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Emilia Clarke Joins the Han Solo Stand-Alone Film Game of Thrones‘ indominible Khaleesi will trade in her dragons for one scruffy-looking nerf herder, playing an as-yet unannounced ... Continue Reading →
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Web-Based Shottio Creates Future of Storyboarding

A new web-based platform is looking to create the future of collaborative storyboards: launched in mid-October, Shottio is aimed at filmmakers, animators, game designers, students — ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network & Childline Unveil Anti-Bullying Shorts

To mark National Anti-Bullying Week, Cartoon Network in the UK has allied with Childline to produced an original series of “Be a Buddy” animated shorts in conjunction with the launch ... Continue Reading →
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FILM.UA Inks ‘Stolen Princess’ Deals, Stirs ‘Mavka’ Interest at AFM

Ukraine’s FILM.UA Group is toasting a successful American Film Market showing, with more distribution deals secured for its headliner animated feature The Stolen Princess and significant ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso Receiving VES Visionary Award

The Visual Effects Society has named acclaimed producer and Marvel Studios Executive Vice President of Physical Production, Victoria Alonso as the next recipient of its Visionary Award. ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: ‘Monster Trucks’ (2017) Trailer Paramount Pictures has released the preview for its kooky CG vehicular-critter flick, in theaters January 13, 2017. Borivoj Dovniković Wins ... Continue Reading →
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‘Pokémon’ Animation Moves to Disney XD

The Pokémon Company International has inked a multiyear distribution deal with Disney XD, making it the new network home for Pokémon animated content in the US. The channel and its ... Continue Reading →
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Google Spotlight Stories Launches ‘Rain or Shine’

Google Spotlight Stories and Nexus Studios have debuted their new 360, interactive animated story, Rain or Shine — available now on YouTube 360 and the Google Spotlight Stories ... Continue Reading →
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Animation UK Launches in Alliance with UK Screen Assoc.

At the Manimation 2016 conference in Manchester, Animation UK announced that after a decade operating as a voluntary group, it is becoming a membership organization in partnership with ... Continue Reading →
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Imira Heads to MIP Cancun with 8 New Kids Series

Madrid-based Imira Entertainment has strengthened its catalogue of premium kids’ content ahead of the MIP Cancun confab, adding eight new series and over 250 half-hours of programming ... Continue Reading →
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U.S. News Names Manatt Film & TV Law Firm of the Year

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP has been named Law Firm of the Year for Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television by U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Lawyers ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer: ‘Lost in Oz’ Special Premiering on Amazon Dec. 2

The Amazon Original Kids Special Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure is premiering on Prime Video in the US and UK on Friday, December 2, ahead the CG series debut in 2017. The animated ... Continue Reading →
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WB Throws Director Mark Osborne ‘Bone’

The feature animation adaptation of Jeff Smith’s Bone is finally picking up steam, with Warner Bros. tapping Oscar-nominated Kung Fu Panda and The Little Prince director Mark Osborne ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: Happy Holidays from ‘Sing’ Illumination and Universal offer a festive (and funky) seasonal greeting in this sweet spot. Sing arrives in theaters December 21. SAG-AFTRA Sets ... Continue Reading →
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Xilam Series Post Record YouTube Numbers

Paris-based animation producer Xilam has crunched its digital distribution numbers, and has found that its shows are performing exceptionally well with viewers worldwide — just ... Continue Reading →
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Project Greenlight & Tongal Launch Animation Incubator

Project Greenlight Digital Studios (PGLDS), a digital content initiative from Adaptive Studios (HBO’s Project Greenlight), and Tongal, an award-winning creative company, have joined ... Continue Reading →
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WB Unveils Dates & Trailer for ‘Justice League Dark’

It’s official, the next DC Universe Original Movie from Warner Bros. Animation and DC Ent. — Justice League Dark — is hitting shelves through Warner Bros. Home Entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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Tonko House, Fox Animation Team for ‘Dam Keeper’ Feature

L.A.-based Tonko House and Fox Animation are partnering to develop a feature film based on The Dam Keeper, the 2015 Academy Award-nominated animated short written and directed by Tonko ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Asia Reveals 2016 Computer Animation Fest Winners

The winners of SIGGRAPH Asia’s Computer Animation Festival 2016 have been announced, with rising talent from India, Germany and New Zealand set to receive honors at the awards ceremony ... Continue Reading →
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Jazwares Named ‘Miffy and Friends’ Master Toy Licensee

Jazwares has been appointed the North American master toy partner for Merci’s preschool animation brand Miffy and Friends. The company plans to offer a full line including figures, ... Continue Reading →