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New Pre-K Toon ‘Uma and Devan’ Stars Indian-American Siblings

Toonz Media Group and New York-based Sharmaji Productions have partnered on the production of a full season of Uma and Devan Namaste!, a new animated preschool series that is the first ... Continue Reading →
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Switch VFX & Animation Launches Scholarship Awards

Five Canadian colleges with outstanding animation and visual effects programs have been chosen to grant the Switch VFX & Animation Scholarship Awards — $1,000 per annum financial ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kubo and the Two Strings’: How LAIKA Made the Thrilling Boat Sequence IndieWire chats with director and studio head Travis Knight about the film’s most ambitious ... Continue Reading →
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Mercury & Cartoon Saloon form Lighthouse Studios

Canada’s Mercury Filmworks and Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon have joined forces to create a new, full-service animation venture: Lighthouse Studios. Based in Kilkenny, Ireland, the studio ... Continue Reading →
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‘Samurai Jack’ Season 5 Trailer Is Worth the Wait

Adult Swim has unveiled the official trailer for the upcoming fifth, limited season of Genndy Tartakovsky’s cult-hit action-adventure toon Samurai Jack … and it looks awesome. ... Continue Reading →
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Mike Mitchell Is Directing ‘LEGO Movie’ Sequel

Trolls and Shrek Forever After helmer Mike Mitchell has signed on as Master Builder for Warner Animation Group’s The LEGO Movie sequel, replacing formerly attached director Rob ... Continue Reading →
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Goya Awards: Alberto Vàzquez Scores Historic Double Win

The 31st Goya Awards ceremony was held Saturday in Madrid, and resulted in a history-making win for animation director Alberto Vàzquez, who can now add to his prize shelf the Goya ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Secures Raft of Sales for ‘Sweet Tweets’ Shorts

9 Story Media Group has inked several agreements to bring animated shorts series Sweet Tweets (32 x 2) to digital platforms around the world. Produced by YetiLABS, a division of Kelowna, ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Closes Its First Cuban TV Deal

The National Film Board of Canada has secured its first television license deal in Cuba, which will see a slate of nine Canadian films air in Spanish-language versions on state TV. ... Continue Reading →
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Director Andy Baker Signs on with Friends Electric

Just a fortnight after officially opening its doors in London and LA, Friends Electric announces that experimental animation director Andy Baker has joined its artists’ roster ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: ‘Psychonauts 2′ Quarry Art Test and Publisher Announcement Double Fine Prod. celebrates its newly announced partnership with publisher Starbreeze Studios for the ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! and DHX Strike Home Deal for ‘Kuu Kuu Harajuku’

Shout! Factory and DHX Media have teamed up to bring Grammy winner Gwen Stefani’s music-driven, street fashion-inspired animated series Kuu Kuu Harajuku to the North American ... Continue Reading →
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2017 Annie Awards: ‘Zootopia’ Sweeps Top Honors

The 44th Annie Awards were held Saturday night at UCLA’s Royce Hall, toasting the best in animation with a gala ceremony complete with Red Carpet arrivals and presenters with ... Continue Reading →
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Backup Films Joins Ari Folman’s ‘Anne Frank’ Film

Paris-based financier/co-production company Backup Films has taken on historical-fiction animated feature Where Is Anne Frank from award-winning director of The Congress and Waltz with ... Continue Reading →
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John Cho and Leslie Mann to Host Academy’s Sci-Tech Awards Stars of Star Trek Beyond and The Comedian will take the stage Feb. 11 to present this year’s 18 awards to 34 individuals ... Continue Reading →
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My Funny Valentine: CN Gifts New Episodes for February

February is off to a sweet start on Cartoon Network with a slew of new episodes for fan-favorite animated series The Amazing World of Gumball (starting Feb. 6), Steven Universe (Feb. ... Continue Reading →
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CG Supe Fabio Zangla Joins Framestore

Framestore announces the appointment of award-winning CG supervisor Fabio Zangla, who will work in the company’s global Film division. Zangla will be based in London, and collaborate ... Continue Reading →
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VES 2017 Board Officers Set, Chair Mike Chambers Re-Elected

The Visual Effects Society (VES) — the industry’s global professional honorary society — announces its 2017 Board of Directors officers. The five officers, who comprise ... Continue Reading →
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Second Annual LAIKA Animation Fellowship Announced

Non-profit arts organization Film Independent (producers of the Spirit Awards and LA Film Festival) and Oscar-nominated studio LAIKA announce the second year of the LAIKA Animation ... Continue Reading →
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WB Sets Super-Heroic Lineup for Toy Fair 2017

Warner Bros. Consumer Products will unleash a DC Super Hero takeover with its roster of global licensees and partners during the Toy Fair 2017 season — including Toy Fair Nuremberg ... Continue Reading →