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Howard to Milk Runaway Cow Story

Animation producer Max Howard (Igor, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron), writer/producer Kirsty Peart (The Hero of Color City, Thomas the Tank & Friends), Munich’s Papa Loewe Filmproduktion ... Continue Reading →
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‘Small Potatoes’ Launches New Digital Ventures

Little Airplane’s global preschool hit Small Potatoes has signed two new digital licensees with P2 Games and Barnes & Noble. The appointments will bolster the band’s digital ... Continue Reading →
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Jim Henson Co. Promotes New Directors

The Jim Henson Company has promoted Meghan Sheridan and Blanca Lista to serve as directors in feature and TV development. Sheridan is now the director of children’s entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network to Unveil DC Nation on March 3

Get ready for the big DC Nation premiere on Cartoon Network on Saturday, march 3rd. That’s the kickoff date for when a full hour of exclusive kids’ television programming and shorts ... Continue Reading →
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Creating the Super-Sized Visuals of ‘Journey 2'

How Journey 2 director Brad Peyton and his vfx team crafted the thrilling visuals of the 3-D fantasy adventure. Though inspired by classic literary adventures, creating a believably ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maya the Bee’ Buzzes Back to Studio 100

Studio 100 is buying back the property rights to Maya the Bee in France from Planeta Junior. The company was previously in charge of all TV and licensing rights in France, Spain, Portugal, ... Continue Reading →
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Laika Studio Opts for Shotgun Software

Portland, Oregon-based animation house Laika has purchased a site license of Shotgun software to manage production and enhance collaboration for stop-motion and vfx work throughout ... Continue Reading →
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Monster High Scares Up DVD and New Doll Line

It looks like Mattel’s hot Monster High toy line is getting ready for a ghoulish season. The tween girl doll brand, which was created by Garrett Sander and introduced in the 2010 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Superjail!’ Season 2 Coming to DVD

Adult Swim is getting ready to unleash the hounds (or at least Jailbot) as Superjail! Season 2 plots its escape to DVD for March 13 (SRP $19.97)! Created by Christy Karacas (Cartoon ... Continue Reading →
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Ay Caramba! Scott Line to Feature Bart!

2012 is a banner year for perennial toon favorite The Simpsons! In addition to creator Matt Groening’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star and the upcoming 500th episode milestone, bad boy ... Continue Reading →
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The Studio You’ve Probably Never Heard Of!

One can read any number of histories of the American animation industry and never come across the name Romer Grey. The son of Western writer Zane Grey, Romer whimsically decided to ... Continue Reading →
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Sunday Afternoon with Patrick

Canadian indie Patrick Doyon’s subtle short Dimanche (Sunday) is a testament to the simple pleasures of 2D animation and well-observed reflections of life. If you need a perfect example ... Continue Reading →
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A Chicken’s Tale Told in Three Acts

Grant Orchard’s clever first short, A Morning Stroll, combines various animation styles to tell a delightful story with a twist. About two years ago, Grant Orchard, the talented British ... Continue Reading →
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Bravo, L’Europe!

Lyon’s Cartoon Movie cuts the ribbon for 50 eclectic titles created for both young and mature audiences worldwide next month. While the big American studios save their potential animated ... Continue Reading →
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L.A. Animation Fest Announces Fantastic Lineup

The 3rd Annual Los Angeles Animation Festival will feature the West Coast premiere of Bibo Bergeron’s 3-D feature A Monster in Paris, as well as revivals of The Iron Giant, Team America: ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie to Set Up ‘Suicide Shop’

Writer/director Patrice Leconte’s unusual French animated feature The Suicide Shop has just joined the lineup of eclectic titles to be screened at this year’s Cartoon Movie event ... Continue Reading →
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Image Metrics Unveils Live Driver

3D facial animation tech developer Image Metrics announced the release of its Live Driver Software Development (SDK) today. Live Driver is described as a new real-time facial animation ... Continue Reading →
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Toei Announces New ‘Saint Seiya’ Series

Japanese toon powerhouse Toei Animation is celebrating the 25th year of its popular Saint Seiya property by introducing a brand new series this spring, as producer Goh Wakabayashi announced ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Debuts CG ‘Franklin’ Feb. 13

Beloved preschool character Franklin the turtle will return to the small screen thanks to Nickelodeon’s new CG-animated series Franklin and Friends, set to premiere Monday, February ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rango,’ ‘Hugo’ Win Big at VES Awards

Gore Verbinski’s underdog hero Rango continued its winning streak last night at the 10th Annual VES Awards. Only a few nights after taking home four Annie Awards, the Paramount/ILM ... Continue Reading →