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Cloth Cat Is World’s Largest CelAction Installation

U.K.-based Cloth Cat Animation is now the largest single installation of CelAction2D software in the world, snapping up 100 licenses for its Cardiff studio. Cloth Cat is currently in ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Adds Tweak Software to Shotgun

Autodesk has acquired Tweak Software and incorporated the developer of the playback tool RV into its Shotgun team. The move was announced on the Autodesk blog and will see the entire ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kingsman’ Trailer Gets Animated

To help promote its soon to be released comic-book inspired feature Kingsman: The Secret Service, 20th Century Fox has tapped animator/illustrator Rachel Ryle to create a stop-motion ... Continue Reading →
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Rocket Named U.K./Eire Agent for Smurfs

Rocket Licensing has been appointed the exclusive U.K. and Eire agent for globally beloved brand The Smurfs by brand owner International Merchandising, Promotion & Services (IMPS) ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dalmatians’ Diamond Leads Home Entertainment Pack

You don’t have to bust out your best tricks to get a great treat from the Disney vaults this week (Sit! Roll over! Open your wallet!) as 101 Dalmatians: Diamond Edition arrives ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Sets Full Year of Fan-Oriented Events

D23, the official Disney fan club, has announced a series of fan-oriented events celebrating new and classic release at locations across the country through 2015. New experiences include: ... Continue Reading →
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‘Fin Punch’ Comes to Cartoon Hangover

Frederator Studios debuted last week an English release of Marmota Studio’s irreverent Fin Punch on Cartoon Hangover. The series will air twice weekly on YouTube at Cartoon Hangover ... Continue Reading →
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‘SpongeBob’ Topples ‘Sniper’ at Box Office

It took a guy living in a pineapple at the bottom of the sea to knock out long-running champ American Sniper from the top spot at the box office this weekend. Opening wide on Friday, ... Continue Reading →
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BAFTA Gives Final Awards Piece to ‘LEGO’

The BAFTA Awards gave The LEGO Movie a triumphant finale to its awards season by bestowing on it this weekend the Best Animated Film honor. Having been passed over for an Oscar nomination ... Continue Reading →
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Playrific Brings ‘Purple Turtle’ to Digital

The popular Purple Turtle is going digital. Aadarsh is partnering with Playrific, publishers of popular children’s apps for leading and emerging brands, to bring the Purple Turtle ... Continue Reading →
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6 Things I Learned About Storytelling From Animating SpongeBob

With The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water hitting theater screens this weekend, we at Animation Magazine received this great list from veteran SpongeBob animator Tuck Tucker. Now ... Continue Reading →
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DUCK Studios Adds Argentina’s Gizmo Animation

Argentinean design laboratory Gizmo Animation has joined DUCK Studios’ roster of directors. With more than 10 years of experience in 2D animation, 3D animation, motion graphics, and ... Continue Reading →
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TWC Sets ‘Underdogs’ for Aug. 14

Underdogs — the English-language version of the Argentinian animated featuare Metegol — has had its release date reset for Aug. 14. Distributed by The Weinstein Company, the film ... Continue Reading →
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‘Scooby-Doo and Scrappy-Doo’ Season 1 Coming April 28

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Scooby-Doo! and Scrappy-Doo!: The Complete Season 1 on DVD in stores April 28, 2015 (SRP $19.97). The disc brings together everyone’s ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Ups Tom Staggs to COO

Disney has promoted Tom Staggs to the role of chief operating officer from his position of chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. The appointment tags Staggs as the most likely ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Acquires ‘The Prophet’ for NA

GKIDS has picked up the North American rights to Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, the animated passion project of actress Salma Hayek-Pinault based on the classic book by the acclaimed ... Continue Reading →
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Studio 100 Brings Toon Film Trio to EFM

Studio 100 Film is shopping a charming triad of animated movies for kids and families available for international distribution to this year’s European Film Market, which runs Feb. ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! Factory Launches Streaming Service

Multi-platform entertainment company Shout! Factory has unveiled a new, branded digital streaming service: Shout! Factory TV. The announcement was made by founders Richard Foos, Bob ... Continue Reading →
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Frederator Acquires First International Series

Channel Frederator Network has kicked off its international programming strategy by acquiring English-language distribution rights for Fin Punch!, an 18-art web series from Chilean ... Continue Reading →
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‘Minions’ on the Move in New Trailer

Universal has offered up a smidge more of Minions, the Despicable Me spin-off starring everyone’s favorite squat yellow henchmen. The main Minion trio of Kevin, Stuart and Bob hitchhike ... Continue Reading →