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Animator Andreas Deja Among New ‘Disney Legends’

Eight newly named Disney Legends will be honored at this year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim. Animator Andreas Deja, composer Danny Elfman and Star Wars creator George Lucas are among ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Signs Three-Toon Hulu Deal

9 Story Media Group has licensed three animated kids’ programs to Hulu in the U.S. The streaming service will take on subscription VOD rights to Get Ace (52 x 11), Nerds and Monsters ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Hosts Aardman Events

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate the work of acclaimed British stop-motion house Aardman Animations with three special programs features the studio’s ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con: ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Superman,’ Stoopid Buddies, ‘Vixen’ and More

All right, Comic-Con 2015 is in the books. Let’s wrap it up, shall we? First, let’s get the big guns out of the way. In case you haven’t seen them, here’s the ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con: CN Debuts ‘Bears,’ Sets Stop-Motion ‘Adventure Time’ and ‘Regular’ Movie

Cartoon Network debuted at Comic-Con its new series We Bare Bears, which premieres on the network July 27, with creator Daniel Chong presenting a behind-the-scenes look at the series ... Continue Reading →
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Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Dies at 55

Nintendo has confirmed the death of company president Satoru Iwata, who passed July 11 at age 55. His death is linked to a growth in his bile duct, a condition which he last year underwent ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con: Nick Previews New ‘Sanjay,’ ‘Loud House’; Renews ‘TMNT’

Nickelodeon gave fans at its Comic-Con 2015 panels a first-look at upcoming episodes of Sanjay and Craig, including a look at the July 25-premiering episode featuring guest voice Anthony ... Continue Reading →
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AEF and ASIFA Announce Scholarship Recipients

ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum (AEF) have announced the recipients of the 2015 AEF Scholarships, selected from a pool of 113 applicants vying. Three qualifying college ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con: Disney Teases ‘Gravity Falls,’ ‘Peanut & Pickle’

Disney presented a sneak peek at what’s ahead on its hit series Gravity Falls at Comic-Con 2015, also offering a first look at its upcoming animated series Pickle & Peanut. Here’s ... Continue Reading →
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TAIS Animation Showcase Set for July 25 in Toronto

The Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) will present its annual TAIS Animation Showcase on Saturday, July 25 at 7 p.m. at downtown Toronto’s CineCycle. The yearly event presents ... Continue Reading →
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‘Minions’ Scores $115 Million Debut Weekend

They may just be little yellow henchmen, but Illumination’s Minions dominated its U.S. theatrical debut weekend with more than $115 million in tickets sold. That number make Minions ... Continue Reading →
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‘Saga,’ ‘Lumberjanes,’ ‘Nemo’ Top Eisner Award Winners

Saga, Lumberjanes and various incarnations of Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo were the top honorees at the 2015 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, presented July 10 at Comic-Con International: ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Clip: ‘Wander Over Yonder’ Season 2 Sizzle

We are excited to bring the poor, unfortunate souls who weren’t able to cram into Disney XD’s Wander Over Yonder panel at Comic-Con International today this first look at the upcoming ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Lord Earns Blue Peter Badge

Peter Lord, co-owner of Aardman Animations and creator of popular claymation characters like Morph, Shaun the Sheep and Wallace & Gromit, has been awarded a gold Blue Peter badge ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wolf Children,’ ‘Millennium Actress’ at Roxie SF

San Francisco’s Roxie theater (roxie.com) has revealed the titles for its fourth edition of “Nippon Nights” — a monthly series presenting a variety of Japanese cinema. Bay ... Continue Reading →
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WIA Presents Talk with Janey Yang

Women in Animation will be taking on the gaming industry boys club by presenting “Women in Gaming: A Talk with Janey Yang” on July 16 at The Animation Guild in Burbank. Currently ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Releases RenderMan 20

Pixar Animation Studios has released version 20 of its Oscar-winning RenderMan software, introducing innovative ways to more easily and quickly create cinematic quality imagery. Highlights ... Continue Reading →
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Redesigned Cartoon Network App Launches

A redesign of Cartoon Network’s flagship video app is now available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon, featuring an intuitive design that gives kids quick and customizable access ... Continue Reading →
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Millimages Scores with Asia Deals

Millimages has secured significant volume deals across the Asian region for its catalog of kid-friendly content. Korea Telecom Hitel has acquired new seasons of Mouk (62 x 11), 64 Zoo ... Continue Reading →
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Meet ‘Peanuts’ Little Red Haired Girl

Netizens the world over got their first introduction to The Little Red Haired Girl from The Peanuts Movie, thanks to a first look posted to Instagram by voice actress Francesca Capaldi. ... Continue Reading →