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Kavaleer Hires Commercial, Animation Vet Jackie Leonard

Ireland’s Kavaleer Productions has added veteran producer Jackie Leonard to build its commercial department and manage its animation productions. Leonard comes to Kavaleer with ... Continue Reading →
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‘Governator’ Recruits ‘SpongeBob’ Writer Steven Banks

The Arnold Schwarzenegger-backed animated project The Governator has added former SpongeBob SquarePants head writer Steven Banks to its ranks. The Emmy-nominated Banks will be head ... Continue Reading →
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17 Projects Set for Animation Production Day in Germany

Seventeen projects from eight countries have been selected for the Animation Production Day, a business platform event for the animation industry hosted by the 18th Stuttgart International ... Continue Reading →
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Rejoice in the Release of ‘American Dad, Vol. 6′ on DVD

Get in line, Seth-heads — the most recent release from the Seth McFarlane-Fox animation alliance is arriving this week with the release of  American Dad, Vol. 6 (Fox, $39.98). The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kung Fu Panda 2′ Gets High Profile Cannes Push

Kung Fu Panda 2 is getting a big send off from DreamWorks Animation with a premiere and press junket during the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, Variety reports. Though it won’t ... Continue Reading →
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Tokyopop to Shut U.S. Publishing May 31

Manga and anime publisher Tokyopop has announced it will close the doors on its remaining U.S. publishing operations effective May 31. According to a statement from the Los Angeles-based ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rio’ Rocks the Box Office with $40M Opening in U.S.

It looks like Rio found the party it was looking for. The animated feature from Blue Sky Studios and Fox trounced the competition at the box office, earning an estimated $40 million ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Unveils Features in Competition Slate

The organizers of the prestigious Annecy Festival of Animation unveiled the list of the features competing in the 2011 edition of the event (June 6-11) earlier today. The nine nominated ... Continue Reading →
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Pegbar Hosts Dublin Animation Event April 15

Irish animation group Pegbar is holding its next event April 15 at the Science Gallery in Dublin. The event will feature a number of short talks from guest speakers including Norton ... Continue Reading →
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Zemeckis to Oversee ‘Gnome Attack’ at Sony

Robert Zemeckis has re-emerged at Sony Pictures Animation, which has optioned the book How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack for him to produce as a mix of CG animation and live-action, ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer for U.S. Release of ‘Mia and the Migoo’

GKids has released an official trailer for the U.S. release of Mia and the Migoo. Directed by Jacques-Remy Girerd, Mia and the Migoo is a hand-painted animated feature that won the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Apollo’s Pad’ Open for Business on Teletoon at Night

Apollo’s Pad has made the jump from edgy webseries to late-night cable in Canada. The series, produced by Lenz Entertainment and Galleon Entertainment, has been picked up by Teletoon ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rio’ Ready to Party at the U.S. Box Office

The box office goes in two very distinct directions this weekend, with horror fans likely headed to Scream 4 while animation offers a bright 3D trip to Rio. Directed by Carlos Saldanha ... Continue Reading →
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Shorts Star Figaro Pho Gets New CGI Series

The Chocolate Liberation Front and Ambience Entertainment are set to produce a new animated series called The Adventures of Figaro Pho that will be distributed worldwide by ZDF Enterprises, ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Boom Shows New Harmony Solution

Toon Boom Animation has unveiled its new Harmony solution at MIP-TV. The company, which was demonstrating the software at its booth at the trade show, described the new solution as ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s Summer TV Debut is ‘Rated A for Awesome’

Disney announced the launch of Rated A for Awesome, a new CG animated series developed and produced by the company’s London-based production hub for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Following ... Continue Reading →
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Canal + Brings ‘Action Dad’ to France

ToonZone Studios’ animated series Action Dad has been picked up for broadcast in France by Canal +. The series consists of 26 22-minute episodes and was produced by Los Angeles-based ... Continue Reading →
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Six Ads Make Finalist List for 2011 Animated Com Award

Six international ads have been nominated for the 2011 Animated Com Award, with winners to be announced in conjunction with the 18th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. The nominees ... Continue Reading →
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Retro Posters Look to Rev Up Interest in ‘Cars 2′

Disney/Pixar has released three new retro style movie posters for its upcoming release Cars 2, which arrives in theaters June 24. Here’s a look at the posters, which were on display ... Continue Reading →
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Starz Animation Toronto Becomes Arc Productions

Starz Animation Toronto, recently sold by Starz to a Canadian investor group, has renamed itself Arc Productions and unveiled a new website and logo. The new owners have embarked  on ... Continue Reading →