paris-based producer-distributor Cyber Group Studios has picked up the rights to bring multi-award winning animated feature Iqbal, Tale of a Fearless Child to TV and OTT across the ... Continue Reading →
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300-Plus Films Slated for Animafest Zagreb 2017

The 27th World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb will return to the Croatian capital from June 5-10 — following myriad introductory events slated for the end ... Continue Reading →
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Katharina Feistauer Named VP Programming at Nick UK & Ireland

Nickelodeon UK & Ireland announced late last week the appointment of Katharina Feistauer to the role of Vice President, Programming, effective July 3. Reporting to General Manager ... Continue Reading →
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D.W. Finally Turns 5 in New ‘Arthur’ Special

After more than 20 years on the air, the plucky middle sibling of the Read household is finally getting to celebrate a birthday in a special new episode of Arthur. Premiering on PBS ... Continue Reading →
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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Waltzes Home June 6

Disney’s live-action adaptation of its groundbreaking 1991 animated fairytale Beauty and the Beast will be bringing the magic home (complete with CG scene-stealers) on June 6 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Adventure Time: The Complete Seventh Season’ Plants Stakes July 18

Cartoon Network has announced that a spankin’ new DVD collection of Pendleton Ward’s popular comedy-fantasy toon is coming home July 18 with the release of Adventure Time: ... Continue Reading →
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Anthony Vinciquerra Tapped to Head Sony Pictures

Experienced media executive Anthony Vinciquerra has been named the new Chairman and CEO of Sony Picture Entertainment, effective June 1. Vinciquerra is stepping in for 13 year veteran ... Continue Reading →
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‘Alien: Covenant’ Puts Viewers Inside an Alien Womb with Virtual Reality Experience ‘In Utero’ That’s OK, Mr. Alien-birthing VR experience, I didn’t ... Continue Reading →
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Larkshead Media Opens Dublin Partner Office

Media services company Larkshead Media (a subsidiary of Bob & Co.) has opened a partner office in Dublin: Larkshead Media Ireland. Located in City Centre, the shop officially opened ... Continue Reading →
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One Animation Starts Production on New ‘Oddbods’ Season

Singapore’s One Animation has kicked off production on a new 60 x 7 min. season of its award-winning kids’ animated comedy Oddbods. The upcoming package was green lit earlier this ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA-Hollywood Budgets $160K for Programs & Events

ASFIA-Hollywood has this year earmarked an unprecedented $160,000 for animation-based programs and events — a nearly 14% increase in funding over the organization’s 2016 discretionary ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS to Release Spanish ‘Psychonauts’ Retitled ‘Birdboy’

Premiere indie animation distributor GKIDS has acquired North American rights for the Spanish animated feature Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Psiconautas, los niños olvidados), also ... Continue Reading →
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FNE at Anifilm 2017: France Takes Top Animation Awards Jean-François Laguionie took the top feature prize at Czech Republic’s Anifilm festival for Louise by the Shore, with a special ... Continue Reading →
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‘Downton Abbey’ Star Hugh Bonneville Joins ‘Thomas & Friends: Journey to Sodor’

Award-winning actor Hugh Bonneville — known to TV audiences around the world as Downtown Abbey’s Earl of Grantham — is hitting the tracks with the world’s most famous ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hanazuki: Full of Treasures’ New Episodes Arrive with Season 2 Order

Great news, Moonflowers and Hemkas of all description: a third wave of all-new episodes of Hasbro Studios’ direct-to-digital series Hanazuki: Full of Treasures will begin to roll ... Continue Reading →
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‘Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer’ on Disney XD June 3

Disney XD has announced that Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer will debut with multiple airings on Saturday, June 3 (at 7 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ... Continue Reading →
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Report from Stuttgart: ITFS, FMS and APD Wrap Up

Catch up on Martin’s previous reports here, here and here. Full list of festival award winners here. A Global Language with No Borders This year’s editions of Stuttgart’s ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana Toons Score Raft of VOD, Linear & In-Flight Deals

Corus Entertainment’s world-class kids’ content producer-distributor Nelvana has secured a range of new partnerships for several of its key animated series, plus live-action titles. ... Continue Reading →
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Tyler, The Creator Teams with Adult Swim on ‘The Jellies!’

Adult Swim has announced the next addition to its original programming slate will be an animamted series from Tyler, The Creator and Lionel Boyce called The Jellies!, premiering this ... Continue Reading →