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Former Disney Artists Announce First Project Under TAIKO Banner

TAIKO Studios — a brand new international outfit opened this year by founder-CEO Shaofu Zhang, a former Disney and Imageworks animator — has unveiled its first project: ... Continue Reading →
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New Chitose Airport Fest Spotlights Yuasa, Norstein, ‘Kubo’ & More

The fourth edition of the New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival is kicking off this week, bringing new titles and some vintage gems from around the world to the terminal’s ... Continue Reading →
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2018 Animated Short Oscar Submissions Revealed

The 90th Academy Awards short animation race will have 63 films in the first heat, according to a list of titles submitted for consideration obtained by Cartoon Brew. This is down just ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Spooky Edition

Happy Halloween, boils and ghouls! Here’s a few tricks ‘n’ treats that have dropped into our candy buckets — er, email inboxes. Sweepstakes: DC Collectibles ... Continue Reading →
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Vanessa Morrison Named President of Fox Family

Vanessa Morrison is moving into a new post at 20th Century Fox Film, as President of Fox Family. Having served as prez of Fox Animation for the past 10 years, Morrison will now lead ... Continue Reading →
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Women in Animation Launches Canadian Chapter

During the presentation of the inaugural Women in Animation Diversity Awards at Spark Animation 2017, WIA co-President Marge Dean made another big announcement for the org: The formation ... Continue Reading →
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‘Negative Space’ Picks Up Positive Buzz

When animation directors Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter came across Ron Koertge’s poem Negative Space on Facebook (of all places!), they had a feeling it would be a good inspiration ... Continue Reading →
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DISCOP Joburg Animation Pitch Winners Revealed

Key African content market DISCOP Johannesburg wrapped up over the weekend, with one of the highlights being the final round of the first pan-African animation pitch competition, spearheaded ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: Things Get “Dangerous” in ‘Michael Jackson’s Halloween’

Take a surreal trip to the pumpkin patch with this clip from the recently premiered Michael Jackson’s Halloween animated special, featuring the song “Dangerous” from ... Continue Reading →
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‘Regal Academy’ Returns with Season 2 on Nick Jr. Sunday

European kids’ content powerhouse Rainbow announces the second season of its animated fairytale remix Regal Academy will premiere Sunday, November 5 at 1:30 p.m. ET/PT on Nick ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mini Pet Pals’ Finds Home in China

Italian toon Mini Pet Pals will shortly be arriving in China, rolling out on several VOD platforms beginning next November. The digital 2D series is produced by pubcaster Rai and Gruppo ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dofus’ Series to Stream Exclusively on VRV

For the first time, the first 26 episodes of French animated series Dofus: The Treasures of Kerubim will be available to US audiences thanks to an exclusive streaming launch on VRV ... Continue Reading →
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‘Fruits of Clouds,’ ‘George & Paul’ Win Cinekid Awards

Amsterdam’s Cinekid Festival wrapped up Friday with the big awards winners reveal. While the majority of major prizes went to live-action projects — including the €10,000 ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Reveals More Local Voices for PPG Bliss

As Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls: Power of Four programming event continues to roll-out worldwide, more local stars have been revealed as voicers for the new big sis character ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mavka’ Producer Iryna Kostyuk Brings Global Perspective to World Animation & VFX Summit

FILM.UA Group’s Iryna Kostyuk, producer of the much buzzed-about CG animated feature Mavka. The Forest Song, will be discussing the Group’s Animagrad Studio at the 6th annual World ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Behind the Scenes of ‘Weeds’, ‘Stranger Things’ Sneakers, 1st Palm Springs Toon Fest & More

Spotify Cancels TV Shows in Reboot of Video Efforts The popular music streaming service is nixing its video content in order to revamp the whole department under new head Courtney Holt. ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Votes Special Oscar for Alejandro Iñárritu VR Installation ‘Carne y Arena’

The Academy’s Board of Governors has voted to present a Special Award — an Oscar statuette — to virtual reality installation CARNE y ARENA (Virtually Present, Physically ... Continue Reading →
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SNL Teases Befuddling ‘David S. Pumpkins’ NBC Special

Just ahead of its TV debut this weekend, SNL has released a teaser for the seasonal skit-inspired The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special, which appropriately raises more questions ... Continue Reading →
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10th Ave Presents Sold-Out ‘Mission Kathmandu’ at Cinekids

On Friday, a packed house at Amsterdam’s Het Ketelhus took in a sold-out showing of Mission Kathmandu: The Adventures of Nelly & Simon — the latest animated feature from ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Spirited Away’ Returns, Woody Woodpecker Reinvented, Input from Keiichi Hara & More

The Walt Disney Family Museum 2017 Gala Multi-talented entertainment pro (and frequent Pixar movie voice-over artist) Bonnie Hunt has been confirmed as the MC for the third annual fundraising ... Continue Reading →