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GKids Grabs French Toon ‘Le Tableau’

Distributor GKids has acquired the U.S. rights for the Blue Spirit Animation / Be-Films co-production Le Tableau (The Painting), the acclaimed CG film from director Jean-Francois Laguionie. ... Continue Reading →
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Anime Studio Offers Gesture Support for Intuos5 Tablets

Smith Micro Software announced today that it will offer multi-touch gesture support for Anime Studio 8 customers on Wacom’s Intuos5 line of graphics tablets. The latest in a series ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Kicks Off New Animated Shorts Program

Nickelodeon is kicking off a new animated shorts program designed to develop comedy-driven content. The initiative which was announced today by Brown Johnson, animation president for ... Continue Reading →
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Rovio Launches New Angry Birds Game from Space

Rovio Entertainment debuted the brand new Angry Birds game, Angry Birds Space, with a launch announcement from the International Space Station at the angrybirds.com/space website. Angry ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy to Focus on Irish Animation

The organizers of this year’s edition of the Annecy International Animation Festival (June 4-9) have announced that there will be a special focus on Irish animation at the event this ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering the Words of Robert B. Sherman

The passing this week of songwriter Robert B. Sherman at age 86 brings an end to one of the great creative teams of the twentieth century. Bob and his brother Richard were known as ... Continue Reading →
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Qubo Reveals Ambitious New Kids’ Slate

Qubo Channel has announced the launch of 16 new animated and live action series that will join the network starting this quarter. Targeting young viewers and their families, the five-year-old ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Announces New Game Development Middleware

Autodesk announced new and enhanced game development middleware from its recently launched Autodesk Gameware product line at the Game Developers Conference this week. The company has ... Continue Reading →
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IMAX to Release Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ on Oct. 5

Fans of Tim Burton’s upcoming 3D stop-motion feature Frankenweenie will be able to catch the black-and-white toon digitally projected on IMAX’s giant screens this fall. The exhibitor ... Continue Reading →
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CCI Greenlights ‘Jerry and the Raiders’

Arnie Zipursky, co-chairman at CCI Entertainment, has announced that CCI Releasing will begin production on a new 26 x 11 CG series, Jerry and the Raiders. The project will be co-produced ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk, USC Present 5D | Flux

Immersive design consortium 5D | Institute will hold a world-building design discussion series in Los Angeles March 13-15 with 5D | Flux, presented in association with Autodesk and ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Bros. to Animate ‘Bolivar’ Graphic Novel

Another graphic novel is heading over to the big screen. This time, it’s Warner Bros. and production outfit Weed Road that will adapt Sean Rubin’s Bolivar, according to The Hollywood ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Randy Cunningham’ Goes into Production

Disney TV’s London-based studio has commissioned Ireland’s Boulder Media and L.A.’s Titmouse to produce a new animated comedy titled Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja. Set to ... Continue Reading →
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Big Frame Debuts Five Series on Digital Content Channel

L.A.-based entertainment and talent company Big Frame and online video masters CorridorDigital, Destorm Power, Mike Diva, MysteryGuitarMan, and Tay Zonday have launched BAMMO, a new ... Continue Reading →
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Beloved Disney Songwriter Robert Sherman Dies at 86

Iconic songwriting legend Robert Sherman has passed away at the age of 86 in London. Sherman and his brother Richard were behind such timeless classic tunes as Disneyland’s “It’s ... Continue Reading →
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Mario & Peach Voted Cutest Game Couple

With the Game Developers Conference taking place in San Francisco this week, leading online opinion-based community SodaHead.com has revealed their poll results for the “cutest video ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Jr. Loves ‘Nutbrown Hare’

SLR Productions new animated preschool series Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare is set to premiere in the U.S. on Friday, March 23 at 8:30 p.m. as ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Universe Hits Disney XD

The incredible heroes of Marvel will find a new home on Disney XD as part of a new dedicated Marvel Universe programming block set to debut Sunday, April 1. The block will feature an ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars’ Designer McQuarrie Passes Away

Ralph McQuarrie, the Oscar-winning concept artist behind such iconic Star Wars characters as Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3P0, Darth Vader and Boba Fett passed away Saturday, March 3, at the ... Continue Reading →
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Cuppa Coffee to Animate ‘The Osbournes’

Toronto-based house Cuppa Coffee is producing a new stop-motion animated series called The F’n Osbournes. Studio founder Adam Shaheen will bring the series to the MIPTV confab in ... Continue Reading →