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New Trailer for ‘Surf’s Up 2’ Enters the Ring

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has debuted a brand-new trailer for Surf’s Up 2: Wavemania. The CG sequel to the Oscar-winning 2007 animated comedy is a coproduction with WWE Studios, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sausage Party’ Animators Claim Wurst Practices

R-rated CG comedy Sausage Party proved a surprise hit over its first weekend in release, boasting strong box office numbers well over the film’s reported $19 million budget. But ... Continue Reading →
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Australian Kids Media Consumption Up

Cartoon Network’s annual research study into children and parents, “New Generations 2016,” has found that kids’ media consumption in Australia has increased over the past year, ... Continue Reading →
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Video: Fans React to ‘Batman: Arkham VR’ Demo

At the one-and-only Comic-Con International in San Diego earlier this summer, Warner Bros. Interactive took to the exhibition floor to demo the upcoming Batman: Arkham VR game for eager ... Continue Reading →
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Big Bad Boo Renews International ’1001 Nights’ Deals

Big Bad Boo Studios has secured renewed agreements for its animated folktale series 1001 Nights with Discovery Kids Asia and RTP Portugal. The popular 2D comedy series for kids 6-9 ... Continue Reading →
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CN LatAm, Anima Estudios Announce Contest Winners

Cartoon Network Latin America and top production house Ánima Estudios (Top Cat: The Movie, Legend of the Mummies, El Chavo) have announced the winners of their joint venture animation ... Continue Reading →
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First Libo Children’s Animation Fest Winners Announced

The inaugural International Children’s Animation and Comics Festival took place August 6-8 in Libo, a county of China’s Guizhou Province, awarding a truly global assortment ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Tegan and Sara Meet BoJack Style Animation in Hang on to the Night Acclaimed musical duo’s new music video is designed and directed by animated series artist Lisa Hanawalt, and ... Continue Reading →
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CBC Kids Content Director Martin Markle Exits

Martin Markle, Senior Director of Children’s Content for Canadian public broadcaster CBC Television, has vacated his post after less than a year on the job, Kidscreen reports. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sausage Party’ Earns Sizzling No. 2 Opening

Moviegoers apparently had an appetite for irreverent, adult animation over the weekend, as Sausage Party managed to score the No. 2 box office slot for its opening run, beating low ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Play OTT Heads to Singapore

The Nickelodeon Play app is launching in Asia through its first regional partner: Singtel Mobile in Singapore. Play will debut over the telecom’s over-the-top video portal, Cast. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Phonics School’ Class in Session on Amazon

Animated educational series Phonics School has joined the Amazon Prime Video family, thanks to a new deal with licensor BBC Worldwide Learning. Produced by London’s Enabling Genius ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Taps Origami Owl for Custom Bling

Customizable jewelry company Origami Owl has inked a licensing agreement with DreamWorks Animation — marking the entertainment company’s first-ever social selling deal and ... Continue Reading →
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2017 Annie Awards Entries Open Aug. 22

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced its call for entries for the 44th Annual Annie Awards will commence on Monday, August 22. The awards ceremony ... Continue Reading →
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“Fan Owned” Legion M Closes Record Wefunder Round

Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company, has raised $1 million through its Title III crowdfunding round on Wefunder, reaching this milestone in less than three ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Why Matthew McConaughey Chose Kubo and the Two Strings as His First Animated Film The voice of insect samurai Beetle cites the appeal of “Laika’s quality” during red ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! Sets U.S. Release for ‘Long Way North’

Shout! Factory Films will be bringing Annecy Audience Award-winning animated feature Long Way North to theaters on September 30. The film, which also won the Grand Prize and Governor ... Continue Reading →
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Dave Franco, Justin Theroux & Jackie Chan Join ‘Ninjago’ Cast

Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Ninjago Movie has lined up raft of voice stars, just over a year before the film’s slated September 22, 2017 release. Filmmakers have cast Dave Franco, ... Continue Reading →
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NFB VR Works Slated for POP 03 in Toronto

The National Film Board of Canada is bringing together a slate of six virtual reality and immersive media productions for Toronto’s POP 03 installation, running August 19-21 at ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Rogue One’ Trailer Takes Flight

Disney’s Lucasfilm released a new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story during Wednesday night’s Olympics coverage. The spot gives more screen time to some of the new-to-screen ... Continue Reading →