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Academy Offers Panel on Disney Artist Mary Blair

A new panel featuring Pixar helmer Pete Docter (Up), Eric and Susan Goldberg, Mark Giaimo and Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi will explore the lasting legacy of Disney artist Mary ... Continue Reading →
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Halloween-Themed ‘Phineas and Ferb’ Scares Up Stars

Michael J. Fox, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Michael Douglas are part of the all-star guest voice list for this Friday’s (Oct. 7) special Halloween-themed episode of Phineas and ... Continue Reading →
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Your Co-Star Will Be Added in Post

What exactly is “animation acting” these days? As the industry continues to evolve in the digital age, so does the definition of what constitutes animation and what does not. Once, ... Continue Reading →
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Bardem May Be New ‘Despicable Me’ Villain

Oscar-winning Spanish actor Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) is in negotiations to voice the new villain in Despicable Me 2, the sequel to Universal/Illumination’s 2010 hit. ... Continue Reading →
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Al Jazeera’s Series Saladin Receives Intl. Emmy Nom

Al Jazeera Children’s CG-animated action series Saladin is one of the programs animated in the Children’s Programming category of the International Emmys this week. The 26 eps x ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM Attendance Figure Up From Last Year

The attendance figures of this week’s MIPCOM were announced by Laurine Garaude, director of the TV division at the French conference. Over 12,500 people—including 4,360 buyers attended ... Continue Reading →
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August Media & Malaysia’s Funcel Seal Co-Pro Deal

Singapore-based media group, August Media Holdings signed a deal to co-produce three animated series with Malaysian studio Funcel at MIPCOM this week. August Media Holdings will be ... Continue Reading →
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France TV and Ubisoft Let ‘Raving Rabbids’ Out of Hat

France Televisions and Ubisoft Motion Pictures are moving forward in producing a new CG-animated series based on the popular game franchise Raving Rabbids. Nickelodeon has secured international ... Continue Reading →
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Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Has Died

Steven P. Jobs, chairman and co-founder of Apple Inc. and personal computing pioneer, passed away today, October 5, at age 56. “Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source ... Continue Reading →
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Academy to Salute John Hubley

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ next “Monday Nights with Oscar” screening series installment will celebrate the life and work of acclaimed animator John Hubley. ... Continue Reading →
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Scrawl, Cyber Group Team up for ‘Zou’

Singapore-based animation company Scrawl Studios has announced a co-production deal with French house Cyber Group Studios for its CG series Zou. The 52 x 11 preschool show has presold ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Preps for Get Animated!

The National Film Board of Canada is gearing up for the 5th edition of Get Animated!, a program of animated screenings and activities coming to over 20 cities across Canada from October ... Continue Reading →
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‘Beware the Batman’ Set for CN in 2013

The Dark Knight will enter a new dimension for Cartoon Network as part of the network’s upcoming “DC Nation” programming block, set to debut in spring of next year. A new CG-animated ... Continue Reading →
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‘KFP 2′ Director Nelson Honored by LA Femme Fest

The LA Femme Film Festival has announced its Award Honorees for the seventh edition of the fest, set for Oct. 13-16. Among the notable women of film the event has chosen to celebrate ... Continue Reading →
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Egmont is Licensing Hero for ‘Legends of Valhalla’

With the countdown until its domestic release, CG flick Legends of Valhalla: Thor from Icelandic studio CAOZ has found a new champion in Egmont Licensing, signing a deal to handle ... Continue Reading →
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Big Bad Boo’s ’1001 Nights’ Is Top Show at Junior

Canadian indie shop Big Bad Boo’s new animated series 1001 Nights was the most-watched show at the MIP Junior market this weekend. Loosely based on the classic Middle Eastern ... Continue Reading →
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‘Petit Spirou’ to Get Harmony Treatment

Software company Toon Boom Animation Inc. has announced that Dupuis Edition & Audiovisuel (France), Luxanimation (Luxembourg) and Aranéo (Belgium) have opted for a Toon Boom pipeline ... Continue Reading →
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Turner to Offer Adult Swim Eps on Facebook

Turner Broadcasting UK has become the first media owner to offer free show content to Facebook users via Milyoni’s Social Cinema technology, which debuted earlier this year. Starting ... Continue Reading →
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Studio100 Wins Deals for Re-Mastered Classics

Studio100 Media, a subsidiary of Belgium’s leading family entertainment group Studio100, has entered into an agreement with French/Swiss broadcaster RTS for several of its library ... Continue Reading →
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Sony, Rai, Misseri to Co-Pro ‘Mofy’

Japan’s Sony Creative Productions Inc. has joined forces with Italian studios Rai Fiction and Misseri Studio to co-produce a new TV series based on the cute bunny character Mofy. ... Continue Reading →