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GKIDS Dances With ‘Chico and Rita’

New York-based indie distributor GKIDS has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Fernadno Trueba and Javier Mariscal’s acclaimed 2D animated feature Chico & Rita. The film ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Writer and Historian Earl Kress Dies at 60

We were saddened to learn of the recent death of beloved animation writer and historian and Animation Guild VP Earl Kress passed away recently at age 60 due to complications from ... Continue Reading →
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Telemundo Gets Animated With 10 Disney/Pixar Titles

U.S. Spanish language broadcaster Telemundo has acquired the rights to air 10 acclaimed animated features from Disney/Pixar, including Up, Ratatouille, WALL.E, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, ... Continue Reading →
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Spain’s BRB Signs Deal with Wuaki.TV

Spanish studio BRB has finalized an offer with Wuaki.tv to offer content from its animated catalog online via TV. David the Gnome, Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds and Around the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Making of South Park’ Docu Premieres Sunday

Comedy Central and South Park Digital Studios continue their “Year of the Fan” celebrations of South Park’s 15th season by premiering the new behind-the-scenes look 6 Days to ... Continue Reading →
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Country Legend George Jones Records ‘Squidbillies’ Theme

Legendary country music singer George Jones has taken part in an apropos pop cultural exchange by recording the theme song for an upcoming episode of Squidbillies, premiering Sunday, ... Continue Reading →
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Toei Serves Up ‘Toriko’ for MIPCOM

Tokyo-based toon house Toei Animation is asking MIPCOM 2011 (Oct. 3-6) attendees to save room for dessert and they prepare for the global distribution launch of Toriko, the company’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Teenage Fairytale Dropouts’ Gets Happy Ending

Anima Estudios (Mexico), SLR Productions (Australia) Home Plate Entertainment (U.S.) and Telegael (Ireland) have announced that their new animated co-pro Teenage Fairytale Dropouts ... Continue Reading →
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Guru Brings Colorful Slate to Cannes

Guru Studio will introduce two new animated series and an animation anthology show at the MIPCOM market in France next week. “We are thrilled to be coming to Cannes with a diverse ... Continue Reading →
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Giordano and Breton to Shine at Illumination

Illumination Entertainment, the company behind last year’s underdog hit Despicable Me and 2013’s The Lorax, has tapped Brooke Braton to be the senior production executive and Kit ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s Lee Unkrich Launches New Blog

Oscar-winning Pixar director Lee Unkrich has begun a daily photo blog, providing fans with an inside look at his upcoming project. The Toy Story 3 helmer, who also co-directed Toy Story ... Continue Reading →
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Fillion, Daly Join ‘Justice League: Doom’ Cast

Stars of primetime TV Nathan Fillion (Castle) and Tim Daly (Private Practice) will reprise their cartoon roles as Green Lantern and Superman in a new DC Universe Animated Original Movie ... Continue Reading →
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Telegael, DQ to Co-Pro ‘Franco and Formula Fun’

U.K. production/rights management company Formula Fun Entertainment has announced that Ireland’s Telegael and India’s DQ Entertainment have joined in as co-production partners for ... Continue Reading →
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Alphanim to Wreak Havoc with ‘Pok & Mok’

Alphanim is unveiling a new animated series titled Pok & Mok at the Mip Junior and MIPCOM market next week. Produced for France Télévisions, the 76 x 7’ comedy is directed by ... Continue Reading →
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Millimages Brings ‘Genie’ and ‘Mouk’ to Cannes

Euro producer and distributor Millimages is offering a fresh slate of quality animated shows at the MIPCOM market this year. Among the studio’s offerings is its brand new show, Mouk, ... Continue Reading →
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Brad Schultz to Lead L.A.-Based Moshi TV

Mind Candy today announced the appointment of ex-Kabillion exec Brad Schultz as Head of Moshi TV - a new online TV platform set to appeal to Moshi’s 50 million registered users ... Continue Reading →
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‘Last Norwegian Troll’ Grabs Fantastic Fest Prize

Pjotr Sapegin’s charming stop-motion animated short The Last Norwegian Troll is having a great week. After picking up a special mention honor for Best Narrative Short at the Ottawa ... Continue Reading →
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‘Everything’s Rosie’ Season 3 Set for MIP

Leading U.K. independent children’s media company V&S Entertainment is gearing up to launch the third season of its international animated hit, Everything’s Rosie, at the MIPCOM ... Continue Reading →
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Awol Sees Green for Big Storm’s ‘Gombby’

Paris-based awol animation has announced the first international TV and home entertainment deals for Portuguese newcomer Big Storm Studios’ 3D CG series, Gombby’s Green Island. ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana Toons Head to CN Latin America

Cartoon Network Latin America audiences will be able to bid buenos dias to three of Nelvana’s popular kids’ comedy programs soon. Toons Sidekick and Scaredy Squirrel, as well as ... Continue Reading →