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Keeping Toons Alive in Old Blighty

Although many U.K. TV animation producers are disheartened about the bleak economic climate and lack of government support, they continue to follow the country’s much-admired tradition ... Continue Reading →
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Rob Dyrdek Glides to Toon Town

The skateboarding star gets the animation treatment in the new high-energy comedy Wild Grinders. The fact that skateboarder-turned-TV star Rob Dyrdek has embarked on a dynamic animated ... Continue Reading →
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Extreme Fairies: ‘Pixie Hollow Games’

Disney Channel’s Pixie Hollow Games brings back the popular characters of the franchise in a new action-packed special. The team at Disney knew it had hit the jackpot when they launched ... Continue Reading →
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Jurassic Jolts: ‘Terra Nova’

VFX supervisor of Fox’s Terra Nova reveals some of the visual secrets of the hot new fall drama, exec produced by Steven Spielberg. One of the most jaw-dropping moments in movie ... Continue Reading →
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Must-Sees at the MIPCOM Market

Each October, thousands of TV programming execs, buyers, animation producers and children’s entertainment pros gather at the MIPCOM market in France (Oct. 3-6) to buy and sell programming ... Continue Reading →
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Kelly Asbury to Write Sony’s Pic ‘Pooch Café’

Oscar-nominated writer-director Kelly Asbury has been tapped to write Sony Picture Animation’s upcoming feature Pooch Café. Asbury most recently directed and co-wrote Gnomeo and ... Continue Reading →
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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 →