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Toy Story 3’s Arndt Gives Nicholl Keynote

Toy Story 3 screenplay writer Michael Arndt will give the keynote address at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 25th annual Don and Gee Nichol Fellowships in Screenwriting ... Continue Reading →
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THQ Continues to Play with SpongeBob

SpongeBob SquarePants is well established as a TV icon, and thanks to a new deal between THQ and Nickelodeon he also looks to be a gaming icon for years to come. The two companies announced ... Continue Reading →
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Panda Co-director Osborne To Direct Little Prince

Kung Fu Panda co-director Mark Osborne has signed on to direct a French stereoscopic 3D animated production of The Little Prince, Variety reports. Aton Soumache and Dmitri Rassam are ... Continue Reading →
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Lucasfilm Plans New Singapore Facility

Lucasfilm is building a new home for its animation, gaming and visual effects operations in Singapore, Variety reports. The new facility will feature eight storys with about 242,000 ... Continue Reading →
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Animatron Pays Out $17,000 to Winning Films

The jury at the Babelgum “Animatron” Animation Film Festival has awarded $17,000 in cash prizes at an awards ceremony Sunday at the Hamptons International Film Festival. The jury ... Continue Reading →
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Here Come the Waves to Kick Off 5th SFIAF

The San Francisco International Animation Festival has set the lineup for its fifth edition, set for Nov. 11-14, and will spotlight such films as Here Come The Waves: The Hazards of ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD is going HD on Sky

The channel, which describes itself as “boy-focused, girl-inclusive,” will launch in a HD version Oct. 18 on Sky in the United Kingdom. The HD version will be available throughout ... Continue Reading →
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Classic Sells Tween Show My Life Me to Germany

Classic Media has struck a deal with German broadcaster KI.KA for the new animated tween series My Life Me. The series, produced by CarpeDiem Film & TV in Canada and Frog Box ... Continue Reading →
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More Suitors Line Up for Thomas Sale

Thomas the Tank Engine remains on the market, and while several suitors are interested in acquiring the property from Apax Partners, no deals are yet imminent. Recent rumors had kids ... Continue Reading →
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Titmouse, Disney Begin Production on Motorcity

Production has begun on Motorcity, a new animated series from Titmouse that will air on Disney XD. Created by Chris Prynoski, the series is set in a futuristic Detroit in which a group ... Continue Reading →
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Second Season of Casper’s Scare School Ordered

DQ Entertainment has announced a co-production agreement with Moonscoop and Classic Media to make a second season of its CG-animated series Casper’s Scare School. The series will ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Gets Animated! Across Canada

Canada’s National Film Board has announced the fourth edition of its Get Animated! Program, which offers free screenings and activities across the country from Oct. 26 to Nov. 7. ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks to Launch Dragon Series on Cartoon Network

The next step in DreamWorks Animation’s plans to turn its hit feature How to Train Your Dragon into a full-fledged franchise arrived Tuesday with the announcement of a TV series based ... Continue Reading →
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Engine to Sell Glenn Martin, DDS Abroad

Glenn Martin, DDS has had success driving with his family across the United States in an RV, and now will be heading overseas. The Tornante Co., which produces the animated Nick at ... Continue Reading →
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Industry Vets Form Wizard Hat Productions

A trio of entertainment industry veterans has formed Wizard Hat Productions, a new family-entertainment production company in Toronto. The group is comprised of Pam Slavin, Toni Stevens ... Continue Reading →
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Banksy Creates Contentious Simpsons Couch Gag

If you didn’t catch the couch gag on this week’s new episode of The Simpsons, you’ve probably heard about it. In a sequence guest-storyboarded by the British graffiti artist known ... Continue Reading →
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Prep & Landing Return in Short, 2011 Special

Disney’s Prep & Landing is set to return in a new short film and a new half-hour holiday special. Launched last year with a successful half-hour holiday special, Prep & ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD to Air Kung Fu Magoo

Disney Channel has acquired broadcast rights from Classic Media to the animated feature Kung Fu Magoo and will debut the feature on its Disney XD outlets in the United States, Germany ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Orders Napoleon Dynamite, Allen Gregory Toons

Fox is ramping up its animated offerings by giving orders to an animated Napoleon Dynamite series and an original idea called Allen Gregory, reports Variety. The network has ordered ... Continue Reading →
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Starz Sells Film Roman to Former Exec Greenberg

Starz Media has agreed to sell the Film Roman Animation Studio to a group of investors headed up by former Film Roman president Scott Greenberg. Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht ... Continue Reading →