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Nickelodeon’s Brodsky Named to Licensing Hall of Fame

Leigh Anne Brodsky, the president of Nickelodeon Consumer Products and a pioneer in popularizing such multicultural properties as Dora the Explorer, has been named to the Licensing ... Continue Reading →
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Taylor Swift Joins Illumination’s ‘Lorax’ Voice Cast

Illumination Entertainment is firming up the voice cast for its animated adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. According to Variety, the studio that made Despicable Me has announced ... Continue Reading →
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Animag Joins Fans, Pros in Helping Japan Quake Victims

The earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan has disrupted the nation’s huge animation industry and moved anime and manga fans and pros from all over the world to dig deep ... Continue Reading →
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Chewbacca on ‘Clone Wars’; Final ‘Robot’ Parody Hits July 12

There’s plenty of life left in the Force (in animation, at least), with Chewbacca set to appear on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Robot Chicken’s third Star Wars parody set ... Continue Reading →
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‘Paul’ Geeks Out for Laughs at Box Office

After sending some moms to Mars last weekend, this weekend the aliens are coming to us. Paul, a live-action comedy about a pair of comic book fans who meet a CG-animated alien outside ... Continue Reading →
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Girerd’s ‘Mia and the Migoo’ Gets Spring Release in U.S.

Independent distributor GKids is bringing Jacques-Remy Girerd’s animated feature film Mia and the Migoo to theaters in the United States, with an all-star voice cast lined up ... Continue Reading →
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Escape Studios Adds Five VFX Experts to Advisory Board

Escape Studios has added five members to its U.S. advisory board, selecting experts in the field from the likes of Pixar and Sony Pictures Imageworks. The new members are: Afonso Salcedo ... Continue Reading →
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DQE Plans ‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Peter Pan,’ ‘Phoenix’ Features

India’s DQ Entertainment has announced plans to release three stereoscopic 3D feature films between 2012 and 2014. The first film on the slate is a feature version of The Jungle ... Continue Reading →
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Silverdraft Hits the Road for VFZ and Pre-viz with Mobileviz

For digital artists who need to do previz and VFX work on the road, Silverdraft has announced the launch of Mobileviz, the first supercomputer-powered digital visual effects and pre-visualization ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Upfront Presentation Packed with Animated Programs

Disney unveiled programming plans chock-full of new animated series such as Gravity Falls, Ultimate Spider-Man, Motorcity and 7D at its annual upfront presentation to advertisers Wednesday ... Continue Reading →
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Chapman-mentored Students Win CBeebies Student Commission

Doodle Dan, an animated short made by four Liverpool John Moores University students using the studios of Chapman Entertainment, has won the CBeebies’ Student Commission. From ... Continue Reading →
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Aniboom, Mutasian Co-Produce Feature Through Virtual Studio

Aniboom Virtual Studio has teamed up with Mutasian Entertainment to co-produce Mishmash Bash, the first in a series of animated feature films for children. The film will be made by ... Continue Reading →
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Submissions Open for 2011 Into the Pixel Games Art Exhibit

The 2011 Into the Pixel art exhibition, held in conjunction with the E3 Expo video game industry trade show,  is now open for submissions. Created in 2004 by the Entertainment Software ... Continue Reading →
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Levine to Head Programming for and Manage Disney XD Worldwide

Disney XD Worldwide has promoted David Levine to VP of programming and general manager. In his new role, Levine will guide Disney XD’s program planning and scheduling and will ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Sinks Zemeckis’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ Plans

With Mars Needs Moms flopping at the box office, Disney has decided to officially pass on producer/director Robert Zemeckis’ planned mo-cap remake of The Beatles’ Yellow ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Animation Studios Internships Ranked in Nation’s Top 10

Employer rankings and reconnaissance website Vault.com has named Nickelodeon Animation Studios one of the top 10 internships in the country. According to a release from Vault.com, the ... Continue Reading →
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Canada’s Genie Awards Name ‘Lipsett Diaries’ Best Short

Lipsett Diaries has been honored as the Best Animated Short at the 31st annual Genie Awards, presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Directed by Theodore Ushev and ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Attaches ‘Ballad of Nessie’ Short to ‘Pooh’ Feature

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ newest short film, The Ballad of Nessie, will premiere in front of the studio’s upcoming feature Winnie the Pooh. The 2D-animated short tells ... Continue Reading →
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Euro Partners Sign on to Cartoon Saloon’s ‘Song of the Sea’

Several companies have come aboard as European partners on Cartoon Saloon’s next feature, Song of the Sea, reports Variety. The deals see Optimum Releasing getting distribution ... Continue Reading →
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‘Batman: Brave and the Bold’ and ‘Barbie: A Fairy Secret’ on DVD

It’s the Caped Crusader and the world’s favorite doll swooping in to the rescue with new video releases perfectly timed to stave off bouts of boredom. Batman: The Brave ... Continue Reading →