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Meledandri to Produce Uglydoll Feature

Illumination Entertainment president Chris Meledandri will produce a new CG-animated feature based on the Uglydoll franchise, reports Deadline Hollywood. According to Michael Fleming, ... Continue Reading →
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Toonzone’s ‘YooHoo & Friends’ to Debut on POP

L.A.-based Toonzone Studio’s flagship show YooHoo & Friends has found a home on U.K.’s POP channel in the U.K. The CSC Media Group outlet will begin airing the colorful 52 x ... Continue Reading →
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New Deals Expand U.S. ‘Pocoyo’ DVD Distribution

Pocoyo, the popular multiplatform children’s entertainment brand from Zinkia Entertainment, will expand its presence at retail nationwide, offering Pocoyo DVD titles from NCircle ... Continue Reading →
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Gnomon Gallery Spotlights ‘Art of Legacy Effects’

The Gnomon School of Visual Effects, in conjunction with the renowned artists of Legacy Effects, is hosting a showcase art exhibit titled ”The Art of Legacy Effects.” Legacy ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kung Fu Panda 2′ Looks to K.O. ‘The Hangover, Part II’

Po is back and ready to turn up the heat at the box office for the Memorial Day weekend. DreamWorks Animation is unveiling its most-recent stereoscopic 3D animated feature film, Kung ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Picks Up ‘Not Born to Be Gladiators’

Rainbow Studio has announced major deals with Paramount and Medusa for its latest 3D animated feature film, Not Born to be Gladiators. Presented to the international market at this ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer Teases ‘The Smurfs’

A new trailer offers a more detailed look at Sony’s upcoming animation/live-action adaptation of The Smurfs, including plot details explaining how the little blue dudes end up ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Foundation Grants Include CalArts, ACME Network

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Academy Foundation has awarded more than $500,000 in grants to 68 nonprofit organizations and schools, including animation powerhouse ... Continue Reading →
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Skywriter Launches Skyreader Platform for E-readers

Skyreader Media, a recently established division of Skywriter Media and Entertainment Group, announces the launch of its Skyreader platform for quickly turning books and other intellectual ... Continue Reading →
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Danish ‘Ronal the Barbarian’ Pre-sells to 15 Countries

The Denmark-based makers of the upcoming 3D animated feature Ronal the Barbarian have presold the film to more than 15 countries, Variety reports. Due for international release in October ... Continue Reading →
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VES Chief Seeks Better Business Practices for VFX Artists

In a move sure to spark debate, Visual Effects Society Executive Director Eric Roth has released an open letter to the entertainment industry calling for better working conditions for ... Continue Reading →
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Little Tugboat Academy Offers Course on Preschool Series

Little Tugboat Academy is kicking off its offerings with a three-day course titled “How to Make a Great Preschool Series,” to be held July 8-10 at Cuppa Coffee Studios in ... Continue Reading →
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Arc Productions — Formerly Starz — Signs with Paradigm

Arc Productions — formerly Starz Animation — has signed with Paradigm for representation as it offers its visual effects and animation services for hire and develops its own intellectual ... Continue Reading →
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Atomic, Ellipseanime Get OK to Develop ‘Pirate Express’

Vancouver-based Atomic Cartoons is proceeding with development on Pirate Express, an animated comedy series for children ages 7-11. With a green light from Teletoon Canada, the 52 x ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer Hits for ‘The Muppets’

Check out this terrific new trailer for The Muppets: The Muppets is due in theaters Nov. 23. Here’s the studio’s official description of the movie: On vacation in Los Angeles, ... Continue Reading →
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Cake Promotes Ouledcheikh to VP International Sales

Cake Entertainment has promoted Leila Ouledcheikh to the job of VP of international sales. Ouledcheikh will oversee  all worldwide merchandising and licensing sales as well TV and ... Continue Reading →
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MPC Sets Spring Opening for New York Studio

London-based visual effects studio The Moving Picture Co. has announced a spring opening and key staff members for its New York Studio. The new studio will be based in the heart of ... Continue Reading →
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L.A. Film Fest to Sneak ‘Winnie The Pooh’

If you’re an animation fan and happen to be in Los Angeles June 16-26, you may want to check out the wide variety of animated features and shorts screening at the 2011 Los Angeles ... Continue Reading →
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New Featurette, ‘Brave’ Teaser Set for ‘Cars 2′

Cars 2 is due to cross the finish line and land in theaters June 24, and here’s some new tidbits and clips to get you ready. First, a featurette on the origins of the film and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gnomeo’ Comes Home on DVD, Blu-ray, 3D

The hit independent animated feature film Gnomeo & Juliet leads the week’s major home video releases. Directed by Kelly Asbury of Shrek 2 fame and featuring music from the ... Continue Reading →