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Daily News Bytes: ‘Robot Trains’ Heads to ME, Shanghai Film Fest 2018, Michael Rosen Opening Children’s Media Conference & More

Mondo TV and Discovery Bring ‘Robot Trains’ to Middle East A three-year deal will set the 3D CG-animated action-adventure series on track in the region, with season 1 (32 x 11’) ... Continue Reading →
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28th Animafest Zagreb Lineup Announced

The 28th World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb has revealed a rich and diverse program of over 350 films for the 2018 edition, taking place June 4-9. The lineup was ... Continue Reading →
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Boomerang Digs Earth Day with ‘Captain Planet’ Debut

Just in time for Earth Day, Turner’s digital toon platform Boomerang is offering up season one of the classic eco-action series Captain Planet and the Planeteers. From April 19 to ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer: Welcome to the ‘Littlest Pet Shop’ World of Paw-Tucket

Meet the precious pets of Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own and explore their magical utopia of Paw-Tucket in the official series trailer. The new Hasbro Studios toon debuted Saturday ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lotte That Silhouette Girl’ Wins Best Short at AmDocs

This past weekend, a tribute to a pioneering figure of animation took the Best Short Film honors at the 2018 American Documentary Festival in Palm Springs, CA. Woven of music, light ... Continue Reading →
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Rai Ragazzi Presents New & Upcoming Slate at Cartoons on the Bay

Rai Ragazzi — the kids’ division of the Italian national broadcaster — has revealed its animation and live-action slate coming soon and in production during Cartoons on ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA & AEF Open 2018-19 Scholarship Submissions

Having just announced their 2018 Faculty Grant recipients, ASIFA-Holywood and the Animation Educators Forum have opened the application period for the 2018-19 Student Scholarship Program, ... Continue Reading →
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Stuff We Love: April’s Must-Have Books, Discs and Toys

***This feature was written for the April 2018 issue of Animation Magazine No. 279*** TROLL-TALLY RAD PARTY PACK With the new Trolls: The Beat Goes On DreamWorks Animation Television ... Continue Reading →
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Digital Lab Africa Selects 30 Projects for Pitch Competition

Digital Lab Africa has selected 30 finalists across five media categories for its 2018 pitch competition for emerging talent. The selection committee reviewed 730 entries from more ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Producer Al Jean Tackles Apu Issue

Addressing the growing controversies surrounding what many see as the stereotypical character of The Simpsons’ Kwik-E-Mart owner Apu, show runner Al Jean took to Twitter today. He ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Animation Editorial Employees Unionize

The editorial employees of Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, CA have overwhelmingly elected to unionize with the Motion Picture Editors Guild, Local 700 of the International ... Continue Reading →
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Writer Aron Dunn Adapting ‘me!Humanity’ for Animation

The powerful personalities of me!Humanity, a popular design property launched in Uruguay, are looking to win over international audiences through animation, with the help of Canadian ... Continue Reading →
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‘TMNT’ Vets Kevin Munroe & Steve Lumley Producing ‘Action Mice’

Toon Town veterans Kevin Munroe (TMNT, Dylan Dog: Dead of Night, Troll: The Tale of a Tail) and Steve Lumley (TMNT, The Iron Giant, Osmosis Jones) have signed on to produce a new retro-tinged ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: Brandon Sawyer, Exec Producer ‘The Boss Baby: Back in Business’

Last week, Netflix debuted the new animated series The Boss Baby: Back in Business, which is the TV spinoff series of the 2017 Oscar-nominated DreamWorks feature. The show finds Boss ... Continue Reading →
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Lin-Manuel Miranda to Make ‘DuckTales’ Debut May 11

Muli-award-winning actor, playwright and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda is taking the trip of a lifetime down to Duckburg to make his DuckTales debut as the voice of Gizmoduck — ... Continue Reading →
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Director Haifaa Al-Mansour Toons Up ‘Miss Camel’ at ShadowMachine

Writer-director Haifaa Al-Mansour, who made history as Saudi Arabia’s first female feature director with the award-winning drama Wadjda (2012), has teamed with animation studio ShadowMachine ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA Names 2018 AEF Faculty Grant Recipients

ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum announces that its 2018 Faculty Grants are awarded to Tom Bancroft (Azusa Pacific University), Soyeon Kim (California State University, ... Continue Reading →
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AT&T Brings Family Adventure ‘Son of Bigfoot’ to DirecTV

AT&T is giving DirecTV customers an exclusive early look at the CG animated family film Son of Bigfoot, available now from DirecTV Cinema. Featuring the voices of Cinda Adams (La ... Continue Reading →
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Ramsey Naito Is Paramount Animation’s New Exec VP

The Boss Baby producer is now the new boss at Paramount Animation. Ramsey Naito has joined the studio’s animation division as exec VP, according to Deadline. She will report to Paramount ... Continue Reading →
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VRLA 2018 Announces Keynotes & Expo Highlights

Experience next generation immersive technologies and explore “A New Reality” at VRLA, the leading virtual and augmented reality expo, May 4-5 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. ... Continue Reading →