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Superheroes, Rockers, Super-Sleuths Spin Home

The theme this week is classics — the return of classic superheroes, a modern classic rocker toon and a complete set of the classic Scooby-Doo series that started it all. Up first ... Continue Reading →
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Glenn Martin, DDS Wins Gemini for Cuppa Coffee

Glenn Martin, DDS cleaned up in the animation categories at the Gemini Awards, presented to honor achievements in English-language television in Canada. The animated series, which airs ... Continue Reading →
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Rudolph Gets Post Office’s Stamp of Approval

This Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is taking on a side-gig with the U.S. Postal Service. In a deal between Classic Media and the U.S.P.S., DVDs of the classic Rankin-Bass ... Continue Reading →
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Simmons Named Partner in Atomic Cartoons

Rob Simmons, a veteran animation industry finance executive, has been named partner at Vancouver-based Atomic Cartoons Inc. Simmons, who has written and executed many co-production ... Continue Reading →
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Vanguard Deals with Stevenson, Moviemill

Vanguard Films has announced an overall deal with Kung Fu Panda co-director John Stevenson to produce and direct animated and live-action films. Headed by CEO and president John Williams ... Continue Reading →
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Six Point Harness to Animate Tom Hanks Webseries

Six Point Harness has been tapped by Playtone to create the sci-fi webseries Electric City, based on an idea by Tom Hanks. The series will be comprised of 20 three-minute episodes that ... Continue Reading →
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MegaMind is the Big Brain at the Box Office

MegaMind was the big brain at the box office this weekend, topping the rankings in its opening weekend with an estimated $47.7 million. The DreamWorks Animation feature has earned overall ... Continue Reading →
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Raimo Takes Reins at Sony Pictures Animation

Michelle Raimo, who formerly held executive posts at Miramax and Paramount, has been named the new president of Sony Pictures Animation, according to Deadline.com. Raimo is an executive ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks to Use Nuke for Compositing

DreamWorks Animation has chosen The Foundry’s compositing package Nuke to be implemented into its in-house production pipeline starting in 2012. The studio has purchased a site license ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD Animates Tron: Uprising Series

Prepare to greet the fighting programs of Tron through your TV starting in summer 2012. Disney XD has ordered up a season of Tron: Uprising, which will spinoff the impending Tron: Legacy ... Continue Reading →
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Chris Columbus, Timoon Team for Scary Larry

Timoon Animation and director Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures have teamed up to produce the $7 million animated series Scary Larry, Variety reports. Based on Little Gloomy, a Slave ... Continue Reading →
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Disney, D&AD Awards Seek EMEA Toon Ideas

The Walt Disney Co. EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) has teamed up with the 2011 D&AD Student Awards to search for new animation talent and content. The world-renowned creative ... Continue Reading →
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BAFTA Announces Kids Awards Nominees

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the nominees for its annual children’s awards, including nominees in several animation categories. The winners will be ... Continue Reading →
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CN’s First CG Feature Firebreather Debuts Nov. 24

The feature Firebreather debuts Nov. 24 on Cartoon Network as the network’s first original CGI movie. The movie is based on the comic book by Phil Hester and Andy Kuhn about a half-breed ... Continue Reading →
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Legendary Pictures Launches Comics Venture

Feature-film production and finance company Legendary Pictures is getting into the comic book business with the launch of a new publishing arm to be headed up by industry veteran Bob ... Continue Reading →
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Shakira’s Dora Book Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Latin-music sensation Shakira is writing a hardcover Dora the Explorer book to celebrate the animated character’s 10th anniversary. The book, published by Simon & Shuster and ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA to Present Student Annies at Weekend Festival

The first-ever Student Annie Awards will be presented this weekend at the Student Animation Film Festival, presented by the ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Educators Forum. The second annual ... Continue Reading →
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Craft Offers Discounted Annual License for Director Studio

Sweden-based Craft Animation has announced an annual licensing program for its Craft Director Studio Complete and Special Edition Packages. The renewable offer allows users to integrate ... Continue Reading →
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McAvoy, Laurie Join Aardman’s Arthur Christmas

Actors James McAvoy and Hugh Laurie have signed on to provide voices for Aardman Animation’s 3D CG-animated feature film Arthur Christmas. The duo joins a cast that includes Jim Broadbent, ... Continue Reading →
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CTN Expo Brings Moebius, The Illusionist to Burbank Nov. 19-21

Forget about Thanskgiving! For all of us toon fans, the most-anticipated event of November has to be Burbank’s fantastic CTN Animation Expo. For the second year in a row, event organizer ... Continue Reading →