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Curious Hires Reilly as Exec Producer

New York-based animation and mixed-media studio Curious Pictures has hired veteran exec producer Bill Reilly (owner of Space Program) as exec producer of commercials and  advertising ... Continue Reading →
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Crater’s CTP 2.0 Hits the Market

Germany’s Crater Software has released the 2.0 version of its CTP animation software today. Designed to create broadcast and film-quality animation, CTP requires only a standard Windows ... Continue Reading →
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Universal Forges Deal for ‘Metal Hurlant’

Universal Pictures Germany has acquired home video and VOD rights to French sci-fi TV series Metal Hurlant Chronicles. According to Variety, the deal which was made with The Licensing ... Continue Reading →
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MacFarlane to Reboot ‘The Flintstones’

According to a story in Deadline.com, Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has acquired the rights to reboot Hanna Barbera’s iconic series The Flintstones both on TV and in features. ... Continue Reading →
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‘SeeFood’ Whets Appetites at Cannes

Golden Network Asia Ltd. has announced that Malaysian-produced animated feature SeeFood has signed multiple worldwide distribution deals, worth over $2 million US. The sales were reported ... Continue Reading →
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New Deals Announced for eOne Family Series

Entertainment One (eOne) Family has announced a slew of deals following their successful attendance of MIPTV last month. The family brand management arm of the globally recognized production ... Continue Reading →
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Animated ‘Thor’ to Hammer DVD Competition

Thor, Marvel’s powerful God of Thunder is sitting on top of the new animated DVD releases list of the week. The new direct-to-DVD Thor: Tales of Asgard is the eighth in series of ... Continue Reading →
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Create & phuuz Ready to Deliver ‘Iconicles’

Create Media Ventures and phuuz entertainment are close to wrapping the first season of Iconicles, their new animated/live-action series produced for the preschool set. The 26 x half ... Continue Reading →
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Pearl to Shine in Licensing/Kids Post at Target

Target Entertainment has appointed Lindsay Pearl as its new Director of Licensing and Children’s Acquisitions. She joins Target in June and will be representing the company at Licensing ... Continue Reading →
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Animag’s Annual Pitch Party Is Now Open!

What’s the use of having a great idea for an animated show if you can’t get the key development execs at the networks and cable outlets to give you a shot? Well, we may have the ... Continue Reading →
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Fox-TV Unveils New Toons for Fall

Fox-TV will have two new players on its Sunday Night Animation Domination block this fall. Variety reports that the new animated show Allen Gregory will be premiering at 8:30 p.m., ... Continue Reading →
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Campanella’s Foosball 3D Plays in Cannes

Oscar-winning Argentinean director Juan Jose Campanella (The Secret of Their Eyes) took his latest animated feature, Foosball 3D to the Cannes film market this week. Spain’s Film ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Launches Hamtaro Mobile Games

San Francisco-based VIZ Media has licensed the rights for Hamtaro: Little Hamsters, Big Adventures, a video game for Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad to Egg Ball Games. Based on the ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Snares ‘Rabbit’

China’s Tianjin North Film Studio has signed a breakthrough deal with Cartoon Network, giving the cabler TV rights to the stereoscopic 3-D effort Legend of a Rabbit for Australia, ... Continue Reading →
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Kung Fu Panda Has His Day in Cannes

After its big Puss In Boots extravaganza of Tuesday, DreamWorks Animation continued to bask in the limelight at the Cannes Film Festival with a special screening of Kung Fu Panda 2 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rio’ Helps Fox Hit $1 Billion Mark

Last weekend, Blue Sky’s 3Dblockbuster hit Rio helped Fox International hit the magic $1 billion dollar mark at the global box office. To date, Carlos Saldanha’s valentine to his ... Continue Reading →
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EA’s ‘Alice: Madness Returns’ Ready to Pre-Order

Is the world ready for more insane version of Lewis Carroll’s heroine Alice? Electronic Arts and Spicy Horse are betting good money that their upcoming title Alice: Madness Returns ... Continue Reading →
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Children’s Media Conference Announces Lineup

Award-winning filmmaker David Puttnam (Chariots of Fire, The Mission) and Michael Acton Smith (creator of Moshi Monsters) will be participating in this year’s Children’s Media Conference, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Penguins of Madagascar’ Leads Daytime Emmy Race

The National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences has unveiled the nominees for the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards. Leading the race is Nickelodeon’s Penguins of Madagascar ... Continue Reading →
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A Purrrfect Cannes Launch for ‘Puss in Boots’

Jeffrey Katzenberg and his hard-working team at DreamWorks Animation have been part of the Cannes Festival scene ever since they introduced Shrek 2 to the jaded attendees of the event ... Continue Reading →