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Animago Extends Deadline to July 20

Organizers of the Munich/Potsdam-based CG animation and vfx Animago Award & Conference (October 15-16) have extended the submission deadline for the 2015 competition until July ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Racks Up Eastern Europe Sales

9 Story Media Group has secured a raft of sales for its kids and family content across Eastern Europe. In Poland, Telewizja Polska has picked up season 1 of Peg + Cat (80 x 12), Disney ... Continue Reading →
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Frederator Signs 77 New Channels

Channel Frederator Network is continuing its steady takeover of the digital animation distribution sphere by signing on 77 new channels in May, including HBruna and KawaiiPiranha. Frederator ... Continue Reading →
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Nick’s ‘Pig Goat Banana Cricket’ Premieres July 18

Independent comic-book collaborators Dave Cooper and Johnny Ryan have teamed up to create and co-executive produce Pig Goat Banana Cricket, a new comedy series for kids debuting July ... Continue Reading →
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‘April,’ ‘Cosmos’ Top Annecy Awards

Another Annecy festival is in the books, with the announcement of the awards for the 2015 edition of the animation festival in France. The feature film April and the Extraordinary World ... Continue Reading →
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‘Inside Out’ Opens to $91M, 2nd to ‘Jurassic’ Juggernaut

It’s rare that a Pixar film doesn’t open atop the weekend box office rankings, but Jurassic World is shaping up to be a rare phenomenon. Inside Out exceeded expectations ... Continue Reading →
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First Trailer for DreamWorks’ ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’

The first trailer has been rolled out for DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3. Returning voice cast members include Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Teases New ‘Dragons’ Series, Debuting June 26 on Netflix

The Dragons are back, and they’re coming exclusively to Netflix. DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge is a new series that will premiere June 26 with 13 full episodes that follow ... Continue Reading →
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E3 2015: The Excitement is Back!

Long ago, in ancient history (about 2005), E3 was the hottest show of the year, with more than 70,000 attendees, giant industry “islands” and lots of buzz and press coverage. Sometime ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy Series ‘We Bare Bears’ Debuts July 27 on CN

The animated comedy series We Bare Bears will premiere July 27 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network. The Cartoon Network Studios series will air in a regular timeslot of Thursdays ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Legend Eric Goldberg to Teach at USC

Veteran animator Eric Goldberg has joined the USC School of Cinematic Arts’ John C. Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts. Goldberg will teach classes on the fundamentals of ... Continue Reading →
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Culture Shocks Abound in Trailer for ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’

Drac’s back in a new trailer for Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming feature sequel Hotel Transylvania 2. Here’s how the studio describes the movie: Drac’s pack is back for ... Continue Reading →
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The Animag 250: Animated Box Office Champs of All Time

The Animation Magazine 250th issue celebration continues, this time with our list of the animated box office champs of all time. They are: Frozen — $1.3 billion Toy Story 3 — ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak Announces ‘Magiki’ for Gulli, Super

Zodiak Kids announced at the MIFA content event in Annecy, France that it will be producing a new 52 x 11 animated series titled Magiki for Lagardere’s Gulli in France and DeAgostini’s ... Continue Reading →
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Planeta Junior and Partners Present ‘Bubble Bip’

Planeta Junior and Triacom Audiovisual, Television Espanola, Televisio de Catalunya and Toonz Entertainment have teamed up to produce a new animated comedy series titled Bubble Bip. ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Grabs Felicioli/Gagnol’s ‘Phantom Boy’

GKIDS’ Annecy shopping spree continues with the New York-based distributor snapping up North American rights to Phantom Boy — the new animated feature from the Oscar nominated ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Animation Adapting ‘Nimona’ with Patrick Osborne

Fox Animation has nabbed the rights to Noelle Stevenson’s New York Times best-selling graphic novel Nimona. The adaptation is set to be directed by Patrick Osborne, who won the Best ... Continue Reading →
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Ringling Thesis ‘Jinxy Jenkins’ Wins SIGGRAPH Short Prize

A student senior thesis film from Ringling College of Art and Design has taken the Best Computer Animated Short award in SIGGRAPH’s 42nd Annual Computer Animation Festival. The short, ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Orders Third Season of ‘Sarah & Duck’

CBeebies controller Kay Benbow and BBC Worldwide’s director for children’s Henrietta Hurford-Jones have commissioned a third season of BAFTA-winning preschool series Sarah & ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination Teases ‘Secret Life of Pets’

Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures have released a teaser trailer for the Despicable Me studio’s fifth feature project: The Secret Life of Pets. Arriving in theaters ... Continue Reading →