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Mars Hurts Mouse’s Bottom Line

As Disney prepares to make a big splash at the Cannes film festival with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the daily trades are reporting that the disappointing box-office ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Renews ‘Family Guy’ & ‘Cleveland Show’

Fox-TV can’t get enough of Seth MacFarlane. The network has announced that it has ordered a tenth season of Family Guy and a fourth one for its spin-off toon The Cleveland Show. Fox ... Continue Reading →
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Animasia and ZN Animation Announce Major Co-Pro

Malaysian animation studio Animasia (ABC Monsters, Kung Fu Chicken) has closed a co-production deal with China’s Zhongnan (ZN) Animation to deliver a new series titled My Little Brother ... Continue Reading →
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Chorion Celebrates ‘Mr. Men’s’ 40th

U.K. production and distribution house Chorion has announced its plans for the 40th anniversary celebrations of much-loved kids’ property Mr. Men. In addition to their popular books ... Continue Reading →
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Discovery to Rep Hasbro Programs at Apex

Discovery Enterprises International announced a one-year deal with Hasbro Studios to represent its programming to the non-theatrical market. This week, Discovery will be offering Hasbro’s ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Unleashes RenderMan Pro Server 16.0

Pixar Animation Studios has released version 16.0 of its Oscar-winning RenderMan Pro Server software. The new release offers innovative advancements in ray tracing technology, including ... Continue Reading →
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Donna Friedman Meir Joins Board of Children Now

Donna Friedman Meir, owner and founder of cross-media outfit Lemonade Creative Consulting, has been elected to serve on the board of California’s health and education policy advocacy ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Illusionist’ Casts Its Spell on DVD

Sylvain Chomet’s highly acclaimed and Oscar-nominated 2D feature The Illusionist arrives on DVD and Blu-ray today. The beautifully drawn movie, which is based on a screenplay by French ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Interactive Unveils ‘Cars 2′ Game trailer

Disney Interactive has just released a new Cars 2: The Video Game trailer entitled “Secrets.” The trailer introduces C.H.R.O.M.E., the spy academy where players train to become ... Continue Reading →
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Framestore Restructures New York Office

Oscar-winning vfx shop Framestore has announced that it has restructured its New York office. The restructure addresses recent changes in the industry, an increased demand for the studio’s ... Continue Reading →
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PBJ Network to Offer Classic Toons

Luken Communications has partnered with Classic Media to launch PBJ, a new TV channel offering favorite shows from the ’50s thru the ‘80s. Luken, which also owns Retro TV and TUFF ... Continue Reading →
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Calabash Animates On Shoulders of Giants

Chicago-based indie studio Calabash Animation recently contributed three key animated sequences to the upcoming documentary On the Shoulders of Giants. The film looks at 1930s-era pioneering ... Continue Reading →
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‘The External World’ Wins at Stuttgart

The winners of the 18th edition of the popular Stuttgart’s Festival of Animated Film (Trickfilm Festival) were announced on Sunday (May 8). David O’Reilly’s The External World ... Continue Reading →
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Colorful ‘Gumball’ Premieres on CN Tonight

If you’ve been waiting for a dynamite new show that is whimsical, funny and cleverly animated, you have to look no further than Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball, ... Continue Reading →
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Girerd Discusses the Making of ‘Mia and the Migoo’

French animator Jacques-Rémy Girerd Looks Back at Mia and the Migoo This month, French animator Jacques-Remy Girerd’s traditionally animated feature Mia and the Migoo (produced by ... Continue Reading →
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Hugh Grant Captured by ‘Pirates!’

Actor Hugh Grant will be the lead voice in Aardman Animation’s upcoming feature The Pirates! Band of Misfits for Sony Animation. The British actor will voice the bearded Pirate Captain ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Land Opens Doors in U.K.

The UK’s biggest amusement park, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool has opened Nickelodeon Land, a new six-acre area, costing £10.3 million ($16.9 million), offering 12 major themed rides ... Continue Reading →
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Inspired Visions Rendering Competition Opens

Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. and MAXON Computer GmbH are teaming up to present the Inspired Visions Global Rendering and Animation Competition. The contest is open to all professional ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jackboots on Whitehall’ Hits DVD, VOD, Digital

New Video’s Flatiron Film Company announces the U.S. debut of the supermarionation WWII farce, Jackboots on Whitehall, available on DVD, video on demand and digital platforms July ... Continue Reading →
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Arc Productions Promotes Young to COO, Pres

Arc Productions, formerly known as Starz Animation, continues its management restructuring under its new Canadian owners in preparation for expanded growth. After four and a half years ... Continue Reading →